Inside – The Dandelion Beanie is a fun + functional winter hat for every girl. Learn all about this crochet pattern, and where to purchase the crochet pattern.

The Dandelion Beanie is inspired by my daughter, Emma. My feisty little girl who loves wildflowers and the outdoors. Confession : she’s barely 11 months old when this pattern releases. However, she is surrounded with wildflowers, cacti, horses, and the outdoors. Therefore, this beanie is chock full of fun, whimsical, and diverse stitches to create a one-of-a-kind hat suitable for a unique little girl.

crochet beanie

Inspiration from 2019

Currently, I’m writing this section in remembrance of a time when my little girl was a baby. Back then, I had more say over what surrounded my daughter. Reason why I decorated her room with flowers and wild (stuffed) animals. I took her on as many hikes as we could muster togerher.. until flat out refused to hike with me.

Four years later (today in 2024), my sweet feisty girl loves all things pink, twirly dresses, and ballet. She prefers to help in the garden, pick her own bouquet of flowers, rather than spend a few hours walking in the forest. Emma shows me what a different kind of wild looks like. One a bit more homegrown than primitive. The Dandelion Beanie still is the perfect winter hat for her.

Note on the Wear + Fit

Emma and I proudly wear our Dandelion Crochet Beanies every winter. However, these hat stretched over time from wearing, washing, and drying. The plus side – the Toddle Size grew with Emma. The downside – the adult size is now too big for my head. Since the design of this beanie, I’ve grown better at properly sizing hats, headbands and garments. So, what does this mean for you, the crocheter?

  1. Please check your head circumference and make a gauge swatch prior to starting this crochet pattern.
    • You made need to size down in the crochet pattern OR in your hook size.
  2. The toddler and child sizes will grow overtime with the person. The adult size, may not last as long.

Consider resizing this hat on the very long list of remakes for me. ๐Ÿ˜…

Materials Needed

  • YarnLoops & Threads Impeccable, worsted weight #4 (277yds/253m per 4.5oz/127.5g skein)
    — 1 skein of Aran (MC)
    — 1 skein of Soft Rose (CC)
  • Crochet Hook I/9 (5.50mm)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape

Gauge + Finished Size

13 hdc sts x 9.5 rows = 4 inch square

Check your gauge before starting this hat to ensure the finished measurements are correct. If you need to, change your hook size to attain the correct gauge.

Finished Size (Adult)
Height — 8 inches
Width — 11.5 inches
Circumference — 23 inches

Stitch Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.

  • CH โ€“ chain
  • SC โ€“ single crochet
  • HDC โ€“ half double crochet
  • DC โ€“ double crochet
  • CSC โ€“ center single crochet
  • BPDC โ€“ back post double crochet
  • BLO – back loop only
  • ST(S) โ€“ stitch(es)
  • RND โ€“ round
  • MC โ€“ main color
  • CC โ€“ contrasting color
  • YO โ€“ yarn over

Helpful Tutorials Used In This Pattern

Pattern Instructions

Update February 21, 2024 – In 2024, I decided to take ads off the HDY Blog. You can read through my thought process in this blog post here. As of today, this crochet pattern will no longer be available as a free pattern. If you’d like to crochet the Dandelion Beanie, you can purchase the PDF on Etsy or Ravelry. Thank you for understanding, and supporting independent crochet designers like me. ๐Ÿงก

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