Do you like Fold Up or Fold Down Slouchy Beanies? For me it really depends on the style and the yarn, but if my littles are wearing the hat then I prefer a fold up brim. A fold up brim beanie seems to stay on a toddler and child’s head so much better than a slouchy style beanie! That’s why when I design a crochet hat pattern for a baby or toddler I like to have the option of both! Then there is my husband, I don’t think he realizes it, but when he wears a beanie style hat he seems to go for a slouchy. So, this Free Star Stitch Free Crochet Beanie Pattern is designed to be worn both ways, fold up brim or slouchy! Keep scrolling to use the free crochet pattern in this blog post or click the button below for an affordable pdf!
Design Story and Inspiration
Sometimes I just need a pallet cleansing project and this simple crochet hat was just that. I was making something entirely different with his yarn and it just was not working out. No matter what I did it was a fail and that’s ok, it happens to the best of us! I decided to double this sport weight yarn to speed up the project and just be able to finish something after so many frustrating attempts at my other design.
Of course I went to one of my favorite stitches, the crochet star stitch! I love that this stitch has such a wonderful look, it’s dense, but not stiff, so I knew it would be perfect for a beanie! As much as I tried to get Paulie to wear it with the brim folded up he insisted on slouchy! There is nothing better when you need a quick project win than to design a crochet hat pattern for a baby!
About the Yarn
For this project I used Hobbii Alpaca Silk, a blend of 70% Alpaca and 30% Mulberry Silk. This yarn comes in 1.75 ounce skeins made up of 181 yards. Since this is a sport weight yarn I decided to speed up this project by working it double. I would say that you could gauge with a DK or Light Worsted if you did not want to use sport weight doubled! What I love about this yarn is that it comes in so many different colors! THIRTY colors to be exact! Keep scrolling to use the free crochet pattern in this blog post!
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Note: Yardage may seem like a lot, but you are working sport weight double. If you decide to try to guage with a dk or light worsted you will probably only need half the yardage.
For this pattern you will use the pattern repeat. Use 20 sts x 13 rows is 4” x 4” in pattern repeat to measure and ensure a proper fit.
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
- Chain Stitch – ch
- Slip Stitch – Sl St
- Stitch(es) – st(s)
- Single Crochet – sc
- Half Double Crochet– hdc
- Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook) yarn over, draw through 1 loop, (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops (1 loop on hook, 1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom) *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops;* repeat from * to * for desired amount of stitches.
- Sizes – 13” (15”, 17”, 19”, 21”, 23”, 25”) circumference
Preemie (Baby/Newborn, Toddler, Child, Tween, Women’s, Men’s)
- * Designates a repeat.
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch.
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches.
- “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st to create an increase.
- Skill Level: Easy
Free Crochet Beanie Pattern Begins
Fsc 35 (41, 41, 47, 51, 51, 57) ch 2, turn.
Ch 2, turn, pick up 2 loops in the 2nd chain from the hook using the front and back of the chain, pick up a loop in the 1st sc, pick up a loop in the next 2-sc, (6 loops on hook) yarn over, pull through all loops, yarn over pull through one loop (eye of star created) *pick up a loop in the eye, pick up a loop in the last loop of the star, pick up a loop in the same stitch as the last loop of the previous star, pick up a loop in the next 2-sc, (6 loops on hook) yarn over, pull through all loops, yarn over, pull through one loop. Repeat from * to end, hdc in the same stitch as the last star.
Ch 1, turn, sc in hdc, sc in next eye, *2 sc in each next eye. Repeat from * to end, 1 sc in hdc.
(37 (75, 75 sts)
Rows 4 – 42 (50, 56, 62, 68, 76, 82)
Repeat Rows 2 & 3.
Do not finish off.
Crochet Hat Assembly For All Sizes.
- Fold your Star Stitch Beanie Panel in half with right sides facing.
- Slip stich to Row 1 to final row to end.
- Tie off leaving a 12” tail.
- Thread your tail onto a darning needle and fold your beanie in half so the seam is in the middle.
- Sew your seam to the opposite side, then pinch the far ends into the middle.
- Seam the far ends into the middle creating an “X”.
- Seam each end of the “X” into the middle again.
- Tie off your yarn and weave in your end.
- Turn your Star Stitch Beanie right side out and you are done!
Wear it slouchy or with a fold over brim!!
Related Patterns photos/links
Click the photos below to make some of my other hats and beanie using the free crochet patterns on my blog!