Shannon Eckler

Shannon Eckler is a crochet designer and fiber artist in Syracuse, NY. Crochet started as a hobby for Shannon, but has now become a passion. Shannon’s inspiration comes from texture, beautiful fiber, and earth toned colors. Shannon loves to design cool crochet garments that are simple to make, inspired by her own personal style, and are oh so cozy & cute! Shannon has found an artist outlet in crochet, creating Yarn Bombs in her city that express her imagination and spirit, and continues to pursue her artistic talents.

Betty Beanie Crochet Pattern by Shannon Eckler 


Hi everyone! It’s me, Shannon, also known as @shannoncreates_ ! I am back and so excited to be sharing my next pattern with you, the Betty Beanie! With the winter and cold seasons coming, I am starting to bundle up on my cozy! I wanted to create a beautiful and simple beanie that had a lot of thickness to it so that it could be a fashion statement in your wardrobe, but also keep you nice & warm!

When looking at my stash, the choice of yarn was so obvious, and there was no other choice but to go with the bulky “Yummy” yarn! I ended up using the “Yummy” Tweed because I wanted to incorporate a more textured color palette! The pattern works up quickly, and is folded so that it is double layered, creating that perfect chunky fit! 


The Hook Nook K/6.5mm Crochet Hook (I used one from the Interchangeable set!)

The Hook Nook “Yummy” Bulky (5). Two skeins, about 250 yds.

Color pictured: Cookies & Cream

Notions Kit with Yarn Needle, Measuring Tape, Scissors

Optional: Pom Pom Maker or Faux Fur Pom Pom!


Ch: Chain

HDC: Single Crochet

SS: Slip Stitch



This pattern is written for a classic fit, and has zero ease when it comes to the standard sizes. There are instructions within the pattern to help make your Betty beanie fit perfectly for you!



Please create a 4”x 4” square swatch using single crochet. It should be 11 stitches by 10 rows with your 6.5mm hook, and adjust accordingly if needed.


Body of Hat:

Ch 56. HDC in second loop and across (55)

Ch 1. SS across (55)

Ch 1. HDC across (55)


You will be HDC in the previous row of HDC, not in the SS. This will create the knit-like texture for the outside of the beanie.

Ch 1. SS across (55)

Ch 1. HDC across (55)

Repeat steps #4 and #5 until your piece is 18 inches (20 inches for larger heads) with the SS row being your last. 


Your piece will be slightly diagonal and look like a rhombus when finished (see photo below). 

Sewing Instructions:

Line up the bottom of your piece to SS together (as seen below). Finishing off, leaving a long tail. 


The non knit-like side should be showing while you are SS your piece into a tube. 

Fold your tube in half so that the knit-like side is showing. Use your tail to go around the top of the beanie, sewing to cinch the top. See video HERE.

Once your top is tight and closed, use a pom maker and make a pom or use a faux fur one! 

I hope you love your Betty as much as I love mine! She will be your go-to this winter season with her chunk and softness! I hope you enjoyed this pattern and be sure to follow me on Instagram, @shannoncreates_ to stay up to date with me! 

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