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”.


You can pin it for later here. 

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 Autumn Harvest Beanie Crochet Pattern and my Beginner Beanie Crochet Pattern.

You can find more such free beanie hat patterns on



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  1. Peggy Brooks
    November 1, 2019 / 11:28 am

    I would to buy 2 of your patterns, but my paypal account has an email address I only use for paypal. I was wondering if you could email them to another email address. Please let me know if this is possible.

    • Shehnaaz
      November 1, 2019 / 12:32 pm

      Hi Peggy, yes, I can email it to another id.

  2. November 1, 2019 / 7:57 pm

    Beautiful beanie and great tutorial. This is going to my “To Do List”, that’s for sure. I also pinned it! Have a great crocheting weekend! ☕🍁💮🧶

    • Shehnaaz
      November 1, 2019 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much for pinning it. I appreciate your support.

    • Claire
      November 15, 2019 / 6:40 am

      Gorgeous will be definitely making this thankyou do much xx

  3. Marg
    November 2, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    Love this pattern, can you please tell me what yarn I would need to use here in UK, would it be chunky or super chunky? Also how many grams would I need. Looking forward to trying this as reasonably new to crochet. Thanks

    • Shehnaaz
      November 3, 2019 / 1:53 am

      You will need around 120-130 gms of super chunky, size 6 yarn.

  4. Erin
    November 7, 2019 / 9:22 am

    Can those fur pompoms be purchased somewhere and what about the cute leather square tag?

  5. Sheila
    November 7, 2019 / 10:33 am

    Thanks, I love this pattern!

  6. Denise
    November 11, 2019 / 7:50 am

    When you measure from the edge of the ribbing do you mean from the bottom of the ribbing or from where you start to make the rounds for the hat? (so is it the hat and the ribbing or just the hat part?)

    • Shehnaaz
      November 11, 2019 / 10:06 am

      You measure the hat and the ribbing together.

      • Denise
        November 11, 2019 / 11:17 am

        Thank You! I figured as much, but wanted to make sure!

  7. Darby
    November 11, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    How long would you suggest a brim for a baby hat rather than toddler?

    • Shehnaaz
      November 11, 2019 / 3:33 pm

      1-1/2 inches should be good.

  8. Penny
    November 11, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    I’m struggling with the illustrations: white yarn on white background. Am I to Sl st the band together? Then start the hat part from that? Thank you.

    • Shehnaaz
      November 11, 2019 / 9:45 pm

      Yes, you are right.

    • LisasLidsofLove
      December 2, 2019 / 6:13 pm

      There is also a video for this pattern.

  9. Sam
    November 12, 2019 / 1:47 pm

    What does the sc2tog mean???

    • Shehnaaz
      November 14, 2019 / 3:16 pm

      It is a single crochet decrease that joins 2 sts into one.

  10. Clementine French
    November 13, 2019 / 10:56 pm

    I love this pattern going to make but want to make top with hair rubbers to create hole for ones that have very long hair worn in pointy tails at work they are nurses ,wind er ing if could incorporate into top instead of pompom.Thanks Clem

    • Shehnaaz
      November 14, 2019 / 6:18 am

      You can try adding the hairband in the first decrease row at the crown of the hat by working the stitches around it.

  11. Shaula
    November 14, 2019 / 6:44 am

    Great pattern and easy to make. If I would like to make a foldable brim how tall do you suggest to make the it? Thank you.

    • Shehnaaz
      November 14, 2019 / 3:14 pm

      4 inches should be good, so you will have a 2-inch brim once it is folded up.

  12. Shelley
    November 14, 2019 / 2:01 pm

    Do I use an L and a K hook? I didn’t see where it said which one to use for the brim and which one for the hat part. (Maybe my eyes are getting worse 🙄!)
    Thank you in advance m, and also for your cute patterns!! Can’t wait to try this one!

    • Shehnaaz
      November 14, 2019 / 3:10 pm

      Yep, it is mentioned in the pattern. You use the smaller hook for the brim and the bigger one for the rest of the hat.

  13. Caroleena
    November 16, 2019 / 1:02 am

    I’m just wondering if you’ve investigated your yarn usage – – it doesn’t make sense that the adult small uses more yarn than the adult (presuming you mean adult “large”)…

  14. Deborah smith
    November 16, 2019 / 7:42 am

    This looks so lovely and I want to try it, wish there was a video as I am a visual person

  15. Mandy L.
    November 17, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    I accidentally purchased two patterns instead of one. How can I fix this? Thanks.

    • Shehnaaz
      November 17, 2019 / 4:51 pm

      I caught that and have already marked you for a refund. Kindly note that refunds are issued in batches and it might take a few days.

  16. Josie
    November 20, 2019 / 4:41 pm

    Hi there! I have 2 questions. Would using 2 strands of #4 worsted weight be the same thickness as the weight you used? And how can I make this into a messy bun hat?

    • Shehnaaz
      November 20, 2019 / 10:09 pm

      I am not sure if doubling up worsted weight yarn would give the same size and look. The hat is worked bottom-up so you can stop your hat before you cinch the crown, make it a few rows shorter and add a hair band.

  17. Emily Babineau
    November 21, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    Can you tell me how to adjust pattern if I am using a size 5 yarn? I made a couple with the 6, but want to try a new yarn that is slightly thinner. Should I just adjust my hook size? Would it just have more stretch to it in the ribbing?

    • Shehnaaz
      November 21, 2019 / 4:24 pm

      You can try going up one size in your hook. I cannot tell for sure what the outcome will be as I have not tested with size 5 yarn.

  18. November 21, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    Hi! Love the pattern! I appreciate that you took the time to leave measurements and not just a stitch count. It really helped when I used a different brand of yarn. 🙂

    • Shehnaaz
      November 21, 2019 / 6:44 pm

      You are very welcome. I am glad it was helpful.

  19. Sam S
    November 25, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    Hi, thank you for a lovely pattern, I’m currently making my son a couple of hats for skiing in the new year. I’m just wondering if you did a chunky scarf pattern to match?

  20. MaryAnn
    November 27, 2019 / 12:34 pm

    Where did you get the adorable tag?

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