Berries n’ Cream Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

Here is my adorable new Berries n’ Cream Beanie Crochet Pattern. Continue reading for the instructions and the story behind this pattern.

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This cute lil’ beanie looks yummy enough to eat! I love the ombré style for beanies, and I was making this pattern with Valentine’s Day in mind so I decided to use fruity, “berry” colors for the bottom and a creamy color for the top. With a cute little pom-pom on top, the finished product makes me think of berries and whipped cream, or a strawberry dipped in white chocolate! ♡

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The stitch used for this beanie gives it an extra cute texture. I knew I wanted to use some sort of puffy stitch but couldn’t decide between popcorn, puffs, bobbles, or berries. I finally chose the Berry Stitch because I really loved the idea of matching the stitch with the name, and that’s how the Berries n’ Cream Beanie was officially born!

This cute hat is constructed by creating a ribbing and then working in the round to crochet the beanie from the bottom to the top.

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Want another free, easy pattern? I just recently created an adorable heart pattern that’s super quick and fun to make! My Little Hearts Crochet Pattern be found here.

This pattern is made using Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran. I love this yarn because it’s nice and soft and there are tons of colors to choose from! I can’t wait to experiment more with the color combos – I think a Blueberries n’ Cream Beanie would be super cute to add to the collection. Any worsted/aran (weight 4) yarn will work perfectly fine, just be sure to check your gauge!

Rose Red, Bubblegum Pink, and Champagne White

This pattern is for an adult size beanie. You can adjust the sizing a little bit by using larger or smaller crochet hooks. I will be writing another pattern featuring all sizes, including baby sizes, super soon! Make sure you subscribe to my blog to get notified when the new pattern is available.

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The Berries n’ Cream Beanie can be made without a Pom-Pom of course, but I think they look especially cute with the Pom-Pom on top! If you’re using 2 full (3.5oz) balls of yarn you’ll have more than enough yardage to make the ombré beanie and a big, fluffy Pom-Pom.

Alright enough talk, get your yarn out and let’s get started!

Materials:

Crochet Hooks: 5.5mm & 6.5mm

Yarn: Worsted/Aran weight yarn.

Recommended: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran – 1 ball (3.5oz) Champagne White & 1 ball (3.5oz) Bubblegum Pink

Other: Yarn needle, scissors

For pom-pom: pom-pom maker (3&3/8”), yarn scraps

Gauge:

Check your gauge by measuring a swatch of the ribbing using the 5.5mm hook

2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) swatch = 8 sts x 5 rows

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Finished Measurements:

Circumference: Approximately 18” (46cm)

Length (without pom pom): Approximately 8.5” (21.5cm)

This beanie has some stretch and fits most adult head sizes from 19 to 22 inches.

Key:

St/StsStitch/Stitches
Sl StSlip Stitch
ChChain
HdcHalf double crochet
Hdc2togHdc 2 sts together (decrease)
BLOBack loop only
YOYarn over
WSWrong side
RSRight side

Notes:

  • This is an easy/beginner level crochet pattern
  • Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • The stitch count at the end of each row is shown in parenthesis ( )
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch
  • This beanie is started by making a ribbing and then working in the round from the bottom to the top
  • This pattern is for an adult sized beanie (fits head sizes from about 19” to 22”)
  • One Berry Stitch counts as 1 st
  • Use two colors to give your beanie the “berries n’ cream” look, starting with a Berry Color, and switching to a Cream Color (I used Bubblegum Pink and Champagne White by Paintbox).
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The Stitch:

The cute stitch that gives this beanie its name is the Berry Stitch. If you’re not familiar with the Berry Stitch, follow these simple instructions to learn how to construct a berry:

  • Step 1: YO, insert hook, YO, pull through. You’ll have 3 loops on your hook after this step.
  • Step 2: YO and pull through one of the loops on your hook.
  • Step 3: YO, insert hook, YO, pull through. Now you’ll have 5 loops on your hook.
  • Step 4: YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. Now you have a finished berry stitch!

Pattern:

Ribbing:

Start with your Berry Color and a 5.5mm hook

Ch 11

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch across. (10)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in the BLO in each st across until you get to the last st. Hdc through both loops on the last st. (10)

Rows 3 – 48: Repeat row 2

*Do not cut the yarn until you change to the Cream Color.

Fold your ribbing in half so you can create a seam along the short edges. When folded, the last row should be facing WS out & the first row facing RS out. Create a seam with a row of slip stitches.

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Beanie:

Switch to a 6.5mm hook

Turn your ribbing right-side-out and ch 1 to start the 1st round

Round 1: Hdc into the ends of each row from the ribbing, adding 1 extra hdc at the beginning of the round, and 1 extra hdc at the end of the round. (50)

You should end the 1st round with 50 hdc’s.

Close the round with a sl st.

Round 2: Ch 1, turn. *Berry, sc* [repeat from * to * until you get to the end of the round]. Close round with a sl st. (50)

Round 3: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st. Close the round with a sl st. (50)

Round 4: Ch 1, turn. *Sc, berry* [repeat from * to * until you get to the end of the round]. Close round with a sl st. (50)

Round 5: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st. Close the round with a sl st. (50)

Rounds 6-7: Repeat Rounds 2-3

Switch to your Cream Color

Rounds 8-9: Repeat Rounds 4-5

Round 10: Ch 1, turn. *Berry, sc* [repeat from * to * until you get to the end of the round]. Close round with a sl st. (50)

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Round 11: Ch 1, turn. *Hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog* [repeat from * to * to the end of round 11]. Close round with a sl st. (45)

Round 12: Ch 1, turn. *Sc, berry* [repeat from * to * to the end of round 12]. Close round with a sl st. (45)

Round 13: Ch 1, turn. *Hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog* [repeat from * to * to the end of round 13]. Close round with a sl st. (40)

Round 14: Ch 1, turn. *Berry, sc* [repeat from * to * to the end of round 14]. Close round with a sl st. (40)

Round 15: Ch 1, turn. *Hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog* [repeat from * to * to the end of round 15]. Close round with a sl st. (35)

Round 16: Ch 1, turn. *Hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog* [repeat from * to * to the end of round 16]. Close round with a sl st. (30)

Round 17: Ch 1, turn. *Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog* [repeat from * to * to the end of round 17]. Close round with a sl st. (25)

Cut the yarn (leaving a long tail for sewing around the top), and fasten off.

Finishing Instructions:

Turn your beanie inside-out. Using your yarn needle, weave the tail in and out of the stitches around the top of your beanie. Pull the end tight to cinch it. Sew the top closed and tie it off securely. Weave in yarn ends & turn your beanie right side out.

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Pom-Pom Instructions:

Using your pom-pom maker, make a fluffy pom-pom with your Cream Color. Tie your pom-pom off leaving long tails to attach it to the beanie.

Using your crochet hook, pull pom-pom tails though the top of the beanie. Turn the beanie inside out and tie pom-pom tails securely.

Next, weave the yarn tails back through the top of the beanie and incorporate them into the pom-pom. Cut the tails so that they are the same length as the pom-pom strands.

This pattern and all photos are the property of Noelebelle by Nina Noel. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be redistributed or altered and sold. If you wish to sell your finished beanies please sell small quantities only, and provide credit for my design along with a link to my shop and/or this blog.

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Blog link: https://noelebellecrochet.com

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