How to Crochet a Beanie for Adults

Join me in this detailed blog post as I walk you through the step-by-step process of how to crochet a Beanie for adults.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting, you’ll find easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips to craft the perfect accessory for staying warm in style. The free guide and pattern are below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her crochet beanie for adults pattern design

CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner. I show you step by step how to crochet a beanie for adults. This crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds.

Crochet Project Materials

Adult Beanie Size Chart

SizeCircumferenceHeight
Small/Mediumfits up to 22 inches8.25 inches
Medium/Largefits up to 23.5 inches8.5 inches
Adult Beanie Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

Always check your gauge if you want to learn how to crochet a beanie for adults.

14 stitches = 4 inches

9 rounds = 4 inches

image that shows how to measure crochet gauge in stitches and rows to make a beanie
  • This how to crochet a beanie for adults pattern starts with a magic ring.
  • The beginning of each round starts with chain 2 (ch 2). This ch 2 does NOT count as your first stitch. 
  • At the end of each round, you’ll join your yarn with a slip stitch (sl st) to the first dc (double crochet) stitch made in that round. 
  • This pattern is worked in the round from the top of the hat down to the brim.
  • The outside of the hat is the right side and the inside of the hat is the wrong side.
  • dc= double crochet
  • st= stitch
  • sts= stitches
  • ch= chain
  • chs= chains
  • sl st= slip stitch
  • rnd= round
  • rnd(s)= rounds
  • rem= remaining
  1. Chain 2
  2. Yarn over
  3. Insert hook in next stitch & draw up a loop (3 loops on hook)
  4. Yarn over & draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook)
  5. Yarn over & draw through 2 remaining loops (1 loop on hook)

Related Crochet Patterns

You may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Basic Beanie, HDC Beanie, and Light Weight Beanie free crochet hat patterns.

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HOW TO CROCHET A BEANIE FOR ADULTS PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Rounds 1-8 are the same for both sizes.

Make a magic ring.

Magic ring

Chain (ch) 2

Magic ring + chain 2

Make 11 double crochet (dc). You are working into and around the magic ring.

Always use a locking stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

Magic ring + first double crochet
Magic ring + 11 double crochet (round 1)

Gently pull on the yarn tail to close the ring.

Round 1
Round 1

Join in the round with slip stitch (sl st) in the top of the first dc.

Making a slip stitch
Round 1 is done

Count your stitches. You should have 11.

Ch 2. Make 2 dc in each stitch. Join with a sl st. (22 stitches)

chain 2
first 2 dc made
2nd round

Ch 2. Repeat this pattern all the way around: 2 dc, 1 dc. Join with a sl st. (33 stitches)

3rd round

Ch 2. Repeat this pattern all the way around: 2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc. Join with a sl st. (44 stitches)

4th round

Ch 2. Repeat this pattern all the way around: 2 dc, 1 dc in ten stitches. Join with a sl st. (48 stitches)

5th round

Ch 2. Repeat this pattern all the way around: 2 dc, 1 dc in eleven stitches. Join with a sl st. (52 stitches)

6th round

Ch 2. Repeat this pattern all the way around: 2 dc, 1 dc in twelve stitches. Join with a sl st. (56 stitches)

7th round

Ch 2. Repeat this pattern all the way around: 2 dc, 1 dc in thirteen stitches. Join with a sl st. (60 stitches)

8th round
Crown for Adult Small/Medium Beanie

Rounds 9-19: Ch 2, make 1 dc in each stitch. Join with a sl st. (60 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your yarn ends using a yarn needle.

Small/Medium Height (19 rounds= 8.25 inches)

Round 9: Ch 2. Repeat this pattern all the way around: 2 dc, 1 dc in fourteen stitches. Join with a sl st. (64 stitches)

Rounds 10-20: Ch 2, make 1 dc in each stitch. Join with a sl st. (64 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your yarn ends using a yarn needle.

9th round
Crown for Adult Medium/Large Beanie
Medium/Large Height (Round 20= 8.5 inches)

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