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Crochet Beanie Pattern an Easy Hat Pattern for Beginners

Learn how to crochet an easy double crochet beanie. This free crochet beanie pattern is a simple and beginner friendly hat pattern.

This hat pattern includes newborn and baby hat sizes, plus children, teens and adult beanie sizes as well. Double crochet beanies work up quick and they’re so useful.

Double crochet beanie in beige yarn, scissors, crochet hook on grey speckled background.
Child size double crochet beanie in beige Red Heart Super Saver.

Easy crochet hat patterns are a gift go to for so many crocheters. We just love crocheting hat patterns for the babies and adults!

More Free Crochet Patterns

Add bear ears to your crochet beanie with this free crochet pattern. If you’re looking for a quick and chunky beanie then check out this half double crochet beanie pattern.

These sweet crochet flowers would be a lovely addition to a simple beanie.

Materials

Here are the supplies you’ll need to crochet a beanie. You’ll need #4 medium worsted weight yarn to crochet this beanie pattern.

  • Estimated yarn needed by size: 
  • Baby 0-3 mos (MC) ~75 yds/68m
  • Baby 3-6 mos (MC) ~80 yds/73m
  • Baby 6-12 mos (MC) ~85 yds/78m
  • Toddler (MC) ~90 yds/83m
  • Preschool ~93 yds/85m
  • Child (MC) ~95 yds/87m
  • Teen/Sm Adult (MC) ~100 yds/91m
  • M/L Adult (MC) ~105 yds/96m
  • 5mm US Size H-8 crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Stitches and Abbreviations in US Terms

Here are the stitches and abbreviations I use in this hat pattern. Click on any link below for an in depth, step by step tutorial on the crochet stitch.

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

mc-magic circle  

rep-repeat

rnd-round

sc-single crochet

sl st-slip stitch 

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

Gauge is how your hat will turn out the same size as the pattern’s (and fit!). If you need help on how to measure gauge start with this tutorial.

For a top down hat that’s worked in the round like this one I like to provide the gauge in the round also.

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 12 dc x 8 rnds

This indicates that the first 8 rounds of the pattern (which are a circle) will equal 4″/10cm across.

To see if you’re matching gauge earlier, Rnds 1-3 = 3.75”/9.5cm across.

Level

Easy

Construction

This hat is a basic double crochet beanie. You work it from the top down, in the round. This means you will join each round and continue working in a circle.

How long does it take to crochet this simple beanie? It might take an hour for the largest size, and far less for the newborn hat!

To get the correct size beanie, I include a suggested age for each size that is paired with the head circumference. So if you’re able to measure the head circumference you can use that against these numbers below.

Fit/Adjustment

To fit age (head circumference): 

  • baby 0-3 mos (14”/35.6cm) 
  • baby 3-6 mos (15”/38cm) 
  • baby 6-12 mos (16”/40.6cm) 
  • toddler (18”/45.7cm) 
  • child (20”/50.8cm) 
  • teen/sm adult (21”/53.3cm)
  • med/lg adult (23”/58.4cm)

Scroll down for the free crochet beanie pattern!

Double crochet beanie in beige yarn, scissors, crochet hook on grey speckled background.

Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

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

Free double crochet beanie pattern in all sizes. These crochet hats are easy to make and gift.

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn.
  • Estimated yarn needed by size:
  • Baby 0-3 mos (MC) ~75 yds/68m
  • Baby 3-6 mos (MC) ~80 yds/73m
  • Baby 6-12 mos (MC) ~85 yds/78m
  • Toddler (MC) ~90 yds/83m
  • Preschool ~93 yds/85m
  • Child (MC) ~95 yds/87m
  • Teen/Sm Adult (MC) ~100 yds/91m
  • M/L Adult (MC) ~105 yds/96m

Tools

  • 5mm US Size H-8 crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

Baby 0-3mos Hat

Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts) 3.75” circle
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  5. Rnds 5-11. Rep Rnd 4. ~5.5” tall

Baby 3-6mos Hat


Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  6. Rnds 6-12. Rep Rnd 5. ~6” tall

Baby 6-12mos


Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  6. Rnds 6-13. Rep Rnd 5. ~6.75” tall

Toddler


Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  6. Rnds 6-14. Rep Rnd 5. ~7” tall

Preschool

Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  6. Rnds 6-15. Rep Rnd 5. ~7.5” tall preschool

Child


Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next three sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next three sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts) 5.75”-6” circle
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  7. Rnds 7-15. Rep Rnd 6. `~7.75” tall

Teen/Sm Adult

Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next three sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next three sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts) 5.75”-6” circle
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  7. Rnds 7-16. Rep Rnd 6. `~8” tall

M/L Adult


Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next three sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next three sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next four sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next four sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (72 sts) 7.25” circle med/lg adult
  7. Rnd 7. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  8. Rnds 8-16. Rep Rnd 7. `~8.5” tall

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