I have gotten so many requests from friends to show them how to make a beanie, and each time, I write everything down really detailed for them, but sometimes it’s better to see it being done. Now, anyone can work up their own beanie following along with this tutorial 🙂
This tutorial has been an idea in the works for a while now, but a couple weeks ago, I lost my favorite crochet hook (my ergonomic I9/5.5mm) so I held off. I ended up going out and buying one from JoAnn’s, and then… Poof! Lost that one too not even haven taken it out of the package! Yesterday I was determined to work on this though, so I decided to go to JoAnn’s again and buy a new skein of yarn to start with, and another hook. It was a gloomy day aaaalllll day so the lighting wasn’t that great, but finally it’s all done!
If you would like to see any other patterns done step-by-step, or have any other size requests, drop me a line 🙂
Want to make a Basic Beanie in a different size? I have a Basic Beanie Free Crochet Pattern containing Newborn through Adult Large sizes.
This pattern is written assuming you know how to do the basic techniques and stitches of making a slip knot, chaining, joining, working a single crochet and double crochet, and fastening off. I do have tutorials coming soon for these, but for now, feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below with any questions.
*Please be respectful of my work – do not copy and paste it anywhere, or pin or share any photo of my progress. Link to this post so others can come here and learn how to make their own beanie.
– 185 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn – I used about half a skein (or a little less) of Red Heart’s With Love in Iced Aqua
– I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
– #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
I’ve also had the same results with Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn, and JoAnn’s Sincerely. I also enjoy using Deborah Norville’s Everyday Soft, but have to tweek things a little as I find the yarn to be a tad thinner.
I have my basic women’s beanies done in about an hour and a half.
This hat will have a crown of about 6.25″ in diameter, a circumference of nearly 19.75″ to fit a head size of 20-22″, and fall 7.75″ – 8.5″ in length – all to fit the average teen and woman’s head.
*If you are concerned with the size (or want to make a different size), take your tape measure out and measure around your head just above your eyebrows. The distance around is the circumference. If it does not fall in the range of 20-22″ (average teen/woman’s head), you will need to use this equation to figure out what size diameter you will need:
With With Love Yarn and an I9/5.5mm Hook = 4″ x 4″
Chain 16, DC in the 4th stitch, and in each stitch across. (14 DC)
R2 – R8: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
SC – Single Crochet
To SC: Insert hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops.
DC – Double Crochet
To DC: Yarn over. Insert hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops.
As I’ve said before, I work my crown and body differently than most to help keep my seam straight, and it will be written and photographed as such.
In the crown, the beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch, but in the body, the chain 2 does count.
Join to the first stitch, not the beginning chain 2.
I finished my hat with an invisible join (though pattern states to slip stitch join). To see a photo tutorial of this technique, see the Pattern Notes section of my Newborn Twin Chunky Hat post.
Numbers on photos correspond to notes provided. You may click any photo to view larger.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Basic Beanie using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.
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