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Free Crochet Beanie Pattern in all Sizes

Hat making has never been this easy with this free crochet beanie pattern in all sizes! Made from just a simple rectangle of fabric with clever slip stitch placement, this beanie hat is super fast, super comfy and suits everyone!

Made in simple side across rows using beginner stitches (slip stitches and single crochet) you can create the most beautiful textured hat even if you are a beginner. 

And because it’s a side across crochet hat pattern you can even adapt it to suit any yarn and hook size you would like by just making it to the measurements!

Free crochet beanie pattern in all sizes with crochet hook and balls of yarn.

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More about this simple crochet beanie pattern

Sometimes I think simple is best. It’s great to find a project that doesn’t use much yarn, is a nice easy stitch repeat and that works up fast!

This crochet hat is all about the texture and so keeping it simple with the construction and style was all about making those stitches do the work for us.

All you need to do is work the one row stitch repeat to create a rectangle for the hat, then seam the side, gather the top and turn back your brim. The easiest hat construction you’ll find!

The beanie is in all the sizes I could think of from premature baby right through to large adult making it perfect for anyone.

Woman wearing basic crochet beanie pattern in cream.

Is a beanie easy to crochet?

I often get asked ‘is a beanie easy to crochet’ and my answer is always yes! As long as you choose a nice basic pattern like this one that is great for beginners.

So, if you want to know how to crochet a beanie for adults, children or babies then this is the one for you.

I love creating easy crochet hat patterns and so here are a few more suggestions for you and all your friends and family (and you can search my blog for many more patterns too):

Yarn

To crochet this simple hat, I used Brava Worsted; 100% premium acrylic; 208yds/100g which is a great yarn for hats as it’s so warm!

You’ll need 1 ball per hat or approximately this yardage:

Child sizes: Premature (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 3-10 years)

Yarn (yds): 50 (60, 70, 90, 110, 140)

Adult Sizes: Teen/Small Adult (Medium Adult, Large Adult)

Yarn (yds): 160 (170, 190)

Alternatively, here are some beautiful yarns that would also work really well to crochet this baby suit:

Tension and Sizing

16 sts and 15 rows measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over main stitch repeat if you’re using a 6mm hook. You can adjust the hook size to obtain the correct tension.

The finished hats have the following measurements:

Crochet beanie for children

Size: Premature (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 3-10 years)

To fit head (in): 12-13 (13-14, 14-15, 15-16, 16-18, 19-20)

Actual Hat Circumference (in): 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 17)

Actual Hat Height (in): 6 (7, 8, 9,5, 10, 11)

Crochet beanie for adults

Size: Teen/Small Adult (Medium Adult, Large Adult)

To fit head (in): 21 (22, 23)

Actual Hat Circumference (in): 18 (19, 20)

Actual Hat Height (in): 12.5 (13, 13.5)

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Pattern Options

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Four images of basic crochet beanie pattern.

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

sk – skip

rep – repeat

dnc – does not count

yoh – yarn over hook

flo – front loop only

Crochet Stitch

The stitches used in the hat are:

ss – slip stitch

sc – single crochet (UK dc – double crochet)

Special Stitches

There aren’t any special stitches as such but we will need to work stitches in the front loop only as follows;

Front Loop Only – flo

To work the front loop only, turn your work so that the top is facing you to see the front and back loops. Work into the front loop by inserting the hook into the loop nearest you.

Pattern Notes

A ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Turn at the end of each row.

The hat is worked side to side in flat rows.

The last row is joined to the foundation chain to create the shape of the hat and the top sewn closed to finish.

Video Tutorial

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Close up of slip stitch detail on crochet beanie pattern.

Free Simple Crochet Beanie Pattern

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Standard US Crochet Terminology

The sizes are written as follows:

CHILD SIZES:

Prem (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, Child 3-10 years)

Foundation chain: chain 25 (29, 33, 39, 41, 45)

Adjustment – you can make your foundation chain as long or as short as you like in multiples of 2+1 to set the height of your hat including the brim.

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, ss in next ch, *sc in next ch, ss in next ch; rep from * across to end. [24 (28, 32, 38, 40, 44)]

Row 2: ch1, *sc in flo of next st, ss in flo of next st; rep from * across to end.

Row 2 creates the Main Set Pattern.

Rows 3 – 38 (41, 45, 49, 56, 64): Repeat the Main Set Pattern.

Adjustment – you can repeat the Main Set Pattern as many or as few times as you like to create the circumference of the hat.

ADULT SIZES:

Teen/Small Adult (Medium Adult, Large Adult)

Foundation chain: chain 49 (51, 53)

Adjustment – you can make your foundation chain as long or as short as you like in multiples of 2+1 to set the height of your hat including the brim.

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, ss in next ch, *sc in next ch, ss in next ch; rep from * across to end. [48 (50, 52)]

Row 2: ch1, *sc in flo of next st, ss in flo of next st; rep from * across to end.

Row 2 creates the Main Set Pattern.

Rows 3 – 68 (71, 75): Repeat the Main Set Pattern.

Adjustment – you can repeat the Main Set Pattern as many or as few times as you like to create the circumference of the hat.

TO JOIN THE HAT

Pull the yarn loop through the first stitch of the foundation chain to begin to join.

Join with a slip stitch seam in the front loop of the foundation chain and the back loop of the last row.

Cut a long tail and sew around the row ends at the top of the hat.

Pull tight to secure to gather the top of the hat.

TO FINISH

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Turn up brim to desired height and it’s ready to wear!

Woman looking sideways wearing modern crochet hat.

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