The Brave Beanie, the perfect one-hour crochet beanie for charity, was offered as part of the 2020 Crochet Cancer Challenge but is available to you, now, completely free as we anticipate a new Crochet Cancer Challenge for 2021, beginning October 1st!
The Brave Beanie Inspiration
The Brave Beanie is being shared in honor of all families battling together to fight childhood cancer as part of the annual Crochet Cancer Challenge.
The One-hour Crochet Hat Design
I designed this hat from the softest acrylic yarn in a super bulky weight so that it would be quick to make and comfortable for even the most sensitive heads. Working up in just one hour, you’ll be able to use this as your go-to pattern for your charity projects.
The project is worked from the top down and has slightly spiraling ribs which meet a simple brim.
The free pattern for this item is shared, below. However, I know many of you like to print your patterns or save them, digitally, for later use. So, I’ve created a beautifully formatted, large print, ad-free PDF of this pattern for you to use at your convenience. You can purchase and download the pattern for less than a cup of coffee from either of the button links, below.
One of my favorite features of this hat is that you can style the hat any number of ways, but these are three of my favorite:
Materials Needed for the Brave Beanie
- Lion Brand Hometown USA, super bulky weight #6 yarn. (100% acrylic, 81 yds/74 m per 5 oz/142 g skein)
- 1 skein MC (Las Vegas Gold or other)
- 1 skein CC (Dallas Cream)
- (US size M/N) 9.00 mm crochet hook
- (US size K) 6.50 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for tucking ends
- 2″ coconut button (optional)
- 6″ faux fur pom pom (optional)
3 HDC rows x 4 HDC sts = 2” sq.
Size: Women’s size 20″ – 22″ head circumference
CH – chain
DC – double crochet
FDC – foundation double crochet
FPDC – front-post double crochet
HDC – half-double crochet
HDC2TOG – half-double crochet 2 together
SC – single crochet
SK – skip
SLST – slip stitch
ST(s) – stitch(es)
- Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
- US Terms
- No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
How to Make This One-Hour Crochet Beanie
With 9.00 mm (M/N) hook and MC
Rnd 1: Work 7 SCs into a magic circle, pull tight and SLST to join to beginning sc. (7 sts)
CH3, SLST to form a ring. CH1 and work 7 SCs into the loop that is formed. SLST to first SC. (7 sts)
Rnd 2: (increase) CH2 (counts as beginning HDC here and throughout), work one HDC into
the same stitch as beginning ch2. Work 2HDC in each of the remaining 6 sts. Join SLST to
top loop of beginning ch2. (14 sts)
Rnd 3: (increase) CH2, HDC in the same stitch as beginning ch2, FPDC in the next st,
*work 2 HDC in the next st, FPDC in the next st,* repeat * * 5 more times. Join SLST to top
loop of beginning ch2. (21 sts)
Rnd 4: (increase) CH2, HDC in the same stitch as beginning ch2, HDC in the next st, FPDC around the fpdc in the row below, *work 2 HDC in the next st, HDC in the next st, FPDC around the fpdc in the row below,* repeat * * 5 more times. Join SLST to top loop of beginning ch2. (28 sts)
Rnd 5: (increase) CH2, HDC in the same stitch as beginning ch2, HDC in each of the next 2 sts,
FPDC around the fpdc in the row below, *work 2 HDC in the next st, HDC in each of the next 2 sts,
FPDC around the fpdc in the row below,* repeat * * 5 more times. Join SLST to top loop of beginning ch2. (35 sts)
Rnd 6: CH2, HDC in each of the next 3 sts, FPDC around the FPDC in the row below,
*HDC in each of the next 4 sts, FPDC around the FPDC in the row below,* repeat * * 5
more times. Join SLST to top loop of beginning ch2. (35 sts)
Rnds 7 – 11: repeat rnd 6
TO FORM THE BRIM
With 9.00 mm (M/N) hook and CC
Rnd 12: (working in the back loop only) Join CC to last st of rnd 11 with a SLST. SC in the same st and each around. Join with a SLST to first
SC. (35 sts)
Rnd 13: (working through both loops now) CH1, SC in same st as beginning ch1 and in each st around.
Rnds 14 – 15: repeat rnd 13
Finish off. Tuck ends.
To Make the Flower
Rnd 1: Either SC15 into the loop of a magic circle, tighten and join with SLST to beginning
SC. (15 sts)
CH3, join with a SLST to form a loop. CH1 and work 15 SC into the loop. Join with
SLST to beginning SC. (15 sts)
Rnd 2: *CH3, work HDC2TOG across the next 2 sts, CH3 and join with SLST to the next
st.,* repeat 4 more times.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew flower to brim of hat.
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