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Child Spider-Man Mayday Beanie Crochet Pattern & Tutorial

If you've seen Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse or you are a Spider-Man fan, this beanie is the perfect project to make!


Mayday Parker wears this beanie, quite adorably in my opinion. It is fully crocheted and not too hard. I'd say it is an advanced-beginner pattern but I'm going to walk you through every step of this hat!


Here is the inspiration for this project:



This is the child size version of the Mayday beanie from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse!


I know a lot of people were hoping to make this for this kids or younger family members so I decided to write this pattern up separately to make it easier! With both patterns, you could even make matching hats for you and your child!


Youtube Tutorial:

I have a YouTube tutorial for this beanie. If you need further explanation of any part of this pattern, check it out!


Yarn I used/recommend!

Red:

Red Heart Super Saver - Cherry Red (This is what I used!)


Blue:

Red Heart Super Saver - Royal (This is what I used!)


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Measurements:

This hat ends up measuring 20 inches in circumference and 6.5 inches from the center down to the front! If this is too big, you can adjust your hook size down to a 5mm or 4.5mm. If you want to make this hat for a baby, comment down below and I'll help you work it out!


What you Will need:

  • Worsted/size 4/medium weight yarn in:

    • Red

    • Blue

    • White

    • Black

  • Crochet Hooks:

    • 5.5mm

    • 6.5mm

    • 4.5mm

    • 3.5mm

  • Tapestry needle

  • Scissors

  • Stitch markers

Stitches & Abbreviations

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

mr = magic ring

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch

yo = yarn over

dec = decrease


Beanie:

Note: This beanie measures 20inches in circumference. If you want a smaller beanie, I recommend sizing down your hook to 5mm or 4.5mm


*This pattern is for a child sized beanie. For an adult size beanie visit: Spider-Man Mayday Beanie Crochet Pattern - Adult


I recommend using a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round to keep track of your stitches & rounds!


This pattern is worked in a continuous round. Do not join each round!


Gauge: After the fourth round, the diameter should measure 3 inches. Adjust hook size accordingly if too big or too small.


With a 5.5mm crochet hook and red yarn:


1. In a magic ring, hdc 8. Do not join round. (8)

2. (2hdc) in each stitch around. (16)

3. (hdc, 2hdc) around. (24)

4. (hdc 2, 2hdc) around. (32)

5. (hdc 3, 2hdc) around. (40)

6. (hdc 4, 2hdc) around. (48)

7. (hdc 5, 2hdc) around. (56)

8-17. hdc in each stitch around. (56)

Do not fasten off or cut yarn. We are going to make the left ear flap now.


Note: If you would like the beanie to be longer, continue the last round till desired length. If you would like the beanie to be shorter, stop a fews rounds short of 17 at your desired length.


*Photos are of an adult beanie but the kids one should look similar!


left ear flap:

1. hdc 14, ch 1, turn. (14)

2. hdc dec, hdc 10, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (12)

3. hdc dec, hdc 8, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (10)

4. hdc dec, hdc 6, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (8)

5. hdc dec, hdc 4, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (6)

6. hdc dec hdc 2, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (4)

7. hdc dec 2, ch 1. (2).

Fasten off & cut yarn.



Right ear flap:

Note: the right ear flap is one round shorter to account for the slanting that happens when working in the round.


Skip 9 stitch around the back of the beanie and re-attach yarn in the 10th stitch.

1. ch 1, hdc dec, hdc 10, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (12)

2. hdc dec, hdc 8, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (10)

3. hdc dec, hdc 6, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (8)

4. hdc dec, hdc 4, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (6)

5. hdc dec hdc 2, hdc dec, ch 1, turn. (4)

6. hdc dec 2, ch 1. (2).

Fasten off & cut yarn.



Using a 5.5 mm crochet hook and blue yarn:

1. Attach yarn to any bottom stitch.

2. Sc evenly around the bottom of beanie and ear flaps.

3. Sl st into first blue stitch to join.

Fasten off & cut yarn. Weave in any ends.



Eyes: (make 2)

Note: I used a bigger hook for the eyes to make them look slightly spaced out like Mayday's do. If you want a tighter look, size down your hook to 5.5mm or 5mm


This pattern is worked in a continuous round. Do not join each round!


With a 6.5mm crochet hook and white yarn:

Round 1:

1. Chain 5

2. 3sc into the 2nd chain from the hook.

3. sc in the next 2 chains.

4. 3sc into the last chain.

5. Rotate your work so that you are now working into the other side of the foundation chain and sc into the next 2 chains


Round 2:

1. (2sc) in the next 3 stitches.

2. sc into the next 2 stitches.

3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 again.


Round 3:

1. (2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch) 3 times.

2. sc into the next 2 stitches.

3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 again.


Round 4:

1. (2sc into the next stitch, sc into the next 2 stitches) 3 times.

2. sc into the next 2 stitches.

3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 again.

4. Sl st into the next stitch to join.

Fasten off & cut yarn.


With a 4.5mm crochet hook and black yarn:

Round 5:

1 Attach yarn to any outside stitch.

2. sc in each stitch around.

3. Sl st into first black stitch to join.

Fasten off & cut yarn. Weave in any ends.


Attaching the eyes:


With a tapestry needle and black yarn:

1. Attach the eyes to the lower center of the front of the beanie with stitch markers to ensure you like the placement prior to sewing.

Tip: I like to angle my eyes slightly opposite each other to look more like Spider-Man's eyes.

2. Using a running stitch, sew around the eyes to secure them to the beanie.

Knot the remaining yarn tail to the starting yarn tail. Weave in any ends.



Webbing:

Note: You can do the webbing however you want to! I will attach a diagram I loosely followed for mine that I made from various pictures from the movie.


For a better explanation on this, watch my YouTube tutorial.


Diagram:

Each color is a different surface stitch line I made. This is just to help you visualize where each line begins on the front and ends on the side/back but you can do your webbing however you want!


Tip: Keep tension loose to avoid the project from bunching! If your project is bunching, you can also size up your crochet hook to 4.5mm.


With a 3.5mm crochet hook and black yarn:


The webbing is done using surface crochet stitches.

To surface crochet:

1. insert your hook into the stitch you want to start in and pull through a loop of the black yarn from the inside of the hat.

Tip: I make a slip knot and pull that through as my first loop! This is not necessary but it makes the work feel more secure.

2. Insert your hook into the next stitch you wish to surface crochet into and pull through another loop. There should be two loops on your hook now.

3. Pull the second loop through the first loop (almost like a slip stitch) to make your first surface crochet.

4. Continue doing this along any lines you want to create!

5. When you get to the end of your surface crochet line, simply cut the yarn and pull it through to fasten it.

Tip: I like to feed the tail back through the the inside and weave in my ends to secure.

Weave in all ends to secure surface stitch lines.


Braids:

Note: You can make the braids as thick or as thin as you want! Adjust the number of strands of yarn you use to do so. The appearance of the braids can also be adjusted based on how loose or how tight you braid them. I like to do mine looser so they look more full.


For a better explanation of this, watch my YouTube tutorial.


Here is an example of two braids with different amounts of yarn strands. The braid on the left has 7 strands of each color, the braid on the right has 14.


With blue and red yarn, scissors, and a measuring tape:


1. cut an equal amount of yarn strands in each color to 48in. (I use 12 strands of each color for each side)

2. Feed the yarn into the bottom of stitches of the ear flap. Center the strands so that the ends are the same length (approximately 24in. each)

3. Pull the color you want to start with above your secondary color. (I used red as my primary color and blue as my secondary)

4. Lay your sections out so that red is on the outside and blue on the inside.

If you've ever fishtail braided, that's basically what we are going to do!

5. Taking the left red section and pull it over the left blue section and into the center. Take the right red section and pull it over the right blue section AND the other red section.

Now you should have the blue sections on the outside and the red sections on the inside.

6. Repeat the previous step but with the blue yarn. Left blue section crosses over the left red section into the middle, right blue section crosses over the right red section AND the other blue section.

7. Repeat as long as you want your braid to be. (I did this 12 times.)

8. Once your braids are as long as you want them, gather all the yarn together and make one big overhand knot to secure. Make sure you pull the knot tight so it doesn't come undone.

9. Cut the remaining strands to equal length.

10. Repeat on the other ear flap


Picture Diagram:




All done!

Your final beanie should look something like this!


I love that this pattern allows you to customize the beanie to your preference with the webbing, braids, etc.


If you've stuck through this far, thank you so much for reading my pattern!


If you make your own Spider-Man beanie be sure to tag me in your finished product on social media! They are all linked down below but it is @purlsandtopknots on all of them!


If you have any questions, feel free to comment them down below or reach out to me on social media.


happy crafting!





Please do not copy or sell patterns I have designed for a commercial gain.

I do give permission to sell items you create using my patterns. Please give me, @purlsandtopknots, credit for designing the patterns.

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Guest
Dec 03, 2023

Is there a printable pattern?

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Purls & Top Knots
Dec 28, 2023
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A printable pattern should be coming early January!

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Guest
Nov 23, 2023

Hi! I want to make one for my 3 year old nephew and my other 5 year old nephew if you have any advice!

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Dec 28, 2023
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I would reecommend following the child size pattern for your 5 year old nephew! For the three year old, it may be easiest to just size down your hook a size or two and follow the same pattern, this will make it slightly smaller!

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Nov 08, 2023

How many skeins should I use for a 3 year old and a 4 month old?

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Dec 28, 2023
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I was able to make 2 adult sized beanies with one skein of red yarn that was 7oz / 364yds! So a skein of a similar weight/length should be more than enough!

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Guest
Oct 14, 2023

I have big twist size 5 bulky in red. Any way I can use this for a 3 month old?

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Oct 24, 2023
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You could! You'd have to mess with the pattern a bit. I'd probably try to use a 5.5mm or 6mm crochet hook if possible. Using the child pattern, I'd stop increases after the 6th row. for rows 7-13 (or however long you need it) just hdc in each stitch around. The ear flap instructions would still be correct, however, instead of skipping 9 stitches around the back, only skip 5 and reattach your yarn in the 6th stitch. For the eyes, I'd recommend skipping round 4. So, after round 3 go right to round 5 with the black yarn. I hope this helps! I've never made a hat with this yarn at this size so if it doesn't work out…

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Oct 12, 2023

I would love help making this for my 3 month old for halloween!

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Oct 12, 2023
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For baby hats I recommend using a slightly thinner yarn (I use red heart soft yarn, which is linked in the pattern) and sizing down your crochet hook to 4.5mm. Using thinner yarn and a smaller hook, I just follow the child size pattern almost exactly. The only changes I do are to the overall length of the hat, I stop after round 15 (hdc in each stitch around) and go straight into the ear flap instructions but you could make this as short (stopping rows earlier) or as long (continuing for the hdcs for more rows) as needed. The other modification I make is for the eyes. I skip the fourth round (the last round using white yarn) and…

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