The Shell Beanie Crochet Pattern is the second pattern for the Crochet Along for a Cause! You can find all the CAL details HERE. This cute hat is made to fit a child, but could easily be adjusted for an adult. I really love this version of the shell stitch. I has such a pretty texture and design! It also creates a cute scalloped edge along the bottom.
Last week’s hat pattern was the Strawberry Patch Hat and you can find the pattern HERE. As with last week’s pattern, I used Caron Simply Soft. I would consider this a lighter worsted weight yarn. If you use a different worsted that’s a little bigger, your hat may come out bigger than mine. There are adjustments for this written in the pattern.
Just a heads up… for next week’s pattern you’re going to need red for the hat (and a small amount of black, white, and orange)
Shell Beanie Crochet Pattern
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worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in Oceana)
4.5 mm hook
easy+ (must be very familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques)
Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
shell – 7 dc in same stitch
magic ring – alternatively, ch 3, sl st into first ch to form a loop
Written in US standard terms
Beginning ch of each round does not count as stitch
Approximate Finished Size:
Width across the bottom: 8.5″
14 dc = 4″
7 rows = 3.5″
Make a magic ring (or ch 3 and sl st to the first ch to make a loop)
Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in ring, join to first dc with sl st, pull ring closed tight (12 dc)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (24 dc)
Round 3: ch 2, *dc in 1 stitch, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st (36 dc)
Round 4: ch 2, *dc in 2 stitches, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st (48 dc)
Round 5: ch 2, *dc in 3 stitches, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to the first dc with sl st (60 dc)
The circle should be approximately 5.5″ in diameter. If it’s too small, simply add another round of increases (dc in 4 stitches, 2 dc in next). If it’s too large, you can take out a round. OR you can go up or down a hook size.
Round 6 – 8: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (60 dc)
In the next round you will start the shell stitch
Round 9: ch 1, sc in same stitch, skip 2 stitches, shell in next, skip 2 stitches, *sc in next, skip 2 stitches, shell in next, skip 2 stitches* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st (10 shells, 10 sc))
Round 10: ch 2, shell in same stitch, sc in the 4th dc of next shell, *shell in next sc, sc in 4th dc of next shell repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st (10 shells, 10 sc)
Round 11: sl st over the next 2 dc so you are starting in the 4th dc of the shell (pictured below), ch 1, sc in same stitch, shell in next sc, *sc in 4th dc of next shell, shell in next sc* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st (10 shells, 10 sc)
Pictured is where you start in this round. You want to be in the 4th dc of the shell (where the arrow points). Sl st in the next 2 stitches to start your round in the top of the first shell
Repeat round 10 and 11 to round 17
Fasten off, weave in the ends.
And you’re done! I hope you like this cute hat!