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Crochet Ellington Beanie Free Pattern

Updated: Feb 4

Hi everyone! Today's free pattern & video is the Ellington Beanie! Crocheted using the waistcoat stitch also known as a knit stitch because it looks like knitted stitches.

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YARN | Worsted Weight #4

Main Color (mc) – up to 200 yards Contrasting Color (cc) A-D – 40 yards

GAUGE | Waistcoat Stitch with 6mm 4” = 15 Stitches | 13 Rounds

HOOKS | Tulip Etimo

BRIM = US7/4.5mm

BODY = USJ/6mm



ch – Chain

st(s) – Stitch(es)

sl st – Slip Stitch

yo – Yarn Over

sc – Single Crochet

tbl – Through Back Loop

sk – Skip

sp – Space

pm – Place Marker

rep – Repeat

rem – Remaining

sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 sts Together

SKILL LEVEL – Intermediate

NOTES – Pattern is written in US terms.

Any weight yarn can be used with1-2 sizes larger than recommended hook size for the body & 1-2 sizes smaller for the brim. Stands not in use are held in the back in every round. Pattern is worked in a continuous round using a st marker to mark the beginning of the round.


BRIM | Smaller hook size

Foundation (A): Ch9 (or as tall as you want your brim).

Note: Video for different brims! Setup round is different for each style of brim (find the right one for you).

Row 1 (A): 1sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and into each ch across. Ch1 and turn (8 sts)

Row 2 (A): 1sc tbl in the first st and every st across. Ch1 and turn (8 sts)

Repeat row 2 until desired circumference ending on the same side as the beginning tail. Measure brim while slightly stretched. You want the brim snug but not over stretched. See chart on page 1 for standard circumference sizes.

Example: I worked 61 rows for an adult.

Seaming the brim | Video Tutorial

Align the 2 short ends together. Work a sl st through the “chain” end of the brim and through the back loops of the other end of the brim. Flip brim right side out so the seam is on the inside.

BODY | Switch to larger hook size

Set up round (Video): Ch1, work sc sts evenly around the brim in multiples of 4. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.

Note: You should have 1sc for every row of brim. Increase number of sc sts to get a number in multiples of 4.

Round 1 (Video): Following the chart, ch1 & work the Waistcoat Stitch as follows: insert hook through the sc st from the last round inserting your hook in the post (between the “V” sts), yo, pull up a tall loop, yo, pull through 2 loops. Rep around. Do not join. You will now work in a continuous round. Place a marker on the first st of every round..

Changing colors (Video): Insert hook through the post (between the “V” sts), yo with cc, pull up a tall loop, yo with mc, pull through 2 loops.

Rep working in a continuous round following the color chart until beanie measures the desired (ear to crown) height measurement (see chart on page 1). Measure from the bottom of the brim. You can crochet more rounds for a slouchy beanie.

DECREASE | Continue to work waistcoat sts with mc

Round 1: 1sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc2tog.

Do not join. You will work in a continuous round.

Round 2: 1sc in every st.

Round 3: *1sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog. Rep from * around.

Round 4: 1sc in every st.

Round 5: *1sc in the next st, sc2tog. Rep from * around.

Rep rounds 4-5 until your hole is small enough to cinch up. End with a sl st before fastening off.

FINISHING Fasten off leaving a long tail. Weave the tail through the sts using your tapestry needle. Pull tail to close and tighten the hole. Secure and weave in your ends.


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