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The Thistle Beanie - Free Pattern.

Posted by Emma Wilkinson on

Introducing the Thistle beanie! We had some help naming it from our Yarnish Community (Thanks Kirsty!)

In today's post, I'll show you how to make a beanie from 1 ball of Papatya Softie. The pattern is a two row repeat, which makes it really easy! The yarn has a fluffy thread wound into it. The fluff is secure, and won't shed, it can make the stitches harder to identify than usual (but not impossible) While this is an easy pattern, I would not recommend for a beginner, but once you are familiar with identifying the top of stitches you will be good to go!

You will also need a 7 mm crochet hook, yarn needle, stitch marker and scissors.

Optional: pom pom

All items above are linked to items in the Yarnish Store. 

Pattern is written in US terms, I have included UK terms in abbreviations at the end of the pattern. Chains are not counted as stitches throughout. 


Make a Chain of 42

Row 1: Sk 2 ch, 40 hdc across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, 37 hdc blo, 3 sc blo, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, 3 hdc blo, place marker, 37 hdc, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 34 rows. 

Fasten off.

The rows ending with sc create a slight cinch and become the top of the beanie. 

With your yarn needle, join row 34 to the foundation row to create a tube. Cinch the top of the beanie in an secure with yarn and needle. If desired, sew on pom pom and weave in all ends. Beanie can be worn with the 'cuff' turned up or as a slouchy beanie.

Softie Beanie


ch - chain

sc - single crochet (UK double crochet)

hdc - half double crochet (UK half treble)

blo - back loop only

st/s - stitch/es

sk - skip



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  • Hi Anne, It’s a chunky weight yarn (sometimes called bulky) which is equivalent of a 12 ply. It is very ‘lofty’ so appears thicker (to me!) – Emma

    Emma on
  • Could you please tell me what ply is this wool pleas

    Anne burns on

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