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A Simple Striped Crochet Beanie a Free Crochet Pattern

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The Simple Stripe Beanie is a free crochet hat pattern. This top down crochet beanie is a simple hat made with basic stitches. The stripes are easy to customize with scrap yarn.

This half double crochet beanie works up quick and easy. I gifted this striped crochet beanie and it has been one of the most loved (and worn) hats I’ve crocheted recently.

Striped beanies are a perfect men’s crochet beanie pattern. It can be hard to decide what to make or gift the men in our lives, but this one is spot on. Everyone appreciates a cozy hat when the cold weather sets in!

picture of green striped crochet beanie

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The stripes add interest especially for a man’s hat. You can make the colors as simple or bold as you desire in this easy pattern.

This is a simple and easy crochet hat that even beginners can make and give to their loved ones. The half double crochet stitches give this beanie a little texture.

The Yarn

Lion Brand’s Heartland* is such a soft, squishy yarn I just love working with it. The subtle color flecks throughout work up into a gorgeous and fun hat. Beanies in a favorite color make great gifts.

This yarn is soft, warm and machine washable so it’s perfect for a men’s classic beanie. I choose two different colors of yarn to stripe. But you can pick only one, or even three or four.

Free Crochet Hat Patterns

Check out some of my other free crochet hat patterns made with Lion Brand’s Heartland Yarn and different stitches: Textured Slouchy Hat and the Mini Puff Stitch Hat.

The Ana Slouch is a slouchy crochet hat made with bulky yarn so it’s a fast make.

The half double crochet is a favorite stitch of mine. I use it worked in the 3rd loops for this Pumpkin Hat pattern. It makes the best ridges.

picture of green striped crochet beanie flat with succulent

Material

  • Lion Brand Heartland* in Everglades (color a) and Joshua Tree (color b)
  • 5 mm US size H/8 Hook* or hook size needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape
  • optional stitch marker for marking the first stitch of a round

Gauge

3.5 hdc X 3 rows of hdc = 1″ / 2.5 cm X 1″ / 2.5 cm

Skill Level

Easy

Size

This beanie pattern is for an adult/teen size hat. The finished hat measures 8″ tall with a 20″ circumference around, which fits most teen/adult head circumferences of 19″-21.”

To make this hat in different sizes check out the easy half double crochet beanie pattern in sizes for the whole family. There is also a free video tutorial for this beanie too.

Stitches + Abbreviations (US Terms)

Click any of these links for a tutorial on the stitch or technique.

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet: yarn over and insert hook into stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

mc – magic circle

sl st (s) – slip stitch (es)

Adjustments

If you prefer a slouchy beanie then you can crochet more repeat rounds to make your hat 1” – 3” taller.

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Green striped beanie flat on table.

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Green striped crochet beanie on wood patio.

A Simple Striped Crochet Beanie a Free Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

This easy crochet hat pattern makes a great chemo cap or simple striped beanie for men.

Materials

  • 100 yds / 91 m of #4 medium worsted weight yarn, divided. Pictured in Lion Brand Heartland in Everglades (color a) and Joshua Tree (color b)

Tools

  • 5 mm crochet hook US size H/8, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

    1. In Everglades green (color a):

      Rnd 1. Begin with a magic circle and crochet 8 hdc into the center. Pull to close and join the last stitch to the first st with a slip stitch.
    2. Rnd 2. Ch 1 (beginning chain 1s do not count as stitch throughout), 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, sl st last stitch to the first to join. (16)
    3. Rnd 3. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next stitch; *{2hdc, hdc} repeat from *around, sl st to join. (24)
    4. Rnd 4. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same, 1 hdc each in the next two stitches; *{2 hdc, hdc in the next 2 stitches} repeat from * around, sl st to join. (32)
    5. Rnd 5. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same, 1 hdc each in the next 3 stitches; *{2 hdc, hdc in the next 3 stitches} repeat from * around, sl st to join. (40)
    6. Change Colors:

      Cut your yarn and leave a tail of 3-4″ to weave in. Join Joshua Tree (color b) to the first stitch with a slip stitch. When working the next round, crochet over the previous round’s tail to minimize weaving in ends.
      In Joshua Tree (color b):
    7. Rnd 6. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same, 1 hdc in the next 4 stitches; *{2 hdc, hdc in the next 4 stitches} repeat from * around, sl st to join. (48)
    8. Rnd 7. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same, 1 hdc in the next 5 stitches; *{2 hdc, hdc in the next 5 stitches} repeat from * around, sl st to join. (56)
      In Everglades (color a):
    9. Rnd 8. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same, 1 hdc in the next 6 stitches; *{2 hdc, hdc in the next 6 stitches} repeat from * around, sl st to join. (64)
    10. To make a larger hat size, you can add another round of increases here if needed. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same, 1 hdc in the next 7 stitches; *{2 hdc, hdc in the next 7 stitches} repeat from * around, sl st to join. (72)
    11. Rnd 9. Ch 1, hdc in the same and in each stitch around, sl st to join. (64)
    12. Rnd 10. Ch 1, hdc in the same and in each stitch around, sl st to join. (64)Up close of stripes on crochet beanie.

      In Joshua Tree (color b):

      Rounds 11-15: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each around, sl st to join. (64) At the end of round 15 cut your yarn (color b) and join color a with a slip stitch.

      In Everglades (color a):

      Rounds 16-18; Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, sl st to join. (64) At the end of round 18 cut your yarn and join color b.
      Green striped crochet beanie finished in hand.In Joshua Tree (color b):

      Round 19: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, sl st to join. (64) Cut your yarn and join color a.

      In Everglades (color a):

      Rounds 20-21: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, sl st to join. (64) After round 21 cut your yarn and join color b.

      In Joshua Tree (color b):

      Rounds 22-24: Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, sl st to join. (64). Finish off: cut your yarn and weave in all ends (don’t forget the one you started with inside!)

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you, these are a good beginner beanie too. I have more beanies coming soon too!

  2. Hi Chrystal
    I love this hat and wondering if you sell beanies like this through an online store. Thanks!
    Joe