Constellation Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Oh my babies, you are my sun, my moon and my stars. This is a phrase I often tell my children. My family is means the world to me and it was this little saying that inspired the Constellation Beanie.

I wanted to design a soft, warm and cozy hat for everyone in my family, but give each beanie a unique look. My family are star gazers and love to drive to the middle of no where to get a good look at the stars. 

Constellations just seemed to be the perfect way to customize each hat to fit the wearer. Let’s take a quick second to go through the constellations I put on my families hats!

First my son, I thought back to when we had matching shirts that said mama bear and baby bear (I made them myself). Ursa Minor, the baby bear was perfect for my little boy and such an icon constellation!

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat.

My husband is the provide and protector of our little family. Orion, the hunter and warrior, seemed to fit the bill for the man who supports and cares for our family.

For my baby girl, she is my Snuggle bunny, so Lepus the rabbit was perfect for her hat.

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat.

For myself, I struggled to find a constellation that would represent me. After a while I came across Cassiopeia, the queen. I do not think of myself as a queen, but there are times that I feel I have everything I would ever need in this world as long as I have my family and that is when I feel like a queen!

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat.

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The Constellation Beanie Design

Let’s first talk about the yarn, I wanted a soft plush yarn to keep the wearer nice and cozy. I fell in love with Red Heart’s Hygge at first touch and new it was the perfect soft plush yarn for this project.

(I am also making a sweater with it. It is so soft!) 

Next I had to design the beanie. This crochet beanie uses only hdc worked all in one direction to give it a nice uniform look. I created a brim by working the last few rows in the third loop. 

If you are not familiar with this technique, check out the video tutorial link below.

Now on to the stars. I thought the stars would be nice and easy, just embroider them on, right? Well, with the bigger stitches of the chunky yarn this was not the case. I tried three different methods to create the perfect star while still keeping the process simple. 

Don’t worry there is clear instructions below with lots of pictures to make adding the stars and lines very easy!

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Constellation Beanie Materials

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1 Skein Red Heart Hygge Yarn, Indigo (or another Bulky Yarn) Approx. 3.7 ozs or 95 yards

A few yards of Red Heart Super Saver White (or another medium weight white or yellow yarn)

Crochet Hook, Size K/6.5mm

2 Yarn Needle

Scissors

Printable Constellation PDF

White or Yellow Embroidery Thread (or a thinner yarn)

 

Size and Measurements

This hat design and the yarn has a lot of stretch.

Adult Hat Circumference – 20 inches

Child & Baby Hat Circumference – 17 inches

Gauge

4 Hdc = 2 inches

4 rows = 2 inches

Stitches and Abbreviations

MC – Magic Circle or Magic Ring

Hdc- Half Double Crochet

Slst – Slip Stitch

R- Round or Row

Special Techniques

Working in the third loop – For the brim we will be working in the third loop, or the horizontal bar found on the back of the stitch of the previous row. If you are not familiar with this technique you can watch the Video Tutorial! We will be working in the third loop in the same direction so that our stitches stack on top of each other making a faux knit look.

Notes: 

  • We will slip stitch and chain up at the end of each row, but we will not turn. This gives our hat a nice uniform texture and makes it easier to work in the third loop when we reach the brim.
  • I do not count my turning chain as a stitch, and I do not work a stitch into the top of the turning chain.

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat.

Constellation Beanie Adult Pattern

R1: Work 9 Hdc into a Magic Ring (or magic circle), slst to the first Hdc. (9 hdc)

R2: Ch2, work 2 hdc into every hdc around. Slst to the first hdc. (18 hdc)

R3: Ch2, (hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in th next stitch) repeat from (to) around, slst to first Hdc. (27 hdc)

R4: Ch2, (hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in th next stitch) repeat from (to) around, slst to first Hdc. (36 hdc)

R5: Ch2, (hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in th next stitch) repeat from (to) around, slst to first Hdc. (45 hdc)

R6: Ch2, (hdc in the next 4 stitches, 2hdc in th next stitch) repeat from (to) around, slst to first Hdc. (54 hdc)

R7- 15: Ch2, Hdc in each stitch around, Slst to first Hdc.

R16-19: Ch2, Hdc in the third loop of each stitch around, Slst to the first Hdc.

Fasten off after Row 19 and weave in your ends. 

Print your Constellation Beanie Template and follow the Star detail instructions below.

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat.

Constellation Beanie Baby and Child Pattern

R1: Work 9 Hdc into a Magic Ring (or magic circle), slst to the first Hdc. (9 hdc)

R2: Ch2, work 2 hdc into every hdc around. Slst to the first hdc. (18 hdc)

R3: Ch2, (hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in th next stitch) repeat from (to) around, slst to first Hdc. (27 hdc)

R4: Ch2, (hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in th next stitch) repeat from (to) around, slst to first Hdc. (36 hdc)

R5: Ch2, (hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in th next stitch) repeat from (to) around, slst to first Hdc. (45 hdc)

R6-12: Ch2, Hdc in each stitch around, Slst to first Hdc.

For the Child Size work Row 6 for an additional 2 rows.

R13-15: Ch2, Hdc in the third loop of each stitch around, Slst to the first Hdc.

For the Child size work Row 13 one more time then fasten off. The Child size beanie will have a total of 18 rows.

Fasten off after the last row and weave in your ends. 

Print your Constellation Beanie Template and follow the Star detail instructions below.

Constellation Beanie Details

All right let’s add some stars to our beanies! The first thing you will need to do is print your templates! 

Want even more constellation options? Use the form below to get access to my free printable archive. I am creating 12 more constellation templates (the zodiac constellations). 

Now grab your white or yellow worsted weight yarn, two yarn needles, template, embroidery floss and scissors and follow the instructional photos below.

Making the Stars

To make your stars, cut out strands of yarn about 6 inches long. Your template should tell you how many stars you need to create that constellation.

Take one strand of yarn and make a knot in the center of the yarn. Knot the yarn again to make a double knot, and once more for a triple knot. 

Now you should have one large knot in the center of the yarn strand. This is our star. Repeat until you have all the strand of yarn knotted. 

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat.

Use a yarn needle to place your template where you want it on your constellation beanie. I placed mine directly above the brim and off to one side.

Using the other yarn needle you will sew the yarn ends on both sides of the knot through the center of the stitch closest to the star dot on the template. The ends should be sewn roughly 1/8th of an inch apart.

Next knot the ends together on the inside of the hat and trim the ends.

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat.

To attach the stars in the middle of the template, simply fold the template along the star dot and attach your star to the closest stitch to the dot on the template. (Shown in the photos below)

Attach the rest of your stars.

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat.

Now it is time to sew in our lines to connect our stars. This lines really help to make this stand out as a constellation.

Using embroidery thread, insert you hook from the inside of the hat going to the outside of the hat very close to the first star. Sew one long stitch connecting the first star to the second star. Insert you needle back into the center of the hat next to the next star.

Bring your needle back to the outside of the hat on the other side of the second star.

In other words you will be stitching underneath the stars and creating one long stitch connecting the stars.

Once you have worked all your stitches, work your ending tail back to the beginning tail on the inside of the hat and tie the two ends together. Trim the excess embroidery thread.

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat.

You are all finished!

Learn to crochet this easy for beginners constellation beanie. Each beanie is as unique as a star with 16 constellation templates to choose from and adult, child and baby sizes. Get the free crochet pattern and learn an easy way to add star details to your crochet hat. 

And now you have a custom Constellation beanie to keep for yourself or give to the stars in your life!

How did you like my pattern? Let me know in the comments below. Are you going to make a constellation beanie for someone you love? I would really like to see your finished beanie an the constellation you chose, take a picture and share it with me on any social media! Just tag me @windingroadcrochet, #windingroadcrochet, or #ourcrochetjourney.  Join my Facebook Group and share your creation with the community at Our Crochet Journey Facebook Group!

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1 Comment

  1. Clare ledger

    December 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is absolutely stunning. I definitely want to be making these for everyone. What a truly beautiful and unique design, well done Lindsey truly beautiful indeed.

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