Snowden Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern

Find the free pattern for this crochet beanie down below or purchase the PDF ad-free printable version here.

Before I started designing this beanie, I set out to make something that would resemble a knitted brim. I love the way a knitted brim looks!

Also, because my sister sent me a photo of some knitted beanies from a chain store and I thought - I could crochet that and it will look even better. (And in my opinion, it looks pretty dang good and will most likely last a lot longer!)

First, I made the faux knit brim, then I alternated front post and back post double crochets to create a seed stitch look. I think it turned out pretty well! Are there any knitters out there? What do you think - does it look knitted?

Overall, I'm 100% stoked about the outcome! It has so much beautiful texture and it's so stylish with that faux fur pom pom!

I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn because I wanted to use a soft, worsted weight yarn that wouldn't make the beanie too stiff. I used the back post and front post double crochet stitches and that can get pretty rigid depending what yarn you use.

The heartland yarn worked up beautifully for this, and the color choices they have in that line are all gorgeous! I definitely recommend using that yarn or something similar like Caron Simply Soft so you end up with a flexible beanie vs. a stiff one.

1 skein Lion Brand Heartland yarn
J/6.00mm hook
Tapestry needle & Scissors
Faux Fur Pom Pom

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Pattern notes:

Beanie is made from the brim up

The foundation double crochets in the beginning of the pattern are necessary to make the brim stretchy.

When working on a row for the main portion, you should be making front post double crochets on top of back post double crochets and vice versa.

In case you need to put down your work in the middle of a row - know that the front post double crochets will look raised when looking at it from the front and the back post crochets will look sunken in.

Gauge: 4” x 4” = 12 st x 7 rows in DC

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, fpdc = front post double crochet, bpdc = back post double crochet, st = stitch(es), dec = decrease

Round 1: Make 66 foundation dc, join to first dc (use tapestry needle to weave and sew bottom of dc stitches together)
Round 2: Ch 2, *FPDC, BPDC, repeat from * around, join to first DC
Round 3-6: Repeat Round 2
Round 7: Ch 2, *BPDC, FPDC, repeat from * around, join to first DC
Round 8: Ch 2, *FPDC, BPDC, repeat from * around, join to first DC
Round 9-18: Repeat Round 7 and 8
Round 19: Ch 2, *dc in next 3 st, dc dec, repeat from * around, join to first dc
Round 20: Ch 2, *dc in next 2 st, dc dec, repeat from * around, join to first dc
Round 21: Ch 2, *dc in next st, dc dec, repeat from * around, join to first dc
Round 22: Ch 2, dec around, join to first dc
Fasten off, leave tail to sew up hole.

Add pom pom to top of beanie.


  1. Love the beanie, but LOVE these photos! What a lovely backdrop and you look beautiful in your beanie.

  2. Do you have a tutorial on how to do the dc foundation chain? Thank you so much for the pattern. It is beautiful.


  3. what a lovely pattern! very easy yet very impactful stitch work. definitely easy enough for a motivated beginner, especially one who needs to practice their post stitching. thanks for sharing. :) i’m just finishing up my first one in a charcoal gray color, but i will be back to this pattern again i’m sure!

  4. maybe its just me bc i skipped the brim part but mine doesn't seem to look anything like the picture! such a cute hat! hope i figure it out :/

    1. and yes... quite lovely when you figure it out! thanks for the pattern!

    2. I too can't find the 'brim' part. The pattern starts right away with the posting. What am I doing wrong?

    3. The pattern starts with single crochet foundations and then it does start right away with alternating the front and back post double crochets - that will make the brim for the first couple rows :)

  5. Absolutely beautiful hat! I'm a beginner to crochet (self taught from YouTube videos) and I almost gave up in the beginning of the pattern because the post stitches felt so awkward to my newbie hands, but I'm so glad I stuck it out - the hat came out wonderful! Thank you so much for the pattern with such clear instructions!!