The Harvest Beanie Crochet Pattern

The Harvest Beanie Crochet Pattern

Crochet Shell Stitch Hat!

This crochet hat has a beautiful texture because of the alternating shell stitches. This hat wasn’t part of the plan! I’ve got this really cool sketch book with designs and ideas that will someday make their way on to my blog. This hat wasn’t part of that book. This project was a break from trying to design and I was planning to never release the pattern because someone else had surely already done it.

As it turns out, there are lots of shell stitch hats. There don’t seem to be many that are exactly like this one. I asked you, my yarn people, if you wanted it. The response was quite specific! I bet you can guess the answer since you’ll see the pattern typed up below!

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This pattern can be worn as a slouchy beanie or you can fold the brim over to be a fitted hat!

For this pattern, you’ll need a few things!



  • Ch – chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sts – stitches
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SlSt – Slip Stitch



Ch 11

R1: HDC in second ch from hook and in each st across (10 HDC)

R2-48: ch 1 and turn, HDC in BLO of next 9 sts, HDC in last st  (10 HDC) – ch does not count as a st

At this point, the brim should fit around your head. And be about 20 inches long. Measuring is a good idea so you don’t have to redo it. If you’re much longer than 20 inches, you may need to go down a hook size.

Fold the brim to bring the short ends together. Sl St the starting ch to the corresponding hdc st from the last row to make your brim into a circle. Do not cut your yarn! Continue on to the rest of the hat!

Hat Body


R1: HDC in the end of each row around the brim (48 HDC), Sl St to the top of ch 1 from the beginning of the round

R2: Ch 1! Skip the first st, *5 DC in next st, skip next st, sc in next st*, repeat from * to * around (12 fans), sl st to beginning ch1 space

R3: Ch 2 and DC twice into same space (half fan), *skip 2 sts and SC in next st (top of fan), skip 2 sts, 5 DC in next space (SC from previous round)*, repeat * to * around (11 full fans), SC in top of last fan, 2DC in beginning space (finish half fan) and sl st to the top of ch 2

R4: Ch 1, Skip first 2 sts, *5 DC in next st, skip next 2 sts, SC in next (top of fan)*, repeat from * to * around (12 fans), sl st to beginning ch1 space

R5-14: Repeat rounds 3 and 4 until you have a total of 13 full fan rows

This is a one skein project! My favorite kind!

Decrease rounds:

R15: Ch 2,  1 DC in the same stitch (2/3 of a fan complete), *skip 2 stitches, SC in the next (top of fan), skip 2 stitches, 3 DC in the next (SC from previous round)*, repeat from * to * around, SC in top of last fan. 1 DC in beginning space (3/3 fan). SLST into top of CH 2 to close

R16: Ch 1, skip 1 stitch, *3 DC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sc in next (top of fan from previous round), *repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st to ch 1

R17: Repeat round 15 with HDC instead of DC for the fans

R18: Repeat round 16 with HDC instead of DC for the fans

R19: Ch1 and HDC in each sc and in the top of each fan skipping the other sts.

Close the top

After sl st to join, pull a long tail through. Use the long tail to weave the top closed. 

Weave through every 3rd st and pull tight to close.

Weave in the ends and you’re done!

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The brim folds if you want a more fitted hat!