Learn how to make a basic crochet beanie with this easy free pattern. Uses only single crochet and includes a full video tutorial.
It’s almost beanie season again!! Yay! I am a huge fan of making knit and crochet beanies, and I’m super excited to share this basic crochet beanie pattern with you today.
Design Story and Inspiration
I keep getting asked to make some basic crochet patterns that beginners could create. I have projects with varying skill levels on the blog, but I realized I don’t have as many beginner projects as I would like.
So I decided to create a basic crochet beanie pattern that uses only single crochet, so if you are new to crochet and don’t know a lot of stitches yet, or if you want a super easy project – this one is for you!
About the Yarn
I fell in love with this Lion Brand Mandala Watercolor yarn the second I saw it at my local JoAnn store, so I bought a couple of skeins thinking that a beanie and cowl combo would be a good idea.
I love the way it works up!! This yarn is so pretty, and because it is a chunky (size 5) yarn, it makes for a super simple and quick project.
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This pattern is worked from the top down by starting with a magic ring. Don’t worry if you’ve never done a magic ring before – there is a video tutorial to help you!
Once the body of the hat is created, the ribbing is worked in rows and attached every other row. Be sure to view the video if you are having any trouble.
Basic Crochet Beanie
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Watercolor, bulky (size 5), 1 skein Quarry
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, scissors, pom pom (optional)
Gauge: 12 sts and 12 rows = 4″ in single crochet
Finished Size: Approximately 21″ circumference (Fits average adult’s head)
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
Single Crochet (sc)
Back Loop Only (blo) – work in the back loop only of the stitch indicated
Since this pattern is worked in all single crochet and is worked in continuous rounds (meaning you won’t join with a slip st at the end of each round), it is very helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track of how many rounds you’ve worked.
Basic Crochet Beanie Video Tutorial
Basic Crochet Beanie Pattern
Make magic ring.
Round 1: In magic ring, sc 8. (8 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (16 sts)
Round 3: *Sc, 2 sc in next st (24 sts)
Round 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st (32 sts)
Round 5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next st (40 sts)
Round 6: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next st (48 sts)
Round 7: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next st (56 sts)
Round 8: *Sc 6, 2 sc in next st (64 sts)
Rounds 9-21: Work even in sc.
Basic Crochet Beanie Ribbing
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 6 ch, sc2tog last ch and next st of hat (8 sts).
Row 2: Slip st in next st of hat, turn, sc blo in each st (8 sts); turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first 7 sts, sc2tog blo in next st of ribbing and next stitch of hat (8 sts).
Repeat rows 2-3 around edge of hat until you have reached row 1. Use a slip st to attach last row to row 1.
**Please see video tutorial if you have any questions about this pattern**
Attach pom pom if desired.
Weave in ends.
Today we learned how to crochet the Basic Crochet Beanie. We learned how to make a magic ring, work a hat from the top down in single crochet, and how to attach crochet ribbing.
I hope this free pattern and tutorial inspires you to create your own Basic Crochet Beanie and others like it!
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