**Please note that this is the free pattern for this Fireside Beanie. For the tutorial with step-by-step pictures, check out my blog post on this pattern here. If you would prefer a concise, ad-free, written pattern, you can purchase the colored PDF from my Etsy shop here. The free pattern for Mommy & Me sizes is also available here, or for purchase on our Etsy shop here. **
Making a chunky, one skein beanie has been at the top of my to-do list for this upcoming fall/winter season for almost a year now.
When my baby sister asked if I could help make her bridesmaids gifts for her upcoming wedding (with 11 bridesmaids total), my first thought of a project that would be easy enough to make enough of in a short amount of time was the chunky beanie I’d been dreaming up.
After testing out a variety of stitch combinations, brim widths and hook sizes, I ended up with this luxurious Fireside Beanie.
I love how it turned out and have had so much fun making these!
If you would like additional help making your Fireside Beanie, please check out my blog post with plenty of step-by-step pictures and instructions.
What You’ll Need
11.5 mm crochet hook
1 skein of Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn- approximately 100 yards
1 faux fur pom
embroidery/ darning needle
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Height= 9 1/2″ tall
10 sts= 4”
7 rows= 4”
sc= single crochet
blo= back loops only
fo= fasten off
p/u= pick up
sl st= slip stitch
hdc= half double crochet
yo= yarn over
pu=pull up [a loop]
Star stitch: ch 3, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pu (2 loops on hook), insert into 3rd ch from hook, yo, pu (3 loops on hook), insert into 1st st, yo and pu (4 loops on hook), insert into next st, yo and pu (5 loops on hook), insert into next st, yo and pu (6 loops on hook), yo pull through all 6 loops, yo and pu creating the “eye” of the star (1 loop on hook: first star created). *insert hook into “eye” of star yo, pu (2 loops on hook), insert into last spike of the star, yo, pu (3 loops on hook), insert hook into same st as last spike, yo, pu (4 loops on hook), insert into next st, yo and pu (5 loops on hook), insert into next st, yo and pu (6 loops on your hook), yo and pull through all 6 loops, yo and pu (1 loop on hook: second star created). Repeat from *. End last star stitch by working last yo and pu into the top of the ch 3 that started the round.
Camel Stitch: hdc into 3rd loop of previous row’s hdc
HDC Decrease: yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pu loop (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pu loop (5 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 5 loops.
Foundation: ch 8
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in blo across, turn (7)
Row 2-44: ch 1, sc in blo across, turn. fo at end of row 44 leaving tail (7)
Using tail, mattress stitch first row to last row to create a cylinder.
Foundation: p/u sc stitches in each row around, sl st into first stitch (44)
Round 1: star stitch around (22 stars created)
Round 2: ch 1, hdc 2 into each “eye” around, sl st into ch 1 (44)
Round 3: ch 1, Camel stitch around, sl st into 1st st (44)
Round 4: Work star stitch pattern into 3rd loops of the hdc sts from previous round- creating the camel stitch look (22 stars created)
Round 5- 7: repeat rounds 2-4
Round 8: ch 1, hdc 2 into each “eye” around, sl st into 1st ch 1 (44)
Round 9: ch 1, hdc decrease around, fo leaving tail. (22)
Using embroidery/ darning needle, weave tail in and out of every few stitches around, pull to close top of beanie. Weave between any gapping and tie off. Attach Pom Pom to top of beanie. Weave in all ends.
I hope you love this beanie and pattern as much as I do! Enjoy! 😀