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Bear-ly Scary: A Bear Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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Now that the weather is turning colder, it’s time to start thinking about those little ears… BEAR ears, that is! This adorable free crochet pattern for the Bear-ly Scary Beanie comes in all sizes!

Bear-ly Scary Bear Beanie Crochet Pattern

Bear-ly Scary Bear Beanie

For this Bear-ly Scary beanie we are using a super fuzzy, thick brown yarn that works up super fast! For any size below you’ll need less than ONE skein of Bernat Pipsqueak. I used the “chocolate” colorway. White yarn (Polar Bear) or black yarn (Black Bear) would make for a cute hat too.

Bear-ly Scary Bear Beanie Crochet Pattern

The ears are optional, of course, but they sure are adorable! Note that the ears take approximately 10 additional yards (for both) should you choose to add them. I hope you do!

We are actually using the Master Beanie pattern guidelines to create this beanie, then we’ll add the bear ears to throw it over the top!

Materials:

Bernat Pipsqueak in “Chocolate”
*ears add approx. 10 yards to totals
-approx. 55 yards for Baby
-approx. 70 yards for Toddler
-approx. 85 yards for Child
-approx. 95 yards for Adult

Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm

This hat pattern includes FOUR sizes: baby, toddler, child, and adult. My testers helped tremendously on the sizing of this pattern. We concluded that for some children, and based on your personal tension, you may need to add an additional row to the length.

Pattern Notes:

Place first st of each row in same as join. (ch-2 does not count as a double crochet stitch)

Because this fuzzy yarn makes it hard to see the stitches, you may find it easier to crochet by feel and/or place stitches in between the stitches of the previous row.

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Bear Beanie Patterns:

Baby:

Row 1: Ch-4, join to form circle. 10 dc in circle. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (10)

Row 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (20)

Row 3: Ch-2 *dc in next st, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (30)

Row 4: Ch-2 *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (40)

Rows 5 – 10: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (40)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Toddler:

Row 1: Ch-4, join to form circle. 10 dc in circle. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (10)

Row 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (20)

Row 3: Ch-2 *dc in next st, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (30)

Row 4: Ch-2 *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (40)

Row 5: Ch-2 *dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (50)

Rows 6 – 10: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (50)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Child:

Row 1: Ch-4, join to form circle. 10 dc in circle. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (10)

Row 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (20)

Row 3: Ch-2 *dc in next st, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (30)

Row 4: Ch-2 *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (40)

Row 5: Ch-2 *dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (50)

Rows 6 – 13: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (50)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Adult:

Row 1: Ch-4, join to form circle. 10 dc in circle. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (10)

Row 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (20)

Row 3: Ch-2 *dc in next st, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (30)

Row 4: Ch-2 *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (40)

Row 5: Ch-2 *dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (50)

Row 6: Ch-2 *dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (60)

Rows 7 – 13: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (60)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears up to toddler size:

Round 1: Ch-3, join to form a circle. 4sc in circle. (4)

Round 2: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in each st. (8)

Round 3: Ch-1, turn, sk very first st, * sc in next, 2sc in next * repeat between * * two more times, sc in last. (10)

Round 4: Ch-1, turn, sk very first st, * sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next * repeat between * * two more times, sc in last. (13)

Round 5: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st to end. (13)
Fasten off leaving a long enough tail for sewing to head.

Ears child size and larger:

Round 1: Ch-3, join to form a circle. 4sc in circle. (4)

Round 2: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in each st. (8)

Round 3: Ch-1, turn, sk very first st, * sc in next, 2sc in next * repeat between * * two more times, sc in last. (10)

Round 4: Ch-1, turn, sk very first st, * sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next * repeat between * * two more times, sc in last. (13)

Rounds 5 – 7: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st to end. (13)
Fasten off leaving a long enough tail for sewing to head.

Position ears onto beanie and use yarn tails to sew into place.

I hope you loved making your Bear-ly Scary Bear Beanie free pattern! There’s nothing cuter than crochet baby hats at a baby shower and putting a bear hat on a newborn baby makes my heart go pitter patter. This is my new favorite, and yes, I’ll be sporting bear ears this winter, too! ♥

Bear-ly Scary: A Bear Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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16 Comments

  1. Thanks for the post, how can I make is so that I receive an email whenever you write a new post?
    1. Hi! Every page should have a place in the sidebar where you can subscribe to our email list, or it can easily be found on my About Me page here: https://hearthookhome.com/about/
  2. i agree with the person who wrote that this hat cannot possibly have only 5rows. What am I doing wrong
    1. Hi Collette! They don't have only 5 rows...the baby and toddler have 10 rows, while the child and adult have 13 rows.
  3. I must be doing something wrong. There is no way there is only 6 rows to complete this hat. Am I missing something in the directions. I have tried making it multiple times...loosening/tightening the stitches & it never looks like the picture. Please help.
    1. hi! if you see the instructions carefully you will notice that it says: "Rows 6 – 10". That means that you have to repeat this row 4 times and so the total rows are not 6 but 10. By the way heart hook home thank you for the fantastic pattern!
  4. Wonderful pattern, it looks adorable! I was wondering if you could go over the abbreviations. Im a beginner and that would be really helpful! Thank you so much!
    1. Hi Julia! My post on how to read a crochet pattern covers the abbreviations I commonly use which can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/how-to-read-a-crochet-pattern/
  5. Hi, I’m so shocked to see how much this beanie looks like the one I created and the stitches YouTube video in 2018 https://youtu.be/YKJE4TC67Qk that is so weird I really hope this wasn’t taken from my YouTube tutorial. Not that I would mind just that I’m not being credited for it
  6. Thank you for your generosity with this adorable pattern!! May I ask why there isn't a link to Raverly?? I usually store all my patterns there
    1. Hi Michelle! This pattern can be found on Ravelry here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bearly-scary-beanie