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I absolutely love making beanies. And since it is now fall and Halloween coming up, it is the perfect time for making Halloween themed beanies. This beanie pattern is a perfect beginner crochet pattern.
It is also a very quick and easy pattern you want to have on your bookmark list to always go back to. If you have never made a beanie or hat before, you should really check out my Perfect Beanie or Hat Tutorial as I show you 3 different ways to attempt to make one.
Recently I published another Halloween themed hat. Have you seen it? Check it out HERE. I really like this one and my son sure loved modeling for it, too!
So, let’s get started on how to make this very cool looking Jack-O-Lantern Beanie.
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Materials (click the names below to see which ones I used!):
4 dc x 2 rows = 1 square inch
Stitches used (US terms):
- dc = double crochet
- FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
- BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
NOTE: This pattern is written for a teen/adult size beanie! Please click HERE to see the measurements of other hat or beanie sizes.
Round 1: Start with making a Magic Ring (if you never made one, please click HERE for the instructions) and add 12 dc’s
Now we start increasing. I will mark the number that will increase by ONE per ONE ROUND as well as show what that means in BOLD NUMBERS.
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch all around, sl st to the first st (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, *1 dc in the same stitch as the beginning chain, 2 dc in the same stitch, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (36 sts)
The first dc always goes in the same stitch as the beginning chain as you do not count it as a stitch.
Round 4: Ch 2, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the same stitch, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (48 sts)
Round 5: Ch 2, *1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the same stitch, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)
You will increase until you reach the diameter of the head you are making the beanie or hat for.
USE THIS TUTORIAL HERE TO SEE HOW BIG YOU NEED TO MAKE A BEANIE OR HAT FOR WHEN MAKING IT FOR OTHER SIZES! IT HAS A VERY USEFUL REFERENCE TABLE FOR MEASUREMENTS!
In my case, after round 5 I realized I got the diameter I needed. Now it is time to just extent the beanie to the size that equals the height of the head.
Round 6: Ch 2, 1 dc in each stitch all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)
Round 7- 12: repeat round 6
Now I would like to add a ribbing on the bottom of the beanie. If you do not like that, add and subtract rounds to get the right height. The ribbing is made out of FPDC’s and BPDC’s. If you have never made Front Post Double Crochets or Back Post Double Crochets, please click HERE for the tutorial.
Round 13 – 14: Ch 2, *1 FPDC, 1 BPDC, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)
Now you can fasten off and weave in the ends and cut out the Jack-O-Lantern face from a Glitter Foam Sheet as shown below.
You can also add a Spider Pom-Pom on top to make the beanie into a hat. If yo never made a spider pom-pom before, please check out my tutorial HERE.