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Free Single Crochet Hat Pattern An Easy Beanie For Beginners

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A single crochet beanie pattern is a great hat to make for quick gifts. These little beanies are easy to customize for friends and loved ones.

I love a basic beanie for a baby shower go to gift! Crochet this hat in different colors to match baby’s nursery or neutrals. Or top it off with a faux fur pom pom for a touch of luxury.

The free crochet pattern includes different sizes to fit everyone. Since this hat is made in the single crochet stitch it’s an easy project.

Grey crochet hat, scissors, and hook laid on wood slate table.

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Hats are an easy crochet project and use very little yarn. Many crocheters enjoy crocheting hats all year! You can choose to gift them or donate them to their favorite charity.

More Free Crochet Patterns

Check out another easy crochet hat pattern that’s made with double crochet stitches.

This little crochet bonnet is a fun hat to make in bulky yarn with simple stitches.

The Lunette Sun Hat is a great single crochet hat with brim for summer.

Yarn

You can make this hat in any #4 medium worsted weight yarn. For the sample, I use one of my favorite yarns, Heartland.

Use a wool yarn or wool blend you will have a nice warm beanie to gift! Or use cotton yarn for warmer weather. This is a good idea for summer chemo caps.

Scissors, white crochet hook and silver crochet hat on wood table.

Materials

Estimated yarn needed by size: 

Baby 0-3 mos ~ 75 yd / 68 m

Baby 3-6 mos ~80 yd / 73 m

Baby 6-12 mos ~85 yd / 78 m

Toddler ~90 yd / 83 m

Preschool ~93 yd / 85 m

Child ~95 yd / 87 m

Teen ~98 yd / 90 m

Sm Adult ~100 yd / 91 m

Med Adult ~103 yd / 94 m

Lg  Adult ~105 yd / 96 m

Stitches and Abbreviations in US Terms

Here are the basic 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)

mc – magic circle (magic ring)

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sc (s) – single crochet stitches

sl st (s) – slip stitches

st (s) – stitch(es)

Notes

  1. If you are unfamiliar with the magic circle, you can ch 3 and join to the first ch with a sl st.
  2. This hat pattern is worked top down, in the round. You will increase in a circle and then work the body of the hat.
  3. The hat is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join. Mark the first st with a stitch marker. Move the stitch marker up to the first st of each round.

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 I like to provide the gauge in the round.

Rnds 1 – 3 = 1.5” across

Rnds 1 – 10 = 4” across

Skill Level

Easy

Fit

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.

To fit age (head circumference): 

  • baby 0-3 mos (14”/ 35.5 cm) 
  • baby 3-6 mos (15”/3 8 cm) 
  • baby 6-12 mos (16”/ 40.5 cm) 
  • toddler (18”/ 45.5 cm) 
  • preschool (19” / 48.5 cm)
  • child (20”/ 51 cm) 
  • teen( 21”/ 53.5 cm)
  • sm adult  (22” / 56 cm)
  • med adult (23”/ 58.5 cm)
  • lg adult (24”/ 61 cm)

Adjustments

To make a slouchy beanie you can crochet repeat more regular rounds to make your hat 1” – 3” taller. This will give you the slouchy effect.

You can add a pom pom for a little flair. I love using my Clover pom pom maker*, but there are ways to make poms without one too.

Adding stripes to a simple stitch pattern is a fun way to customize your basic hat.

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Single 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

Single crochet beanie pattern in sizes for the whole family. These crochet hats are easy to make into great gifts.

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn*
  • Estimated yarn needed by size: 
  • Baby 0-3 mos ~ 75 yd / 68 m
  • Baby 3-6 mos ~80 yd / 73 m
  • Baby 6-12 mos ~85 yd / 78 m
  • Toddler ~90 yd / 83 m
  • Preschool ~93 yd / 85 m
  • Child ~95 yd / 87 m
  • Teen ~98 yd / 90 m
  • Sm Adult ~100 yd / 91 m
  • Med Adult ~103 yd / 94 m
  • Lg Adult ~105 yd / 96 m

Tools

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

Instructions

Baby 0-3 mos Hat

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts) 4” across
  11. Rnds 11 - 26. Sc in each st around. = 5.5” tall
  12. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Baby 3-6 mos Hat

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
  11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts) 4.75” across
  12. Rnd 12 - 29. Sc in each st around. = 6” tall
  13. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Baby 6-12 mos

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
  11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts)
  12. Rnd 12. * (1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (72 sts) 5.25” across
  13. Rnd 13 - 30. Sc in each st around. = 6.25” tall
  14. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

12 - 24 mos

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
  11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts)
  12. Rnd 12. * (1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (72 sts)
  13. Rnd 13. * (1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (78 sts) 5.5” across
  14. Rnds 14 - 31. Sc in each st around. = 6.5” tall
  15. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Toddler

    1. Start with a mc.
      Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
    2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
    3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
    4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
    5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
    6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
    7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
    8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
    9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
    10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
    11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts)
    12. Rnd 12. * (1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (72 sts)
    13. Rnd 13. * (1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (78 sts)
    14. Rnd 14. *(1 sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (84 sts) = 6.25” across
    15. Rnds 15 - 33. Sc in each st around. = 7” tall
    16. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Preschool

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
  11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts)
  12. Rnd 12. * (1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (72 sts)
  13. Rnd 13. * (1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (78 sts)
  14. Rnd 14. *(1 sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (84 sts) = 6.25” across
  15. Rnds 15 - 36. Sc in each st around. = 7.5” tall
  16. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Child

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
  11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts)
  12. Rnd 12. * (1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (72 sts)
  13. Rnd 13. * (1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (78 sts)
  14. Rnd 14 *(1 sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (84 sts)
  15. Rnd 15. * (1 sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (92 sts) = 6.5” across
  16. Rnd 16 - 36. Sc in each st around. = 7.5” tall
  17. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Teen/Sm Adult

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
  11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts)
  12. Rnd 12. * (1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (72 sts)
  13. Rnd 13. * (1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (78 sts)
  14. Rnd 14 *(1 sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (84 sts)
  15. Rnd 15. * (1 sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (92 sts) = 6.5” across
  16. Rnds 16 - 38. Sc in each st around. = 8” tall
  17. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Small Adult

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
  11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts)
  12. Rnd 12. * (1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (72 sts)
  13. Rnd 13. * (1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (78 sts)
  14. Rnd 14 *(1 sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (84 sts)
  15. Rnd 15. * (1 sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (92 sts)
  16. Rnd 16. *(1 sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (98 sts) = 7” across
  17. Rnds 17 - 38. Sc in each st around. = 8” tall
  18. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Medium Adult

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
  11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts)
  12. Rnd 12. * (1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (72 sts)
  13. Rnd 13. * (1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (78 sts)
  14. Rnd 14 *(1 sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (84 sts)
  15. Rnd 15. * (1 sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (92 sts)
  16. Rnd 16. *(1 sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (98 sts) = 7” across
  17. Rnds 17 - 40. Sc in each st around. = 8.5” tall
  18. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Large Adult

  1. Start with a mc.
    Rnd 1. 6 sc in mc. Mark first st of every Rnd.
  2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. *(1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (18 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. *(1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc), rep * around. (24 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. *(1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (30 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. * (1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (36 sts)
  7. Rnd 7. *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (42 sts)
  8. Rnd 8. *(1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (48 sts)
  9. Rnd 9. *(1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (54 sts)
  10. Rnd 10. * (1 sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (60 sts)
  11. Rnd 11. * (1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (66 sts)
  12. Rnd 12. * (1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (72 sts)
  13. Rnd 13. * (1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (78 sts)
  14. Rnd 14 *(1 sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (84 sts)
  15. Rnd 15. * (1 sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (92 sts)
  16. Rnd 16. *(1 sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (98 sts)
  17. Rnd 17. * (1 sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st), rep * around. (104 sts) = 7.5” across
  18. Rnds 18 - 43. Sc in each st around. = 9” tall
  19. On last round, sl st twice. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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