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Basic Beginner Crochet Beanie

By: Kristi Simpson for
Basic Beginner Crochet Beanie
Basic Beginner Crochet Beanie
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Making a crochet hat can seem extremely intimidating but this Basic Beginner Crochet Beanie video tutorial gives you a pattern that is super easy to recreate. If you are a visual learner, you definitely want to see this crochet video. This crochet beanie pattern only uses basic stitches so you can easily recreate it without getting confused. Plus, beanies are definitely in style and you can save some major money by making a DIY beanie instead of going out and buying one from a store! 

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteWeekend project


Primary TechniqueCrochet


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Premier Deborah Norville Everyday Collection, 203yds/186m; 4oz/113g, Medium #4 weight yarn
  • H-8mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Basic Beginner Crochet Beanie

Gauge: 4 sts x 4 rows in sc = 4” square
Hat is made from bottom to top

DIY Crochet Beanie Pattern Instructions

  1. Ch 61.

  2. Rnd 1: Sc in second chain from hook and in each across, sl st to the first st to join (60 sts).

  3. Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st to the first st to join. 

  4. Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st to join.

  5. Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the back horizontal bar of each dc, sl st to the first st to join.

  6. Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same st, sk 2 sts, * 3 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to the first dc to join.

  7. Rnds 6-20: Ch 3, turn; 2 dc in same space, 3 dc in each space between 3 dc sets, sl st to the first dc to join.

  8. Close top with yarn needle to finish.

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I love this pattern thus far! Ive tried placing it on my head even though Im not finished and its tight. Can I increase the number of single chains at the beginning to 63 or 64 and continue the pattern as written or will that mess up the whole thing?

Hi svaught79 6726054, you should be able to increase the beginning chains to 64 with a minor adjustment to the pattern, or any multiple of 6 + 1 to work up the pattern as written. If you begin with Ch 64, you will just need to adjust Rnd 5 to include an extra *3 dc in next st, sk 3 sts* at the end of the row. Or, you could Ch 67 to start and the pattern will work as written. I hope this helps! - Editors of FaveCrafts

You will be making a chain and joining, then begin to crochet around for several rows until you reach the height you want your beanie to be. You can customize it to make it more slouchy if that is your preference. The only thing I will say is that they should provide a little more explanation on how to close up the hat, especially if you are a beginner. If I missed that part, please forgive me.

#NationalCraftMonth2017 Adorable beanie!!

I've been crocheting for over 40 years and am always learning something new #NationalCraftMonth2017

I really like this Basic Beginner Crochet Beanie from Kristi Simpson. She does a great job doing the step by step video. I so have to share this one with my daughters who are just learning how to crochet. This is great for the beginner or for some one like me who has been crocheting for to many years to count. I like the way she closed the top of the hat, the cinching made for a less bulky top and it looks nice. It's nice to have a video and written pattern right here on the same page. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

I like the look of this and perfect for a beginner like me. #NationalCraftMonth2017


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