Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

Are you ready to make a cozy hat with my half double crochet beanie pattern? It’s a fantastic project for crochet beginners and it’s completely free!

This simple and easy pattern includes instructions for seven sizes, so you can make beanies for preemies, kids, and adults alike.

This beanie crochet pattern is as straightforward as it gets. With just the basic half double and single crochet stitches, it’s an excellent first project for new crafters.

You’ll find that creating a warm, snug beanie is a breeze, and the satisfaction of finishing your handmade creation is beyond compare.

If you’ve been looking for a free crochet beanie pattern that’s easy to follow, this is it. No complicated stitches or techniques here—just a fun and relaxing way to dive into crocheting.

So grab your hook and yarn, and get ready to create something special. This easy crochet beanie is the perfect way to start your crafting adventure.

Enjoy the process, and wear your new beanie with pride! The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

crochet beanie pattern with images of crochet hats in 7 different sizes

Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

Half Double Crochet Beanie Size Chart

Crochet Beanie SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Preemie3.5 inches12-13 inches4 inches
0-3 Months4.25 inches13-14 inches5.5 inches
3-6 Months5 inches14-15 inches6 inches
6-12 Months5.5 inches16-17 inches6.25 inches
Toddler6 inches18-19 inches6.75 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7.5 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches8.25 inches
Half Double Crochet Beanie Size Chart

Crochet Beanie Gauge

Gauge is very important for this crochet hat pattern.

16 half double crochet stitches = 4″
12 rounds of half double crochet = 4″

crochet beanie pattern with images of crochet hats in 7 different sizes

Crochet Pattern Notes

  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle. If you are a beginner crocheter, check out my magic circle tutorial
  • Leave a long yarn tail for weaving in when you make your magic circle.
  • The beginning chain does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round from the top down.
  • You can make your crochet hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the second to last row.

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Related Crochet Patterns

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

Crochet Terms

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

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HALF DOUBLE CROCHET BEANIE PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Preemie Size

crochet beanie being measured
Preemie: crown measures 3.5 inches & height measures 4 inches

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 hdc, join (11 stitches)

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

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

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

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

Rnds 6– 12: Repeat round 5 (44 stitches)

Rnd 13 : Ch 1, sc in each st, join (44 stitches)

Finally, fasten off and weave in your ends with a yarn needle.

0-3 Months Size Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

crochet beanie being measured
0-3 Months: crown measures 4.25 inches & height measures 5.5 inches

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 hdc, join (11 stitches)

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

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

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

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

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

Rnds 7– 16: Repeat round 6 (48 stitches)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Finally, fasten off and weave in your ends with a yarn needle.

3-6 Months Size Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

crochet beanie being measured
3-6 Months: crown measures 5 inches & height measures 6 inches

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 hdc, join (11 stitches)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnds 8– 17: Repeat round 7 (52 stitches)

Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (52 stitches)

Finally, fasten off and weave in your ends with a yarn needle.

6-12 Months Size Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

crochet beanie being measured
6-12 Months: crown measures 5.5 inches & height measures 6.25 inches

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 hdc, join (11 stitches)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnds 9– 18: Repeat round 8 (56 stitches)

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Finally, fasten off and weave in your ends with a yarn needle.

Toddler Size Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

crochet beanie being measured
Toddler: crown measures 6 inches & height measures 6.75 inches

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 hdc, join (11 stitches)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnds 10– 20: Repeat round 9 (60 stitches)

Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Finally, fasten off and weave in your ends with a yarn needle.

Child Size Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

crochet beanie being measured
Child: crown measures 6.5 inches & height measures 7.5 inches

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 hdc, join (11 stitches)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnds 11– 22: Repeat round 10 (64 stitches)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Finally, fasten off and weave in your ends with a yarn needle.

Adult Size Half Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

crochet beanie being measured
Adult: crown measures 7 inches & height measures 8.25 inches

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (11 stitches)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnds 12– 24: Repeat round 11 (68 stitches)

Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (68 stitches)

Finally, fasten off and weave in your ends with a yarn needle.

crochet beanie pattern with images of crochet hats in 7 different sizes