Crochet Baby Beanie Pattern

Crochet Baby Beanie

With this Crochet Baby Beanie Pattern you will be able to whip up a quick beanie for babies of any size or age from newborn up to 12 months old. This pattern is ideal to use for quick gifts and for charity donations.

For Visual Learners crochet along with me in the Crochet Baby Beanie Video Tutorial

Materials Required

Red Heart Baby Econo Yarn, Color: Strawberry (medium worsted weight category 4)

5.0mm crochet hook

craft scissors

optional: buttons, ribbons or any other embellishment

Yarn Needle

Stitches & Terms

This pattern is using U.S. stitches and terms. To convert stitches go to my Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart.

ch = chain

ch-3 = 3 chain stitches previously made

dc = double crochet

rep = repeat

rnd = round

sl st = slip stitch

st/s = stitch/es

Basic Crochet Stitch Video Tutorials

Baby Head Circumference Measurements

Newborn (0000) – 35 cm/14 inches

3 mth old (000) – 40 cm/15.5 inches

6 mth old (00) – 45 cm/ 17.5 inches

9 mth old (0) – 48 cm/ 19 inches

12 mth old (1) – 50 cm/ 19.5 inches

Skill Level


Written Instructions

Making the Crown (top of beanie)

Notes: ch 3 = 1 dc st

To start any sized baby beanie: ch 4, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, (working over yarn tail) 15 dc into ring, sl st into top of ch-3. (16 sts)

Rnd 2: ch 3, * 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next st, rep from * around to last st, 2 dc into last st, sl st into top of ch-3. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: ch 3, * 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of next 2 sts, rep from * around to the last 2 sts, 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next st, sl st into top of ch-3. (32 sts)

Rnd 4: ch 3, * 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of next 3 sts, rep from * around to the last 3 sts, 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of next 2 sts, sl st into top of ch-3. (40 sts)

For Newborn to 3 mth old sized beanie, at this point skip to Rnd 8 to continue onto making the sides. For next size up continue on with Rnd 5.

Rnd 5: ch 3, * 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of next 4 sts, rep from * around to the last 4 sts, 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, sl st into top of ch-3. (48 sts)

For 3 mth to 6 mth old sized beanie, at this point skip to Rnd 8 to continue onto making the sides. For next size up continue on with Rnd 6.

Rnd 6: ch 3, * 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of next 5 sts, rep from * around to the last 5 sts, 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of the next 4 sts, sl st into top of ch-3. (56 sts)

For 6 mth to 9 mth old sized beanie, at this point skip to Rnd 8 to continue onto making the sides. For next size up continue on with Rnd 7.

Rnd 7: ch 3, * 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of next 6 sts, rep from * around to the last 6 sts, 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of the next 5 sts, sl st into top of ch-3. (64 sts)

For 9 mth to 12 mth old sized beanie, continue onto Rnd 8.

Making the Sides

Rnd 8: ch 3, 1 dc into each st around to the end, sl st into top of ch-3.

For all Following Rounds: Repeat Rnd 8 until you have the length you require. It’s okay if you don’t know what length you want, you can always fold the beanie up to make it look like a cuff if it’s too long. Or you can use my rough guide below.

Newborn to 3 mths: Rep Rnd 8 (4 more times)

3 mths to 6 mths: Rep Rnd 8 (5 more times)

6 mths to 9 mths: Rep Rnd 8 (6 more times)

9 mths to 12 mths: Rep Rnd 8 (7 more times)

Finish off.

Pull center yarn tail tight and weave in yarn tails with a yarn needle.

If you want to make a plain beanie to the next level, add any embellishments like weaving a ribbon in and out of stitches, put a pom pom or tassels on top, sew a button on the front or add an applique.

Feel free to share photos of the Crochet Baby Beanies you’ve made on the Crochet Hooks You Facebook Page.

All the best,

Paula Daniele


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About Paula

I'm the Crochet Designer, Teacher & Video Producer of Crochet Hooks You.

I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.


  1. Jossie says:

    I love this beanie and would love to make it for my baby before she’s born (1 month to go) but I’m more of a visual learner. Will you be making video for this project?

    • Paula says:

      Yes, I will be making video tutorials of all my patterns on the site, I’m getting there! Hopefully I can get this one done for you soon.

  2. silvia guadalupe alzate cruz says:

    saludos gracias por todo lo que me enseña Dios la Bendiga

    • Paula says:

      Es para mí un placer, Silvia. Dios te bendiga también.

  3. Becki says:

    Thank you for this tutorial! I have been researching for a basic baby beanie with month sizes and could not find anything. All the tutorials I have watched have not been as clear and broken down step by step like yours. I’m so excited to start on my 7 month old baby girl’s beanie! I’m a beginner so this pattern look very doable for me. Thank you for providing such a great tutorial and pattern!

  4. Camilla says:

    Hi Paula, do you have the gauge available for this project?

  5. Heather says:

    I’ve been having trouble with the 9-12 onto beanie being quiet big. It fits me… Either I have a small head or I’m doing something wrong somewhere. All the other sizes I’ve done come out perfect.

    • Paula says:

      Hi Heather, you could use the 6-9 size if you are getting too large with the 9-12. It may be that you are using a different yarn that I used or your tension is looser than how I crochet.

  6. Teresa says:

    How would i make that hat bigger for a two yr. old?

    • Teresa says:

      I am new at this . Self taught..

    • Paula says:

      You would continue with increase rounds on the crown of the beanie until it measures the right head circumference and then continue on making the sides with the same amount of stitches you are left with after increasing.

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  8. Amandine says:

    Thanks, I made 2 yesterday for my baby boy to be born in 1 month!!!

  9. Lena says:

    When I was young my mom always told me I have “two left hands”, which in turn meant I will never be capable of accomplishing anything crafty. Now that I’m a mother myself I wanted to try and make a hat for my 10 month old daughter. I have NEVER crocheted in my life and don’t know how to follow written crochet patterns, but I watched your video on YouTube and am pleased to announce that today I have completed my very first baby beanie. It turned out better than i thought and gave me more pride and confidence than you can imagine. Thank you for taking the time to make and post your awesome videos. You are helping people like me more than you think. More importantly, I have proven that I in fact have one left and one right hand! 🙂

    P.S. I’ll make sure to post a picture on your Facebook page soon.

  10. Carol says:


    Thank You So Much!
    I feel fortunate for having come across your site.
    I could never make a hat to save my life, and all I could do was make stockings for Christmas and slippers and a half way decent scarf. Rounds were horrifying to me. I couldn’t get the hang of it. From you I have learned what I did wrong in so many area’s, even making a granny square. Lena up a little ways in her post was right, you have given us the confidence we need, and the knowledge, and I can never wait to get back to my computer now. To learn more from my new Friend named Paula. I owe you so much, Carol

    • Paula says:

      How lovely to hear how far you have come with crocheting due to my site. I am very thankful that you have shared this with me, Carol. All the best, Paula Daniele 🙂

  11. Jeane york says:

    Thank you for the video on chemo caps. I have wanting to make them since my husband had chemo and could not manage it,but now I can. The video really helped. Wish I had that years ago. Thank you so much. Jeane

  12. Gurpreet says:

    Hi Paula!

    I tought myself crochet by watching your video tutorials! You are an amazing teacher and your tutorials are great! Very easy to follow and very detailed! Thank you for sharing your patterns and for teaching many people like myself! I have come so far that i can just read the patterns and crochet. I have croched hats, booties, sweaters, dresses, ponchos and even blankets! My love for crochet is growing more and more day by day! Thank you once again!


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