Easy HDC Beanie

Easy HDC Beanie collage 122013

This is an easy beanie to make using half double crochets. By working in the back loops only, it forms the textured look automatically. I like to use variegate yarn when working a simple stitch, it lets the yarn make the design “look” difficult. This basic pattern is made by stitching a rectangle and then forming the circle closure at the crown and sewing a seam down the back. A quick border around the brim and that’s it! Here we go:

Easy HDC Beanie
Yarn: 1 ball Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Weight Yarn – Color is Stormy
Yarn weight: Bulky #5, 109 yards
Hook: US K 10.5/6.50 MM
Yarn needle
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
Ch 25 (leave a long 3 foot tail to work with later)
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, (24 hdc).
Row 2: ch 2, hdc in each stitch across in back loop only (24 hdc).
Rows 3-32: repeat Row 2.
You can adjust the size by increasing number of rows here to make it wider or decreasing rows to make it smaller. Do not cut yarn, drop the loop and we’ll pick it up again after you do the next finishing step.
Using the long 3 foot tail, weave through the top or end stitches of the hat to form a circle. Pull the stitches together tightly to close the top. Make a knot. Use the remaining tail (same yarn) whip stitch the two sides together, going from the top of the hat to the brim, end off. Weave in end.
Pick up loop from Row 32, ch 1, sc evenly and loosely around the brim, sl st to beginning sc, end off. Weave in end.

Easy HDC Beanie 122013

Easy HDC Beanie side 122013

Easy HDC Beanie back 122013

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Easy HDC Beanie flower  12292013

Easy HDC Beanie side  12292013



Hope you enjoy this pattern!

Have a great day,

          Carolyn 🙂


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  1. Aww, thanks Kathy. I tried to come up with an easy hat for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation donations coming up. I’ve had a couple requests for patterns to use for the event. Most of the participants will be boys, but I know of a couple girls that are participating in it too.

  2. Love this site and your story. My granny taught me also! What fun! I love the pics of the young man in the photos. I miss my son at that age. What fun!

  3. Thank you so much Barbara! He’s growing SO fast and much bigger already, I know what you mean. Thanks for your lovely comment. 🙂