Free Crocheted Cactus Beanie Pattern in 5 Sizes


Crocheted Cacti Beanies

Would you like to make your own Crocheted Cactus Beanie? A few years ago, I had a special request for a cactus beanie and I came up with this pattern. I’m super excited to share my Free Crocheted Cactus Beanie Pattern. It’s super fun and easy to make, works up from the brim up, and available in 5 sizes: new born, 6-18 months, toddler, youth and adult sizes.

My sons are in love with these so they are gender neutral and you can play around by adding different color pom poms and/or flowers. The flower pattern can be worked up in a variety of hook sizes, I used hook sizes H and on these beanies.

In the New Born style, I created the option of using 2 colors by carrying the Bone color behind. This can be done in any of the sizes. You will change colors on the 2nd double crochet and then back at the end of the front post double crochet. So, when you yarn over and pull through the 2nd time in making your double crochet to complete your double crochet is when you switch color. You crochet over the yarn carried behind so it creates a virtually invisible color change in between color changes. When creating body, you’re chain 2 will count as a stitch. This is designed to create an invisible join. Depending on the style you will start you brim in counts of 3 or 4. The chain 2 is included in the total number of stitches.

Baby Crocheted Cactus Beanie

Materials Needed:

Worsted Weight Yarn. I used a variety of brands, Red Heart With Love, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Yarnspirations Caron Simply Soft & Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn. I’ll list what colors I used before each pattern.

I Hook, I use a Clover Armour

Tapestry Needle

Pom Pom Maker, I use the Clover Pom Pom Makers

Abbreviations:

CH = Chain Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

FP SC = Front Post Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SC TOG = Single Crochet Together

All Beanie’s are made from the brim up, so you make the brim first and then work your way up.

New Born Crocheted Cactus Beanie Pattern

NEW BORN

I used Red Hearts Yarn With Love in Mango for brim and Bright Pink for pom pom. Caron Simply Soft in Pistachio and Bone for body. Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Pink for the flower.

Brim:

Chain 7
Row 1: Single Crochet in 2nd stitch from chain. Single Crochet Across. You will end up with 6 SC.
Row 2 – Row 46: CH 1, SC across.
At the end of Row 46 you will take brim and put two ends together and Slip Stitch up, the turn so Slip stich on the inside. Fasten off yarn. I will note some like to Whip Stitch their brims, which ever method you prefer will work.

Body:

Attach green yarn, I used Pistachio by Caron Simpy Soft. You’re Chain 2 will count as a stitch, this makes an invisible join on beanie.
Row 1: CH 2, DC (Complete you DC by switching to Bone yarn), DC (Complete by switching back to Bone yarn), DC 2 in Pistachio switch color, 1 DC in Bone Switch Color, you will continue until you have 47 stitches plus your CH 2 which equals 48 stitches total. Slip Stitch to top of first CH 2.
Row 2: CH 2, DC (complete by changing color), FP DC (complete by changing color), you will do this all around and end with a FP DC (complete by changing color) and SL ST to top of CH 2.
Row 3 – Row 9: Repeat Row 2
Row 10: CH 1, SC TOG in every 2 stitches around. This will synch up top to make it easiser to sew together. SL ST to CH 1, leave a long tail to sew top up. Sew in each SC and pull yarn to close whole and sew ends in on inside.

Baby Crocheted Cactus Beanie Pattern

BABY 6 –18 Months

I used Red Hearts Yarn With Love in Mango for brim and Bright Pink for flower. Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Pistachio for body.

Brim:

Chain 8
Row 1: Single Crochet in 2nd stitch from chain. Single Crochet Across. You will end up with 7 SC.
Row 2 – Row 52: CH 1, SC across.
At the end of Row 52 you will take brim and put two ends together and Slip Stitch up, the turn so Slip stich on the inside. Fasten off yarn. I will note some like to Whip Stitch their brims, which ever method you prefer will work.

Body:

Attach green yarn, I used Pistachio by Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn. You’re Chain 2 will count as a stitch, this makes an invisible join on beanie.
Row 1: CH 2, 53 DC around. CH 2 plus 53 DC equals 54 stitches total. Slip Stitch to top of first CH 2.
Row 2: CH 2, DC, FP DC, you will do this all around and end with a FP DC and SL ST to top of CH 2.
Row 3 – Row 1: Repeat Row 2
Row 12: CH 1, SC TOG in every 2 stitches around. This will synch up top to make it easier to sew together. SL ST to CH 1.
Row 13: SC TOG in every 2 stitches again, SL ST to CH 1. Leave a long tail to sew top up. Sew in each SC and pull yarn to close whole and sew ends in on inside.

Toddler Crocheted Cactus Beanie Pattern

Toddler

I used Red Hearts Yarn With Love in Mango for brim and Bright Pink for flower. Caron Simply Soft in Chartreuse for body. Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Pink for pom pom.

Brim:

Chain 8
Row 1: Single Crochet in 2nd stitch from chain. Single Crochet Across. You will end up with 7 SC.
Row 2 – Row 56: CH 1, SC across.
At the end of Row 56 you will take brim and put two ends together and Slip Stitch up, the turn so Slip stich on the inside. Fasten off yarn. I will note some like to Whip Stitch their brims, which ever method you prefer will work.

Body:

Attach green yarn, I used Chartreuse by Caron Simply Soft. You’re Chain 2 will count as a stitch, this makes an invisible join on beanie.
Row 1: CH 2, 56 DC around. CH 2 plus 56 DC equals 57 stitches total. Slip Stitch to top of first CH 2.
Row 2: CH 2, DC, FP DC, you will do this all around and end with a FP DC and SL ST to top of CH 2.
Row 3 – Row 11: Repeat Row 2
NOTE: You can add as many rows as you would like if you need beanie to be a bit taller. Just continue to next 2 steps.
Row 12: CH 1, SC TOG in every 2 stitches around. This will synch up top to make it easier to sew together. SL ST to CH 1.
Row 13: SC TOG in every 2 stitches again, SL ST to CH 1. Leave a long tail to sew top up. Sew in each SC and pull yarn to close whole and sew ends in on inside.

Youth Crocheted Cactus Beanie Pattern

YOUTH

I used Red Hearts Yarn With Love in Mango for brim and Daffodil for pom pom. Vanna’s Choice in Fern for body.

Brim:

Chain 11
Row 1: Single Crochet in 2nd stitch from chain. Single Crochet Across. You will end up with 10 SC.
Row 2 – Row 62: CH 1, SC across.
At the end of Row 62 you will take brim and put two ends together and Slip Stitch up, the turn so Slip stich on the inside. Fasten off yarn. I will note some like to Whip Stitch their brims, which ever method you prefer will work.

Body:

Attach green yarn, I used Fern by Vanna’s Choice. You’re Chain 2 will count as a stitch, this makes an invisible join on beanie.
Row 1: CH 2, 62 DC around. CH 2 plus 62 DC equals 63 stitches total. Slip Stitch to top of first CH 2.
Row 2: CH 2, DC, FP DC, you will do this all around and end with a FP DC and SL ST to top of CH 2.
Row 3 – Row 12: Repeat Row 2
NOTE: You can add as many rows as you would like if you need beanie to be a bit taller. Just continue to next step.
Row 13: CH 1, SC TOG in every 2 stitches around. This will synch up top to make it easier to sew together. SL ST to CH 1. Leave a long tail to sew top up. Sew in each SC and pull yarn to close whole and sew ends in on inside.

Adult Crocheted Cactus Beanie

ADULT

I used Red Hearts Yarn With Love in Mango for brim and Bright Pink for pom pom. Vanna’s Choice in Olive for body and Pink for Flower.

Brim:

Chain 13
Row 1: Single Crochet in 2nd stitch from chain. Single Crochet Across. You will end up with 12 SC.
Row 2 – Row 64: CH 1, SC across.
At the end of Row 64 you will take brim and put two ends together and Slip Stitch up, the turn so Slip stich on the inside. Fasten off yarn. I will note some like to Whip Stitch their brims, which ever method you prefer will work.

Body:

Attach green yarn, I used Olive by Vanna’s Choice. You’re Chain 2 will count as a stitch, this makes an invisible join on beanie. This is a count of 4 so 3 DC, 1 FPDC.
Row 1: CH 2, 63 DC around. CH 2 plus 63 DC equals 64 stitches total. Slip Stitch to top of first CH 2.
Row 2: CH 2, 2 DC, FP DC, you will do this all around and end with a FP DC and SL ST to top of CH 2.
Row 3 – Row 13: Repeat Row 2
NOTE: You can add as many rows as you would like if you need beanie to be a bit taller. Just continue to next step.
Row 14: CH 1, SC TOG in every 2 stitches around. This will synch up top to make it easier to sew together. SL ST to CH 1. Leave a long tail to sew top up. Sew in each SC and pull yarn to close whole and sew ends in on inside.

Toddler Crocheted Cactus Beanie

Youth Crocheted Cactus Beanie

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