Crochet Adult Beanie with Flower – Free Pattern

A free crochet pattern for a cheery beanie that uses double crochet and the woven stitch. It’s perfect for winter and cheering up a sick friend!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Cherry Lime Beanie - Adult Size

My mother-in-law has a dear friend who is battling breast cancer. The good news is that it was caught at stage two and she has a 99% chance of recovery! The bad news? She still has to go through chemo, and it is ravaging her body and breaking her spirit. As a crocheter, I knew this would be the perfect time to put my skills to use and make her a few beanies, sending some cheer and love her way. My MIL says she likes “splashy” colors to wear to her infusion treatments, so I chose the splashiest colored skein I’ve got in the closet. The colors make me smile, so I hope they’ll do the same for her!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Cherry Lime Beanie using Double Crochet and the Woven Stitch

Here’s what it looks like on…me. Don’t look too closely – I didn’t have on a stitch of makeup – EEK!

This pattern is made to fit an adult with a 22 inch round head. The base pattern could be used for a man or woman because it’s not a feminine stitch – it’s double crochet and a double crochet woven stitch. To make the hat a different size, all you have to do is adjust the size of the crown of it by increasing or decreasing the amount of increasing rows. If that sounds like total gibberish, check out my Hat Measurements for Crochet and Knitting post that explains it more. In this particular pattern, removing 1 row from the crown will take a 1/2 inch off the size of the crown.

The hat I made alternates between the woven and double crochet stitches.

Cheery Lime Adult Beanie

Written by Sara of My Merry Messy Life, ©2013

Abbreviations

  • DC = double crochet
  • CH = chain
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • FPDC = front post double crochet
  • BPDC = back post double crochet

Materials

  • Hook: H
  • Yarn – I couldn’t for the life of me remember the name of the yarn I used, so my buddy Tamara from Moogly (who’s a crochet extraordinaire!) kindly help me out – it’s Bernat Satin Ombre in Faded Glory (where to buy). Thank you!

Pattern

The crown of the hat

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 11 DC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH (12 DC total)

Round 2

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 2 DC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (24 DC total)

Round 3

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 1 DC in next space
  • *2 DC in next space
  • 1 DC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (36 DC total)

Round 4

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in the next space
  • 1 DC in each space around (36 DC total)

Round 5

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 DC in next space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (48 DC total)

Round 6

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 DC in next space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (60 DC total)

Round 7

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 DC in next space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (72 DC total)

Done with the crown!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Cherry Lime Beanie using Double Crochet and the Woven Stitch. Made for an adult.

The sides of the hat

You could just continue on with double crochet till the end of the hat, but it will be more open and not a very warm hat (warm, but not very warm). If you’re wanting a very warm hat for winter, I’d use the woven stitch, which I learned in my “Crochet  Stitches Visual Encyclopedia” (where to buy) book.

Rounds 8-21 – Double Crochet (for more open weave)

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in next space
  • 1 DC in each space all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (72 DC total)

OR

Work the woven stitch. I did a combo of the woven stitch for 3 rows, then double crochet for 3 rows. Interesting stitch patterns don’t show up very well with multi-colored yarn like this one, though, so it’s hard to see the woven stitch with this yarn.

Rounds 8-21 – Woven Stitch (for a tight weave and very warm hat)

To do this stitch, you must have knowledge of how to work a front and back post double crochet. I do have a photo tutorial to help you out!

Row A

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • *FPDC in next DC
  • BPDC in next DC
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH

Row B

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • *BPDC in next DC
  • FPDC in next DC
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH

Alternate between the two rows until the end..

Free Crochet Pattern for a Beanie and a Pasque Flower

The Flower

The flower is gorgeous, but it is not terribly easy, even though the pattern says it is. But it’s worth it because it’s so pretty – it curls up on the ends. If you’d like to give it a shot, I got the pattern from here.

See the other hat I made for our friend! The Sweet Pea Beanie – also a free pattern! With sizes for preemie, newborn and adult.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Sweet Pea Beanie

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

Comments

  1. I love the fun yarn you used for this hat! I’ve never tried the woven stitch before. I might have to give it a try 🙂
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  2. Adorable !
    Anna

  3. Hello, What a pretty cap. Definitely looking forward to crocheting it. Am I missing the number of skeins/ounces necessary to complete this cap with the flower? Thank you.

  4. Thanks for the pattern. I make tons of caps and donate them to my oncologist. Plz tell your mother in law to pass this along. I myself am a Stage 3 survivor, since 97 now, thank God. Her friend needs to know that the cure can feel worse than the disease. I had a mantra that helped….I am stronger than my cancer . I am stronger than my cancer…… I also spoke to it….” Cancer, I know you are part of my body, but you don’t belong here. You are hurting the whole of me and that is why we are working to get rid of you. Please go. You don’t belong here. ” that, and prayer, plus plenty of chocolate. It all helped.

    • Oh, I just love your comment, Irma! How inspiring. I love how you used self talk to help beat the cancer – our minds have power over our health for sure! I’m so happy you are a survivor! My MIL’s friend is doing well – she is done with chemo and is in remission!

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