The Cactus Beanie Crochet Pattern starts as a simple, ribbed beanie. This beanie is made from a rectangle and sewn into a hat shape. Then all the fun details are added!
This hat is the 5th pattern in the Crochet Along for a Cause. We are making 1 hat per week to donate to a cancer center, school, or homeless shelter for 12 weeks. There’s always time to join! You can find all the details and hat patterns HERE.
Cactus Beanie Crochet Pattern
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100g worsted weight yarn (I used I Love this Yarn in Key Lime)
Small amount of pink and white yarn
H/5.0 mm hook
Pattern notes & Stitches to Know
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet (VIDEO TUTORIAL)
blo – back loop only
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
· Written in US terms
· ch 2 does not count as hdc
· ch 1 does not count as sc
Approx Finished size
Length: Child (8”) Teen/Small Adult (9”) Large Adult (10”)
Circumference: Child (17.5”) Teen/Small Adult (19”) Large Adult (22.5”)
CACTUS BEANIE CROCHET PATTERN
Pattern is written in sizes Child, Teen/Small Adult noted in ( ), Large Adult noted in [ ]
Row 1: starting in 3rd ch from the hook, fhdc 27, (32), 
(27, (32), hdc)
Alternative to fhdc: ch 29, (34), and hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across
Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc in first stitch, hdc blo in each stitch across to the last, hdc in last (27, (32), hdc)
Row 3 – 39, (42), : repeat row 2
Do not fasten off.
Bring the bottom of the first row together with the last row. Sew both sides together with a sl st. Insert hook into the first and last row and work sl st across.
Now that it is a tube shape, work around the top in joined rounds.
Round 1: ch 1, sc in the end of each row around the top, join to first sc with sl st (39, (42),  sc)
Round 2: ch 1, sc2tog around, join to first sc with sl st (20, (21),  sc)
Fasten off. Leave a long end for sewing.
Using the yarn needle weave the end in and out around the top. Pull to cinch closed. Sew the top closed.
With pink, make a magic ring (leave a long end for sewing)
Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in ring, pull ring closed tight, join to first dc with sl st (12 dc)
Round 2: ch 1, (hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, hdc) all in first stitch, sc in next, *(hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, hdc) in in next stitch, sc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first hdc with sl st (6 petals)
Fasten off. Weave in last end.
FINISHING THE CACTUS
Cut about a 2” piece of white yarn. Pull it through a stitch in the beanie. Tie in a knot. Trim to your liking. Repeat at random around the beanie.
Sew the flower to the top.
See you next week for the 6th pattern for the CAL for a Cause!