Crochet Spiral Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

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We’re heading out to Big Bear Lake and I’ll need a beanie to keep my head warm.  I crocheted a spiral beanie and I’m sharing the pattern with you!

This pattern is adult size, and uses front post double crochets (fpdc), double crochets (dc), and single crochets (sc).  It works in rounds to form the beanie.

I used chunky yarn (weight 5 “bulky”) and Crochet Hook Size N:

Start:  Chain 8, sl st to first ch

Round 1:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 15 dc into ring

Round 2:  1 fpdc in every dc (15 sts)

Round 3:  1 fpdc in fpdc from previous round below, 1 dc in next sp.  Repeat [1 fpdc, 1 dc], for a total 30 sts.

Round 4:  1 fpdc in fpdc from previous round below, 2 dc in next sp.  Repeat [1 fpdc, 2 dc] for a total of 45 sts.

Rounds 5-14:  1 fpdc in fpdc from previous round below, 3 dc in next sp.  Repeat [1 fpdc, 3 dc] for a total of 60 sts each round.

Rounds 15-16:  1 fpdc in fpdc from previous round below, 2 dc in next sp.  Repeat [1 fpdc, 2 dc] for a total of 45 sts each round.

Round 17-20:  Sc in each st for a total of 45 sts each round.  Tie off and weave in ends.  Done!

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Here’s what the beanie looks like halfway through.  The beautiful spiral starts to appear!

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Have you tried this pattern?  Let me know what you think!

  • Pa - This is the best daughter was so happy..January 17, 2018 – 10:16 amReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Thompson - Susie, I just love this pattern. It works up so quickly and looks fabulous. I made them for Christmas gifts this year. They were a big hit!January 2, 2018 – 11:26 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Cheryl, I’m so glad to hear it! Thanks for visiting my blog and using my pattern! Happy New Year!!January 2, 2018 – 7:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Abigail Garrison - Love this hat. I am making my second one for little girls.
    My daughter is 2 I am using size 4 regular thickness yarn. I followed the pattern except I added a couple more rows in the middle.
    So size 4 yarn makes a toddler size spiral hat!
    ThanksDecember 23, 2017 – 10:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Morris - Thanks for the pattern. Just got done making it. Wish there was a pattern to match this for a scarf and boot cuffs. Want to try and figure something out for a Christmas gift set for my DIL.November 9, 2017 – 9:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Angela - Loved it and am currently making several for the Cancer center my daddy is receiving treatments at.February 15, 2017 – 11:03 amReplyCancel

    • Lucy - What a lovely thing to do. I wish your Daddy all the best. XSeptember 29, 2017 – 3:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Whitney - I want to do this pattern but I have size 4 yarn, will it still work out okay? Has anybody used smaller yarn? If so what size hook; do I use what is suggested on the yarn (which is 5.5mm)?December 13, 2016 – 6:57 amReplyCancel

    • Anonymous - You could always use 2 stands of your 4 ply yarnAugust 8, 2017 – 2:53 amReplyCancel

    • Lea - Hi Whitney or Susie,

      Have either of you tried making this hat with size 4 yarn and adding a couple extra DC in the first round? I’m just wondering if 17 DC in the first round were enough to make it fit an adults head. I’m just starting this hat tonight and am a fairly new crocheter so I’m worried that it won’t be until I’m halfway done before I’ll be able to tell if it will fit my head properly or not.December 31, 2016 – 8:54 pmReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Whitney, this pattern for adult size only works with chunky yarn. If you try lighter weight yarn, the finished size will be much smaller. If you still want to use size 4 yarn, try adding a couple more dc into Round 1. That should make the hat bigger. Let me know if that works out for you! -Susie :)December 13, 2016 – 2:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Sari - Hi, thanks for sharing this pattern! Just wonder, if I want to make this hat for baby, how many chain should I start with?
    Thanks again :)December 13, 2016 – 12:56 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Sari, Try using much smaller yarn (light weight baby yarn) but same pattern here. That should reduce the size significantly. See if that works. If still too big, reduce by 1 dc in Round 1. Let me know how that turns out! -Susie :)December 13, 2016 – 2:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Bevy - Hi. I’m struggling. When I start this hat, I end up with a large hole in the centre. I’ve tried it with 3 different yarns, and the 9.00 mm hook…. Anyone else having this? Is it me?November 21, 2016 – 4:33 pmReplyCancel

    • Naomi - Yes I have a large hole also and the N hook seems too large. I’m trying a KITCH. I’m new to crochetFebruary 22, 2017 – 7:33 pmReplyCancel

      • Kari - I started with magic circle after trying four different amounts. Closed up beautifully!January 8, 2018 – 6:06 amReplyCancel

    • Sherry - You can close hole after the hat is done. Just make needle with yarn and sew into the rip round. Pull tight and tie offJanuary 12, 2017 – 8:45 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Bevy, perhaps you should try starting with a magic ring instead? Then, continue to Round 1 instructions. Let me know if that works out better for you. -Susie ;-)November 21, 2016 – 8:37 pmReplyCancel

  • Chaya - Hi Susie,

    I’m using super bulky yarn for this project. Do you have suggested modifications to the pattern if you’re using super bulky? Thanks!November 18, 2016 – 8:03 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Chaya, I would try modifying Round 1 by only making 14 dc’s into the ring, instead of 15. Then follow the rest of the pattern, knowing that your beanie will have less sts at the end of every round. Let me know if that works out. I’m so interested in seeing the beanie made with super bulky yarn! I’ll bet it will look gorgeous! -Susie ;-)November 18, 2016 – 8:30 amReplyCancel

  • Doom - Might be a silly question, but do you use UK or US terminology?November 18, 2016 – 1:36 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Not a silly question at all! I am only familiar with US crochet terminology. Happy to answer any more questions you may have! -Susie ;-)November 18, 2016 – 7:22 amReplyCancel

  • Echo - This is beautiful, and I’m always looking for lovely textured stitches. Thank you!November 15, 2016 – 7:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Carmelle - Hi Susie, I just finished the beanie with a 9.00 mm hook. It looks great but I had to do less rows. I chose to do the reverse single crochet to finish it off and am happy about it. Thank you !November 14, 2016 – 10:55 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Happy to hear! Reverse sc is a nice touch for finishing! ;-)November 14, 2016 – 6:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Carmelle - Hello. I have the required yarn for the Crochet Spiral Beanie but I would like to make sure the crochet hook to use is “N” 10.0 mm instead of “J” 6.0 mm written on the label ? Thank you in advance for your answer.November 10, 2016 – 7:16 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Carmelle, thanks for writing! Yes, I used crochet hook size N for this chunky weight yarn. I think Hook size J would be too small and too tight for the beanie. -Susie :)November 10, 2016 – 7:45 amReplyCancel

  • Jen - I’ve just finished round 9, and it’s very curly and ruffly around the edge. Will it flatten out later, or am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help!November 1, 2016 – 6:19 pmReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Jen, you’re on the right track! It’s ruffly at first but as you keep going in the next few rows, you’ll start to see the dome shape! Let me know how it turns out! -Susie :)November 2, 2016 – 10:40 amReplyCancel

      • Jen - Got it! I was doing the “3 DC in next sp” wrong. Need to use a smaller hook, but I figured out what I needed to fix! Thanks for the great pattern!November 4, 2016 – 8:57 pmReplyCancel

        • Susie - Hooray! I’m glad it worked out and you enjoyed it! Happy crafting! -Susie :)November 5, 2016 – 5:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Val - My bulky yarn is a “5” and calls for a 6mm hook….which is a K, what size is the N you call for? I’m afraid it will be too big and make my hat too loose?
    I’m excited to get started on this, I have never tried the spiral before! Thanks for sharing!!!
    ValOctober 20, 2016 – 8:34 pmReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Val, my N size crochet hook is a 9mm hook. My yarn is pretty chunky! You might be able to adjust the size in the beginning round. Add another chain and double crochet in the beginning and then follow the same pattern that follows so that your hat won’t be too small. Let me know how it turns out! -Susie :)October 24, 2016 – 9:43 amReplyCancel

  • Nikki - I am in love with this hat, down side is i am new to crocheting and for some reason i dont feel as if its looking right. i am on round 5 and see no design, any tips as to what i might be doing wrongOctober 18, 2016 – 10:04 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Nikki! Round 5 may be too early to see the spiral pattern just yet. At first it will just look like a wagon wheel. The actual curved spiral begins to show as the beanie takes shape! Keep going! -Susie :)October 19, 2016 – 3:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Corin - I love this hat, cannot wait to try the pattern :)October 17, 2016 – 12:31 pmReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Corin, glad you like it. Hope yours turns out beautifully! -Susie :)October 24, 2016 – 9:44 amReplyCancel

  • Jancie's stiches. - May be a silly question but I just want to double check:) do I join with a slip stich at the end of each round? Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern:) I’m making one each for my three little girls! 😍😘October 5, 2016 – 2:44 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Jancie! No slip stitch. You just keep going in rounds until the very end! I hope your girls love the beanie! Thanks for writing! 😁✨October 6, 2016 – 7:32 amReplyCancel

      • Jancie's stiches - Thank you! Another question, I am just using a smaller yarn with the called for hook to see what size I would get. It’s a nice small size but I would like to adjust from here. Do you have a system for changing the size of this hat? It’s such a unique pattern to me, I am not sure how to change it:) thank you!October 12, 2016 – 10:19 amReplyCancel

        • Susie - I would adjust from “Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 15 dc into ring.” Experiment with 16 dc or 17 dc into ring, and all else is same in the pattern. See how much larger your finished beanie size will get with that one extra dc. Let me know how it turns out!!! -Susie :)October 12, 2016 – 10:59 amReplyCancel

  • Monica - Thanks for sharing your pattern. I’ve made a few beanies for myself but this is the first one i’ve actually worn. Very easy to follow and it looks gorgeous!July 10, 2016 – 5:10 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - I’m so glad you enjoyed the pattern and that you are actually wearing the beanie too! -Susie :)July 14, 2016 – 1:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Deepa - Thanks for the pattern, it was very helpful. Such a very good tutorial.April 25, 2016 – 4:37 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - I’m glad you enjoyed it, Deepa! :)April 28, 2016 – 10:35 amReplyCancel

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