Star Sand Free Crochet Hat Pattern

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Star Sand Beanie: a Free Textured Crochet Hat Pattern

This decadently textured crochet beanie pattern uses the camel stitch and the star stitch together to make stripes of gorgeous, airy texture. This may be one of my all time favorite crochet hat patterns! I loved it SO much, that I made a matching textured crochet cowl pattern to go with it!

Check out the pattern on Ravelry to give it a fave or purchase the printable PDF download on Ravelry!

If you’d like to adapt for a different size,  purchase the ad-free PDF copy on Ravelry, or you can use my Hat Size Checker to DIY a custom size. I’ll email it to you for FREE via the form below:


Of course, I had to top it off with a faux fur pompom. Doesn’t it add just a little bit of luxury? I made a special removable pom pom for this hat so it can still be washed normally. (I’ll be sure to post the tutorial for that soon!)

If you’re anything like me, crocheting is an indulgence. Lately, my absolute favorite treat is simply to sit down and crochet a hat in one or two uninterrupted sittings, with nothing but my latte to distract me.  Of course, between life and dealing with a carpal tunnel diagnosis, I don’t usually get the chance to crochet as much as I want to!

So, as is human nature, I crammed as much goodness into this quick project as humanly possible. This crochet hat pattern uses several wonderful crochet texture stitches. I went all out and splurged on my fur yarn at JoAnn for the pom pom. (I even got some cash back through Ibotta!) And to top it all off, I used a brand new (to me) yarn, in the prettiest, beachiest sandy taupe color I have ever seen.

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1 skein Deborah Norville Everyday yarn, 180 yds/165 m; 3.5 oz / 100 g, 100% acrylic Worsted (4) weight yarn, shown in Taupe Tone

I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook – pictured: Knit Picks Radiant Wood


Yarn Needle

Pom pom, if desired.


Ch- chain; Hdc – half double crochet; Dc – double crochet; Lp – loop; Sk – skip

Special Stitches

HDC through 3rd loop: Yarn over, insert your hook under the 3rd loop of the st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Star Stitch: For the first star in round, ch 3, pick up a loop in the 2nd ch from hook and next 4 spaces (6 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, ch 1 to complete st. For next stitches, pick up a loop in the center of previous star, in the legs of previous star, in the same st as previous st, and next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Gauge / Finished Size

8 stitches and 6 rows hdc through 3rd loop in 2” square


The turning chain does not count as a stitch in this pattern.

Hat is worked from top down in joined rows.

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Crown of Hat

Round 1: Ch 2 and work 12 dc into a magic ring, slip to join. [12]

Round 2: Ch 2, work 2 dc into each st around, slip to join. [24]

Round 3: Ch 2, *work 1 dc in the first st, then 2 dc into the next st,* repeat * to * around, slip to join. [36]

Round 4: Ch 2, *work 1 dc in the first 2 sts, then 2 dc into the next st,* repeat * to * around, slip to join. [48]

Round 5 : Ch 2, *work 1 dc in the first 3 sts, then 2 dc into the next st,* repeat * to * around, slip to join. [60]


Round 6: Ch 2, work a hdc in each st around, slip to join [60]

Round 7-8: Ch 2, working through 3rd loops, hdc in each st around, slip to join. [60]

Star Stitch Section

Round 9: Working through 3rd loops, ch 3, work the star stitch around, working the final star across the slip stitch from the previous row; sl to top of ch to join. [30 stars]

Round 10: Ch 2, work 2hdc in the center of each star around, sl to join. [60 hdc]

Rounds 11-16: Repeat Rounds 9-10.


Rounds 17-21: Repeat round 7.


Fasten off and weave in ends.

Add a pom pom if desired.

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  1. Kim Ladouceur says:

    Thanks for the free download, Katie! It’s beautiful πŸ˜€

  2. Nancy says:

    Thanks so much for the free download! Love the hat!

    1. You’re so welcome, Nancy! Glad you love it as much as I do! <3

  3. Kirin says:

    This is beautiful! Your generosity is very much appreciated!

  4. Alexandra says:

    Hi! This is a gorgeous hat! Is it slouchy? If so, would I crochet less repeat rounds before the brim to make it more of a traditional fit? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Alexandra!
      Glad you like it! This particular hat is not slouchy, it wears more like a fitted beanie without a brim. Hope that helps!

  5. Carol S. Ortiz says:

    This hat is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your pattern,…and…free too!! So very generous. Now, I will try to do it. πŸ˜‰

    1. Katie says:

      So glad to hear that you love it! Enjoy!! It’s one of my favorite stitches to make.

  6. inkey says:

    I love the hat pattern. When do you think you will make a larger size pattern?

    1. Hats are always on my to-do list, but I’ve got another big collaboration design coming up soon! For this specific one, I believe I have the fully sized pattern in my Ravelry store for purchase.

      Hope that helps, and thank you for your kind comment!

    2. Just increase the diameter more. Every increase adds 12 more stitches. Try dc four and two dc next stitch all the way around that will give you 72 stitches. Then continue her pattern the same. Add more repeats for each section.

  7. Carol McCarthy says:

    Very beautiful pattern but I do not understand this sentence –
    working the final star across the slip stitch from the previous row.
    Please explain. Thanks, Carol

    1. Hi there, Carol!
      For the star stitch pattern to work out perfectly in the round, your last stitch might look like it needs one more little space to draw up a loop from. I like to use the first stitch, or rather that slip stitch, to complete it. Hopefully that helps.


  8. Love this

    1. Thanks so much, Gale!

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