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The Heath Beanie (Free Crochet Pattern)

Good day, fellow crafters!

I hope you're all staying cozy!  It's really getting cold up here in the Pacific Northwest.  Thankfully, crocheting helps mitigate that problem because there's so many awesome yarn projects to make and keep one warm during these freeeezing months!

Today, I'm sharing a very quick, easy, and beginner-friendly hat pattern that I whipped up when my husband requested a crocheted beanie!  The one I made for him last year had a big hole on top (it was a "messy bun hat") because my husband sported a hipster man-bun at that time.  Well, the man-bun's gone now, and he's back to wearing his usual hairstyle -- short!  Thus, that calls for a new, hole-less hat!

I wanted the design to appear simple, but have a brim that stands out from the body of the beanie.  With use of some basic crochet stitches, I think I've accomplished it!

By the way, for anyone who is making these hats for charity or for the #HatNotHate movement, I think the Heath Beanie pattern makes for an excellent choice!  Be sure to check out Lion Brand Yarn's website for some wonderful choices in blue yarns and to read more about their "Hat Not Hate" initiative to increase awareness of the terrible impacts of bullying. 


"With #HatNotHate Lion Brand Yarn hopes to increase awareness of the impact bullying has on children, teens, and adults by rallying together and crafting blue hats to proudly wear throughout the month of October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month." 


Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

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The Heath Beanie pattern provides instructions for crocheting this simple hat that is easy and quick to work up.  It has a variegated brim that stands out from the body of the beanie.  It's unisex, suitable for both males and females.  The Heath Beanie makes a great holiday or Christmas gift, or simply for yourself to keep your head cozy from chilly weather!

  • Adult (Height: 8 inches, circumference: 21 inches)

  • Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring (a.k.a. magic circle, magic loop)
  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Fpdc: front post double crochet 
  • Dc-inc: double crochet increase (insert two dc in one stitch)
  • BLO: back loops only




Note: The beginning Ch-2 does not count as a stitch.

R1: Ch 2, then insert 12 dc in a MR. (12 sts)
R2: Ch 2, dc-inc around. (24 sts)
R3: Ch 2, (dc, dc-inc) around. (36 sts)
R4: Ch 2, (dc 2, dc-inc) around. (48 sts)
R5: Ch 2, (dc 3, dc-inc) around. (60 sts)
R6: Ch 2, (dc 4, dc-inc) around. (72 sts)
R7-R12: Ch 2, dc around. (72 sts)
R13: Ch 2, dc around in BLO. (72 sts)
R14-R15: Ch 2, (fpdc, dc) around. (72 sts)
R16: Ch 1, sc around in BLO. (72 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the ends. 

That's it, you're done! 

Congratulations on finishing your Heath Beanie!

If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

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Best wishes,