Free Honeycomb Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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This gorgeously textured free beanie hat crochet pattern is made up of a simple 2-round stitch pattern repeat creating a honeycomb effect.

This free crochet pattern is for a unisex adult-sized beanie hat, comfortably fitting a head circumference between 20 to 23 inches (Adult Small-Large), measuring 9.5″ in height.

The honeycomb design gives interest without being too busy, while the stretchy ribbed brim ensures a comfortable fit for an average man or woman’s head, making them great as gifts or perfect for charity donations.

Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - Modelled on a mannequin

The hat is made from the bottom up, starting with the stretchy ribbed brim and working the main hat in rounds onto the brim edge.

The beanie can be left plain, or you could add a pompom or decorative buttons to the brim.

How to Crochet a Honeycomb Beanie Hat

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What You’ll Need To Crochet My Honeycomb Beanie Hat

For my honeycomb beanie, I used Stylecraft Special Aran with Wool in Oatmeal (3378).

Any Aran/Worsted weight yarn would work for this project. You will need approximately 190yds to complete your beanie hat.

You will need different hook sizes for the brim and main hat, a 5mm and 6.5mm crochet hook. You’ll also need a yarn needle and scissors.

Optional extras:
A pompom,
A small button for attaching an elastic loop pompom (10-12mm in diameter),
Decorative buttons (20-25mm in diameter),
Sewing needle and thread for the buttons.

Crochet Unisex Honeycomb Beanie Pattern Notes

For this beanie hat pattern, we will start with making the ribbed brim in rows using our smaller 5mm hook, and then work the main hat onto the edge of the brim in rounds, using our larger 6.5mm hook.

Beginning ch1s do not count as stitches throughout the pattern.

Gauge:
Brim – BLO sc ribbing:
2″ (5cm) square = 9sc x 8.5 rows
I have used a 5mm hook.

Main – Pattern repeat:
3” (5cm) square = 4 sets of Esc+HCL+ch1 x 8 rows (4 sets) of sc2V+HCL
I have used a 6.5mm hook.

Please note: It is essential to check your gauge when making garments. However, as I know a lot of crocheters don’t like to make gauge swatches, I have included handy gauge checkpoints throughout the pattern to help avoid disappointment.

If your piece is larger, reduce your hook size and try again. If it’s smaller, you’ll need to increase your hook size. If you find that your width (along the stitches) is correct, but your length (along the rows) is too long or short, please look up “golden loop crochet” in your internet search engine for help with adjusting your stitch heights.

Crochet Stitches & Terms Used For The Honeycomb Beanie

This pattern is written using US crochet terms. Please refer to my Crochet Terms Conversion Chart for help with translating into UK terms.

(ch) Chain, (sp or sps) Space/s, (sl st) Slip Stitch, (sc) Single Crochet

We will also be using the following Special Stitches. I have included detailed instructions for these stitches further below.

(sc2V) Single Crochet with 2 Chain V stitch
(Esc) Extended Single Crochet
(HCL) Hexagonal Cluster Stitch

Numbers shown in ( ) at the end of each row/round indicate the number of stitches you should have at the end of that row/round.

To help you read this pattern, the commas represent each stitch or the number of stitches after x. For example: “dc, 2dc,” would mean dc into next st, and make 2 dc in the following st. Or “sc x3, 2hdc, “would mean sc into each of the next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next st.


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Special Crochet Stitches for the Honeycomb Beanie Hat

How to crochet an sc2V stitch:

(sc2V) Single Crochet with 2 Chain V stitch – work sc, ch2, sc all into the same stitch/space.

These will be used as a base round for the stitch pattern. We will be working our HCL stitches into the ch2 spaces of the sc2V stitch and working Esc stitches in the space between two sc2V stitches.

4 part instructional image showing how to make a sc2V crochet stitch

How to crochet an Esc stitch:

(Esc) Extended Single Crochet – insert hook into indicated stitch/space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 1 loop on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.

When we start a round with an Esc stitch, instead of chaining at the beginning, we will just loosen the loop on the hook a little (making the loop almost double the width of your hook) before working the first Esc stitch into the space between the two sc2V stitches below.

4 part instructional image showing how to make an Esc crochet stitch

How to crochet an HCL stitch:

(HCL) Hexagonal Cluster Stitch – yarn over, insert the hook into the indicated stitch/space, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch/space, yarn over and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop on hook, yarn over and pull through all remaining 5 loops on hook.

6 part instructional image showing how to make a HCL crochet stitch

This is similar to a 2dcCL but instead of pulling through 2 loops at the beginning of each stitch, you only pull through 1 loop. This creates a flatter hexagonal-shaped stitch.

For this pattern, we will be following an HCL stitch with a ch1. This will help define the hexagonal shape as we work up the stitch pattern.

Crocheting the Stretchy Ribbed Brim (Beanie Hat)

Using your 5mm hook, make a slip knot and ch10,

R1.

Work along the back bumps of the chain, starting from the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch, turn (9)

R2.

ch1, working in the Back Loops Only, sc in each st, turn (9)

Gauge Checkpoint: Check your gauge after the 9th row. Your piece should measure 2.25” long and 2” wide. Do not stretch the ribbing before measuring.

R3.-R75.

Repeat R2. for 73 more rows (9) Do not fasten off, we will continue on to join the ends.

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - Finished ribbed brim

The finished ribbing strip should measure approximately 17.5 inches long relaxed, and should easily stretch up to 23 inches long. If you’re measuring a lot longer, you may have stretched out the ribbing while working. Try tugging along the width throughout the strip, and measure again.

How to join your Beanie Hat brim

We will now join the ends of our ribbed brim together.

Chain 1 and allow the working yarn to cross over the front of the piece. Fold the starting end over and place it behind the last working row. This will create a circle with the brim and your working yarn should go through the middle of the circle.

Insert your hook through the first stitch of the last working row and the corresponding first stitch of the starting chain below, yarn over to bring the yarn up through both stitches and slip stitch through the loop on hook.

Continue slip stitching through the remaining 8 stitches in the same way, going through the last working row and the corresponding starting chain end, to join the ends together.

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - After joining the brim ends together

Take a moment to weave in your starting tail end and switch over to your larger 6.5mm hook to continue onto the main hat.


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Crocheting the Main Honeycomb Beanie Hat

For this section, we will be working in joined rounds. The beginning ch1s do not count as stitches.

Please note: The main hat is intentionally wider than the brim, so you will find that the brim will curve as you work the hat. Use your 6.5mm hook for the main hat section.

Use your 6.5mm hook for the main hat section.

R1.

We will start with a ch1 and sc evenly along the edge of the brim, creating 1 sc for each of the 75 rows. Follow this guide for your stitch placements to ensure a strong and neat hold:

The ribbing will have formed peaks and valleys. A valley row would be with the right side of the single crochet stitches facing you, for these rows insert your hook through the legs of the edge sc stitch (so that you have 2 strands over your hook) to make your sc stitch.

A peak row would be the wrong side of the single crochets facing you. For these rows insert your hook under both loops of the edge stitch top to make your sc (where you had previously worked an sc st into the back loop only).

Continue working this way along the brim edge. Finish with an sc into the beginning ch1 st and sl st into the first sc to join (75)

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - Round 1, the beginning of the main hat

R2.

ch1, starting in the first sc st below ch, *sc2V, sk1, sc2V, sk2,* repeat between * to the end of round, sl st into the first sc stitch of the first sc2V to join (30 sets of sc2V stitches made)

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - Round 2, the base round for the main hat

R3.

We will now work into the spaces in between two sc2V stitches, and into the ch2 spaces of the sc2V stitches.

loosen the loop on hook a little, insert your hook into the space below (in between the last and first sc2V) and make an Esc, HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1, *Esc in the sp between the sc2Vs, HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1,* repeat between * to the end of round, sl st into the first Esc to join (30 sets of Esc, HCL and ch1s made)

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - Round 3, the pattern round for the main hat

Gauge Checkpoint: Check your gauge on this round. 3 inches should include 4 pattern repeats of HCL, ch1, and Esc.

R4.

For this round we will only be working into the stitch tops of the HCL stitches, skipping the ch1s and Esc stitches.

ch1, sc2V into each HCL st around, sl st into the first sc stitch of the first sc2V to join (30 sets of sc2V made)

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - Round 4 of the main beanie hat, repeating the base round

R5.

loosen the loop on hook a little, insert your hook into the space below (in between the last and first sc2V) and make an Esc, HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1, *Esc in the sp between the sc2Vs, HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1,* repeat between * to the end of round, sl st into the first Esc to join (30 sets of Esc, HCL and ch1s made).

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - Round 5 of the main beanie hat, repeating the pattern round

R6.-R15.

Repeat rounds R4.-R5. 5 more times.

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - How your piece should look after Round 13 of the main beanie hat, measuring 7 inches high.

Your piece should measure approximately 7” high at this point.

R16.

We will now begin decreasing to shape the top of the beanie. Like with R4., we will only be working into the top of the HCL stitches for this round.

ch1, sc2V into the first HCL st, sc into the next HCL st, *sc2V into the next 2 HCL sts, sc in the following HCL st,* repeat between * until 1 HCL st remains, sc2V into the last HCL st, sl st into the first sc stitch of the first sc2V to join (20 sc2V and 10 sc sts made)

R17.

loosen the loop on hook a little, insert your hook into the space below and make an Esc, HCL in the ch2 sp of the first sc2V, ch1, Esc in the single sc st, *HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1, Esc in the sp between the sc2Vs, HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1, Esc in the single sc st,* repeat between * until 1 sc2V st remains, HCL in the ch2 sp of the last sc2V st, sl st into the first Esc to join (20 sets of Esc, HCL and ch1s made)

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - How your piece should look after Round 15 of the main beanie hat

R18.

We will only be working into the top of the HCL stitches for this round.

ch1, sc2V into the first 2 HCL sts, sc into the next HCL st, *sc2V into the next 3 HCL sts, sc in the following HCL st,* repeat between * until 1 HCL st remains, sc2V into the last HCL st, sl st into the first sc stitch of the first sc2V to join (15 sc2V and 5 sc sts made)

R19.

loosen the loop on hook a little, insert your hook into the space below and make an Esc, HCL in the ch2 sp of the first sc2V, ch1, Esc in the sp between the sc2Vs, HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, Esc in the single sc st, *HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1, Esc in the sp between the sc2Vs, HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1, Esc in the sp between the sc2Vs, HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, Esc in the single sc st,* repeat between * until 1 sc2V st remains, HCL in the ch2 sp of the last sc2V st, sl st into the first Esc to join (15 sets of Esc, HCL and ch1s made)

R20.

We will only be working into the top of the HCL stitches for this round.

ch1, sc2V into the first HCL st, sc into the next HCL st, *sc2V into the next 2 HCL sts, sc in the following HCL st,* repeat between * until 1 HCL st remains, sc2V into the last HCL st, sl st into the first sc stitch of the first sc2V to join (10 sc2V and 5 sc sts made)

R21.

loosen the loop on hook a little, insert your hook into the space below and make an Esc, HCL in the ch2 sp of the first sc2V, ch1, Esc in the single sc st, *HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1, Esc in the sp between the sc2Vs, HCL in the ch2 sp of the sc2V, ch1, Esc in the single sc st,* repeat between * until 1 sc2V st remains, HCL in the ch2 sp of the last sc2V st, sl st into the first Esc to join (10 sets of Esc, HCL and ch1s made)

R22.

We will only be working into the top of the HCL stitches for this round.

ch1, 2sc into the top of each HCL st, sl st into the first sc stitch to join, fasten off leaving a long tail end. (20 sc sts made)

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - The last round of the main beanie hat

Finishing your crochet Beanie Hat

Closing The Top Of Your Honeycomb Beanie Hat:

Using your yarn needle and tail end, insert the needle back and forth through the tops of each sc stitch of the final round, cinch together gently until the top is completely closed, then weave in the end to secure and trim off the excess.

Your gorgeously textured Honeycomb beanie hat is now finished, but you can choose to add a few more finishing touches.

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - Completed beanie hat

Adding A PomPom To Your Beanie Hat:

I have used an elastic loop pompom for my hat. The elastic loop option is available on most store-bought faux fur pompoms and they are great for easy removal during washing.

To attach it, I’ve sewn a small button onto the inside of the top of the hat and used a small crochet hook to pull the elastic loop through the cinched centre and looped it around the button.

Other pompoms may have a popper attachment, where you would need to sew the popper onto the outside top of the hat. If your pompom doesn’t come with any type of attachment, or you are making your own, you will just need to sew the pompom straight onto your hat.

Adding Decorative Buttons To Your Honeycomb Beanie Hat:

To add a little more interest to your finished hat, you could add a couple of buttons to the brim. Make sure you position your joining seams towards the back before attaching your buttons to your desired location. Here I have attached 2 coconut buttons (25mm in diameter) which work well with my oatmeal yarn.

Free Honeycomb Beanie Crochet Pattern - The hat displayed against an autumnal themed backdrop

Congratulations!

You are now ready to rock your Honeycomb beanie hat!

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