Free Crochet Pattern: San Juan Island Beanie

By Claire Golden – 1 Comment

While working in the San Juan Islands a few summers ago, a camp counselor had a super cute hat that I was always scrutinizing, trying to figure out how it was made. One day I found her hat in the lost-and-found and finally figured out the pattern before returning it to her. I found a ball of yarn in the art workshop and made my own hat to test out the pattern. Next time I ran into the counselor, we were both wearing our beanies, and she looked at me and said, “Nice hat.” She didn’t mind that I had copied her. What else can you do, when you see an awesome crochet pattern? It was perfect for chilly island evenings and works equally well for the changing temperatures of fall and winter. Although I made my version with worsted-weight yarn because it was available to me, I think this hat would be extra cozy if made with bulky weight.

Do you ever study people’s crochet accessories to figure out how they’re made? It makes winter a lot more fun for me!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: Fits average adult size head, 20″ (51 cm) head circumference.

Materials:
Worsted Weight or Bulky Weight Yarn (approximately 200 yards)
Crochet Hook K (6.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
Rounds 1-2 measure 2.5″ (6 cm) in diameter

Special Stitches:
Front post extended double crochet (fpexdc): This is a front post double crochet with one extra step. Yarn over, insert hook around post of indicated stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 2 times.

Back post extended double crochet (bpexdc): Worked the same as fpexdc, but with the hook inserted around the back of the post instead of the front.

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: San Juan Island Beanie
Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 3) 10 times, sl st to first sc: 10 ch-3 spaces
Round 2: (sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) into first ch-3 space, 2 dc in each ch-3 space around, sl st in first dc: 20 dc
Round 3: ch 2, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, sl st in first dc: 30 dc
Round 4: ch 2, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, sl st in first dc: 40 dc
Round 5: ch 2, (dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, sl st in first dc: 50 dc
Round 6: ch 2, (dc in next dc, fpexdc around next dc) around, sl st in first dc: 50 dc
Round 7: ch 2, (bpexdc around next dc, dc in next dc) around, sl st in first dc: 50 dc
Round 8-18: Repeat Round 6 and 7.
Round 19: ch 2, (bpdc around next dc, dc in next dc) around, sl st to first dc.
Finish off and weave in ends.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

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One Comment

  1. Miss Daisy says:

    Nice ! I’ve already started a hat to go with my Jean jacket and cinnamon spice scarf But I’m going to frog and make yours. LOVE it ! Thanks for sharing

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