How to Crochet a Beanie Using Double Crochet Stitches

By Rachel Choi – 93 Comments
To crochet a beanie there are many crochet patterns you can use. The basic idea in crocheting a beanie is to start by making the top of the beanie, to do so crochet multiple stitches into a circular shape. Then crochet around the circle, slowly increasing the number of crochet stitches in each round. Once the crocheted beanie is as wide as you want it, keep crocheting without increasing the width. Continue to crochet in circles around the rim of your beanie until it’s the length that you want. double crochet beanie

It’s very easy to learn how to crochet a beanie. Here is a free, very easy crochet pattern of a beanie that uses the double crochet stitch.

Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: 4 1/2’’(12 cm) tall, 7’’ (18 cm) diameter

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 100 yards)
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

17 sc = 3’’
8 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 3’’w x 2’’h (7.5cm x 5cm) ch 18.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2 – 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across
Finish off.

Crochet Pattern: Beanie
Round 1: ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook, 10 dc in loop, place marker
Round 2: 3 dc in each dc around
Round 3: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around
Round 4: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) around
Round 5: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc) around
Round 6: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc) around
Round 7 – 15: dc in each dc around
Finish off.

Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

If you find that your crocheted beanie is not the right size, make alterations by increasing or decreasing the number of double crochet stitches in each round or changing the number of rounds. You may also like to change colors in each round to make stripes or use a different crochet stitch, such as a single crochet stitched beanie, to give your beanie a different look.

You may also like to check out the Crochet Pattern: Family Beanie Set – 6 sizes. This pattern set has various beanies for you to crochet! Plus, you don’t have to worry much about how to increase or decrease the size of your beanie.

Be sure to check out the Crochet Spot Store for more beanie and hat patterns!

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If you need help with crocheting the beanie, leave a comment and I would be glad to help you!

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  1. Melissa says:

    I am attempting this pattern and I just keep ending up with a beret style hat. I want just a basic beanie. Any idea on where I might be going wrong? Thanks 🙂

  2. Varsha says:

    I’ll try this style …. how many inches for a man’s adult size do I make?

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Varsha! This pattern is unisex so it can be used for a man or women. If you would like a man specific hat, I would recommend looking at the Family Beanie sets that are mentioned at the end of the post.

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