Crochet Star Stitch Beanie – Free Pattern

The Crochet Star Stitch Beanie is the softest and most comfortable slouchy beanie ever!

I actually made the first Star Stitch beanie for myself over a year ago. However, I had only crocheted it in one size, and the worst thing is I didn’t take any notes whatsoever of what I was doing.

But this beanie is just too good not to share it with you!

So, after losing my beanie during a visit back home (sigh…), I decided to make myself a new one and this time actually write the pattern down!

I even sat down and sized my Star Stitch Beanie in four different sizes, from toddler to adult. You never know you might actually want to crochet that Mum and Me gift or a family set!

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Star Stitch Winter Set

The Star Stitch Beanie is the first pattern of my Star Stitch Winter Set, a collection of three matching patterns to crochet a beautiful and squishy set of winter accessories! Maybe the next Christmas or birthday present you were looking for

The set includes:

– The Star Stitch Beanie.
– My elegant Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves! (Sizes from XS to XL)
– And a comfy Star Stitch Scarf (sizes from toddler to adult M)

The printable PDF Bundle of the Star Stitch Set is now available in my Etsy shop. Make sure to check it out here!

Me wearing my Star Stitch beanie, fingerless gloves, and scarf - Raffamusa Designs

Beanie Construction

The Crochet Star Stitch Beanie is crocheted top-down, mostly working in the back loops only.

There will be almost no seam because we will crochet the beanie in the round, so grab a stitch marker or a piece of different yarn to mark your rounds!

The brim is crocheted directly attached to the bottom of the beanie and it consists of rows of slip stitches made in back loops only.

Size & Yardage

SizeHead CircumferenceYardage
Toddler18″-19″ (45.5-48.5 cm)137.2 yds (126 m)
Child19″-20″ (48.5-51 cm)147 yds (135 m)
Adult Small20″-21″ (51-53.5 cm)168.6 yds (154.8 m)
Adult Medium22″-23″ (56-58.5 cm)196 yds (180 m)
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Materials

– 5.5-mm (I/9 USA, 5 UK) Hook
– Aran (4 Medium, 8 wpi) Yarn, such as Katia Merino Aran or Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran
– One Stitch Marker
– Tapestry Needle
– One pompom

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Inc – Increase
MC Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Star – Star Stitch
Yo – Yarn over

How to Read the Pattern

  • If the pattern says “hdc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated times.
  • This beanie is worked in the round! So, do NOT join your rounds.
  • The stitch count is indicated within brackets at the end of each round’s instructions.

Special Stitches

Increase (Inc)
Throughout the pattern, an increase consists of 2 sts in the same st.

Magic Circle (MC)
For a free video tutorial on how to make a magic circle, check out this blog post.

Star Stitch in the Round
Please, see this step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet this slightly modified version of the star stitch in the round.

Gauge

Using your 5.5-mm crochet hook and Aran-weight yarn, make a MC.

Round 1. Sc 6 in MC. (6 sts)
Round 2. Sc inc 6. Do not forget to mark your first st. (12 sts)

From round 3 on, work all your sts in the BLO.
Round 3. (BLO sc inc 1, BLO sc 1) six times. (18 sts)

You should obtain a circle with a diameter of 2” (5 cm)

All sizes

Using your 5.5-mm crochet hook and Aran-weight yarn, make a MC.

Round 1. Sc 6 in MC. (6 sts)
Round 2. Sc inc 6. Do not forget to mark your first st. (12 sts)

From round 3 on, work all your sts in the BLO.

Round 3. (BLO sc inc 1, BLO sc 1) six times. (18 sts)
Round 4. BLO sc 1, (BLO sc inc 1, BLO sc 2) five times, BLO sc inc, BLO sc 1. (24 sts)
Round 5. (BLO sc inc 1, BLO sc 3) six times. (30 sts)
Round 6. BLO sc 2, (BLO sc inc 1, BLO sc 4) five times, BLO inc 1, BLO sc 2. (36 sts)
Round 7. (BLO sc inc 1, BLO sc 5) six times. (42 sts)

From round 8, pay attention to switching to hdc in the BLO!

Round 8. BLOHdc 3, (BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 6) five times, BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 3. (48 sts)
Round 9. (BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 7) six times. (54 sts)
Round 10. BLO hdc 4, (BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 8) five times, BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 4. (60 sts)

Crochet Star Stitch Beanies for adults, children, and toddlers.

Toddler

Round 11-14. BLO hdc 60. (60 sts)

Move on to the Star Stitch Section.

Child

Round 11. (BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 9) six times. (66 sts)
Round 12-16. BLOhdc 66. (66 sts)

Move on to the Star Stitch Section.

Adult Small

Round 11. (BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 9) six times. (66 sts)
Round 12. BLO hdc 5, (BLO hdc inc, 10 hdc) five times, BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 5. (72 sts)
Round 13. (BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 35) twice. (74 sts)
Round 14-19. BLO hdc 74. (74 sts)

Move on to the Star Stitch Section.

Adult Medium

Round 11. (BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 9) six times. (66 sts)
Round 12. BLO hdc 5, (BLO hdc inc, 10 hdc) five times, BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 5. (72 sts)
Round 13. (BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 11) six times. (78 sts)
Round 14. (BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 19, BLO hdc inc 1, BLO hdc 18) twice. (82 sts)
Round 15-21. BLO hdc 82. (82 sts)

Move on to the Star Stitch Section.

Star Stitch Section

In order to avoid confusion, I am going to number the rounds of the Star Stitch Section starting again from number 1.

Round 1-6. Work using the star stitch in the round. (30, 33, 37, and 41 stars for Toddler, Child, Adult Small, and Adult Medium, respectively)

Make sure to check the step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the star stitch in the round.

Round 7. BLO sc all around. (60, 66, 74, and 82 sts for Toddler, Child, Adult Small, and Adult Medium, respectively)

A work-in-progress picture of the star stitch beanie just before moving on to the brim.

Adding the Brim

Ch 5 (or 4 for Toddler Size).

Row 1. Sl st in the second ch from your hook and in each remaining ch. (4 sts, or 3 for Toddler size)

Sl st into the BLO of the st where you worked your last sc in the last round of the beanie.

Row 2. Sl st into the BLO of the next st. Without any ch, turn your work. BLO sl st 4 (3 for toddler).

Row 3. Ch 1 and turn your work. BLO sl st 4 (3 for toddler).

Sl st back into the st where you sl stitched at the beginning of row 2.

Row 4. BLO sl st the next two sts together. Without any ch, turn your work. BLO sl st 4 (3 for toddler).

How to make the decreases for the brim by BLO sl st two together.
How to Sl St the BLO of the Next Two Sts Togther
Step 1. Insert your hook into the next BLO.
Step 2. Twist your hook and insert it into the next BLO.
Step 3. Yo and draw yarn through all the loops on your hook.

Row 5. Repeat Row 3.

Keep repeating rows 2-5 all around.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the brim.

The star stitch beanie crocheted in sizes adult medium and toddler.
Adult Medium in grey and Toddler in pink

Finishing

Using the tail of yarn after fastening off, sew the brim close.
Attach a pompom on top of the beanie.
Weave in all your ends.

Your Crochet Star Stitch Beanie is ready!

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