Disclaimer: All crochet patterns written by Kim Guzman at CrochetKim are in US terms. This website contains affiliate links. See privacy policy.

Dakota Belle Beanie Free Crochet Pattern 4 Sizes

A beautiful lace shell beanie perfect for any season. the optional floral embellishment can be made in either the same color or any coordinating color. Pattern is written in four sizes: toddler, child, young adult, and woman.

Dakota Belle Beanie 4 Sizes CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Dakota Belle Beanie
designed by Kim Guzman © Apr. 2018
Please read my Terms of Use
Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished Sizes

4 sizes available: Toddler, Child, Young Adult, Woman

Dakota Belle Beanie 4 Sizes CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • Stylecraft Special DK, 322 yds per 100g, approx. 100 to 175 yds required
  • Size H-8 [5mm] crochet hook, or size needed to meet gauge
  • Yarn needle

Special Stitches

Beginning Shell (b-sh): Ch 3, 4 treble crochet in stitch indicated.

Shell (sh): 5 treble crochet in stitch indicated.

Dakota Belle Beanie 4 Sizes CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Notes

Hat is worked top-down. Optional flower is made separately and attached like an applique.

Beginning ch-2 counts as first double crochet of each round. Use a ch-3 if you prefer. If you prefer magic ring, just make sure that you have the same number of double crochets as the stitch count at the end.

I wanted to try this pattern with alternating colors in the hat body but I didn’t have any colors that coordinated well. Give that a try for a different look.

Crochet Pattern Instructions

CrochetKim Title Bar: Hat Set Up

Toddler (size 16″ hat)

Round 1: Ch 3, sk 2 ch (counts as first dc), 7 dc in third ch from hook, sl st to top of first dc, pull on beginning strand to tighten: 8 dc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, [2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc] to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, sl st to first dc: 20 dc.

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in next 18 dc, 3 dc in last dc, sl st to first dc: 42 dc. Continue to Hat Body below.

Child (size 18″ hat)

Round 1: Ch 3, sk 2 ch (counts as first dc), 7 dc in third ch from hook, sl st to top of first dc, pull on beginning strand to tighten: 8 dc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, [2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc] to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, sl st to first dc: 20 dc.

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, [2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc] 8 times, [2 dc in next dc] twice, dc in last dc, sl st to first dc: 48 dc. Continue to Hat Body below.

Dakota Belle Beanie 4 Sizes CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Young Adult/Small Woman (size 20″ hat)

Round 1: Ch 3, sk 2 ch (counts as first dc), 7 dc in third ch from hook, sl st to top of first dc, pull on beginning strand to tighten: 8 dc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, [2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc] to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, sl st to first dc: 20 dc.

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, [2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc] 9 times, 2 dc in last dc, sl st to first dc: 50 dc.

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, [dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in next 13 dc, sl st to first dc: 54 dc. Continue to Hat Body below.

Woman (size 22″ hat)

Round 1: Ch 3, sk 2 ch (counts as first dc), 7 dc in third ch from hook, sl st to top of first dc, pull on beginning strand to tighten: 8 dc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, [2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc] to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, sl st to first dc: 20 dc.

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, [2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc] 9 times, 2 dc in last dc, sl st to first dc: 50 dc.

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, [dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc] 9 times, dc in next 4 dc, sl st to first dc: 60 dc. Continue to Hat Body below.

CrochetKim Title Bar: Hat Body

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *sk 2 dc, sh (see Special Stitches above) in next dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, rep from * to last 5 dc, sk 2 dc, sh in next dc, sk 2 dc, sl st to first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc, *ch 4, sc in third tr of next sh, ch 4, sc in next sc, rep from * to last sh, ch 4, sc in third tr of last sh, ch 4, sl st to first sc.

Round 3: B-sh (see Special Stitches above), *ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2, sh in next sc, rep from * to last sc, ch 2, sc in last sc, ch 2, sl st to top of ch 3 of b-sh.

Round 4: Sl st to center of b-sh, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4, sc in third tr of next sh, rep from * to last sc, ch 4, sc in last sc, ch 4, sl st to first sc.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same sc, *ch 2, sh in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc, rep from * to last sc, ch 2, sh in last sc, ch 2, sl st to first sc.

Rep rounds 2-5 as follows.

Toddler: 11 rows of Hat Body repeat or until hat measures approximately 6″ or until desired length.

Child: 13 rows of Hat Body repeat or until hat measures approximately 7″ or until desired length.

Young Adult: 15 rows of Hat Body repeat or until hat measures approximately 8″ or until desired length.

Woman: 17 rows of Hat Body repeat or until hat measures approximately 9″ or until desired length.

Optional Flower

Round 1: Ch 5, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 3] 6 times, sl st to first sc.

Round 2: Sl st into first ch-3 sp, *in ch-3 sp work: ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3, sl st in same ch-3 sp, sl st in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, fasten off.

Finishing

With yarn needle, attach flower to hat. Weave in ends securely.

Pin It

Many of you have written to me to ask how you can help support CrochetKim. A Patreon account was suggested but I thought it would be better to provide ad-free PDF's of my patterns. You can, of course, view, print ,paste to a word processor, convert to PDF's, etc, on your own. This is just an extra feature so that people help out if they want. Thank you to all of you for your overwhelming support and kindness these many years. Enjoy!

View my ad-free patterns here.