Free Crochet Pattern: Woolly Bean Beanie

By Amy Yarbrough – 1 Comment

Lots of ribbing and quick, crochet beans make up this chunky hat!

The band of the Woolly Bean Beanie is worked in long rows of thick ribbing so that it can be worn turned up for a more traditional look. The body however is worked in a completely different textured stitch called the Mini Bean stitch, which is essentially a single crochet puff. How to crochet this stitch is also included in the instructions.

This is a perfect hat for keeping the cold out and works up pretty swiftly.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: Fits adult head size 20 – 22″ (with instructions for changing sizes)

Materials:
Bulky weight yarn (approximately 200 yards) – I used one ball of Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn
Crochet hooks H (5.00 mm) and J (6.00 mm)
Yarn needle

Gauge:
3 sc = 1’’
3 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 4.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 3 sc
Row 2 – 3: ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of each sc across: 3 sc
Finish off.

How to Crochet Mini Bean stitch (puff): insert hook in next st and pull up a loop, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1 to close st.

Changing sizes: for a smaller hat, subtract a few rows from the Ribbing and continue instructions for hat as before. Note that the stitch count in the body will be the same as the reduced number of Rows in the Ribbing.

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

Crochet Pattern: Woolly Bean Beanie

Ribbing
Row 1: with H hook, ch 16, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 15 sc
Row 2 – 58: ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only in each sc across: 15 sc
Match ends and sc together. Do not finish off. Turn and work across band.

Body
Round 1: ch 1, sc along each row around, sl st in first sc: 58 sc
Round 2: with J hook, ch 1, * puff in first st, skip next st, repeat from * around, sl st in first puff: 29 puffs
Round 3 – 13: repeat Round 2
Round 14 – 15: ch 1, * sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 29 sc
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Turn hat inside out. Thread tail in yarn needle and weave around Round 15. Cinch to tighten and stitch closed. Turn right side out.

Have any questions? Leave me a comment below!

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One Comment

  1. Christina Ellyson says:

    I though regular Wool Ease yarn was a category 4. You weren’t thinking of Wool Ease Thick ‘N Quick were you?

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