McKenna Women’s Beanie Crochet Pattern

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A one-hour beanie that looks like it took you forever! The McKenna Beanie is perfect for transitional season – warm enough to keep you cozy but lacy enough to keep you cool when the days start to grow warmer.

This lovely women’s winter hat is a great, everyday go-to! The ribbed brim offers the perfect stretch and warmth for even the coldest of days while the lacy shell pattern makes it a beautiful accessory to your casual cold-weather outfits. 

an image showing a grey winter hat with a white pompom worn by a young woman with long blond hair

Top it with a faux fur pom, a matching pom or leave plain – whatever your choice, this hat is stunning.

Quick and easy crochet, you can complete this hat in about an hour!

Introducing the McKenna Beanie

This lovely women’s winter hat is a great, everyday go-to! The ribbed brim offers the perfect stretch and warmth for even the coldest of days while the lacy shell pattern makes it a beautiful accessory to your casual cold-weather outfits. 

Top it with a faux fur pom, a matching pom or leave plain – whatever your choice, this hat is stunning.

Quick and easy crochet, you can complete this hat in about an hour!

McKenna Hat Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy

Materials

  • Lion Brand Hometown USA, super bulky weight #6 yarn. (100% acrylic, 85 yds/74 m per 5 oz/142 g skein)
  • 1 skein of your favorite color
  • 9.00 mm (M/N) Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Faux fur pom pom (optional)
  • Branded product tag (optional)
  • Printable PDF Pattern for the McKenna Hat

Gauge and Swatch

2 shell repeats x 5 rows = 4″ square

To check your gauge, make this swatch. It will be larger than 4″ x 4″.

CH22.

Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook, SK the next 2 sts, DC, SK the next 2 sts, (2DC, CH1, 2DC) in the next st, SK 2 sts, DC, SK 2 sts, (2DC, CH1, 2DC) in the next st, SK 2 sts, DC, SK 2 sts, 2 DC in the last st.

Row 2: CH2, DC in the same st as beginning ch2, SK the next 2 sts, DC in top of DC from previous round, SK the next 2 sts, (2DC, CH1, 2DC) in the next center chain of the shell from the previous row, SK 2 sts, DC in the top of the DC from the previous round, skip 2 sts, (2DC, CH1, 2DC) in the next center chain of the shell from the previous row, SK 2 sts, DC in the top of the DC from the previous round, 2DC in the last stitch (the top ch of the beginning ch2 of the previous row).

Rows 3 – 5: repeat row 2.

Finish off and measure

Size

Adult Small: 21” circumference

Stitch Abbreviations

beg – Beginning

CH – Chain

DC – Double Crochet

RND – Round(s)

SC – Single Crochet

SLST – Slip Stitch

st(s) – Stitch(es)

Pattern Notes

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • US Terminology 
  • Sts worked through both loops.
  • Construction in rows, first. Then, worked in rounds.

Stitch Notes

Single Crochet Ribbing

Working in the back loop only, single crochet back and forth in rows to create a stretchy ribbing.

Modified Shell Stitch:

A repeating pattern of shells created by [(2DC, CH1, 2DC) in the same stitch, SK 2 sts, DC, SK 2 sts].

MCKENNA POMPOM BEANIE | This lovely women's winter hat is a great, everyday go-to! The ribbed brim offers the perfect stretch and warmth for even the coldest of days while the lacy shell pattern makes it a beautiful accessory to your casual cold-weather outfits. Top it with a faux fur pom, a matching pom or leave plain - whatever your choice, this hat is stunning. A quick and easy crochet, you can complete this hat in about an hour!

How to an Adult Small McKenna Beanie

With 9.00 mm hook

Make the Brim

With brim with color M, CH 6

ROW 1:(working in the back loop only) SC in 2nd CH from hook and each CH across. 5 sts

ROW 2: (working in the back loop only) CH1, turn, SC in each ST across. 5 sts

ROW 3 – 34: (working through the back loop only) Repeat ROW 2. 5 sts

Seam

Fold the band inhalf, being careful not to twist and SLST closed, matching STS from ROW 1 and ROW 34. This forms the brim.

Turn the seam to the inside and turn brim 90 degrees so you’ll be working the next round around the edge of the brim.

RND 1: Working SCs and working evenly around the brim, make 36 SCs. Join with a SLST to beg SC. 36 sts

RND 2: CH2, [DC, CH1, 2DC] in the same st as beginning CH-2, SK next 2 sts, DC in next st, SK next 2 sts, *[2DC, CH1, 2DC] in next st, SK next 2 sts, DC in next st, SK next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around. Join with SLST to top of the beginning CH-2. 6 shells

RND 3: SLST into the first CH-1 space of rnd 1 (in the middle of the first shell created). CH2, [DC, CH1, 2DC] in the same ch space, SK next 2 sts, DC in the next st (this is the first individual dc from the rnd 1 – do you see how you are stacking the pattern on top of itself – shell above shell, individual DC above individual DC), SK next 2 sts, *[2DC, CH2, 2DC] in next st, SK next 2 sts, DC in next st, SK next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around. SLST to top of beg CH-2. 6 shells

Rnds 4 – 7: Repeat Rnd 3.

Last Round: CH1, SC in each st around. Join with SLST to beginning CH. 36 sts

Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Stitch a running basting stitch around the inside of the hat at the top edge.

Pull the tails tight to cinch the top closed. Tie off, clip and tuck ends.

Attach pom pom (optional).

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Copyright notice: This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur®, a division of Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc. Please do not redistribute, transfer, or sell the pattern, or alter it to claim as your own  You may sell any products you create from this pattern. Please credit the designer by linking online listings to www.madewithatwist.com or tagging @madewithatwist.

Introducing the McKenna Collection E-book!

Love the McKenna hat? Yay! Well, now you can compliment your hat with coordinating accessories with the McKenna Collection – a set of five mix-and-match patterns.

When you purchase the e-book, you’ll be a beautifully formatted PDF document including instructions for:

  • The McKenna Beanie (sizes child through adult with bonus slouchy instructions)
  • The McKenna Wrap Shawl
  • The McKenna Cowl
  • The McKenna Fingerless Gloves
  • The McKenna Boot Cuffs

Just click the button, below, to download your e-book and start making, today!

Suggested Pricing: a Guide for Crochet Sellers

Permission is given (even encouraged) to sell your handmade products created from this original Made with a Twist pattern. I only ask that you give credit to Pam Grice from Made with a Twist as the designer, when possible, and link back to www.madewithatwist.com and/or @madewithatwist (on social media) when selling and sharing images online.

Suggested Retail Price

*Note

  • Marketing to bargain shoppers is not recommended.
  • Increase value for boutique buyers with luxury yarns, packaging, and/or embellishments for boutique shoppers.

More Chunky Winter Hats You’ll Love

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©2021 Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc | Made with a Twist | Pamela Grice This pattern and its associated images are copyright protected. The pattern is for your personal use only. Please do not copy/paste, distribute, or alter and claim as your own.

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