Easy Peasy Beanie

Easy Peasy Beanie

MARCH 4, 2021

If you're looking for a quick and easy crochet beanie pattern for beginners, look no further. This Easy Peasy Beanie pattern is as easy as it gets. It's worked flat in rows of double crochet (dc). You simply make a rectangle and then sew the seam and top to turn it into a beanie. It can be made in under three hours from start to finish.

This free crochet pattern is written for three sizes: toddler, child & adult. You could even make it more simple by leaving off the pom pom and the white trim. It's completely up to you. I'd love to see what you come up with! Share with me on Instagram (lovable_loops) or Facebook!

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Toddler, Child & Adult

Please, check your gauge before you begin. You may need to use a hook smaller or larger to achieve the gauge. This is a very important step. If you don't check your gauge, you may end up with a hat that is too large/small.

14 dc = 4 inches

9 rows= 4 inches

Use your H 5mm crochet hook.

Row 1: chain 34, dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and dc in each remaining chain, turn [32]

Row 2: chain 2, dc in each st, turn [32]

Row 3- 12: Repeat row 2 [32]

Measure how many dc and rows you have over 4 inches.

√ If you have MORE than 14 dc and 9 rows over 4 inches, your gauge is tighter than mine and you will need to GO UP a hook size and repeat the gauge.

√ If you have LESS than 14 dc and 9 rows over 4 inches, your gauge is looser than mine and you will need to GO DOWN a hook size and repeat the gauge.

Note: Your stitch (dc) gauge is more important than your row gauge since you can't change the number of stitches once you get started. Your beginning chain will determine the length of your hat. Your row gauge is less important because you can easily make more or less rows. 

This is the hat size guide that I use to design my hats. This guide was made by Jeanne Steinhilber for The Crochet Crowd. You can read the original post here.


dc= double crochet
sc= single crochet
ch= chain
ch(s)= chains
st= stitch
st(s)= stitches
rem= remaining
rnd=round
rnd(s)= rounds

  • You are crocheting in rows of double crochet (dc).
  • Hat is worked flat and then sewn together in the round.
  • The ch 2 at the beginning of each row never counts as your first stitch.
  • Some of my sizes have a hat height that is shorter than the size chart recommends. I felt that some of the hats ended up being too tall. I based my opinion on my experience measuring hats for myself, my kids and my Etsy Shop customers. 

Size Chart Recommendations

Head Measurement: 18 - 19 inches

Height: 7.25 - 7.5 inches

My Sizing

Head Measurement: 18 inches

Height: 7 inches + approximately 2 inches for the brim

Row 1: chain 34, dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and dc in each remaining chains, turn [32]

Row 2: chain 2, dc in each st, turn [32]

Rows 3- 41: Repeat row 2 [32]

Measure the width of your hat. You want it to be 18 inches wide. Add or take out a few rows if needed. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Scroll down to "Assembly" section.

Size Chart Recommendations

Head Measurement: 19 - 20 inches

Height: 7.5 - 8 inches

My Sizing

Head Measurement: 20 inches

Height: 7.5 inches + approximately 2 inches for the brim

Row 1: chain 36, dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and dc in each remaining chains, turn [34]

Row 2: chain 2, dc in each st, turn [34]

Rows 3- 45: Repeat row 2 [34]

Measure the width of your hat. You want it to be 20 inches wide. Add or take out a few rows if needed. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Scroll down to "Assembly" section.

Size Chart Recommendations

Head Measurement: 22 inches

Height: 8.5 to 9 inches

My Sizing

Head Measurement: 22 inches

Height: 8 inches + approximately 2 inches for the brim

Row 1: chain 38, dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and dc in each remaining chains, turn [36]

Row 2: chain 2, dc in each st, turn [36]

Rows 3- 50: Repeat row 2 [36]

Measure the width of your hat. You want it to be 22 inches wide. Add or take out a few rows if needed. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Scroll down to "Assembly" section.

Use your tapestry needle to sew the two ends of your hat together.

Weave in your ends and turn your hat right-side out.

Fold up 1.2-2 inches of the bottom for the brim.

Using your *I 5.5mm crochet hook attach your white yarn. Ch 1 and sc once in the side of each row, join with a slip stitch to the top of the first sc. [toddler= 41 sc, child= 45 sc, adult= 50 sc]

*If your gauge was different from mine, use a hook that is one size larger than the size you used for the hat.

Weave in your ends.

Cut a long scrap piece of yarn that is the same color as your hat.

You are now going to sew the top of the hat. Using your tapestry needle, pull the yarn through each of the rows from front to back (NOT back and forth) in a clockwise direction. Gently pull the yarn to tighten the top as you go. Be careful you don't pull too hard and snap the yarn. When you reach the end, tighten the rows together and snugly tie the two yarn ends together. 

Since you will still have a gap, use your tapestry needle to sew the top together.

All done! Now it's time to add the pom pom (optional).

Photos are from my LOVE Beanie.

Use your extra large pom pom maker.

Firmly and evenly wind your yarn around each set of arches. After the first set of arches, close them and then wind your yarn around the second set. timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

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Cut the yarn between each set of arches.timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Use your scrap piece of yarn to tie the pom pom. I recommend you double/triple knot it.

Carefully open the arches.timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Use a hot melt adhesive to place a dab of glue in the center of the pom pom. This will help prevent it from unraveling.timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Use a tapestry needleto attach your pom pom to the top of your hat.
You are done! Now you get to show off your new hat! Enjoy! 🙂

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