Character Beanies

The Magic Yarn Project gifts over two dozen different styles of character beanies to children all over the world. Each one is lovingly made by hand by volunteers just like you! View our full library of FREE patterns below.

Not an Approved Crocheter?

While we firmly believe that anyone can make Magic, we want you to be successful right from the start at making the best possible beanies for little cancer fighters.

Find out more about getting important feedback on your creations from trained Magic Yarn leaders:

✨ Character Beanie Tips & Tricks:

  • Character beanies do not require elastic.
  • To ensure that your work stays durable and comfortable for little cancer fighters, please choose from the approved brands and colors of yarn listed below for each character. For striped beanies using multiple colors, please use the same brand of yarn for the whole beanie. If you have questions about approved yarns, you may contact one of our Donation Location leaders here
  • Please ensure your beanie is right side out before attaching pieces and parts.
  • If you have a pattern you’d like to donate, please email us at southwest@themagicyarnproject.com.

We are often asked about which styles of character beanies are most popular or are needed most, and the short answer is that it’s probably a tie! Since our selection is so large, we don’t really have certain styles that we go through more of than others. We encourage Magic Makers to create the beanies that they enjoy making. We can guarantee that each one will bring smiles and cheer to a child who needs it the most.  

Batman

Batman Resources

Version 1 – Striped Beanie using our Magic Yarn Striped Beanie pattern. Add a bat logo. Need help with the bat? There is a free video tutorial HERE.

Version 2 – Black Beanie with ears and logo. Use our Magic Yarn Solid Beanie pattern. Add a bat logo. Need help with the bat? There is a free video tutorial HERE. Add ears from one of the mask patterns below.

Version 3 – The mask. Check out these two free patterns. Pattern 1 or Pattern 2

Captain America

Captain America Resources

Version 1 – Use our Magic Yarn Solid Beanie pattern add a row each of white SC and red SC. Use the logo from this pattern.

Version 2 – A with mask using this free pattern. Tip: Double yarn for the wings.

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Resources

Use our Magic Yarn Captain Marvel Beanie Pattern

Flash

Flash Resources 

Version 1 – Use our Magic Yarn Solid Beanie pattern and add the logo (white circle with yellow lightening bolt) from this tutorial.

Version 2 – Do you know how to create a mask? Awesome! Add the logo from this tutorial.

Green Lantern
Green Lantern Resources

Version 1 – Use our Magic Yarn Solid Beanie pattern and add the logo from this tutorial. Version 2 – Do you know how to create a mask? Awesome! Add the logo from this tutorial.

Hulk

Hulk Resources

Version 1 – Use our Magic Yarn Incredible Hulk pattern.

Version 2 – Do you know how to create a mask? Awesome! Start with our Hulk pattern above and then work your magic to convert it into a mask.

Incredibles

Incredibles Resources

Use our Magic Yarn Incredibles Beanie Pattern

Ironman

Ironman Resources

Version 1 – Use this free pattern.

Version 2 – Do you know how to create a mask? Awesome! You are a more advanced crocheter than this web master. Send us a pattern at info@themagicyarnproject.com

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse Resources

Version 1 – Use our Magic Yarn Solid Beanie pattern and add the ears (double the yarn to help them stand up) from this free pattern. We have also seen pom poms used for the ears that are super adorable! Crocheted white circles are created using this pattern: Magic Ring R1: 8 HDC, R2: 2 HDC in each stitch.

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse Resources

Version 1 – Use our Magic Yarn Solid Beanie pattern and add the bow and ears (double the yarn to help them stand up) from one of these free patterns Repeat Crafter Me or Hopeful Honey. We have also seen pom poms used for the ears that are super adorable! Crocheted white circles are created using this pattern: Magic Ring with 8 HDC.

Alternative Bow pattern.

Paw Patrol - Chase

Paw Patrol – Chase Resources

New Pattern! Paw Patrol – Chase

Photo oops! Chase’s ears should be brown!

Paw Patrol - Marshall

Paw Patrol – Marshall Resources

New Pattern! Paw Patrol – Marshall

Paw Patrol - Rocky

Paw Patrol – Rocky Resources

New Pattern! Paw Patrol – Rocky

PJ Masks - Catboy

PJ Masks – Catboy Resources

New Pattern! PJ Masks – Catboy

R2D2

R2D2 Resources

Check out our NEW R2D2 Beanie Pattern.

 

Shark (Baby, Mommy and Daddy)

Shark Resources

Check out our NEW Daddy, Baby and Mommy Shark pattern. Use our Solid Beanie Pattern as the base.

Spider-Man

Spider-Man Resources

IMPORTANT: If this is your first Spider-Man, the web can be tricky. Please one make one or two and wait for feedback from your Region Leader before making more.

Version 1 – Use our Magic Yarn Spider-Man pattern.

Version 2 – Do you know how to create a mask? Awesome! Start with our Spider-Man pattern above and then work your magic to convert it into a mask.

SpongeBob

SpongeBob Resources

Check out our NEW Spongebob Beanie pattern. Use our Solid Beanie Pattern as the base.

 

Superman

Superman Resources

Version 1 – Use our Magic Yarn Solid Beanie pattern and add the logo from this free pattern.

NEW S Pattern Superman S logo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Resources

Version 1 – Use our Magic Yarn Striped Beanie pattern and add the eyes from this free pattern.

Version 2 – Use our Magic Yarn Solid Beanie pattern and add the mask from this free pattern.

Viking

Viking Resources

Viking 2021 Pattern