HDC Beanie

Half Double Crochet Beanie

JANUARY 2, 2020

I have been meaning to write a Half Double Crochet (hdc) beanie pattern for some time now. You all seem to really like my Basic Beanie pattern which uses double crochet stitches so I thought you'd also like a hdc beanie pattern.

I used the exact same worsted weight yarn (all hats were made from the same skein) for my samples because I wanted my measurements to be as accurate and consistent as possible. Please check your gauge before starting your own hat.

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Looking for a pattern using Bulky #5 weight yarn? CLICK HERE to visit my Basic Beanie (double crochet) pattern!

Looking for a pattern using Super Bulky #6 weight yarn? CLICK HERE to go to my SUPER Bulky Beanie Pattern!
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Looking for a hat pattern using double crochet (dc) stitches?  CLICK HERE to go to my Double Crochet (dc) Beanie.
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Looking for a pattern using Bulky #5 weight yarn? CLICK HERE to go to my Bulky Beanie Pattern.
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I 5.5 mm crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn

preemie, 0/3m, 3/6m, 6/12m, toddler, child & adult

-you are crocheting in the round

-hat is worked from the top down

-the ch at the beginning of each round never counts as your first stitch

-you can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the second to last row

-Some of my sizes have a hat height that is shorter than the size chart recommends. I felt that some of the hats ended up being too tall. I based my opinion on my experience measuring hats for myself, my kids and my Etsy Shop customers. You can simply add a few more rounds of hdc if you want your hat to be taller.

CLICK HERE to watch my HDC video tutorial
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16 hdc= 4" and 12 rows= 4"

This is the hat size guide that I use to design my hats. This guide was made by Jeanne Steinhilber for The Crochet Crowd. You can read the original post here.

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 3 to 3.5 inches

Height: 4 to 4.5 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 3.5 inches

Height: 4 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freecrown measures 3.5 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freeheight measures 4 inches

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnds 5– 12: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [44]

Rnd 13 : ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [44]

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 3.5 to 5 inches

Height: 6 to 6.5 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 4.25 inches

Height: 5.5 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freecrown measures 4.25 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freeheight measures 5.5 inches

I 5.5mm crochet hook 

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 10 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnds 6– 16: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [48]

Rnd 17: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [48]

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 5 to 5.25 inches

Height: 6 to 6.25 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 5 inches

Height: 6 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freecrown measures 5 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freeheight measures 6 inches

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 10 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 11 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnds 7– 17: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [52]

Rnd 18: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [52]

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 5.25 to 5.5 inches

Height: 6.25 to 6.5 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 5.5 inches

Height: 6.25 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freecrown measures 5.5 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freeheight measures 6.25 inches

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 10 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 11 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 12 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnds 8– 18: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [56]

Rnd 19: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [56]

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 6 to 6.25 inches

Height: 7.25 to 7.5 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 6 inches

Height: 6.75 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freecrown measures 6 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freeheight measures 6.75 inches

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 10 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 11 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 12 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 13 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnds 9– 20: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [60]

Rnd 21: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [60]

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 6.25 to 6.5 inches

Height: 7.5 to 8 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 6.5 inches

Height: 7.5 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freecrown measures 6.5 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freeheight measures 7.5 inches

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 10 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 11 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 12 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 13 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 14 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 14 sts*, join [64]

Rnds 10– 22: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [64]

Rnd 23: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [64]

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 7 to 7.5 inches

Height: 8.5 to 9 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 7 inches

Height: 8.25 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freecrown measures 7 inches

half double crochet beanie hat pattern freeheight measures 8.25 inches

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 10 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 11 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 12 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 13 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 14 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 14 sts*, join [64]

Rnd 10: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 15 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 15 sts*, join [68]

Rnds 11– 24: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [68]

Rnd 25: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [68]

I hope you like my pattern. Please share pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook. I love to see your creations!

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