Crochet Shell Beanie Pattern

Crochet Shell Beanie

This Crochet Shell Beanie Pattern was designed by Crochet Designer, Marie Hamnett. Marie has been so very kind as to share her pattern with us all, so a huge thank you goes out to you, Marie!

I adore this pattern. It’s so easy to crochet up as well and the look of it at the end is gorgeous!

I’ve just added my own touch to my version of Marie’s beanie with a ribbon and button.

 

For Visual Learners crochet along with me in the Crochet Shell Beanie Video Tutorial.

 

The U.S. Pattern is below. The U.K. Pattern is at Shell Beanie (U.K. Version) by Marie Hamnett.

 

Materials Required

1 ball of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Color: Linen (medium worsted weight yarn category 4)

1 ball of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Color: Cafe Latte (medium worsted weight yarn category 4)

4.5mm Crochet Hook (For edge)

5.0mm Crochet Hook (For crown and sides)

Yarn Needle

Craft Scissors

Skill Level

Easy

Sizing

For Ladies Adult Size use hooks as stated above.

For Child’s size use 4.5mm hook for crown and sides, 4.0mm hook for edge.

Stitches & Terms

This pattern is using U.S. stitches & terms.

ch = chain

ch-1 = 1 chain stitch previously made

ch-3 = 3 chain stitches previously made at start of round

dc = double crochet

rep = repeat

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

sl st = slip stitch

sp = space

st/s = stitch/es

Basic Crochet Stitch Video Tutorials

 

Written Instructions

Crown (top of beanie)

Notes: ch 3 = 1 dc st

With main color (linen) yarn and 5.0mm hook – ch 6, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, (working over yarn tail) 11 dc into ring, sl st into top of ch-3 to join. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: ch 3, 1 dc into same sp as join, 2 dc into each st around to the end, sl st into top of ch-3 to join. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc into next st, * 1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st, rep from * around to the end, sl st into top of ch-3 to join. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: ch 3, 1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st, * 1 dc into each of next 2 sts, 2 dc into next st, rep from * around to the end, sl st into top of ch-3 to join. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: ch 3, 1 dc into each of next 2 sts, 2 dc into next st, * 1 dc into each of next 3 sts, 2 dc into next st, rep from * around to the end, sl st into top of ch-3 to join. (60 sts)

Rnd 6: ch 3, 1 dc into each of next 3 st, 2 dc into next st, * 1 dc into each of next 4 sts, 2 dc into next st, rep from * around to the end, sl st into top of ch-3 to join. (72 sts)

Sides of beanie

Rnd 7: ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into same sp as join, sk 3 sts, * (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into next st, sk 3 sts, rep from * around to the end, sl st into top of ch-3 to join.

Rnd 8: sl st into next dc and into next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into ch-1 sp, sk 4 sts, * (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into ch-1 sp, sk 4 sts, rep from * around to the end, sl st into top of ch-3 to join.

For Following Rnds: Rep Rnd 8 as many times to get the length you desire. For the beanie pictured above and which is for the average ladie’s sized head, I repeated Round 8 (5 more times).

Finish off.

Edge

With contrast (cafe latte) yarn and 4.5mm hook – sl st into the the same st where you last finished off.

Rnd 1: ch 1, 1 sc into each st and ch-1 sp around to the end, sl st into 1st sc to join.

Rnd 2: ch 1, 1 sc into same sp as join, 1 sc into each st around to the end, sl st into 1st sc to join.

Rnds 3 – 4: Rep Rnd 2.

Finish off.

Weave in yarn tails with a yarn needle.

Optional – Add any embellishments like a flower, ribbon or button to your beanie to personalize it like I have.

 

Share a photo on the Crochet Hooks You Facebook Page and on Marie Hamnett’s Ravelry Page.

I’m sure Marie (and myself, of course) would love to see your photos of her design!

All the best,

Paula Daniele

 

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About Paula

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I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.

Comments

  1. Val Andrews says:

    I love this hat. I will be making it this evening. It has a touch of elegance to it.
    Thanks.

    • Paula says:

      I love it too, Val. It sure is elegant. I hope you love yours once you’ve made it. 🙂

  2. Tessa West says:

    Your work is absolutely beautiful and thanks for sharing it. The crochet shell beanie pattern is missing a step in round five. It reads *1DC into each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around to end etc). The tutorial states to then 2DC into next stitch, however, that’s not appearing in the written instructions.

    • Paula says:

      Tessa, you are a champion! Thank you so very much for spotting this and even better to let me know! I have corrected these mistakes. Thank you SO much! 🙂

  3. Marianne { Sydney, Australia} says:

    I love this beanie! Made one last night whilst watching your video and managed to make another beanie this morning by following only the pattern. I’m so thankful for finding you and your wonderful website!

    • Paula says:

      That’s great to hear, Marianne. I’m so happy you have found the video and pattern helpful enough to get yourself two beanies in such a short amount of time!

  4. Jennifer says:

    I love this design. I’m making another one right now. Pretty soon I’ll be able to make them with my eyes closed. 🙂

  5. Carolyn says:

    Hi there, I am in Australia and wonder if I can use an 8ply wool for this? If so, will that change the size of hook I need to use?

    Thanks
    Carolyn

    • Paula says:

      Hi Carolyn,

      If you are using Aus 8 ply wool then you can use a 6mm hook for the crown and sides. Use a 5.5mm hook for the edging.

  6. Susan says:

    Thanks so much for posting this pattern! I plan on making this hat for my daughter in red as a Valentine’s Day surprise. I had seen the same hat for sale online and decided I could make it myself. Instead of a ribbon bow, I’ll add a crocheted red rose. Thanks again!

    • Paula says:

      You’re welcome, Susan! What a lovely idea to make this crochet shell beanie in red for your daughter. She will love it! The red rose will top it off. 🙂

  7. Brenda says:

    I really like the pattern for the Crochet Shell Beanie! Is there any way I could get via email so I will be able to keep it? I would love to make these to donate to several charities and also make for friends that are battling cancer. Thanks. Brenda

    • Paula says:

      Hi Brenda

      You will find there is a Print Friendly button at the bottom of every pattern page on this site so you can print and have a copy of any pattern.

      • Brenda says:

        Sorry, I missed that. Thanks so much! I have already made one and love the pattern! Quick and easy!

  8. Zdenka says:

    Hello Paula, i am from Slovakia, Europe. I see your videos, its very good. I make 5 baby booties. and now i try make capful. have a nice day!

    • Paula says:

      Hello Zdenka,

      That’s great! Enjoy making your cap. 🙂

  9. Melonie says:

    Thank you for sharing! I am making for a friend. Beautiful work and blessing others with your skill 🙂

  10. Martina says:

    I love this pattern and the detailed instructions, both, the great video as well as the super pdf. Thanks a lot to both of you for sharing it for free and for your work. I more than appreciate!

  11. Tina says:

    Thank you for sharing! I am new to crochet and found your video so easy to follow along, I was able to finish the beanie with no problems!

    • Paula says:

      That’s great news Tina! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

  12. Linda says:

    I absolutely love this hat! I would like to make this for chemo patients, but are the gaps between stitches too large for them? I’m thinking of sunburn, or just being able to see a lot of their scalp. What has your experience been?

    • Paula says:

      Hello Linda, This would be a great hat for chemo patients providing you stitch a piece of material on the inside of the hat so that the head can’t be seen.

      • Linda says:

        I didn’t think of that! Thanks 🙂

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