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Free Children’s Crochet Hat Pattern: Bravo Beanie

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The Bravo Beanie is a free crochet hat pattern in children’s, teen size and adult sizes. This simple beanie works up quickly in worsted weight yarn.

The Bravo features double crochet stitches and evenly spaced ribbed stitches.

Add a pom pom to this crochet hat if you like. Or keep it simple and let the post stitches pop.

Dark blue crochet beanie with books and pencil.

The Bravo Beanie makes a great gift for children, teens or adults! Especially as kids head back to school and fall settles in, it’s nice to have a warm hat to wear.

Sometimes I find the my kids wear a simple hat over a fancy one! So I like to use an easy crochet hat pattern when I’m making children’s beanies.

While this hat is easy to crochet since most are simple stitches. It’s marked intermediate for the post stitches. But a beginner can totally do this hat, once you learn those. I link up the video tutorial for the front post stitch below.


Tip for new crocheters working in the round. Mark the first stitch of the round with a stitch marker to help you keep track.


Boy with face turned wearing dark blue crochet beanie.
This yarn is so soft!

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This classic beanie is made with basic stitches and chunky yarn. This is the best crochet hat pattern for when you need a super quick (and cute!) baby shower gift.

Materials

150-170 yds of #4 med worsted weight yarn. Pictured in Lion Brand Yarn, Jeans* (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz / 246 yd), color: new.

5.5mm US I-9 crochet hook, or hook size needed to meet gauge

yarn needle

scissors

optional pom pom

Stitches

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

mc – magic circle (magic ring)

rnd – round

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch 

Gauge

2″/ 5 cm x 2″ / 5 cm= 7 dc x 5 rounds

Notes

  1. This hat is worked top down, in rounds.
  2. Ch 3 counts as a st, after round 6 I used a ch 3 alternative to start my dc rounds.
  3. In rounds 4-6 you will always fpdc around the previous round’s fpdc. The increase (2 dc in the same st) will always be after the fpdc.
  4. The last st of each round is a fpdc.

Skill Level

Intermediate – Advanced Beginner can easily work up this pattern, if you’re able to work in the round and use post stitches. Check the “Stitches” section for tutorials.

Scroll down for the free crochet pattern!

Boy with face turned wearing dark blue crochet beanie.

Children's Crochet Hat Pattern Bravo Beanie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $5

The Bravo Beanie is a free children's crochet hat pattern. Soft and cozy this stylish beanie will keep your kiddo warm.

Materials

  • 150-170 yds of #4 med worsted weight yarn. Pictured in Lion Brand Yarn, Jeans* (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz / 246 yd), color: new.
  • optional pom pom

Tools

  • 5.5mm US I-9 crochet hook, or hook size needed to meet gauge
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Instructions

Child Size Pattern, 4-11 years

  1. Begin with a MC.
    Rnd 1. Place 12 dc in Mc, join to top of first st with a sl st. (12 sts)
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, make the first dc in the same st, 2dc in the next st and in each st around, join to top of first st with a sl st. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in the same, fpdc around the next, *{2dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next dc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (36st = 24 dc & 12 fpdc)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2 dc in the next dc, dc in the next, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (48 st = 36 dc & 12 fpdc)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (60 st = 48 dc & 12 fpdc)
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (72 st = 60 dc & 12 fpdc)
  7. Rnds 7-15. Ch 3, dc in each dc and fpdc around each fpdc around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (72 st = 60 dc & 12 fpdc)

Brim

Rnds 16 -18. Ch 3, fpdc around the next st, *{dc in the next st, fpdc around next st} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (72st = 36 dc & 36 fpdc)

Rnd 19. Ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st around, join to top first sc with a sl st. Finish off with an invisible join. (72 sc)

Cut a long tail and weave it away.

Finished hat measures 7.5″ tall when laid flat.

Teen/Small Adult Size, 12+

  1. Begin with a MC.
    Rnd 1. Place 12 dc in Mc, join to top of first st with a sl st. (12 sts)
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in the same, 2dc in the next st and in each st around, join to top of first st with a sl st. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in the same, fpdc around the next, *{2dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next dc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (36st = 24 dc & 12 fpdc)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2 dc in the next dc, dc in the next, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (48 st = 36 dc & 12 fpdc)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (60 st = 48 dc & 12 fpdc)
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (72 st = 60 dc & 12 fpdc)
  7. Rnds 7-17. Ch 3, dc in each dc and fpdc around each fpdc around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (72 st = 60 dc & 12 fpdc)

Brim


Rnds 18 - 20. Ch 3, fpdc around the next st, *{dc in the next st, fpdc around next st} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (72 st = 60 dc & 12 fpdc)

Rnd 21. Ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st around, join to top first sc with a sl st. Finish off with an invisible join. (72 sc)

Cut a long tail and weave it away.

Finished hat measures 8″ tall when laid flat.

Med / Lage Adult Sizes


Begin with a MC.
Rnd 1. Place 12 dc in Mc, join to top of first st with a sl st. (12 sts)

Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in the same, 2dc in the next st and in each st around, join to top of first st with a sl st. (24 sts)

Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in the same, fpdc around the next, *{2dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next dc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (36st = 24 dc & 12 fpdc)

Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2 dc in the next dc, dc in the next, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (48 st = 36 dc & 12 fpdc)

Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (60 st = 48 dc & 12 fpdc)

Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (72 st = 60 dc & 12 fpdc)

Rnd 7. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next four dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next four dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (84 st = 72 dc & 12 fpdc)

Rnds 8-17. Ch 3, dc in each dc and fpdc around each fpdc around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (84 st = 72 dc & 12 fpdc)


Brim

Rnds 18 - 20. Ch 3, fpdc around the next st, *{dc in the next st, fpdc around next st} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (84 st = 72 dc & 12 fpdc)

To make a stretchier last row, you can work in the back loop.

Rnd 21. Ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st around, join to top first sc with a sl st. Finish off with an invisible join. (84 sc)
Cut a long tail and weave it away.

Finished hat measures 8.5″ tall when laid flat.

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Robin Robinson

Thursday 3rd of February 2022

I’ve started this hat over and over, it just keeps getting flatter and flatter like a saucer????

Christa

Thursday 3rd of February 2022

Hi Robin, I'm sorry you're having trouble. Thanks for reaching out, I'll try to help. The way a top down hat works up is just as you describe. It's starts off growing as a large, flat circle by increasing stitches. Then once the crown size is met, you stop increasing stitches and the flat circle will begin to curve in like a bowl. Sometimes it takes a couple of non increase rounds for the curving effect to happen. The increases (2 dc in one stitch) happen for the first 6 rounds on this pattern, so your work should stay a flat circle through these rounds at least. Then you'll just be working 1 stitch in each stitch. So after round 6 it should start to curve into a bowl shape. Like I said, sometimes it takes a round or two for the bowl to happen. If you are through rnd 8 and it's still not bowling, let me know and we can trouble shoot. Sometimes with the post stitches we can accidentally increase in the same stitch. I hope this helps, let me know if you still have questions! Crystal

Laura Salgado

Saturday 29th of September 2018

Thank you for this beanie pattern. I enjoyed making it and I sent it in for # hat not hate.

Christa18

Saturday 29th of September 2018

I’m so glad to hear it! You’re quite welcome!

Dawn Colbert

Friday 28th of September 2018

Beautiful hat. I made 3 hats for this

Christa18

Saturday 29th of September 2018

Thank you! I’m so glad to hear it! It sounds like a lot of people participated!

Nora Helma

Thursday 27th of September 2018

How cute is this! (Love the color too.) What a fantastic cause.

Christa18

Saturday 29th of September 2018

Thank you!

Theresa Faria

Thursday 27th of September 2018

love this beanie! Stamp out bullies, love that!

Christa18

Monday 1st of October 2018

Thank you, yes a great cause!

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