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Crochet Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

A crochet beanie is a must have in your handmade wardrobe. Not only does it keep your head warm on the coldest of days, it’s a fashion accessory. The color, and Pom Pom that becomes the finishing touch, shows off your personality, and your sense of style. When you make one to give away so someone else may enjoy the warmth, it’s a much more joyful experience.

The Glacier Ridge Beanie is the 4th installment in my Glacier Ridge Collection, which also includes a cowl, ear warmer, and fingerless gloves. This beanie was made specifically for the Crochet Cancer Challenge 2021 hosted by Sweet Potato 3.

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Crochet Cancer Challenge 2021

Each day in the month of October, you will be able to download a hat from each designer for free with the pledge you will make one to donate to a person with cancer. Each designer has chosen a color for their beanie in support of a particular cancer or all cancers in general. Head to the main blog post at SWEET POTATO 3 each day to see the featured hat.

My Crochet Beanie

For my hat, I chose the color teal for ovarian/cervical cancer in honor of my sister. When she got the diagnosis, she was terrified, as so many others are as well. She lived too far away for me to give her a physical hug, but my thoughts and good vibes were always with her. Thankfully, she is now cancer free, but with a price. A complete hysterectomy was performed to eradicate all the cancer. My Glacier Ridge Beanie was featured on October 2, 2021 in support of my sister and others battling this monstrous disease.

Materials Needed:

#5 Bulky(I used Red Heart Soft Essentials in “Seafoam”@30 yds and “Greyhound” @15 yds)

Optional: #6 Bulky Faux fur (I used Lion Brand Go for Faux in “Chincilla”) 5-10 yds

US J (6mm) hook

Needle for sewing and weaving ends

Faux Fur Pom Pom

Size of Free Crochet Beanie

Fits 19″ head circumference

Premium pattern includes directions to adapt for different sizes and photo tutorial of stitches used.


3 rnds dc clusters=2”                         

2 dc cluster stitches=2”

5 rows FPhdc/BPhdc cuff=2”

Abbreviations Used: (US Terms):

MC=main color

CC=contrasting color

Fhdc=foundation half double crochet



dc=double crochet



ch-1 sp=chain 1 space

hdc=half double crochet

sc=single crochet

Special Stitches:

dc cluster (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) This will all happen in the same stitch.

{*Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops* rep between *, yo, pull through all 3 loops, ch 1, rep one more time.}

FPhdc: front post half double crochet

BPhdc: back post half double crochet


  • Ch 3 does not count as a stitch.
  • Hat is worked in the round.
A blond haired woman wearing a teal crochet ear warmer, cowl, and fingerless gloves all with gray faux fur trim.
The Glacier Ridge Collection

Crochet Beanie Instructions

Row 1: With CC, Fhdc 62, join to first st [62]

Row 2: ch 2, FPhdc next, BPhdc next, across, join, [31 FPhdc, 31 BPhdc]

Rnd 3-4: rep rnd 2, changing to MC at end of rnd 4

Rnd 5: ch 3, dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) next st; rep from * until 2 sts remain, sk next st, dc last st [19 dc clusters, 2 dc]

Rnd 6: ch 3, dc same st, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in each ch-1 sp around, dc last st

Rnd 7-11 : rep rnd 6 

Rnd 12: ch 3, dc same st, dc2tog in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc2tog in next ch-1 sp {this is a decrease}, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in each ch-1 sp around, until the final two ch-1 sp, dc2tog next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc2tog in last ch-1 sp, dc last st [17 dc clusters, 2 dc]

Rnd 13: ch 3, dc same st, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in each ch-1 sp around, dc last st [17 dc clusters, 2 dc] If you need more length, rep rnd 13 until desired length.

Leaving a long tail for weaving, fasten off. Weave the tail in and out of the stitches on the last row, pull tight, and sew opening closed. Weave in ends.

Optional Faux Fur Trim: Join Faux Fur in any st on rnd 1, sc around, join. Fasten off.

Attach a Faux Fur Pom Pom to top of hat.

Glacier Ridge Collection

If you would like any of the other items in the Glacier Ridge Collection{cowl, ear warmer, fingerless gloves}, you can grab them in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Ebook with all 4 patterns included for one low price also available.

Some of my other patterns you may enjoy:

Vintage Honey Cuffed Scarf

Autumn Jewels Cowl

Simply Beachy Tote

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Margaret meglch

    What’s free


      Hi Margaret,
      It was a free download during my feature day in Crochet Cancer Challenge on October 2nd. It is now free on my blog. Thank you!

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