5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat

5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat

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5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern Featuring the Star Cluster Stitch

5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern 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.

Download Yarnspirations Pattern

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 they 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 decrease was far simpler than I had expected.

The decrease only happens in every other round which doesn’t affect the star clusters. As you decrease stitches in the single crochet rounds when doing the star cluster in the next row, there are simply fewer 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


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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

19 thoughts on “5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat”

  1. Maxine Davis says:

    Hi mike iam a great crocheted but I cannot design patterns but I can read them how can I get the 5 star beanie pattern.i would love to join a crochet group

    1. Mikey says:

      I just relinked the pattern. I didn’t realize it disconnected. THanks for the heads up.

  2. Delia Crocco says:


    it appears the pattern to this hat is not on the website.

    Can you please advise?

    1. Mikey says:

      I just addressed someone else with the same issue. The pattern was moved. I just reconnected it. Sorry.

  3. Stacey says:

    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

    1. Alecia says:

      I can’t find the written pattern. Am I missing something? Please help

      1. Mikey says:

        Sorry, we were experiencing technical issues earlier today. This should be up and ready for you now. – Michael

  4. Lisa B. says:

    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.

  5. Hania Wojtowicz says:

    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.

    1. It’s a YouTube Thing… Check again at another time. Video is insync when I watch it.

  6. Gina says:

    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.

  7. 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?

  8. Stefany says:

    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!!!

  9. Bonnie Lunny says:

    Where do we order the pom poms?

  10. sharmita kar says:

    mikey , i just loved the video. before watching this, i was just scared, thought it must be veryyy difficult

  11. Laura Polido says:

    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 🙂

  12. Anne mills says:

    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

  13. 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

  14. Lori S. says:

    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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