Easy Crochet Beanie Pattern Free + Hat Video Tutorial

I’m excited to share my fun and free crochet beanie pattern with you guys today! I designed this basic beanie in seven different sizes (preemie-adult) so it will be a perfect fit for everyone. Practice making it in a solid color first, and then get creative and mix different colors to match your unique style. You can find the free crochet pattern below.

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Melissa Hassler from Lovable Loops wearing her crochet beanie pattern design

Free Crochet Beanie Pattern

This is the perfect hat pattern for beginners

This easy hat pattern is a fun and quick project that is perfect for beginners. I designed it using basic stitches and have also included a full video tutorial. I hope you enjoy practicing your crochet skills while making this simple beanie. 

PDF Version

This basic crochet beanie pattern is also available as an ad-free printable PDF in my Etsy Shop.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: I-9 5.5 mm or hook size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Tape measure: Use a measuring tape to find your head size.
  • Pom Pom maker: Optional for adding a yarn pom pom to your hat.

Crochet Beanie Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. This is an easy crochet hat pattern since it uses only basic crochet stitches.

Finished Hat Sizes

Hat SizeCrownHead CircumferenceHat Height
Preemie3.5 inches12-13 inches4.25 inches
0-3 Months4.5 inches13-14 inches5 inches
3-6 Months5 inches14-15 inches5.5 inches
6-12 Months5.5 inches16-17 inches6.25 inches
Toddler6 inches18-19 inches6.75 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches7.75 inches
Crochet Beanie Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches = 4″ and 10 rounds = 4″

Supplies

  • Hook: I-9 5.5 mm hook
  • Yarn: medium yarn weight (#4)
  • Notions: tapestry needle & stitch markers

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rnd/rnds = round/rounds

Pattern Notes

  • The yarn is joined with slip stitches at the end of each round. 
  • Repeat the instructions between the asterisks (*) for the rest of the round.
  • The pattern is worked in the round and also from the top of the hat down.
  • The pattern is written in US terms. 

Instructions

Preemie Size

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, and then join with a slip stitch to the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (44 stitches)

Rounds 6– 11: Repeat round 5 (44 stitches)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and then fasten off (44 stitches)

0-3 Months Size

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, and then join with a slip stitch to the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Rounds 7– 13: Repeat round 6 (48 stitches)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and then fasten off (48 stitches)

3-6 Months Size

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, and then join with a slip stitch to the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (52 stitches)

Rounds 8– 15: Repeat round 7 (52 stitches)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and then fasten off (52 stitches)

​6-12 Months Size

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, and then join with a slip stitch to the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Rounds 9– 16: Repeat round 8 (56 stitches)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and then fasten off (56 stitches)

Toddler Size

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, and then join with a slip stitch to the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Rounds 10– 18: Repeat round 9 (60 stitches)

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and then fasten off (60 stitches)

Child Size

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, and then join with a slip stitch to the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 14 sts*, join (64 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Rounds 11– 19: Repeat round 10 (64 stitches)

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and then fasten off (64 stitches)

Adult Size

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, and then join with a slip stitch to the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 14 sts*, join (64 stitches)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 15 sts*, join (68 stitches)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (68 stitches)

Rounds 12– 21: Repeat round 11 (68 stitches)

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and then fasten off (68 stitches)

Adding a Pom Pom

Make a pom pom using a pom maker; however, this is optional.

  1. Firstly, wind the yarn around both arches. 
  2. Then, cut the yarn along the middle gap.
  3. Next, tie it with a piece of scrap yarn. 
  4. After that, open the arches.
  5. Now, remove the pom pom.
  6. Finally, trim any loose ends.

Finishing

Fasten off and then weave in your ends. If you made a pom pom, then sew it to the top of your hat.

Looking for more Free Crochet Hat Patterns?

If you like this crochet beanie pattern, I think you will also like these other free patterns: slouchy hatbucket hat, chunky yarn hat, and my half double crochet stitch beanie hat

Let’s Connect!

I’d love to hear from you. You can find me on social media- InstagramFacebookPinterest, and my YouTube channel. Until then, happy crocheting! 

Melissa Hassler from Lovable Loops wearing her crochet beanie pattern design