5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern Featuring the Star Cluster Stitch
5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern Featuring the Star Cluster Stitch
5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern Featuring the Star Cluster Stitch

Hat Featuring the Star Cluster Stitch

This amazing hat features the Star Cluster Stitch. This stitch is extremely popular and now you have this same stitch in a hat.

The Star Cluster Stitch is slightly different than a traditional star stitch. We have an article with a free tutorial showing the Traditional Star Stitch. View that article and tutorial here.

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5 Star Beanie Hat Pattern

What is different about this hat is the single crochet row that is every other row in the star stitching area doesn’t go to the centre of the stitch. In the pattern and in my tutorial, you will see the difference.

The brim is made up of slip stitch rows. It took me about 1.5 hours to make the ribbed brim. The slip stitching provides incredible elasticity and gives the look of knitting but with the luxury of using your crochet hook instead.


Brims made up of slip stitching can be fussy when premium acrylic is used. Premium acrylic is used in the Caron Simply Soft that is required by the pattern. When the acrylic is premium, meaning better quality, the plies don’t stick together like the do when the acrylic is value or economy based.

Value acrylic cannot be lied or have the surface finishes of premium acrylic. So there is a definite difference in look and feel.

For my hat, I switched to Bernat Super Value instead of using Caron Simply Soft. I followed the pattern exactly but switched my brand to keep the plies together for tutorial purposes in teaching. You can make a decision on your own which you prefer or have access to.

Decreasing the Hat

I was intimidated by this pattern as it looked a lot more complicated than it was. I pre-judged the hat and shouldn’t have. The decreasing was far simpler than I had expected.

The decreasing only happens in every other round which doesn’t affect the star clusters. As you decrease stitches in the the single crochet rounds, when doing the star cluster in the next row, there is simply less stitches to work with and the star clusters line up perfectly.

The video tutorial shows you how to do everything. I realize not everyone likes Pom Poms. You are the artist, you can make the hat look like whatever you feel. Good luck.

Video Tutorial

Try my Rainbow Beanie Brim Hat.

19 thoughts on “5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat

  1. Is there any way you could convert this pattern to a top down using a magic circle as a start? I love the star pattern but do a style of brim on my hats that I make

  2. Thank you so very much for your tutorials. I am a beginner crocheter and I have learned so much from you. I just completed the 5 star beanie and it came out great. I did make my own ball on top lol.

  3. The sound and the video for the tutorial are totally out of sync. The voiceover is far ahead of the video making it almost impossible to follow. Please fix.

  4. Hi Mikey, I love the look of this beanie but I’m having trouble with the brim, how do I keep my project from 1. curling and 2. not being even? my stitches aren’t tight at all. BTW thank you for your videos you really make it easy to follow (xcept for the twisted hat pattern, you lost me on that one). Any advice would be really helpful.

  5. Working on my first 5-star beanie, following the video tutorial as well as the written pattern, and running into some trouble. On every Star round, I wind up with 2 more stitches than I started with. After 2 rounds, I’ve gone from 71 to 73 to 75. Any idea what’s going on?

  6. I love it!!! Does the written version is available? I crochet on my lunch hour and I did not always have access to the Internet. Thanks in advance!!!

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! This hat pattern! It was very daunting to look at, and I thought I would never understand how to make such a pretty hat. Mikey’s left -handed tutorial was perfection! It worked up so quickly and now my son has a great new hat for the winter, minus the pompom, he said no-way! 🙂 Thank you as always for your wonderful tutorial and pattern 🙂

  8. Hi Mikey…. Absolutely addicted to crochet having started learning from your videos some time ago. I have a question about this video and pattern however. How can a adjust the stitch count to fit a child? Be really grateful for any support. Thanks so much for being an inspiration. Anne 🙂 xx

  9. Hi Mikey, I live in South Africa and always have to adapt your patterns to the UK stitches, but no problem, your videos always make my life so much easier. I love all of your patterns and tutorials are the best I’ve seen. I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how to adapt the pattern if I was using a double knit (light worsted weight) yarn. I think I would just have to increase the number of rows on the brim as well as the number of clusters in each row. Would you have any idea how many clusters should fit into a row? Thanks Megan

  10. Thanks Mikey-your videos are always so very helpful and give your CC viewers the confidence we need to try a pattern. Thanks to you, I look forward to finding a pattern with a diagram! You are a gem in the crochet world!

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