Free Crochet Pattern: Be Mine Beanie

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. You need a gift, but your budget hasn’t recovered from Christmas yet. What do you do? Crochet one!

The Be Mine Beanie uses one or two skeins of super bulky yarn and a size L hook. It works up fast and won’t break the bank. There are some optional finishing touches you can add to it, too.  I made mine all in one color, but you could always do two colors or more if you want stripes.

I know you’re ready to get started, so let’s do it.

Be Mine Beanie Pattern


2 balls Lion Brand Hometown in Honolulu Hibiscus
Faux Fur pompom
Tapestry needle


  • The border and any flowers or hearts can be done in a complimentary color.
  • If you want your hat to fit closer, leave out row 5 or use a size K hook.

Special stitches:

  • Crab stitch: Also known as reverse single crochet, to work the crab stitch, insert your hook into the stitch behind the current stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. First crab stitch/reverse single crochet made. Continue around. As you  work the crab stitch, you will notice it makes a ropey row as the border.


Ch: chain
DC: double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
St/s: Stitch/es


Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a circle
Row 1: Ch 3, 9 DC in the circle, sl st to 3rd ch in ch 3 to join (10 DC)
Row 2: Ch 3, DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around, join (20)
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 DC in next st, *1 DC in next ch, 2 DC in next, rep from * around, 2 DC in last st, join (30)
Row 4: Ch 3, DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, * DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st, rep from * around (40)
Row 5: Ch 3, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st, * DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next st, rep from * around (50)
Row 6-11: Ch 3, DC in each st around (50)


Row 12: Ch 1, crab stitch in each st around, join, fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Finishing options: 

  • Add a faux fur pompom
  • Crochet a heart or flower to add to it.

You’re Done!

If you make a beanie with this pattern, use the #beminebeanie hashtag on Instagram or Facebook and tag me. I would love to see what you make.

I have other free patterns if you would like to see them. The Frosted Windows Scarf was posted last month and the Double-Layer Beanie was published some time before that.

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