How to Crochet a Beanie with Video, 1.5 Hour Beanie

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Learn how to crochet a beanie in just one and a half hours. Chunky and stylish, this crochet hat will keep you warm this winter.


Crochet Beanie


Chunky Crochet Beanie


The crochet hat pattern is designed using a stitch that resembles the star stitch but is very easy to work and perfect for beginners.


Crochet Beanie in Cream Color



You can make this crochet beanie pattern to build your craft fair inventory as the hats work up very fast. You can even make them as a gift for the upcoming holidays.



I plan to design a chunky scarf to match once I get some more bulky yarn in different colors. I think a matching hat and scarf set would look lovely. Won’t they?

Crochet Beanie Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.


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You can find a video at the end of this post.



  1. Super Bulky size 6 yarn. I used the yarn Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in color Golden Rod and Bernat Softee Chunky in color Natural
  2. An 8 mm and a K (6.5mm) crochet hook
  3. Yarn needle with a big eye
  4. 2 Fur pom poms. You can make your own for under a dollar using my free tutorial here.
  5. Sewing needle and matching thread to attach your pom poms
  6. A stitch marker


Finished Size

Toddler– Fits 19-inch head and is 7 1/2 inches tall

Child– Fits 21-inch head and is 8 inches tall

Adult Small– Fits 22-inch head and is 8 1/2 inches tall

Adult Large– Fits 23-inch head and is 9 inches tall



1 skein of Loops and Threads Cozy Wool( 90 yards) for sizes Toddler, Child, and Adult Small.

Adult Small took me the entire skein with no yarn left over. So buy 2 skeins if you want to be on the safer side.

150 yards for size Adult Large.


Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms.

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

st- stitch


BL- back loops only ( see explanation below).


Stitch Explanations

Working in Back Loops only(BL): You work your stitch inserting your hook not under both the loops of your stitch but only the back loops (See pic below).



Sc2tog: Insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next st and pull up another loop, yarn over and pull through all the 3 loops on your hook.



With 8mm hook, 8 sc sts=4 inches


How to Crochet a Beanie

Note: Stitch counts for bigger sizes are written in the order Toddler(Child, Adult Small, Adult Large).


Hat Ribbing

Leave an 8-inch tail, and with K(6.5mm) hook, chain 6(6, 7, 7).


Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, turn.—5(5, 6, 6)sls sts


Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sl in the BL of the same st as ch 1, 1 sl st in BL of the remaining 4(4, 5, 5)sts, turn.——5(5, 6, 6)sl sts


Repeat Row 2 until the ribbing is 15(16-1/2, 18, 18-1/2) inches without stretching. The ribbing is elastic and will stretch to fit.


1. Join the two sides of the ribbing as shown.


Bring the two shorter ends together and sl st through both the layers, insert hook through the back loop of the last row of sl sts and the free loops of the foundation chain side. When inserting hook into the foundation chain side, insert a little deeper, closer to the first ridge, and not at the very edge (see pic above). DO NOT fasten off.


Hat Crown Pattern

Note: For Round 1, work into the valleys between the ridges and not the ridges themselves as it will be hard to stick your hook into them as shown in pic 2 below.


2. Work your sc sts in the valley between the ridges as shown by the green hook.


Round 1: Switch to the 8mm hook.  Ch 1  at the seam and work 32(34, 36, 38)sc sts evenly distributed around the ribbing. You can add a few sc2tog to adjust the stitch count if your ribbing seems bigger for your number of stitches. Sl st to the 1st sc, do not turn.  ——–32(34, 36, 38)sc


Note: You would have reached the end of a round when you reach back near the marked ch-2 loop.


Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 sc + ch 2), place a marker in this ch-2 loop to indicate the first repeat, 1 sc in the same st as ch 3, sk the next st, *(sc, ch 2, sc)in next st, sk the next st, repeat from * to end of the round. Do not sl st and do not turn.—–16(17, 18, 19) ch-2 loops


Note: You can easily find out where to work your repeats by looking at the peaks as shown in pic 3 below.


3. Work repeats into the ch-2 spaces under these peaks.


Round 3: Directly work a (sc, ch 2, sc) in the next marked ch-2 space, move the marker up into the ch-2 space you just made, *(sc, ch 2, sc)in each ch-2 space across to end of the round. Do not sl st and do not turn.


Keep repeating Round 3 in a spiral until your hat is 6(6-1/2, 7, 7-1/2) inches tall including the ribbing, and work the decrease rounds below.


Shaping the Crown of your Hat

Decrease Round 1: 1 sc in the marked ch-2 space, move the marker up into this sc, 1 sc in each ch-2 space across to end.—–16(17, 18, 19) sc


Decrease Round 2: 1 sc in marked st, move the marker up, 1 sc in each st across to end.


Decrease Round 3: Sc2tog across marked st and next st, *(1 sc in next, sc2tog in next), repeat from * to end and fasten off with a 12-inch tail for sewing. You will have a small opening at the top now.


Finishing Your Crochet Beanie

1. Turn the hat inside out. Thread the tail at the top through a yarn needle, go in and out along the edge of the top hole, pull and cinch the top shut. Securely weave in the remaining tail left.


2. Before weaving in the beginning tail at the ribbing, use it to conceal any ragged edge at the seam and then weave the rest in.


3. Attach the fur pom pom to the top of your hat.


You might also like my Crochet Ribbed Beanie Pattern,  Autumn Harvest Beanie Crochet Pattern , and my Beginner Beanie Crochet Pattern.


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  1. Pita
    December 3, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    These are gorgeous! Beautiful work, and your video makes it so easy for us visual learners to follow. Thank you!!! I plan on making one in Harry Potter Gryffindor colors for my daughter as a Christmas present. She’s going to flip out. Any chance you have a mitten pattern in a similar crochet stitch?

    • Shehnaaz
      December 3, 2019 / 1:08 pm

      Hi Pita, I am so glad you like it. When you said mitten, did you mean the fingerless ones or the ones that look like oven mitts? I am just testing a scarf to match this hat as my readers have been asking for it. Funny that you ask for a mitten now. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Ezinga Garry
    December 11, 2019 / 8:44 pm

    Pd over $4.00 for this and never received the ad free version in my email

    • Shehnaaz
      December 11, 2019 / 9:12 pm

      I have forwarded the email once again.

  3. Pj
    December 15, 2019 / 11:51 pm

    Did you ever create the scarf pattern to match this beanie?

    • Shehnaaz
      December 17, 2019 / 11:26 am

      You can expect it on my blog this Friday morning:).

      • Pj
        December 17, 2019 / 2:01 pm

        Yay!!! THANK YOU!! I need it for a gift to match hat – which I love!

  4. Midge Norman
    December 19, 2019 / 10:38 am

    Wonderful tutorial! I’m going out to get chunky yarn so I can make a couple of these today. Thank you so very much!

  5. Heather
    December 21, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    Hello! LOVE this pattern! Thank you!
    Question: I made my brim a little longer than 18”. For the first row with the 8mm hook, could I just sc in every valley and go from there? When I tried to get it down to 36 stitches, the hat was too small compared to the brim, know what I mean?

    • Shehnaaz
      December 21, 2019 / 7:00 pm

      Hi Heather, you can add increases by working 2 sc in the same point to get your stitch count right.

  6. beata from poland
    January 3, 2020 / 4:21 pm

    Great simple video!! Thank you

  7. January 27, 2020 / 10:07 pm

    These are beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to make a detailed guide on how to make this as well as a video tutorial. Absolutely helpful!

  8. Anita Roth
    February 27, 2020 / 5:44 pm

    When starting the head crowning after changing to the bigger hook and start to do the sc I end up having to chrochet 2tog I have to do it 2-4 times in each section. Is this ok? I bought #6 super bulky yarn and crochet hooks k 6.5mm and L 8mm. I am about ready to give up.

    • Shehnaaz
      February 27, 2020 / 9:17 pm

      I think it should be fine.

    • Mary Beth
      December 3, 2020 / 11:26 pm

      Hi there! I’ve been struggling with this pattern only because I ended up with way more than 36 sc based on the 18 inches in length for the ribbing. And I followed the pattern exactly using the same yarn. It sounds like you had the same issue. What did you end up doing? Otherwise it’s a very easy-to-follow and quick pattern. And a beautiful beanie.

      • Shehnaaz
        December 10, 2020 / 6:58 pm

        It is likely that you slip stitch tight. You can distribute decreases around the ribbing.

  9. Carol
    April 28, 2020 / 6:05 am

    I made this and followed pattern to a tea. The beanie turned out but definitely does not look like the photo. Did you use a 6 chunky!

    • Shehnaaz
      April 28, 2020 / 2:52 pm

      Yes, I used size 6 super chunky yarn. I used the yarn Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in color Golden Rod and Bernat Softee Chunky in color Natural. The look of your hat can sometimes change when you use a different brand yarn.

  10. judy Dolan
    May 21, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    Excellent teacher!!

  11. Melissa Woodruff
    October 20, 2020 / 7:06 am

    Can you tell me if I can make this hat with a DK yarn?

    • Shehnaaz
      October 24, 2020 / 8:30 pm

      You can but you will have to find the right stitch counts.

  12. October 21, 2020 / 4:24 pm

    By chance I don’t have super chunky yarn in stash. Any suggestion how to tweak the pattern to chunky yarn ( where they usually recommend 6mm= hook)?

    • Shehnaaz
      October 24, 2020 / 8:28 pm

      It is hard to say without testing the pattern. I am sorry!

  13. November 10, 2020 / 9:09 pm

    Is it really necessary to use 2 different crochet hooks for the brim and body?

    • Shehnaaz
      November 11, 2020 / 8:17 am

      Yes, the brim requires a smaller hook.

  14. Connie
    November 16, 2020 / 11:10 am

    Love the beanies! Is there a place I can purchase the little initial patch and either faux or real rabbit fur balls? Thanks!

  15. Samantha
    December 14, 2020 / 5:42 am

    Do you think this would work to make it into a a messy bun beanie?

    • Shehnaaz
      December 20, 2020 / 11:14 am

      Yes, you can.

      • Samantha Dempsey
        December 21, 2020 / 3:31 pm

        I made this at the weekend as a normal hat and its fab. I struggled with the 6.5 hook for the ribbing but I think it was the yarn. Thanks so much for the pattern. Im going to make another one with the matching scarf

  16. Carlotta
    December 17, 2020 / 1:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I’m new to crocheting and I wanted to do a hat. Merry Christmas!!

  17. Carla flemer
    January 2, 2021 / 7:03 pm

    After rounds 2 and 3 it says turn, but then it says to work in a spiral which implies not turning. Loving the pattern and I think it would be fine either way. I was just curious.

    • Shehnaaz
      January 15, 2021 / 3:48 pm

      It says Do not turn at the end of Rounds 1 and 2. I think you might have been looking at the Ribbing part.

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