Tiny Kong Beanie Pattern

One of my absolute favorite games of all time (I still play it even to this day) is Donkey Kong 64. If I can remember correctly I got it shortly after I got my Nintendo 64 for Christmas. I’m pretty sure that was when I was about seven years old? Anyway, I was OBSESSED with this game. I distinctly remember dressing up as Tiny Kong in second grade (before I knew that cosplay was a thing hahaha), but the only thing I was missing was her beanie.

Can you guess what one of the first things I created after learning crochet was? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

I wrote this pattern down a long long time ago, and then rewrote it after feeling more comfortable with what hook sizes IΒ  typically use for hats and learning my stitch gauge. So here it is! Hopefully there is some nerd out there that loves DK64 as much as I do <3

You can buy the ad-free PDF version for just $1 here! It helps keep patterns free in the future, plus you’ve got a printable you can scribble on if you want πŸ™‚


K/10.5 (6.5mm) hook

Worsted weight (#4) yarn in red, purple and green

Embroidery scissors (I love these onesΒ on Etsy)

Finishing needles (these things are amazing!)

Terms (US)

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

rnd – round

st – stitch

sc- single crochet

sl st – slip stitch


The chain at beginning of each round counts as first st.

Join at the end of each round with a sl st to the top of the ch at the beginning of the round.


Rnd 1 – With red yarn, magic ring, ch 2, 7 dc in magic ring. (8 dcs)

Rnd 2 – Ch 2, dc in the same st, 2 dc in each stitch around. (16 dcs)

Rnd 3 – Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* around (24 dcs).Β  Break off yarn .

Rnd 4 – With purple yarn, ch 2, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* around. Sl st to top of ch 2 (32 dcs)

Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in next 2 st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts* around. (40 dcs)

Rnd 6 – Ch 2, hdc in next 3 st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* around. (48 hdcs)

Rnd 7 – Ch 1, hdc in next 4 st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts* around. (54 hdcs)

Rnd 8 – Ch 1, hdc in next st and each st around (54 hdcs). Break off yarn.

Rnd 9 – With green yarn, ch 1 hdc in next st and in each st around. (54 hdcs).

Rnd 10 – Ch 2, dc in next st and each st around.Β  (54 dcs)

Rnds 11-14 – Repeat ends 9 and 10 twice. Break off yarn after rnd 14

Rnd 15 – with purple yarn, repeat rnd 9

Rnd 16 – repeat rnd 10

Rnd 17 – repeat rnd 9. Break off yarn.

Rnd 18 – With red yarn, ch 1 and sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

And there you have it! Pretty simple, right?

I like to think of patterns as “recipes” more than “patterns”, where you can change the colors or stitches to suit your personal preferences. That’s what I love so much about crochet πŸ™‚

This free pattern can be shared freely and products made from this pattern can be sold and shared, but please give pattern credit to CrochetByStephK and/or LittleFamilyontheMountain. Thank you so much!

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