DIY Worsted Weight Beanies to Make and Donate

This week, I’m introducing crochet beanie patterns (and a few knit!) that to work up in worsted weight (4) yarn that would make great donations to the charity of your choice. Last week, I mentioned that I’ve participated in the Hat Not Hate event as well as the Crochet Cancer Challenge. There are countless other events and organizations to become involved in and to donate to. A quick Google search will help you determine the best match for donations in your area.

Now, here is the schedule for the Round Up Posts leading up to a new hat pattern release from Bliss This!

I have to say that the majority of my yarn stash consists of worsted weight yarn. It’s easy to work with, hooks up into a good looking project rather quickly, and it makes a nice warm hat to keep, gift, or donate! Be sure to scroll and check out the hats below. Many of the designers have included coupon codes that can be used in their shops this week!

Trinity Trust Crochet Beanie

Designed by me, Amber Bliss Calderón of Bliss This, the Trinity Trust Beanie was originally designed for the Crochet Cancer Challenge in honor of all the women in my life who have battled breast cancer. This hat works up beautifully, is completely unisex, and has that extra uniqueness of a non-traditional brim.

This is a paid pattern and available in Ravelry and Etsy. This beanie is an intermediate level design. It comes with 2 pages of photo-tutorial to guide you through the stitches. The brim is worked first in trinity stitch, then joined and the hat is worked in turned rounds. Decreases help the hat have a fitted look.

Use the code BEANIES for 30% off all beanies in my Ravelry shop this week!

Autumn Roads Crochet Beanie

Designed by Helen Wilkinson of Sunflower Cottage Crochet, the overall effect of the Autumn Roads Beanie is just gorgeous! This is an intermediate to advanced crochet pattern that will be perfect whether donating to a male or female. As it is made in rows side to side, you can make it any size you prefer.

This is a paid pattern. The crochet Autumn Roads Beanie is easily customizable and has a coordinating Autumn Roads Scarf. What a great donation set!

Use the coupon code CABLEHAT for 30% off this hat and CABLEME1 for 50% off the matching scarf!

Be sure to also check out the Marly Hat from Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Use MAKEAHAT for 30% off the Marly Hat pattern and MAKEASCARF for 50% off the matching scarf pattern.

Shifting Posts Crochet Hat

Designed by Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb, the Shifting Posts Hat is perfect for using up scraps of color from your stash. It is a quick project to work up, and makes a wonderful gender neutral hat which is ideal for donating!

This is a free pattern. The Shifting Posts Hat is a great gender-neutral crochet hat pattern that is ideal for anyone! Versatile and loaded with texture, this hat looks great no matter what color or colors you make it in.

Be sure to also check out the Into the Fade Hat from the Loopy Lamb, another free pattern on Ashley’s blog!

Tamzin Crochet Hat

Designed by Sarah Korth of SEK Handmade, the Tamzin Hat has a classic texture that makes it the perfect unisex hat for donating. This pattern includes adult and child sizes.

This is a paid pattern. Sarah says, “I’m absolutely in love with the texture that popcorn stitches give. The classic diamond design of the Tamzin Hat makes it the perfect make for any gender and any age… It works up super quickly, and is perfect for donating to any cause!”

Be sure to check out these other amazing worsted weight hats from SEK Handmade: Astoria Crochet Beanie, Ellery Crochet Hat, and Full Tilt Tunisian Beanie.

Use the code CROCHETLOVE for 20% off all hat patterns in Sarah’s Ravelry shop this week!

Wrapped Arrow Crochet Beanie

Designed by Raffaella Tassoni of Raffamusa Designs, the Wrapped Arrow Beanie uses an interesting stitch that will keep you from getting bored when you need to crochet many hats.

This is a free and paid pattern. The Wrapped Arrow Beanie  is the perfect combination of squishiness and texture! This pattern is easy, repetitive, and works up in less than 2 hours. It comes in toddler, child, and adult sizes.

Use the code DONATEHATS for 30% off all hats in Raffaella’s Ravelry shop this week.

Colors of Courage Crochet Hat

Designed by Christine Naugle of Sweet Potato 3, the Colors of Courage Hat was designed to be donated as a chemo cap. A lovely texture is created with a very simple stitch pattern that you can crochet easily. The color changes are natural when made using mandala yarn.

This is a paid pattern. The Colors of Courage hat pattern includes sizing for children, youth and adults.

Puff This Way Crochet Beanie

Designed by me, Amber Bliss Calderón of Bliss This, the Puff This Way Beanie is fun and unique design that is perfect for girls, boys, women and men! Grab your favorite worsted weight yarn and get hooking!

This is a paid pattern. Puff This Way Beanie utilizes half double crochet and puff stitches. It is worked side to side and is easily adjustable to fit any head!

Use the code BEANIES for 30% off all beanies in my Ravelry shop this week!

Pebblebrook Crochet Beanie

Designed by Ashley Moran of Wish Upon a Hook, the Pebblebrook Beanie works up quickly and is completely reversible.

This is a paid pattern. The Pebblebrook Beanie is a worsted weight, fitted beanie full of squishy puff-stitch texture.

Use the code WUAHbliss for 30% off all hats in Ashley’s Ravelry shop this week!

Loops Crochet Hat

Designed by Jamie Morris of Remington Lane Crochet, the Loops Hat uses beginner stitches in a simple combination. It looks great in any kind of yarn – solid, 2-color, and variegated.

This is a free and paid pattern. The Loops Hat is a beginner-friendly project with a classic texture that can work for men, women, and children. It is available in 4 sizes from child to adult.

Use the code RLCDONATE for 30% off all hat patterns in Jamie’s Ravelry shop and Etsy shop.

Lujan Unicorn Crochet Hat

Designed by Christina Ryan of Creative Snugglies Designs, the Lujan Unicorn Hat works up very quickly and easily! It is a very colorful hat that comes in 7 different sizes ranging from baby to adult.

This is a free and paid pattern. Do you love unicorns or know someone who does? This pattern is perfect for them! It is an easy beginner-friendly pattern.

Use the code FUNHATS for 30% off all hats in Christina’s Ravelry shop.

Haileyville Crochet Hat

Designed by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio, The Haileyville Hat comes with a helpful video tutorial can help crocheters that are not very experienced yet.

This is a free pattern. Keep your ears and head warm with Haileyville Hat, which has a bit of openwork detail for visual interest!

Use the code MAKEHATS for 50% off all hat patterns in April’s Ravelry shop.

Enchanted Wings Crochet Beanie

Designed by Ruthie Smith of Teal Dragonfly Creations, the Enchanted Wings Beanie works up very quickly and beautifully. It comes in 6 different sizes ranging from baby to adult.

This is a paid pattern available in Ravelry and Etsy. Worked in the round, it has a beautiful dragonfly design, and is an easy pattern to make.

Use the code TDCDonation for 30% off all hats in Ruthie’s Ravelry shop this week.

Sweet Stripes Slouchy Crochet Hat

Designed by Lisa Fox of Green Fox Farms Designs, the Sweet Stripes Slouchy Hat works up quickly and easily with simple stitches. The pattern includes a full range of sizes.

This is a paid pattern. The Sweet Stripes Slouchy Hat is quick and fun to make! With a full range of sizes you can make one for the whole family!

Blue Lupine Crochet Beanie

Designed by Bonnie O’Leary of Woodland Stitchcraft, the Blue Lupine Beanie is a quick and simple pattern that is perfect for donation! It is worked brim up so that the size can be easily adjusted in the beginning, and it includes measurements for 7 sizes from infant to adult.

This is a paid pattern in Ravelry and Etsy. The Blue Lupine Beanie is a brim up slouchy hat pattern. The combination of texture and post stitches is meant to represent the tall stalks and buds of the Blue Lupine flower. The structured paired with the almost lace like stitches creates a beautiful hat!

Use the code GIVEBACK for 30% off this pattern in Ravelry and Etsy.

Crochetmous Crochet Beanie

Designed by me, Amber Bliss Calderón of Bliss This, the Crochetmous Beanie was originally designed for the Crochetmous Crew June 2020 Make-Along, participating in the Hat Not Hate anti-bullying campaign. It works up quickly and is fun to make!

This is a paid pattern available in Ravelry. This is the perfect unisex beanie! The pattern includes brimmed and brimless instructions. The hat is worked sideways, on the bias, and seamed with slip stitches.

Use the code BEANIES for 30% off all beanies in my Ravelry shop this week!

Knit Look Crochet Hat

Designed by Sulaimon Toyyibah of Toyslab Creations, the Knit Look Crochet Hat is worked flat, and it works up quickly.

This is a free and paid pattern. The Yo-slst is a very unique stitch that gives the knit-look of the fisherman rib stitch.

Use the code DONATE for 20% off all hat patterns in Sulaimon‘s Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Little Nugget Preemie Crochet Beanie

Designed by Jo Baird of Jo’s Crafty Hook, the Little Nugget Beanie works up quickly and can be made with scrap yarn. It was designed specifically for the need for preemie hats in the NICU, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of hospitals.

This is a free pattern. The Little Nugget Hat is a perfect Preemie unisex beanie.

California Dreamin’ Beanie

Designed by Nicole Threadgill of Handmade by Yarn Mama, the California Dreamin’ Beanie is a quick work up with two different brim choices.

This is a paid pattern. Just as the song says “California Dreamin’ on a winter’s day…” this bottom up beanie is a little something to make us think of sunny California with its Boho style, while keeping the recipient cozy and warm. This beanie has a matching design to keep your neck warm, California Dreamin’ Cowl.

Use the code HYMDONATE for 30% off all beanie patterns in Nicole’s Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Honeycomb Crochet Beanie

Designed by Heather Davidson of Crochet ‘n’ Create, the Honeycomb Beanie works up quickly and is really warm!

This is a free pattern. Keep out the cold this winter with this warm beanie.

3D Zig-Zag Crochet Hat

Designed by Alysha Littlejohn of Littlejohn’s Yarn, the 3D Zig-Zag Hat uses the basic stitches with a unique design.

This is a free pattern. This crochet beanie pattern uses basic crochet stitches in new and exciting ways. The result is nothing short of texture-tastic, and it’s oh-so-cozy too. What a knockout combo for a cold-weather essential!

RJay Crochet Beanie

Designed by me, Amber Bliss Calderón of Bliss This, the RJay Beanie was originally designed for the Crochet Cancer Challenge in honor of my very own dad who battled and beat prostate cancer!

This is a paid pattern. The RJay Beanie is an intermediate level pattern. You won’t have any trouble creating the stitches, but you will need experience in pattern reading and understanding repeats and decreases.

Use the code BEANIES for 30% off all beanies in my Ravelry shop this week!

Now for a Few Knit Options!

Finally, I’m really excited to be able to include some amazing knit options as well! These designs are amazing and so beautiful. If you happen to be bi-stitchual or are interested in learning to knit, be sure to check out these patterns as well!

Desert Sage Knit Hat

Designed by Megan Gonzalez of Nurture Knitwear, the ribbing on the Desert Sage Hat (and the multiple sizes) means it can fit any head perfectly!

This is a paid pattern. This ribbed hat is knit in the round, with some gorgeous sage-colored stripes. The pattern uses a simple, yet stunning technique to create clean stripes, even in your purl columns. Simple, mirrored decreases create a sleek X on the crown, making it a favorite for both men and women. With its stretch-ability, this hat makes an excellent gift. And it’s the perfect pattern for beginning knitters.

Be sure to check out these other stunning worsted weight knit hats from Megan: Kay Day and Dino Jammies!

Use the code DONATE for 20% off all self-published patterns in Megan’s Ravelry shop this week!

Charleston Knit Hat

Designed by Raquel Grace of Mama Grace Creations, the Charleston Hat is a quick hat to make with fun design elements. This hat is great for beginning knitters who have a few projects under their needles!

This is a paid pattern. Child through adult sizes given, with adjustments provided for making it a slouchy beanie.

Hope Rising Knit Beanie

Designed by Sarah Korth of SEK Handmade, the Hope Rising Beanie was inspired by the late winter sun, a hope for warmer temperatures and the new growth that spring will bring!

This is a paid pattern. This is a great knit pattern for an adventurous beginner and includes a helpful photo tutorial.

Use the code CROCHETLOVE for 20% off all hat patterns in Sarah’s Ravelry shop this week!

There You Have It

These hats will make GREAT donations for whatever charity you choose! I hope that you’ve found a few crochet beanies, or even knit, for donation that you’re interested in making. Don’t forget to come back next week for a post including great bulky weight beanie patterns! Before you go, pin that image below so you’ll remember where to find these fantastic patterns!

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