How to Crochet a Beanie Pattern

How to Crochet a Beanie

This How to Crochet a Beanie Pattern is for the beginner crocheter. It’s one of the most basic of patterns that a beginner could crochet to make a beanie. I’ve included a video tutorial below which covers how to crochet the entire beanie. This crochet beanie is for a teen to adult ladies size.

For Visual Learners crochet along with me in the How to Crochet a Beanie Video Tutorial.

Materials Required

1 ball of Red Heart With Love Yarn, Color: Bubble Gum (Medium Worsted Weight Category 4)

5.5mm Crochet Hook

Craft Scissors

Yarn Needle

Stitch Marker or Safety Pin

Head Circumference/Measurement

Teen to Adult Ladie Size – 19 inches/48 cm – Please take note that the crochet beanie will stretch another 1-1.5 inches/3-4cms once placed on the head.

Skill Level


Stitches & Terms

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

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch

sts = stitches

rep = repeat

rnd = round

Basic Crochet Stitches Video Tutorials

Written Pattern

Notes: This pattern is worked in continuous rounds which means that there is no joining at the end of each round. Place a stitch marker into the 1st stitch made on each round.

Starting at the Crown (top of beanie)

ch 4, join into 1st ch st with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 8 sc into the center of the ring. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc into each st around to the end. (16 sts)

Rnd 3: * 1 sc into next st, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (24 sts)

Rnd 4: * 1 sc into each of next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (32 sts)

Rnd 5: * 1 sc into each of next 3 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (40 sts)

Rnd 6: * 1 sc into each of next 4 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (48 sts)

Rnd 7: * 1 sc into each of next 5 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (56 sts)

Rnd 8: * 1 sc into each of next 6 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (64 sts; you will now only be working with these 64 sts for the sides of the beanie which means we won’t be making anymore increases.)

Rnd 9: 1 sc into each st around to the end.

Tighten the center yarn tail by weaving it in with a yarn needle.

Sides of Beanie

Rnds 10 – 27: 1 sc into each st around to end.

Edging and Small Front Brim

Rnd 28: 1 sl st into each of next 23 sts, 1 sc into each of next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of next 14 sts, 1 sc into each of next 2 sts, 1 sl st into each of next 23 sts.

Finish off.

Weave in yarn tail with a yarn needle.

Feel free to share a photo of your crochet beanies on the Crochet Hooks You Facebook Page.

All the best,

Paula Daniele


Crochet Celebrity Slouchy Beanies for the FamilyCrochet Celebrity Slouchy Beanies for the Family

They’re fashionable. They’re famous. They’re those casual-yet-confident slouchy beanies worn by lots of big movie, television, and rock stars when they’re out and about. And now you can crochet your own celebrity beanies! These seven patterns by Lisa Gentry are based on the styles snapped by paparazzi from East Coast to West. Choose from five fabulous fashions for adults. Small children will look camera-ready in a semi-plaid beanie, while older children will adore their fun, textured toppers. Pair any of these beanies with large sunglasses, and let the world wonder–who’s that celebrity?


The designs in Crochet Celebrity Slouchy Beanies for the Family (Leisure Arts #75358) use medium or bulky weight yarns.


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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. Crystal W says:

    I have made several attempts to learn the art of crocheting a hat, watched numerous videos on youtube but to no avail, it would start looking like a flat flying saucer. I noticed in your pattern above that there does not seem to be an increase within the round. How can I tell that the shape is starting to actually look like a hat? I’ve done numerous ruffle scarfs for family members and I’m working on a queen size afghan that is absolutely beautiful with over 5 colors, but the only thing I continue to get stuck on are hats.

    Thanks for all your help, I think what it is, is the hats have a gauge that must be adhered to, and I have a difficult time attempting to understand the tension of the pattern or at least making sure it is right.

    Thanks for your feedback
    Ms. Wilburn

    • Paula says:

      Hi Crystal,
      This hat will continue to look like a flying saucer for quite some time during the pattern because it is increasing right up to round 8, after that you are working on the sides and you need to continue working and then the sides will come on down as they should. You just need to complete the pattern or follow the video tutorial and it will turn out the same as what I have.

      • Trinity says:

        I have just completed my first official beanie!!thks Paula

  2. Melissa says:

    Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher!!! You are so clear and easy to follow and you videos are wonderful! I just completed my very first beanie (this beginner one) And while it looks great, it’s too small for any human head in my family 🙂 Any suggestions? Should I add a couple more increase rows? Does a stretchier yarn work with this pattern as well?

    Again… thanks so much for helping me learn to crochet!

    • Paula says:

      You’re welcome, Melissa. I’m glad you are learning easily from my videos. Yay, you’ve made your first beanie, good stuff! Yep, if it’s too small then add a few more increase rounds or you can use a bulkier yarn or bigger sized hook.

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  4. Marianne {Sydney, Australia) says:

    Thank you so much for your fantastic tutorials! I made my first ever crocheted project last night…this little beanie! Your instructions were so easy to follow and I’m very happy with my first attempt!

    • Paula says:

      Thank you very much for your comment. I’m really happy your first attempt was successful!

  5. Michelle Hatherley says:

    I wanted to find out were you purchased you beautiful doll head that models your items.

    • Paula says:

      Hello Michelle, I purchased her from a website called Tina Fashions. She sure is pretty!

  6. Beatrice says:

    Hello Paula — I love your tutorials on crocheting hats/beanies. Made my first chemo beanie today from beginning to finish working along with your tutorial video. You are so clear in your instructions and very easy to follow. Thank you so much. I will be needing to make more chemo beanies. Have a family member just diagnosed with cancer. So I will be making more. I could not find the additional patterns you mentioned in your video. Can you provide a link? Many blessings. So many will be blessed around the world through your dedication and commitment to make a difference. Many blessings to you.

    • Paula says:

      Hello Beatrice, thank you kindly. I’m so sorry to hear about your family member’s diagnosis. I can’t recall the additional patterns mentioned in the video. They must be in the Beanies/Hats category on this site.

      All the best to you and your family. 🙂

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