Learn to crochet this quick and easy crochet beanie hat with fold over brim and beautiful shell stitching throughout.
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The Galway Beanie Hat is worked from the bottom up beginning with the fold over brim. We will crochet a length of single crochets working into the back loop only until the brim is long enough to go around the head. Once we connect the two ends to form a circle we will crochet the body of the hat in continuous rounds using a mix of single and double crochets. A small bit of decreasing is worked at the crown before we fasten off and attach a pom pom.
I used a weight 4 yarn for the Galway Beanie but you can use any weight of your choice as long as you crochet the rows of the brim in multiples of 3. I think a Dk or light weight yarn would work perfectly for this hat too.
Yarn – weight 4/aran/worsted/10 ply – 230m
I used a weight 4 yarn from Knitcrate but this yarn is currently discontinued. You can use any yarn of your choice, regardless of the weight as long as you crochet the rows of the brim in multiples of 3.
Hook – 5mm (or hook recommended for your yarn size)
Notions – measuring tape, scissors, yarn needle.
Faux fur pom pom
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
scblo = single crochet back loop only
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
CROCHET GALWAY BEANIE HAT PATTERN
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. [21 sc]
Row 2: ch 1, scblo in each st across, turn.
Rep row 2 until brim is long enough to go around the head but make sure your row count is in multiples of 3.
Slst the two ends to form a circle. Do not fasten off
The main body is worked in continuous rounds, meaning we will not be making a slip stitch at the end of every round. Mark the first st so you know when each round begins.
Round 1: ch 1 and sc into the ends of the rows all the way around the top edge of brim. The number of sts you crochet is determined by the number of rows you did for the brim, so if you did 60 rows for the band you will single crochet 60 around.
Round 2: ch 1, *(sc + 2DC) into same st, skip 2 sts, rep from * around.
Rep round 2 until the hat measures 9 inches (with the brim folded over). Feel free to add more rounds here for a slouchier look.
Next round: ch 1, *sc in same st, skip 2 sts, rep from * around. Slst to beginning sc to close the round.
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Using the long tail and yarn needle, weave your tail in and out of the single crochets all the way around. When you reach the end pull your tail slightly to close in the crown of the beanie. Be careful not to pull too much or the yarn will snap.
Once the crown is pulled closed secure with a few stitches. Attach your pom pom and weave in any ends that you might have
Catherine R Mockler
CUTE! I really like this hat, too. Your crocheted hats look much easier than knitted ones and way less scrunchy on the hands. Guess what everyone is getting NEXT Christmas!
Simple but lovely pattern! I’m getting started tomorrow with some leftover yarn. Thank you, Carrie!
Thank you so much. Happy New Year!
Judith Ann Klause
Galway Hat – I’m confused –Body of hat there are two Round 2’s??? and a repeat Round 2 until….. Should it be round 2, then round 3, repeat round 3 until…??
Thanks for letting me know. There should be only round 2. I’ve made the proper alterations in the pattern now. Happy New Year!
Hi love your patter. I make hats for the homeless in our area thru our church and I love to make some with alittle style. This one is easy and works up fast. Thsnk you!
I made this using 2 different colours of yarn and it looks really cool. Lovely pattern!