Hi there! Today, I have an updated crochet beanie pattern and tutorial video and pattern for you! My original how to crochet a beanie video is 4 years old and was in need of an update – (um hello I used dark yarn in the video) because even though it is a top video, I am much better at tutorials now.
I also went a little slower, so that my beginners can tackle this and feel confident to accomplish it! Learn how to crochet a beanie!
Free written and printable beanie crochet pattern at the end of this post!
How to Crochet a Beanie
I used Red Heart with Love Yarn but you can use a worsted weight yarn of your choice and it will give you a similar size. Refer to the sizing chart below if you use a different yarn so you can make sure your sizing works out.
This beanie is a simple classic beanie.
I used a J-10 (6mm) hook.
Here is Part 1 of the Video Tutorial 😉
US to UK terms
- US sc = UK dc
- US dc = UK tr
- US hdc = UK htr
- US tr = UK dtr
Crochet Stitches Used
DC = Double Crochet
SC= Single Crochet
How to Crochet a Beanie Size Chart
Below is a list of other great crochet beanie tutorials, check them out!
- Absolute Beginner Crochet Hat
- Easy Granny Cluster Beanie Hat
- Easy Slouchy Crochet Beanie
- Free Slightly Slouchy Crochet Hat Pattern
I hope you enjoyed this How to Crochet a Beanie Pattern and Video! This is a basic fitted beanie, so its great for men and women.
CLICK HERE for the Free PDF Pattern.
Crochet Beanie Pattern
How to Crochet a Beanie - Beginner Tutorial
I used Red Heart with Love yarn, but you can use a worsted weight yarn of your choice and it will give you a similar size. Refer to the sizing chart below if you use a different yarn so that you can make adjustments.
- 1 ball of Red Heart with Love or similar
- J or 6mm crochet hook
- Yarn Needle
- Form a Magic ring. You may also chain 4 and slip stitch to the first chain to create the circle.
- ch 2, create 12 dc stitches inside the ring or circle created.
- ch 2, dc 2 times in the first stitch, dc 1 and repeat this (2 dc, dc1) all the way around. Slip stitch to finish the round. 18 stitches total.
- ch 2, dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 2 and repeat this (2 dc, dc 2), slip stitch back at beginning for 24 total stitches
- chain 2, dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 3 and repeat this (2 dc, dc 3), slip stitch back at beginning for 30 total stitches
- chain 2, dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 4 and repeat this (2 dc, dc 4), slip stitch back at beginning for 36 total stitches
- chain 2, dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 5 and repeat this (2 dc, dc 5), slip stitch back at beginning for 42 total stitches
- chain 2, dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 6 and repeat this (2 dc, dc 6), slip stitch back at beginning for 48 total stitches
- ch 2, dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to finish the round. Repeat this until desired size is reached. Mine measured 7.5 inches.
- border: ch 1, sc in each stitch around the hat for 2 rounds. slip stitch and tie off. Weave in ends.
To achieve the best result, measuring the head is best. Measure the circumference (above the ears and across the forehead right above the eyebrows). Also measure from the top of the head down to the eyebrows or the height of the hat.
This chart is best with a worsted weight yarn and I-9 (5.5mm) or J-10 (6mm) hook.
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Sunday 30th of April 2017
Hi, Melanie, I love your beanie pattern. It's easy to follow but I have a question with sizing and measurements. I had knitted the adult pattern according to your pattern - increasing up to round 8 and then simply dc and then sc border. The hat measures 8 inches total.
Now the question is the measurement from the crown to the last increase row. Following your pattern, my increase row ends at 4 inches instead at 6 3/4 inches for a small adult in the chart. If I followed the chart to end the increase row at 6 3/4 inches it starts to spread out too wide.
Maybe I don't understand the chart.
Also I would like to crochet all size. Should I simply change hook sizes? Would that work?
Thanks for your reply.
Wednesday 26th of April 2017
I like this beanie. It seems easy to follow along.
Monday 10th of April 2017
could you tell me if you had some scraps that i could have. i can't afford to buy any fabric and your work is so pretty. thank you so much.