Forget Me Not Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern by: Amber Wheeler (funkifybers.com)
Here is my Forget Me Not Beanie pattern, it can be made into a messy bun hat or a closed top hat. I came up with this name because the very first one I made had a perfect blue flower that reminded me of Alaska’s state flower. I know the flower I created for this hat doesn’t perfectly resemble a forget me not, but I loved the name and it stuck instantaneously. This is such an easy pattern but the outcome is very beautiful. I hope you enjoy making this hat as much as I enjoyed designing it! I have another post on this blog just for the flower with a video tutorial, you can find that video here.
- One cake of Lion Brand Mandala
- 1 button of your choice
Hook size for Hat:
Size USH8/5.00 MM crochet hook (for loose tension)
Size USI9/5.50 MM crochet hook (for tighter tension, you might even have to go up one more hook size if you have a really tight tension)
Hook size for Flower:
I would suggest using a USG6/4.00 MM crochet hook
or a USH8/5.00 MM crochet hook so the flower isn’t too loose and floppy.
sl st- slip stitch
rsc- reverse single crochet, or crab stitch
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
dc inc- double crochet increase (work two dc’s in same st)
edc- extended double crochet (yarn over, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through one loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops)
fptr- front post treble/tripple crochet
p- picot (ch 3, sl st into top of last st made)
- This Hat is worked in the round starting at the top
- Stitch count for the end of each round are in the [brackets].
- sl st to join each round
- ch 1 at the beginning of each round (does not count as first stitch)
- To begin as closed top hat start at round 1
- To begin as messy bun hat: ch 36, sl st into first ch, (now start working at **Round 4, crocheting around your chain)
- I never cut my Mandala cakes to manipulate the colors, I let them flow. That’s the beauty of the yarn!
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Round 1- ch 2, dc 12 sts into first ch, sl st to join [12 dc sts]
Round 2- ch 1, * dc inc * repeat from * to * 11 times, sl st to join [24 dc sts]
Round 3- ch 1, * dc, dc inc * repeat from * to * 11 times, sl st to join [36 dc sts]
**Round 4- ch 1, * dc 2 sts, dc inc * repeat from * to * 11 times, sl st to join [48 dc sts]
Round 5- ch 1, * dc 3 sts, dc inc * repeat from * to * 11 times, sl st to join [60 dc sts]
Round 6- ch 1, dc 3 sts into the first st, * skip 2 sts, dc 3 sts into the next st * repeat from * to * 18 times, sl st to join [60 dc sts]
Round 7- ch 1, dc 3 sts into the space directly under your hook, (working in between the dc clusters from previous round) * dc 3 sts into next space * repeat from * to * 18 times, sl st to join [60 dc sts]
Rounds 8-16- repeat Round 7 nine times
Round 17- ch 1, * dc 3 sts, fptr 3 sts * repeat from * to * 9 times, sl st to join [30 dc sts, 30 fptr sts]
Round 18- repeat Round 17
Round 19- ch 1, 60 rsc sts, end off and sew in ends [60 rsc sts]
If you leave enough of a starting tail you can use it to sew the button to your flower. I actually use it to add the button and flower to the hat at the same time, instead of sewing the flower to my hat.
Round 1- ch 2, hdc 10 sts into first ch, sl st to join [10 hdc sts]
Round 2- ch 8, sl st into next st, * sl st into next st, ch 8, sl st into next st * repeat from * to * 3 times, sl st into first ch 8 space [40 ch sts]
Round 3- (now you are making the 5 petals of the flower) (working in the ch 8 space you just slip stitched into) ch 1, sc, hdc, edc 3 sts, p, edc 2 sts, dc, hdc, sc, *(continue directly into the next ch 8 space) sc, hdc, dc, edc 3 sts, p, edc 2 sts, dc, hdc, sc * repeat from to * 3 times, sl st to join, end off yarn and weave in the end [55 dc sts, 6 p sts]
Now sew your button onto your flower and add your flower to your new beautiful hat 🙂
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