The crochet beanie is really simple to make, so it’s a great project for beginners who want to show off their makes.
Making your own hat is ideal because you can tailor it to get the perfect fit and style for your head. And you’ll be wearing a one of a kind!
My favourite hat pattern uses single crochet so it takes a little longer, but I’ll be posting a crochet hat pattern using double crochet in the near future which literally takes half the time to complete (god bless double crochet!).
To get a nice chunky knit effect you can use two 8 ply dk yarns held together, or you can use a chunky weight yarn. I generally use two 8 ply yarns together and a 6mm hook.
Free crochet beanie pattern:
Start: ch 6 and join with a sl st
Round 1: work 9 sc into the ring, do not join – (we’re going to move seamlessly onto the next round to produce a literally seam-less hat)
Round 2: work 2 sc into each st (18)
Round 3: *work 2 sc into the next st, and 1 sc into the next st* around (27)
Round 4: *work 2 sc into the next st, and 1 sc into the next 2 st* around (36)
Round 5: sc into every st (36)
Round 6: *work 2 sc into the next st, and 1 sc into the next 3 st* around (45)
Round 7: *work 2 sc into the next st, and 1 sc into the next 4 st* around (54)
Round 8: *work 2 sc into the next st, and 1 sc into the next 5 st* around (63)
Round 9-21: sc into every st (63)
Round 22: [the turn up] *work 2 sc into the next st, and 1 sc into the next st* around
Round 23-25: sc into every st and fasten off
You should try your hat on throughout to check the fit; If you need to make the hat bigger you can add another row of increases after round 8, and if you need to make the hat smaller you can miss out round 8.
Hat’s all there is to it (sorry!)