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It is now time to share with you the third part of our Winter Break Patterns Collection! This one is my favorite from this collection, yay! It’s because I prefer wearing beanies then headbands/ear warmers or even the ponytails/messy bun hats… there you go, I said it out loud! Hahaha!!!

I remember being so busy last month with all the holiday activities but somehow I managed to take a break to design and crochet these patterns. With this pattern, I didn’t think so hard. It was actually very simple, Winter + Break (Time) = Winter Break! I double checked it first if the name was already taken before I finally settled with it.

I am still debating on whether to add more patterns to this collection or not. What do you think? Hmmm….

Well, let’s get started with our new pattern!

This pattern is free here on my page but you may also purchase the inexpensive PDF file (with chart and diagram) on my RAVELRY shop for easy printing and reading.  Purchasing the PDF file helps to support my blog and allows me to continue to share my patterns with you. 

You may also PIN it for later use.

Let’s begin!


DIFFICULTY: Adventurous Beginner


  • Worsted Weight (4) Yarn | Red Heart Saver or Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or any similar worsted weight yarns
  • Crochet Hook Size J | 6 mm (or size to obtain gauge)
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tape Measure
  • Tapestry Needle

GAUGE: 13 sts x 15 rows = 4 inches (main pattern done in tube)

FINISHED MEASUREMENT (Flat lay): 10 (width) x 4.25 (height) inches


  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • FSC – Foundation Single Crochet (watch video tutorial here)
  • PM – Place Marker
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl – Slip
  • Sp – Space
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)


  1. Read through the entire pattern before starting.
  2. This pattern is worked in rounds, from the bottom up.
  3. The beginning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
  4. Numbers in ( ) at end of round indicate the number of stitches in that round.
  5. Asterisks * * indicate repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations.
  6. I recommend using stitch marker to mark the beginning or the 1st st of each round. Remember to move up the stitch marker in each round.


Written for size Teen or Small Adult. Adjust size by crocheting less/more 2 chains for a smaller/larger head circumference. Measure while stretched.

Ch 64, being careful not to twist your chs, sl st in the 1st ch. (64)

R1: Ch 1, SC in the 1st ch and in every ch around (PM in the 1st st). Sl st in the 1st SC to join. (64)

Option: FSC 64. Sl st in the 1st SC to join. (64)

R2: Ch 1, SC in the 1st st, *ch 1, sk a st, SC in the next st*. Repeat from * to * around until 1 st remaining, ch 1, sk a st. Sl st in the 1st SC to join. (64)

R3: Ch 1, DC in the last st of R1 or 2 rounds below. *Sk a st, SC in the ch 1 sp, DC in the st below the ch 1 sp*. Repeat from * to * around until 1 ch 1 sp remaining, SC in the last ch 1 sp. Sl st in the 1st DC to join. (64)

Repeat R2 and R3 until the hat measures at least 7.5 inches OR add another inch for a slouchy beanie and should end with R3.

Shaping the Crown

  • 1. Repeat R1. (64)
  • 2. Ch 1, SC2Tog around (PM in the 1st st). Sl st in the 1st SC. (32)
  • 3. Repeat #2 twice. (8)

Fasten off and leaving a long end for sewing. With your tapestry needle, weave the long end in and out of the top loops of the last round. Pull the end tight to cinch it closed. Secure and weave in all ends.

Optional: Add your favorite pompom!

All done! Enjoy your new beanie!

Let’s take a look at the finished works of my testers!

By Elke (@handmadebyelke)
By Toni (@tonimaycrochet)

Be sure to come back next week for a great surprise!

Have a great day!

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All images and patterns are copyright of STRINGS AND CUDDLES. You may sell any items that you make from this pattern. You may NOT use my images.  Please DO NOT copy, redistribute or claim as your own. If selling items from this pattern, please give credit to STRINGS AND CUDDLES by linking to my shops or on social media @stringsandcuddles.

would love to see what you create, please use these hashtags #stringsandcuddles, #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, #winterbreakpatterns, #winterbreakpatternscollection, #winterbreakbeanie, to share.

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