The Bonanza Beanie

The Bonanza Beanie ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
The Bonanza Beanie ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

I love patterns that are easy to adjust to any size that you need, and this is another one of those. The crochet hat pattern is given in a simple multiple of two. It’s started at the brim, which can be crocheted in any even number of rows until it reaches comfortably around your head. Then simply continue in the rounds until it’s long enough to reach over the head.

It’s a pretty and cozy hat, making it great for everyone from baby to adult. And if you’re looking for a cozy cowl to go with this hat, check out our collection of crochet cowls.

And it’s even got a cool pom pom, which is totally optional, but it does add a lovely touch. Here is a short tutorial on how to make a pom pom.

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver #4
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm & I/9-5.50mm

Gauge: 1″ over 4 sts.

Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 9″ across by 8.5″ high.


Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Esc = Extended Single Crochet
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

Special Stitch Instructions:

Extended Single Crochet (ESC): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through one loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Pattern Instructions:

Ribbing Rows

Row 1: With H hook, Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 7 chs. Turn. (8 sc)

Rows 2-64: Ch 1, blsc in each st across. Turn. (8 sts) Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference to fit around head, and making sure to end in an even number of rows.

Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free lps of starting chs.

Working in the Round

Rnd 1: With I hook and working along the ribbing edge and into every ribbing row. Ch 1 and sc in each ribbing row around; join with sl st in first sc. (64 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next st, (esc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * around to last st; sk last st; join with sl st in first esc. (32 esc and ch-1 sps)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, *sk ch-1, 2 sc in next esc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. (64 sts)

Rnds 4-22: Rep rnds 2-3 ending last row at rnd 2.

Rnd 23: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as join and into each esc st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off leaving a 10″ tail. Weave tail end through last round made and pull tight. Weave tail end in to secure.

Pom Pom

Wrap the yarn over four fingers roughly about 100 times. Going in between the middle two fingers, wrap a double strand of yarn around the yarn and pull somewhat tight. Then cut along the sides of the hand and remove from hand. Take the double strand of yarn and pull it as tight as you can to secure all the loose strands. Trim down to desired size. Refer to this tutorial on making a pom pom.

The bonanza beanie is also available on Ravelry and Etsy in an ad-free PDF.

You might also be interested in the rest of the CNC Crochet Hat Collection here on CNC:

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Crochet Hats ~ FREE Crochet Patterns

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