The Eira Beanie – Crochet Pattern

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Crochet beanies are one of my absolute favorite parts about the autumn season.

They are also one of my current favorite things to make and sell. They are fast, fun, and there is always a market for them as long as cold weather exists.

I created the Eira Beanie out of complete boredom and ended up falling in love with it. I can’t stop making them in all the yarns I can find!

A bit about this pattern: the softer the yarn, the slouchier the hat. Some acrylic yarns tend to be very stiff, and while they are beautiful and colorful, they don’t necessarily make a good hat. The best yarn that I’ve found for this particular pattern (so far) is Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn. It’s soft and warm and just perfect, and not terribly expensive!

I hope you enjoy this free pattern below! Please feel free to leave any comments or concerns you have. If you want a printable, large print version of this pattern and would like to support my work, please consider buying from my Ravelry or Etsy. The PDF version is more detailed, and I would greatly appreciate the help for my work!

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About the Pattern

  • Pattern can be adjusted to fit several sizes {as long as stitches stay in multiples of 3}.
  • Any type of yarn fiber will do, but the softer the better. Stiffer yarn makes for a stiffer hat.
  • You can switch out the bobble stitch for a puff or popcorn stitch. This does not change the pattern and make it your own! I found that the bobble looks the best for this particular hat, but to each their own.
  • chains at the beginning of each row do NOT count as a stitch!
  • For more details, check out the printable version!
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Materials Needed

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Stitches Used

  • Bobble, Popcorn or Puff Stitch
  • Single crochet
  • Half double crochet
  • Camel Stitch

Bobble Stitch – yarn over and insert hook into stitch. yarn over and pull up a loop. yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook. do this four more times. at the end there should be a total of 6 stitches remaining on your hook. yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on your hook. pull to tighten stitch.

Camel Stitch – yarn over and insert hook into the 3rd loop (in the back of the stitch!) of the hdc from previous row. yarn over and pull up a loop. yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook. [essentially a half-double crochet, just worked into the back loop!]

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Terms Used in Pattern {USA}

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • bbl – bobble stitch
  • cml – camel stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
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Pattern

the brim

  • ch 6
  • sc 1 into 2nd ch from hook and remaining ch’s. Ch 1 and turn your work
  • ch 1 does not count as a stitch! Sc 1 into the back loop of each sc from previous row. This creates the popular ribbed brim effect!
  • Repeat until brim measures around 1 inch less than circumference of the head. Make sure to do rows in multiples of 3, and try to end on same side as the tail from the foundation ch. this may not be possible for all sizes. For the adult size, my multiple was {54}. I will add more sizes as I continue to make them!
  • to join: insert hook into back loop of sc & into the adjacent ch. sl st through. Do this to all 5 sc/ch adjacent. Ch 1 and turn brim inside out so that tail from foundation ch is on the inside!
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the hat

  1. sc into same stitch as ch 1 and in all stitches around. [Make sure to end with enough stitches that can be divided by 3 evenly. For me this was {54} for adult size beanie. Make sure to keep same amount of stitches for the height of the beanie. Use stitch marker to mark your stitch and count back if you need to!] sl st to 1st sc to join.
  2. ch 2. hdc 1 into back loop of same stitch and into each sc around. sl st to 1st hdc to join.
  3. ch 2. cml 1 {hdc in 3rd loop in back of each hdc} into same stitch and each stitch around. sl st to 1st cml to join.
  4. ch 1. *sc 1 into same stitch. bbl 1 into next stitch. sc into next.* repeat: *sc + bbl + sc* around. sl st to 1st sc to join.
  5. repeat sc row {row 1}
  6. repeat hdc row {row 2}
  7. repeat cml row {row 3}
  8. repeat bbl row {row 4}
  9. repeat sc row {row 1}
  10. repeat hdc row {row 2}
  11. repeat cml row {row 3}
  12. repeat bbl row {row 4}
  13. repeat sc row {row 1}
  14. repeat hdc row {row 2}
  15. repeat cml row {row 3}
  16. repeat bbl row {row 4}
  17. repeat sc row {row 1} hat should measure at least 8-9.5 inches high by this point!
  18. decrease row: ch 2. Hdc 1 into back loop of same stitch and next stitch. Into next 2 stitches, do a hdc decrease. Repeat around, *hdc, hdc, hdc decrease* may not necessarily end with even number of stitches, but that’s not important! sl st to 1st hdc to join
  19. decrease row: ch 2. cml st 1 into same stitch and next stitch. cml st decrease {just like the hdc decrease, making sure to work in that 3rd loop in the back only!} in next two stitches. Repeat around: * cml, cml, cml decrease* may not necessarily end up with even number of stitches, but that’s not important. Sl st to 1st cml st to join
  20. same as row 19
  21. ch 2. hdc 1 into same stitch and all other stitches around. Join with sl st to 1st hdc.
  22. ch 1. sc 1 into same stitch and all other stitches around. Join with sl st to 1st sc.
  23. To tie off: ch 1. Leave a long tail and cut yarn. With yarn needle, weave tail back and forth through sc stitches, cinching hat closed as you go.
  24. Adding Pom-Pom {optional} – run needle and yarn through Pom Pom loop and insert into the small opening left after cinching hat closed. Turn hat inside out. Start to weave in the tail, making sure to go back through the loop on the Pom several times to secure. Once Pom is nice and secure, work a not with remaining tails, weave in the tail a few more times as desired, and cut off remaining yarn. If not using a Pom-Pom, just weave in ends.
  25. Make sure to go back and hide the tail from the foundation chain!

I really hope you enjoyed this free pattern! Considering making a detailed video. Comment with any notes or questions you may have, I’ll try my best to answer them! First priority goes to makers who purchased the PDF version, I hope you understand 🌸🌿

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