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Calcifer Beanie Crochet Pattern

Calcifer Beanie Crochet Pattern

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Disclaimer: This is the PDF PATTERN only. If you purchase, you acknowledge that this pattern contains only a digital file and not a physical piece.

Calling all anime fashion fans - learn how to crochet your own Calcifer beanie! Inspired by the Studio Ghibli film "Howl's Moving Castle", this tapestry crochet hat pattern is uniquely designed and brushed to look just like your favorite fiery friend Calcifer! A cheaper but cooler alternative to high fashion merch *cough cough Loewe*, this fluffy flame hat will keep your head warm quite literally. The pattern is extremely detailed and includes 4 patterns in one for customizability!


  • This 25-page printable pdf is written only in English using US terminology and includes detailed instructions on how to do the following:
    • crochet, brush, and assemble a beanie
    • color-changing in tapestry crochet
    • versions for two color palettes (red and blue) AND two head sizes (small and large), for a total of FOUR pixel charts and color block instructions
  • Although this pattern focuses on crochet, the pixel chart/graph disclosed can be utilized for other fiber art techniques such as knitting, etc.
  • This pattern and images, distributed and designed by VVN Stitches is for personal use only. You may not copy, sell, redistribute, and/or heavily modify any content from this pattern to claim as your own.
  • You may sell the finished piece and make sure to share with and credit me @vvnstitches on Instagram/Tiktok or email me! Nothing brings me more joy than seeing your creations to share <3
  • The file should automatically be available for download in the order confirmation page as well as a separate email - feel free to contact me if you have any issues. The file is large so I recommend having stable internet connection and enough storage to properly download the file

Difficulty: Intermediate - should have familiarity with basic crochet techniques, this pattern is a great introduction to learning color-changing and reading chart/color block patterns, and I do my best to be as detailed as possible! 

Materials needed:

  • Acrylic worsted weight yarn - 1 skein each color (note that brushing is recommended for only natural/acrylic fibers, not polyester-based yarns)
    • For Red Calcifer: Bright red, Red orange, Orange, Yellow
    • For Blue Calcifer: dark, medium, and light blue
  • 4.5mm hook (you may use a different size depending on your tension)
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Pet slicker brush (recommended: mask to prevent inhaling fibers)
  • White and Black felt
  • Fabric glue


  • For Small size: ~ 21in head circumference unstretched post-brushing
  • For Large size: ~ 24in head circumference unstretched post-brushing
  • Ribbing allows for flexibility in size! Also note that brushing will cause the material to become larger
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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Michelle West
Great for beginners and experts alike!

I've been crocheting for decades but never spent much time on colorwork. This pattern taught me new and easy ways to carry colors so that there aren't any floats on either side of the work. I love that it's more than just color charts, the block pattern pages are very easy to follow and not something I've seen anyone else do!
I'm going to be hyperfocused on this pattern until everyone I know has a calcifer beanie!

Wow thank you so much for the kind review! Your calcifer beanie looks so cute and the ember puff is genius :D <3