FREE CROCHET BEANIE PATTERN FOR BEGINNERS + VIDEO TUTORIAL (it only takes 1 hour to make)

Here it is! The perfect easy Crochet Beanie Pattern for Beginners. It’s modern and it only takes 1 hour to make.

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The Super Easy Crochet Beanie pattern for beginners is exactly as the name describes! Super easy! It’s the perfect crochet beanie project when you’re a beginner and the beanie will definitely come in handy in your fall and winter wardrobe.

The Beanie only consists of an easy 1-row repeat. The row is only made from half double crochets. In the free pattern below you’ll find a link to the free step-by-step video tutorial that will teach you exactly how to make a double crochet.

Once you get a hang of the stitch it will be very easy for you to finish the beanie in no time. 

The Super Easy Crochet Beanie is topped off with a pom pom as you see in the pictures. You can use a faux fur pom pom, make a yarn pom pom or leave off the pom pom entirely for a more minimalist and chic looking beanie.

Let’s get to it. The perfect free Crochet Beanie Pattern for Beginners.

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Inspiration for The Super Easy Crochet Beanie

When you’re first starting out crocheting you’re practicing the basic crochet stitches over and over again. It’s necessary to know the basics. But you also end up with a bunch of useless little crochet squares laying around in a drawer somewhere.

That thought made me wonder: How can all these squares be turned into something that’s actually useful?

At the same time, I wanted to make a super beginner friendly crochet beanie for fall and winter. I had some gorgeous wool/alpaca left from another project. Maybe I could make a combination of all three; a square, a beanie and the leftover wool yarn…

I played around with ideas for a while. As a result, The Super Easy Crochet Beanie patterns for beginners came to life. 

It really is no more than a square of wool yarn that’s sewn together 😀

The Super Easy Crochet Beanie is both easy, modern, feminine and quick to make. What more could you ask for? 😀

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Construction

The Super Easy Crochet Beanie is worked in rows lengthwise and in one piece which is sewn together. It’s made from a simple 1-row repeat.

The pattern below includes in-depth written instructions which walk you through exactly how to make your own crochet beanie. You can make the beanie in 2 different sizes for adults – see the size guide below.

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Start by measuring your head. This way you are able to choose the correct size as described below. If you’re making the beanie for someone else it’s a good idea to do the same. It would be a shame if the beanie did not fit now that you’ve put in an effort into making a pretty present:D

Note: The beanie is a little stretchy. That means that the finished size of your beanie will be a bit smaller than your head circumference. It stretches once you’re wearing it.

What you need to know to make this Crochet Beanie pattern for beginners

To make The Super Easy Crochet Beanie you only need to know the following basic crochet stitches:

How to make a half double crochet (UK half treble crochet) – watch this video tutorial on how to half double crochet 

Before you start making The Super Easy Crochet Beanie I recommend that you watch the video tutorials and make a test. Pause the videos, reverse, watch them again. Do this as many times as needed to feel comfortable with the techniques.

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

TOOLS

Hook 9 mm
Darning needle
Scissors 
Yarn or faux fur pom pom, approx. 4’’ / 10 cm

YARN

Drops Andes
Yardage: 100 grams = 90 meters
Color code: Ice blue (8112) or White (1101) 

The Drops Andes yarn is really nice to work with. It’s really soft and doesn’t itch as some types of wool yarn do. It’s also washable which makes it super great for outdoor wear. If you prefer something else, please take a look at the suggested yarn alternatives below.

Materials: 
Adult Small: 1 skeins
Adult Large: 2 skeins

The model in the picture is wearing a size Adult Small.

ALTERNATIVES: Other Super Bulky / Super Chunky / 14 ply / 6-weight yarn, e.i. Drops Snow or Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky.

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GAUGE

(This is an expression of how tight your work is)
4” / 10cm square = 8 stitches wide x 6 rows tall in half double crochet using hook size 9 mm

Always make a test before you begin. If the gauge does not match the specified crochet hook, try changing to a larger or smaller one so that you find the hook with which you can achieve the specified gauge.

SIZE GUIDE

Always choose the size that matches your head circumference the best. 

The beanie is a little stretchy, which means that the finished size of your beanie will be a bit smaller than your head circumference. It stretches once you’re wearing it.

Sizes in inches:
Adult Small: Fits 20 – 21 1/2’’ head
Adult Large: Fits 22 – 23 1/2’’ head

Sizes in cm:
Adult Small: Fits 51 – 55 cm head
Adult Large: Fits 56 – 60 cm head

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PATTERN NOTES

Stitch counts for different sizes are written in the order:

Adult Small (Adult Large)

Always read the pattern thoroughly. You will find explanation of all abbreviations below, both US and UK terms. The pattern uses US terms.

ABBREVATIONS

st(s): stitch(es)
ch: chain
hdc: half double crochet (UK half treble crochet)

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PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS FOR
THE SUPER EASY CROCHET BEANIE

The beanie 
Use hook 9 mm. Work in rows.

Ch 22 (24). Be aware that the foundation ch is neither to loose or to tight.

Row 1: Start in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each st across, turn [ 20 (22) ]

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn [ 20 (22) ]

Repeat row 2: 28 (30) times

You now have the following number of rows for the size you’re making:

Adult Small: 30 rows
Adult Large: 32 rows

Break the yarn and leave a tail, approx. 36’’ / 90 cm, for sewing the beanie together. 

Now follow the instructions below to sew your Super Easy Crochet Beanie together.

Sewing the beanie together 
Thread a darning needle using the long tail you left on the last row. Fold the beanie (there’s no right or wrong side – isn’t that easy?!) and sew it together with whip stitch. 

Turn inside out. This is now your right side. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Closing the top
Now you’re going to close off the top. Thread the darning needle with a leftover piece of the yarn, approx. 8’’ / 20 cm.

Weave the yarn through the rows on the top of the beanie. Pull the yarn to close the top and tighten as much as possible. Sew up any remaining opening on top of the beanie.

Fasten off and weave in ends using a darning needle.

Attaching pom pom
Now sew a yarn or faux fur pom pom to the beanie. The pom pom in the pictures measures approx. 4’’ / 10 cm.

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Voila! You have completed The Super Easy Crochet Beanie pattern for beginners 😀

Well done!

How was the pattern? What color did you use? Please leave a comment below.

Sharlene 😀

READY FOR YOUR NEXT CROCHET PROJECT?

Try the beginner pattern for 3 EASY CROCHET DISHCLOTHS or THE CHUNKY CROCHET BEANIE.


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