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Who could resist a Luxurious Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern to go with the Lady of Luxury Crochet Infinity Scarf? This HDC beanie is soft, comfy and best of all easy just like the scarf. You’ll find basic stitches and construction making this a perfect project for beginners.

lady holding brim of blue and white crochet beanie

Are you a top down or a bottom up hat person? I’ve come to realize that I am a bottom up person. Working from the bottom in the round or sewing together a rectangle just seems so much simpler than working a top down hat. This hdc hat is made by working in the round and adding a couple of rounds of simple decreases in. It is nice and easy!

As I was planning the pattern, I couldn’t decide if I wanted the majority of the hat to be indigo or pearl, but I did know that I wanted the top to be indigo.  I had enough yarn that I didn’t have to decide so I just made both of them and wrote down both patterns!

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two blue and white half double crochet beanies

If you only buy one skein in each color, you’ll have enough to make one of each version, but you will not have enough yarn to make the same version twice. You may even have enough left over to make a fun blue pom pom if you don’t want to buy them. I’ve been really impressed with the faux fur pom poms I purchased on Amazon. A navy blue faux fur pom would look great as well.

Related: Coco Crochet Slouchy Hat

More Indigo – HDC beanie pattern (Version 1)

The beanie which has more indigo still has a wide pearl brim area which allows you to fold the brim up and make a wide or narrow brim.

half double crochet beanie being worn by a lady

If you’d like to wear this as a half double crochet slouchy beanie, then the more indigo version works the best and looks super cute.

side view of hdc slouchy hat in white and blue

More Pearl – HDC beanie (Version 2)

The crochet beanie with more pearl actually turned out to be my favorite. (I think – I can’t decide – I keep going back and forth!) Folding the brim under to create a thick double brim while still maintaining a smooth hat looked even better than I expected. I don’t mind the bulky brim when it is folded up, but being able to fold it under and still get a great color block effect is wonderful!

lady wearing off white and blue hdc beanie

Ok, to summarize all of that: Both hats look great with the brim folded up, but the more indigo hat looks great as a slouchy beanie and the more pearl hat looks great with the brim folded under.

2 half double crochet beanies with brims folded up

Luxurious Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

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Skill Level: Beginner

Gauge: 4″x4″ = 11 hdcs by 10 rounds

Finished Size: 21″ in circumference and 11″ tall with the brim unfolded

Materials:

Size K, 6.5 mm Crochet Hook (Amazon carries my favorite inexpensive, ergonomic hooks!)

2 skeins of #5 Bulky Yarn (5oz/132 yds)

  • Samples used one skein of Red Heart Hygge in Indigo and Pearl

Large eye needle (these worked great with this yarn)

Faux Fur Pom Pom (optional)

Abbreviations:

ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
hdc: half double crochet
st: stitch
hdc2tog: half double crochet two together

Notes:

The hat is worked from the bottom up with 2 rows of simple decreases at the end to help with shaping.

Working in the back bump of the starting chain gives the best bottom edge which won’t pull or roll for the hat pattern.

Version 1 and 2 are basically the same hat pattern with the color change in a different spot. To make both half double crochet hats you’ll use almost the entire skein of both colors.

To adjust the size, add or subtract an even number from the starting chain. You can use the ear warmer size chart to get an idea of sizes for adjusting.

Stitch Instructions:

Half double crochet two together (hdc2tog): yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up loop, yo, insert hook into next stitch, pull up loop, yo and pull through all five loops on the hook.

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Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern Pin image with collage of 4 images of lady wearing hat

Version 1 Luxurious HDC Beanie Pattern with more Indigo

Ch 52 with Pearl, join with a sl st to form a circle being sure not to twist the chain.

R1: ch 1, hdc in each ch, join with a sl st to the first hdc of the round.

R2: ch 1, hdc in each st, join with sl st to the first hdc of the round.

R3-10: Repeat row 2.

R11: change color to Indigo, repeat row 2

R12- 23: Repeat row 2

R24: hdc2tog around, join with sl st to the first hdc of the round.

R25: hdc2tog around, join with sl st to the first hdc of the round.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using a large eye needle, weave the tail through the top of the stitches in the last row and pull gently to cinch closed. Weave in ends.

Version 2 Luxurious Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern with more Pearl

Ch 52 with Pearl, join with a sl st to form a circle being sure not to twist the chain.

R1: ch 1, hdc in each ch, join with a sl st to the first hdc of the round.

R2: ch 1, hdc in each st, join with sl st to the first hdc of the round.

R3-15: Repeat row 2.

R16: change color to Indigo, repeat row 2

R17- 23: Repeat row 2

R24: hdc2tog around, join with sl st to the first hdc of the round.

R25: hdc2tog around, join with sl st to the first hdc of the round.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using a large eye needle, weave the tail through the top of the stitches in the last row and pull gently to cinch closed. Weave in ends.

What are you waiting for? Grab your yarn and get started!

Clover Amour K/6.5 mm Hooks

Red Heart Hygge Yarn

Wool Needles

Faux Fur Pom Pom

You’ll have enough to make one version of the Luxurious Half Double Crochet Beanie for you and the other version for a friend! (It looks even more adorable on kiddos.)

child with big brown eyes wearing a half double crochet hat

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