Light Weight Beanie

Light Weight Beanie

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

After having designed basic beanies using worsted weight, bulky weight and super bulky weight yarns, I decided it was time to design a hat using light weight yarn. The pattern is worked in rounds of double crochet (dc)  from the top down. It's super simple and works up quickly. I hope you like it!

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.

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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.

8 double crochet= 2 inches

6 rows= 2 inches

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 the round
  • hat is worked from the top down
  • the ch at the beginning of each round 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. You can simply add a few more rounds of dc if you want your hat to be taller.
  • you can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the second to last row
  • I choose to separate the yarn colors and alternate colors for each round. I used the white for the last rounds of each hat (the single crochet round) and the pom poms.

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 6 to 6.25 inches

Height: 7.25 to 7.5 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 6 inches

Height: 7 inches


Height measures 7 inches.

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnds 9– 19: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [60]

Rnd 20: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [60]

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 6.25 to 6.5 inches

Height: 7.5 to 8 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 6.5 inches

Height: 7.5 inches


Crown measures 6.5 inches.


Height measures 7.5 inches.

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14 sts*, join [64]

Rnds 10– 21: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [64]

Rnd 22: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [64]

Size Chart Recommendations

Crown: 7 to 7.5 inches

Height: 8.5 to 9 inches

My Sizing

Crown: 7.5 inches

Height: 8 inches


Crown measures 7.5 inches.


Height measures 8 inches.

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14 sts*, join [64]

Rnd 10: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 15 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 15 sts*, join [68]

Rnds 11– 23: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [68]

Rnd 24: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [68]

Photos are from my LOVE Beanie.

Use your large Pom Pom maker.

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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 needle to attach your pom pom to the top of your hat.

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