Jessica Carey

Hey, everyone! I’m Jessica, the founder behind The Hook Nook, and I REALLY like to make pretty things. For the last several years I’ve gone from teaching myself to crochet, to selling my makes to friends and family, to opening an Etsy shop, to pattern designing and now I am so fortunate to have worked with some of the biggest brands and companies in the fiber industry from all around the world. You can now find my own The Hook Nook brand designer crochet hooks, yarn and craft accessories at in my online shop and at various retailers!

Moodie Beanie Crochet Pattern


Hey, friends!!

Summer is coming and going as quickly as I am realizing just what month it is.. The kids are heading back to school soon and my favorite season is fast approaching! Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year because not only is my birthday in the fall (and this year I turn 30!), but it’s also time where I can finally wear all of my favorite cozy things allllllllll the time!

…please tell me I’m not alone.

The moment I found out about the new Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn and saw the Full Moon color, I immediately fell in love. The tonal hues, the moodiness, the scrumptiousness… I just knew I needed to make a beanie the first time I touched it. The bounce is delicious and since it’s made of 100% acrylic fibers, I knew it would be great in the event I needed to wash it!

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of Jessica Carey, designer of The Hook Nook. This post was sponsored by JOANN Stores but all ideas and opinions are my own.

Insert - Moodie Beanie! As a play on my Harry Potter love as well as the hues of the colorway, Moodie is about to take over and I’m ready for it.

Wanna make one of these for yourself, a loved one or even make a few for an upcoming market?

Scroll down for the FREE crochet pattern! <3

Let's get started!

MOODIE BEANIE - crochet pattern

Method : crochet

Skill Level : easy

Hook : I / 5.5mm

Other : scissors, yarn needle

Yarn : Approx 95-200 yds Lion Brand Ferris Wheel - dependent on size

                         (worsted, wt 4 / 100% acrylic) - (Full Moon) (available online at JOANN! - click here!)


CH : chain

HDC : half double crochet

FPHDC : front-post half double crochet

BPHDC : back-post half double crochet

sl st : slip stitch

st : stitch

sts : stitches

sk : skip

GAUGE : 14 sts x 11 rows = 4”x4” in HDC




We first create the body of the beanie by creating a rectangle (please refer to the sizing chart to determine specific measurements). We will then fold the rectangle in half and attach both ends using slip stitches (this will create a tube shape, to fit on your head). Without finishing off, we will then create the brim before closing up the top of the beanie.

CH 1 does not count as a stitch through entirety of pattern.


CH desired amount according to size chart.

  1. Starting in second CH from hook, HDC in each st across.
  2. CH 1, turn. HDC in first st. [CH 1, sk 1, HDC] in next two sts. Repeat [ ] across.
  3. CH 1, turn. 2 HDC in each CH 1 sp across. HDC in last st. (Note: be sure to count stitches!)
  4. Repeat Step 2-3 until your piece reaches your desired Beanie Body Length, according to the size chart. Do not finish off.
  5. Fold your piece in half, connecting both short ends. CH 1, Sl St in each st across, through both panels. Do not finish off once you reach the end.
  6. CH 1, HDC evenly around the side of the tube - make sure your total stitch count is an even number. Sl St to first HDC of round. (Note: This creates the first round for our brim. See image for stitch placements.)
  7. CH 1, [FPHDC, BPHDC] around. Sl St to first FPHDC.
  8. Repeat Step 7 for desired Brim Round Count, according to the size chart. Finish off, weave in ends.


To close the top of the beanie, follow these steps:

Lay your beanie down with your seam in the center. Insert your hook through the same space as your last Sl St and through to the other side of the beanie as well. Sl St these two sides together.This should create two “petals” on either side of the Sl St. Fold the center of each “petal” to the center and slip stitch them together as well. You should have four “petals” at this point. Repeat the same process again, bringing in the center of two of those four “petals” to the center and Sl St them together. Repeat with the other two of the four “petals”. You should have eight “petals”. Now, working from “petal” to “petal”, Sl St them together as you work in a circle. After Sl St’ing all eight “petals”, Sl St to the first section to close up this circle.

Once the top of your beanie is closed up, you can choose to add a pom or leave it as is!

I hope you love the Moodie Beanie as much as I do, it’s my new Fall staple accessory!

Don't forget to share your progress online and use hashtags #handmadewithjoann and #thehooknookers so share with our communities! Be sure to follow along with me on Instagram (@the.hook.nook) to see more fun inspiration, or join for my newsletter and stay in the loop with whats to come! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up!

Thank you to my friends at JOANN Stores for helping me create such a fun project!

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