Crochet beanie patterns are amongst the best projects for beginners. And for experienced crocheters alike. If you’re looking for easy and quick patterns, yet fun and unique, you are in the right place.
With this list you can pick your favorite method. Be it made from top down, bottom up or from a rectangle, I’ve got you covered.
Beanies are essential and versatile accessories. They not only keep your head warm in the cold weather, but they also make perfect handmade items for gifting, donating or for selling.
This curated list has the quickest crochet hat patterns you could ever think of. Additionally, you will also love how unique each of them looks.
I hope you get inspired with all these patterns and find your next favorite beanie. Whether you’re making it for yourself or for someone else.
Can I adapt crochet beanie patterns?
Certainly! A lot of these patterns are easy enough for you to adapt. Sometimes, you see a pattern that you love, but you would rather use a different yarn thickness, I get it.
Here are a few ways to adapt a pattern:
Use a thicker yarn with the same stitch pattern repeat, but with less stitches.
Know what the head circumference is and crochet a swatch to find out how many stitches per inch you need to get the right size.
Got a yarn that’s thinner than that one the pattern calls for? Try making it double strand.
How do you size a crochet beanie?
Generally, depending on yarn type and stitch used, the hat circumference should be at least 2” (5 cm) smaller than your head. Especially if you’re using yarns with a lot of stretch in them.
This is what we call negative ease. But what does that even mean? It literally means that the hat needs to be smaller than your head, to fit right. If you make it big, it will fall off your head easily.
Here are the recommend hat sizes:
* Beanie Size
9-12″ (23-30.5 cm)
7-10″ (18-25 cm)
4″ (10 cm)
14-16″ (36-41 cm)
12-14″ (30-36 cm)
6″ (15 cm)
16-18″ (41-46 cm)
14-16″ (36-41 cm)
7″ (18 cm)
18-20″ (46-51 cm)
16-19″ (41-48 cm)
7.5″ (19 cm)
20-22″ (51-56 cm)
20-22″ (51-56 cm)
8″ (20 cm)
21-23″ (53-59 cm)
19-21″ (48-53 cm)
8.5″ (22 cm)
23-24″ (58-61 cm)
21-22″ (53-56 cm)
9″ (23 cm)
* Recommended Beanie Circumference
What yarns are best for crochet beanie patterns?
Different patterns call for different yarns. But I prefer soft acrylic or wool-blend yarns that’s at least medium weight. Here is my recommend list:
Next up in the list of crochet beanie patterns is another one that’s also made from a rectangle and is super quick. When I was looking for patterns for this list, I knew I had to include this one. Did I mention quick? Yes, it takes only up to 1.5-hour to make.
If you are a beginner looking into trying a more elaborated stitch that’s still easy, then this pattern is for you. Pair it with the matching scarf pattern she has on her blog and make it into a perfect gift set.
I love Kim’s super colorful and cheerful crochet beanie patterns. She always picks the best color-palette, which makes her patterns so unique. And this lightweight, open-work hat is perfect for the warmer temperatures.
30 Minutes? Newbies be aware, it couldn’t get easier and quicker than this. Check her page out for the two-strand yarn option, it’s so beautiful. And the crab stitch for the brim is the “cherry-on-top” to make this pattern even more interesting.
Next up in the list of crochet beanie patterns, we have this chunky beanie pattern that will be a perfect addition for your winter wardrobe. The recommended bulky yarn will make it cozy and warm, perfect for the cold weather.
The Wrapped Arrow Beanie is another textured pattern that has instructions for 3 sizes (toddler, child, and adult). Whether you choose to put on a Pom-Pom or not, this beanie will look great either way.
I love self-striping yarns for crochet beanie patterns, and this one was perfect for this chunky hat. The Hubby’s home beanie is a free pattern by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts and it’s another great pattern to try out.
I haven’t tried glow in the dark yarns yet, but now I am tempted to make this hat with that exact yarn. How unique is that? The simplicity of the stiches doesn’t take away the interesting appeal this design has. And I love the ribbed brim.
Juli mentions in her blog post that she is a big fan of Frozen and she shared the story that inspired her to create this Coronation Day Crochet Beanie. Head over to her blog for the details on that story and to make this beautiful beanie.
Cat ear hats are a hit right now. In fact, if you search “tik tok cat ear beane” you will see what I mean. It’s been a trend on Tik Tok, and teens love them. I published this pattern here on the blog a while back and it’s been among the most loved of my patterns.
Super bulky, quick, and easy… those are three of my favorite crochet terms. I love how simple it is to make this hat, but at the same time it looks so nice. The striped one is so gorgeous; it will make you want to grab your favorite super bulky yarn and make one right away.
Sophistication was the first word that came into my mind when I first saw this pattern. The recommended yarn is 100% Peruvian wool by We Are Knitters. That yarn is so lustrous, which is perfect to make luxurious looking hats.
And here is a cute, size inclusive pattern, ranging from Premie to Large Adult sizes. This is one of the crochet beanie patterns that’s available for a small fee on Etsy and calls for worsted weight (#4) yarn and a 5.0 mm (US H) hook.
Next up in the list of crochet beanie patterns, we have the Jagged beanie. Yet another size inclusive pattern that you can adapt to a slouchy hat if you like. And it comes with two video tutorials, one for right-handed and another for lefties.
The designer mentions in her blog post that although the Cluster Crochet Beanie has some airy stitches in its composition, it will be surprisingly warm. This is such a cute hat, for kids and adults alike.
This basic hat is great for charity if you like crocheting for donations. It is basic of the basics in this list of quick crochet beanie patterns. And you can make it from sizes ranging from newborn to adult.
Next up in the list of crochet beanie patterns is what we can call “simple doesn’t have to be boring”. Here we have a brick-like pattern that’s made of a combination of single and double crochet stitches.
If you are a fan of a good and simple top-down beanie, this men’s hat pattern is for you. Simple and quick, made with single and double crochet stitches. Yet sophisticated with a nice-looking ribbed brim.
Whether you’re looking for a chunky hat for the cold winter days or a lighter weight one, I hope you found one that you love in this list of crochet beanie patterns.
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