After knitting a copy cat version of the popular C.C. beanie, I decided that it would be a fun challenge to design a crochet version. With a bit of trial and error, I came up with something that I think mirrors the main elements of the original hat. So, I give you the Copy Cat Copy Cat C.C. Beanie. Er, the CC CC C.C. Beanie. The 3 CC Beanie? Well, since 1 cc = 1 mL, I'm calling this the 3 mL Beanie. If there can be 10 gallon hats, then there can be a 3 mL Beanie. (Yes, I know I'm a giant nerd. Thanks for noticing.)
It's not an exact duplicate since the original is knit, but I think it has a similar enough look. There are a couple of methods that could give a more authentic "knit" look, but for the sake of simplicity, I opted for crochet stitches that were a bit easier/quicker. I do wish that the brim was a bit tighter, so if anyone has any ideas please share! I also think that it may have better drape with a lighter weight yarn, but haven't had a chance to test it yet.
This slouchy-style hat is designed to fit an average sized women's head, but if you need a larger size, you can easily add more stitches to increase the width (just keep an even number of stitches) or increase the number of rows in the pattern; you can also change the hook size. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Edit: I recommend checking out the new and improved version of this hat. It's SO much easier to crochet.
st(s) = stitch(es)
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
dec = single crochet decrease (I prefer the invisible decrease method for this pattern)
flo = back loop only
blo = back loop only
Start by creating the brim of the hat using the smaller (4.5mm) hook
Row 1: ss in the second chain from the hook and in remaining sts, turn (15)
Row 2: ch 1, ss across in blo, turn (15) (This is the wrong side)
Row 3: ch 1, hdc across in blo, turn (15) (This is the right side)
Repeat rows 2-3 until the piece measures 21" long (or desired length). Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
Now we're going to sew the ends of the brim together into one continuous piece using the long tail of yarn. Don't worry about weaving in the ends just yet.
Fold the brim in half lengthwise, keeping the right side facing out. If you tuck your yarn ends inside of the folded brim, it'll hide them so you don't even have to weave them in later. I recommend using stitch markers to hold the fold in place. I like to use 4 stitch markers to divide the brim into 4 equal sections; this makes the next step a bit easier but isn't required.
Round 1: Inserting the hook through both ends of the folded brim, work 84 sc evenly across the top. This will close it off, creating a nice thick brim. If you've divided your brim into 4 sections, you can just work 21 sc into each section (or you can just eyeball it if that works for you). Join to the first sc with a ss.
Round 2: ch 1, sc across, join with a ss (84)
Now switch to the larger (5.0mm) hook.
Round 3: ch 1, sc across in flo, join with a ss (84)
The next few rounds are worked in the 3rd loop of the round below. Instead of working into the "v" of the stitch like you normally would, work into the loop below (marked in red in the picture below) *Note: The picture showing you the 3rd loop is taken facing the inside of the hat (aka the wrong side), so it'll be facing the other way when you're crocheting it. It was just easier to show the 3rd loop from this perspective*
Rounds 4-6: ch 1, sc across in 3rd loop, join with a ss (84)
Now switch back to the smaller (4.5mm) hook.
Round 7: ch 1, sc across in 3rd loop, join with a ss (84)
Round 8: ch 2, dc around (working in both loops as normal again), join with a ss (84)
Round 9: ch 1, [sc, fpdc] around, join with a ss (84)
Round 10: ch 1, sc around, join with a ss (84)
Round 11: ch 1, [sc, fpdc] around, join with a ss (84)
Round 12: ch 1, sc around, join with a ss (84)
Rounds 13-17: Repeat rounds 3-7
Rounds 18-22: Repeat rounds 8-12
Rounds 23-27: Repeat rounds 3-7
Round 28: ch 1, sc around, join with a ss (84)
And now it's time to start decreasing. As mentioned above, I would recommend using invisible decreases, but you can do whichever method works best for you.
Round 29: ch 1, dec around, join with a ss (42)
Rounds 30-32: ch 1, sc around, join with a ss (42)
Round 33: ch 1, dec around, join with a ss (21)
Round 34: ch 1, sc around, join with a ss (21)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
To close off the top of the hat, use a tapestry needle to thread the yarn through the remaining loops. Pull taut to close the hat. Bind off and weave in ends.
Ta-dah! You've now know how to make your very own 3 mL Beanie! If you end up making one, please share a picture! Or, if you have any questions or comments, you can reach out to me in the comments section below or on social media. It always makes me day to hear from y'all, so don't be shy. Happy hooking!
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