How to Crochet a Beanie

Learn how to crochet a beanie with my free Crochet Beanie Pattern that’s perfect for crafters looking to stitch up something cozy.

This free crochet beanie pattern covers four sizes, ensuring a snug fit for babies, playful toddlers, energetic children, and adults.

It’s an ideal choice for anyone seeking crochet beanie patterns that are straightforward and enjoyable.

With my crochet for beginners approach, this pattern eases you into the world of crafting, providing a smooth, stress-free experience.

Plus, it’s one of the many easy crochet patterns that you’ll come to love.

So grab your yarn, ready your hook, and let’s get started on this fun project that will add a touch of handmade warmth to your wardrobe or make for a heartfelt gift. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her crochet beanie pattern design

CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner. This easy beanie pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds.  

Crochet Project Materials

crochet beanie in 4 sizes

Crochet Beanie Size Chart

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Baby4.25 inches13-14 inches5.5 inches
Toddler 5.75 inches18-19 inches6.75 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7.25 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches8 inches
Crochet Beanie Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

8 stitches = 2 inches

5 rows = 2 inches

Crochet Pattern Notes

  • This easy crochet pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • At the end of each round, you’ll join your yarn with slip stitches (sl st) to the first dc made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round and working from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last row. 

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.

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • blo = back loop only
  • inc = increase
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

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crochet beanie in 4 sizes

HOW TO CROCHET A BEANIE PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Baby Size

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next st*, join (36 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnds 5-11: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Scroll down for brim instructions.

Toddler Size

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next st*, join (36 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 7 sts*, join (54 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 8 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 7-15: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Scroll down for brim instructions.

Child Size

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next st*, join (36 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 7 sts*, join (54 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 8 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 9 sts*, join (66 stitches)

Rnds 8-16: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (66 stitches)

Scroll down for brim instructions.

Adult Size

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next st*, join (36 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 7 sts*, join (54 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 8 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 9 sts*, join (66 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in the next 10 sts*, join (72 stitches)

Rnds 9-17: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (72 stitches)

Scroll down for brim instructions.

crochet beanie in 4 sizes

Ribbed Brim Instructions- All Sizes

Use an I/5.5 mm crochet hook and begin where you left off for the hat.

Photos are from my Toddler Hat.

Step 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, (6 stitches)

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

Step 2: Slip Stitch in the next two stitches.

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item
images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

Step 3: Turn your work clockwise

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

↑ Step 4: Do not chain, sc blo in each st, (6 stitches)

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

↓ Step 5: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, (6 stitches)

Repeat steps 2-5 all the way around.

toddler hat crochet pattern

Finally, use a tapestry needle to sew the seam where the two ends of the brim meet.

toddler hat crochet pattern
crochet beanie in 4 sizes

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