Shell Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern
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Shell Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern

January 26, 2018

The Shell Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern came out so beautiful and with an easy 2 row repeat pattern, it stitches up in no time. My daughter and I dyed our own yarn in the slow cooker (you can see the tutorial HERE) and as soon as I saw the results, I knew I needed a pretty stitch to match this gorgeous yarn!
Shell Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern

I made this hat for my 5 year old, but it can easily be adjusted for any size. I’ll tell you how in the written pattern! It’s an easy stitch with a two row repeat. It’s a quick one to get the hand of! You’ll have this pretty beanie finished in no time.

Shell Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern

PATTERN

Materials
Worsted weight yarn (I used DIY dyed I Love this Wool! You can find the dyeing tutorial HERE)
H/5.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Level
intermediate

Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc blo – single crochet back loop only (instead of inserting hook into both top loops, insert hook into the back loop and work a single crochet
dc – double crochet

Finished Size
Width: 8″
Length: 8.5″

SHELL STITCH BEANIE

This beanie is worked from the bottom up, starting with the brim

Ch 7

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across (6 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc blo in each stitch across (6 sc blo)

Repeat row 2 to row 54 (to make the hat larger, repeat to row 60 – can be made any width, make sure number of rows in a multiple of 6)

Bring both ends of the brim together, sew ends together with sc

Row 1: ch 1, turn, sc evenly around the top of the brim, join to the first sc with sl st (54 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in same stitch, skip 2 stitches, *7 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc, skip 2 stitches* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st (9 shells)

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as dc), 6 dc in same stitch, *sc in 4th dc in next shell, 7 dc in next sc* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first ch 3 (9 shells)

Row 4: sl st over to 4th dc in shell, ch 1, sc in same stitch, *7 dc in next sc, sc in 4th dc in next shell* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st (9 shells)

Repeat rows 3 & 4 to row 13 (to make larger, repeat rows 3 & 4 until beanie is 8.5 inches long, then continue to row 14)

Row 14: sl st over to 4th dc in shell, ch 1, sc in same stitch, *5 dc in next sc, sc in 4th dc in next shell* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st (9 shells)

Row 15: ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same stitch, *sc in 3rd dc in next shell, 3 dc in next sc* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first ch 3 (9 shells)

Row 16: sl st over to 2nd dc in shell, ch 1, sc in same stitch, *3 dc in next sc, sc in 2nd dc in next shell* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st (9 shells)

Leave a long tail for sewing

Weave the long tail in and out around the top loops of the last row

Pull the end tight to cinch the top closed

(how to sew the top closed photo tutorial HERE

I think a pom pom would be a really cute addition to this beanie!

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    1. Hi 🙂 You can make the brim 60 or 66 rows – whichever is a good width to fit around the head (the number of rows has to be a multiple of 6) and then follow the pattern and repeat rows 3 & 4 until the beanie is about 8.5 inches tall. Follow the remainder of the pattern. Hope this helps!

  1. And how would one make this for a 6 month old? New grandbaby should be that size by the time it gets cold here. Thank you, I love your creativity!!

    1. Hi! This is a hat made from the bottom up. You can make the ribbed band smaller (the amount of rows must be a multiple of 6) Hope this helps! 🙂

  2. THANK you so much. I just discovered your website. You have lovely patterns. Thanks for the free patterns. I subscribed to your newsletter too. I hope your day is glorious. Hugs.

  3. Hi Breann! this hat is gorgeous 🙂 is it a problem, if I make it with a size 4 hook? will it be smaller? or how will it change?
    hope you could help me!
    kind regards,
    Csilla

  4. This is a lovely pattern. Thanks for sharing! When I connect the ends of the band together with sc, should it create a bump/ridge? I think I must be doing it wrong.

  5. Can u explain the cinching process a little more for me, the in, out and around? Thanks so much. This is a beautiful pattern 😍

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