Pearl Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

One of my goals when I started designing was to have a featured hat pattern in the Sweet Potato 3 Crochet Cancer Challenge. In 2014 Christine started the Crochet Cancer Challenge to bring the crochet community together to support those battling cancer. You can read more about the Crochet Cancer Challenge here. A FAQ section is also provided at the bottom of this post, just scroll to the bottom.

The Yarn

This year Christine asked that the designers use the color of the particular cancer ribbon we’d like to help bring awareness to. I decided on pink for breast cancer.

I’ve known a few people who have battled breast cancer. Some are currently in remission and almost back to normal and some have lost their battle.

One of the people who has lost their battle to breast cancer was my aunt’s best friend Mary. Mary was an amazing artist and calligraphist; I was fortunate enough to be gifted a few of her projects when I was younger. She unfortunately passed away in March of 2012.

A breast cancer survivor that I know is someone who holds a special place in my son’s life, his kindergarten teacher. She is currently in remission and just as healthy as anyone else. With the current health crisis here in the United States, I was worried that she wouldn’t be teacher this year. When we got word that she would be returning to teach kindergarten this year we were all very excited.

The yarn I used was Big Twist Value in the colorway Bubblegum. After searching all 4 of the local stores that carry yarn, I went back to Joann’s to grab this one. It was the best pink that was soft enough and would help showcase the texture of the stitches in the beanie.

Supplies

– 150 yards of worsted weight yarn
– H/5.00mm crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Measuring Tape
– Scissors
– Pompom (optional)

Stitches Used

Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch –Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Mc – Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Tr – Treble Crochet

Gauge and Sizes

Gauge: 14 Sts x 12 rows = 4”


Sizes: Finished circumference
Adult Small – 20.5” (listed below)
Adult Large – 22” (available on pdf)

Pattern Notes

– Worked in rounds.
– A stitch count for each row has been provided.
– Diameter measurement after round 7 is 6” across the middle.
– The finished beanie is stretchy and creates a comfortable fit.

The Pattern

Adult Small

1) 10 Hdc in MC, connect to 1st Hdc with Sl St. (10)

2) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1st St and each St around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (20)

3) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, 2Hdc in next St, *Hdc in next St, 2Hdc in next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (30)

4) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1St St, Sk next St, (Sc, Tr) in next St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St, (Sc, Tr) in next St, * repeat around. Join with a Sl St to 1st St. (40)

5) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st 3 Sts, 2Hdc in next St, *Hdc in next 3 Sts, 2Hdc in next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (50)

6) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1St St, Sk next St, (Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St (Sc, Tr) in next St, *[(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St,] 2 times, (Sc, Tr) in next St, * repeat around. Join with a Sl St to 1st St. (60)

7) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st 5 Sts, 2Hdc in next St, *Hdc in next 5 Sts, 2Hdc in next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (70)

8) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1St St, Sk next St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (70)

9) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St and each St around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (70)

Repeat rounds 8 & 9 until desired length, 7” for beanie or 12” for slouch style. Move on to the brim.

An adult large made for a looser fit and 10″ tall for a more mid-slouch look.

Brim

Ch 6

1) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. (5)

2) Sl St into the next 2 Sts of hat.

3) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in Blo of 1st St and each St across. (5)

4) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in Blo of 1st St and each St across. (5)

Repeat rows 2-4 around the edge of the hat. Sl St to starting Ch.
Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Availability

The ad-free PDF is available to purchase on Ravelry and Etsy.

FAQ’s

  • Information explaining what the Crochet Cancer Challenge is, click HERE.
  • What type of hat should I make? What Sizes? Where do I get the patterns? Click HERE.
  • Yarn Recommendations to use for the hats, click HERE.
  • Where should I donate my hats, click HERE.
  • A fun start early project you can add to your hats, click HERE.
  • Challenge others to join and get tags you can print for your hats, click HERE.

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