Fisherman's Beanie | Easy DIY Crochet Beanie - Darn Good Yarn

Fisherman's Beanie | Easy DIY Crochet Beanie

Written by Kate Curry

During Halloween, my friends and I love to watch scary movies at night together over zoom. My favorite spooky movie is Jaws and as a kid I was IN LOVE with Matt Hooper. I was re-watching Jaws this year and I noticed that he had a cute little blue braided hat on while he was on the Orca and I thought…I could make a hat like that…how would I crochet a beanie like that…. 

Matt Hooper, a character in the Jaws movie.
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So if you’re like me and you’re finding yourself in need of a fisherman’s beanie for fall, look no further! I’ve got a super easy crochet pattern for you! 



Hat will fit most people - the finished hat has a 21 inch circumference and is very stretchy! 
The hat is created by making a large rectangle, which is then stitched together and cinched at the top. 


CO: Cast on 
CH(s): Chain(s) 
HDC: Half double crochet 
BLO: Back loop only 
SLST: Slip stitch 


Round 1: Co and ch 50.
Round 2: In the 3rd ch from your hook, make a hdc. Hdc the rest of the row.
Round 3: Ch 2 and turn. Hdc in the blo for the whole row.
Round 4-50: Repeat round 3
A rectangle made of white, yellow, and blue yarn.

Round 5: Ch 1 and fold your rectangle in half, with the wrong side facing out. With the two sides sandwiched together, slst up the edges, stitching them together. Knot off and leave a long tail for cinching the top together.
A closeup of the edges of the beanie being slip stitched together

Round 6: Take your long tail and your yarn needle and stitch through the top of your hat and pull, creating a drawstring effect. Tie a tight knot to secure the closure!
Round 7: Fold your beanie inside out! You can fold the brim over and use the leftover yarn to stitch the brim or you can leave the brim as-is and fold it (or keep it loose!) whenever you toss it on!
A person with glasses and short blond hair is wearing the blue, white, and yellow worsted weight beanie.
A braided/corded beanie made from white, blue, and yellow worsted weight sparkly yarn.

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.