Clancy Crochet Beanie pattern – NatCroMo 2021

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NatCroMo Giveaway!

If you’ve made it to the site by a way other than Crochetville, your thoughts are probably something along the lines of NatCroMo? Uh… whaaaaat? 
And to that, I answer: Yep, NatCroMo. National Crochet Month! Every March the world celebrates crochet! Okay, so maybe not all of the world, but definitely those of us with hooks in our hands. Now that you know, celebrate! (Pssst, celebrating usually involves gifts and prizes, so you should definitely give yourself those hooks you’ve been wanting, or make a joyous stash enhancement yarn purchase!)
To those who are here from Crochetville, HELLO! Welcome to the site! I am very excited to be the designer of the day. Thank you for stopping in. There are links all around… patterns, tutorials, and *ahem* HERE is a list of all my favorite goodies… (remember those prizes we were talking about?! 😄

So, yes. Prizes… I’ve got one for you!
Until 6 p.m. on Saturday, 27 Mar 2021, Texas time (CST), this BRAND NEW Clancy Beanie is available as a free pdf download.


There is no story to this one. Well, nothing exciting anyway. When I was notified my designs were going to be highlighted for the National Crochet Month Blog Hop, I knew I needed to create a new pattern just for the occasion. And because Spring means so many different weather situations around the globe, a quick hat seemed the perfect pattern. Thank you for stopping by. I give you, this fun, quick to stitch, textured hat pattern; Clancy.


About the yarn

Full disclosure, I didn’t buy this yarn thinking “this is going to grow up and be a great hat one day.” Truth is, I have no idea what I bought it for. An affordable, worsted weight, cake of self-striping goodness. Pretty sure no plan was my plan. There are colorways for everyone in this yarn. 29 choices, each having long stretches of 5 different colors (at the time of this writing). I was able to squeeze 2 Clancy Beanies out of 1 cake! Note: the 2nd one is 2 rows shorter than the first, meaning I stopped the hat on Row 16 and started the brim. 
This yarn works up on the thicker side of worsted, making an I/9- 5.50 mm hook a perfect match. It’s acrylic, so it will wash well.

Bernat Pop

Other yarns that would make a great Clancy


LionBrand, Vanna's Choice
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  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 100% Acrylic Rayon


Knit Picks Simply Wool Worsted
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 #4 | Worsted
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 100% Eco Wool


Knit Picks, Chroma Worsted
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 #4 | Worsted
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon

The sizes available

Currently, as written this beanie is for an average teen-adult. I have plans to update the pattern and offer more numbers for children sizes. Drop back by later this evening to see if my day goes as planned and I can get that done for ya! 

Love MAKING HATS? Beanies for Everyone!!

The skills you need

This beanie is made up of slip stitches and double crochets. Yep, that’s it. That said, there is a tricky bit (hint: it’s the joining of the row), BUT! I have filmed an entire walk through VIDEO of the making of this hat for ya. There is also a separate video of only how to work the Adjustable Ring if you just need a quick refresher.

adjustable ring – chain – double – slip stitch

Prefer a PDF?

For ONE DAY ONLY, as part of the Crochetville NatCroMo Blog Hop, you can download this pdf for FREE.  —–THIS OFFER HAS EXPIRED.

Some quick info about this free Clancy hat pattern post:

This post for the Clancy hat has complete directions – or – you can further support this site (& me!) by inexpensively purchasing the pattern as a download and you will receive an ad-free, linked pdf which also includes:

  • Fully written, line by line instruction (English, US terminology with imperial and metric measurements)
  • Complete stitch diagrams
  • Schematic of measurements
  • Interactive Video tutorial links
  • Illustrations
  • Photo tutorials of Ribbing stitching and seaming
  • Customization notes

Getting started

Okay, yes, it’s a hat. Making a gauge swatch is not high on the priority list. That’s okay. This ONE AND ONLY time! Hats are pretty forgiving. Please check the notes on gauge for this hat below.
While you’re here, grab this helpful worksheet I created for you to use on your next project, when making a gauge swatch will be a big deal. Print these off (or keep in your digital notebook) to make the process easier and more enjoyable, I’ve created this FREE worksheet as an easy way to figure out gauge. It helps with the steps, the math, and the organization. 
Blocking Worksheet 

I really hope you enjoy the Stitch Together video for this project! Did you know I also make Tiny Tutorials for useful techniques and stitches? 
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The pattern


A free crochet hat pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez


SHOW IT OFF! Tag @RV.designs (instagram) and use the #ClancyBeanie hashtag to share your in-progress pics of your very cool hat!


YARN Worsted weight (#4 medium); 120 (144) yds [110 (132) m]

Shown Bernat, Pop! (100% acrylic; 280 yd [256 m] / 5 oz [140 g]), 1 cake; Scarlett Sizzle (I was able to make 1 hat of each size provided from one cake).

note Yarn amount(s) given is for hat as shown‮”‬xwritten. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.

HOOK I/9 5.50 mm or size needed to obtain gauge; the hook I used for this and most projects are the Tulip Etimo Rose

NOTIONS Stitch markers (2), tapestry needle

For a complete list of all the tools | supplies I use, find it HERE 


15 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern {see further gauge notes within pattern}.

Finished MEasurements

CIRCUMFERENCE (unstretched) 20” [51  cm]; (stretched) 24” [61 cm] 

HEIGHT (ribbing included) 9¼ (10)” [23.5 (25.5) cm]

Project Level


TECHNIQUES USED adjustable ring – chain – double – slip stitch

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  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • Refer to Special Stitches instruction {below}, picture tutorials {below} and VIDEOS as needed.


  • Number after period (.) at the end of rnds/rows is the stitch count; 12 sts. This means the rnd/row just completed should have 12 stitches.
  • If no stitch count is given at the end of rnd/row, stitch total did not change from previous listing.


Hat is worked crown down in joined, turned, rounds, ribbing is then stitched attaching as worked.


Beg – begin(ning)

BLO – back loop only

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

PM – place marker

Rep – repeat

Rnd(s) – rounds

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

St(s) – stitch(es)

Yo – yarn over


Adjustable ring Leaving a tail of approximately 10” [25.5 cm], make a small ring‮”‬xcircle (1” [2.5 cm] diameter or so), using tension hand, with thumb and middle finger, pinch ring‮”‬xcircle at overlap to keep the yarn from shifting, having working yarn in front, insert hook through ring, draw up a loop, chain 1. Begin pattern. {see Video}.

Stacked dc (Stacked double crochet) Sc in indicated st, insert hook from front to back in leftmost back vertical bar of sc just made, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook. You may replace this stitch with traditional ch 3 if desired. {See Video tutorial}

Join Slip stitch into first stitch of row.

PM (place marker) Place marker in/around stitch just made or as instructed.


Rnd 1 Adjustable ring {see Special Stitches above and Video}, ch 2 counts as dc here and throughout, 11 dc in ring, pull tail to tightly close ring, join {see Special Stithes}, PM in first st to mark beginning of row, move marker up with each row, turn. 12 dc

Tip Place stitch marker of different color in joining sl st to keep it from accidentally being worked into, move up with each row.

Rnd 2 (Sl st, dc) in each st across to end, join, turn. 24 sts 

Rnd 3 (Stacked dc, dc) in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across to end, join, turn. 36 sts

Rnd 4 Sl st in first st, dc in next st, *sl st in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across to end, join, turn.

Gauge check At this point, the width of circle should equal 4” [10 cm].

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Rnd 5 (Stacked dc, dc) in first st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * across to end, join, turn. 48 sts

Rnd 6 Rep Rnd 4.

Rnd 7 (Stacked dc, dc) in first st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to end, join, turn. 60 sts

Rnd 8 Rep Rnd 4.

Rnd 9 Stacked dc in first st, dc in each st across to end, join, turn.

Rnd 10 Rep Rnd 4.

Rnds 11-18 Rep Rows 9-10, do not fasten off.

For shorter hat (9¼”, [23.5 cm]), stop after Rnd 16.

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note Ribbing is 2 ¾” [7 cm].

Row 1 Having RS facing, ch 11, sl st in back ridge of 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across to end, join to body of hat with sl st in BLO of adjacent st of last row, turn {see Ribbing Attachment Tutorial, below}. 11 sts

Row 2 Sl st in BLO of each st across to end, turn. 10 sts

Row 3 Ch 1, sl st in BLO of each st across to end, join to body of hat in BLO of next stitch, turn. 11 sts

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 around hat edge.

Back loop only of next stich.
Insert hook under back loop only.
Yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook).
Draw through both loops on hook.


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Seam ribbing as follows {see Seam Ribbing Tutorial, below}:

Adjust hat so that the RS of the First row of ribbing and the RS of Last row of ribbing are facing.

Move working yarn around to back of hook.

Having the first row of ribbing made in front and the last row of ribbing made in back, working through both thicknesses, slip stitch through horizontal bar of row below {white arrow}, that lies just below the front loop of slip stitches of first row of ribbing {black arrow} and through BLO of coordinating stitches on row in back (last row of ribbing made) across to end.

Adjust so that Right Side of of ends are facing.
Move working yarn around to back of hook.
Slip stitch through flo of front row and blo of back row to join.

Fasten off.


Block to measurements, if desired.

Remove marker(s), weave in ends.

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handwritten signature by Rebecca

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