Crochet

How to Crochet a Beanie Hat; Free Pattern

Easy Crochet Beanie

I just love these beanie hats.

This is a beginner pattern.

You will need to know how to:

    • Crochet in the Round – Start with a circle, increase each round.
    • dc; double crochet – yo (yarn over), insert hook, yo, pull through stitch, yo pull through first two stitches, yo pull through last two stitches.
    • hdc; Half Double Crochet – yo (yarn over), insert hook, yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through all three loops on hook.
    • hhdc; Herringbone Half Double Crochet – yo, insert hook, yo, pull through stitch, pull through the first loop on hook, yo, pull through last two loops on hook.
    • sl st; Slip Stitch – insert hook, yarn over (yo), pull through stitch, pull through the loop on hook.
    • Increase – crochet 2 times in the same stitch.

A half double crochet will have 3 loops on the top of the stitch. 1 is the back loop 2 and 3 are the front loops in this pattern.

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Materials

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Directions:

Use a stitch marker to mark the first crochet in each round, this is where your slip stitch will end each round.  (Skip over slip stitch loop).

To Start:

Make a circle; Chain 4, sl st in chain 1 making a circle.

Crochet Hat 1

Round 1

Double crochet (dc) 10 stitches in the center of the circle,  slip stitch in the first stitch to join. Pull tail to tighten.

Note: Chain stitch will count as one stitch.

Increase Round 2

Chain 2, dc in same stitch, work 2 double crochets in each stitch. At the end of the round, you should have 20 stitches (counting your chain stitch). Join the round with a slip stitch.

Increase Round 3

Chain 2, dc two times in the next stitch; *1dc in the next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch (1 stitch increased); repeat from * to end of the round, slip stitch to join in the first stitch of the previous round. You will finish with 30 total stitches. (1 dc in the first stitch, 2 in the next, 1 in the next, 2 in the next, repeat the pattern until the end of the round.)

Increase Round 4:

Chain 2, 1 dc in the next stitch, 2 in the next; *1 dc in the next 2 stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch (1 stitch increased); repeat from * to end of the round, slip stitch to join. You will finish with 40 total stitches. (1 hc in the first stitch, 1 in the next, 2 in the next, 1 in the next, 1 in the next, 2 in the next, repeat until end of the round.)

Increase Round 5:

Chain 2, 1 dc in the next stitch, 1 in the next, 2 in the next; *1 dc in the next 3 stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch (1 stitch increased); repeat from * to end of the round, slip stitch to join. You will finish with 50 total stitches.

This will end your increase. This is the crown of your hat. A hat that fits a 20 – 22-inch circumference head, your crown should measure a little over 7 inches in diameter. After this point, you can start designing your hat. You can choose your favorite stitch or a blend of your favorite stitches. The length of your hat should measure 7 or more inches.

This is how I finished off this one.

Round 6

Chain 2, work 49 dc around, slip stitch to join.

You should see your work starting to bowl.

Crochet Hat Bowl

Round 7

Don’t chain, hdc in the same stitch as your slip stitch. Hdc around, slip stitch to join.

Half double crochet will finish with 3 loops. We will be crocheting in the back loop to create this look all the way around.

Round 8

Hdc in the back loop of each stitch. Slip stitch to join.

back loops

Rounds 9

Hdc in the front two loops. Slip stitch to join.

Round 10

Herringbone Half Double Crochet – yo, insert hook, yo, pull through stitch, pull through the first loop on hook, yo, pull through last two loops on hook. hhdc around. Slip stitch to join.

Round 11

Repeat round 10.

Your project should look like this:

hhdc

Round 12

Hdc around, slip stitch to join.

Round 13

Hdc in back loop around, slip stitch to join.

Round 14

Hdc in front two loops around, slip stitch to join.

Round 15

Hdc slip stitch (yarn over insert through stitch, yarn over pull through stitch, pull through all three loops on hook. Slip stitch to finish.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Add a cute pom pom.

Ta-da super cute beanie.

Beanie

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