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Cactus Beanie Crochet Pattern

September 1, 2023

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.

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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
yarn needle


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”)


Pattern is written in sizes Child, Teen/Small Adult noted in ( ), Large Adult noted in [ ]

Ch 3

Row 1: starting in 3rd ch from the hook, fhdc 27, (32), [37]
(27, (32), [37]hdc)

Alternative to fhdc: ch 29, (34), [39]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), [37]hdc)

Row 3 – 39, (42), [49]: 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), [49] sc)

Round 2: ch 1, sc2tog around, join to first sc with sl st (20, (21), [25] 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.


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!

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