Today I am sharing an easy Crochet Beanie pattern that is simple and colorful. You can quickly whip this one up as a gift. And best of all, you only need 1/2 a skein of yarn for this project. It’s a great yarn stash buster.
Hello friends! Remember those two Caron Cupcake hats I made the other day? Well, I had quite a bit of yarn leftover and I started this quick crochet beanie with that. The granny clusters are the same as in this Basic Granny Square Pattern.
When it comes to creating hats- crochet is always my best friend. I like how it’s easy to make a circle and I love that this hat comes together from top to bottom. This way, I can kinda wear the hat midway and make sure it fits and all.
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For this Crochet Beanie,
- I used about half a skein of Caron Cupcakes yarn in colorway Sweet Berries. I love the look this self-striping yarn creates for this hat.
- I used the recommended size G 4.00mm hook- I’m using the Clover crochet hooks, You gotta love how colorful they are!
Start with a simple magic ring and increase to form a circle. If you haven’t done this before, I have a previous post with a video tutorial showing how to crochet a granny circle.
If you find that the colors are not changing at the end of a round- optionally you can cut off the excess yarn left of that color off the skein, and then join the new color at the start of the round. I know many people do this!
I let the yarn stripe as it wants, with color changes in the middle of the round and all. I just wanted to finish up the yarn and make a hat that looked cute. I really did not have enough yarn to manage the color pooling. But in the end, it all works out and I love how nice the colors all look together!
Easy Crochet beanie FREE PATTERN:
The Crochet beanie pattern goes as follows:
abbreviations used (US) : ch= chain, dc= double crochet,
Size fits an average adult woman. Changes for the child mentioned at the end.
Using a size G (4.00mm) hook, ch 4. Join with Sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or create a magic ring.
1st round: Ch3 (this counts as 1dc), 1dc, ch1 into ring, *2dc, ch1* repeat 5 times.
2nd round: Ch3 (this counts as 1dc), 1dc, ch1, 2dc into the ch1 space below, *ch1, 2dc, ch1, 2dc into next ch-1 space* repeat till end of round. Ch1 and join with sl st to top of the initial ch3.
3rd round: Ch3 (this counts as 1dc), 2dc into the ch1 space below, *ch1, 3 dc into next ch-1 space* repeat till end of the round. Ch1 and join with sl st to top of the initial ch3.
4th round: Ch3 (this counts as 1dc), 2dc into the ch1 space below, *ch1, 2dc, ch1, 2dc into next ch-1 space, ch1, 3dc into next ch-1 space* repeat till end of round. Ch1 and join with sl st to top of the initial ch3.
5th round: Ch3 (this counts as 1dc), 2dc into the ch1 space below, *ch1, 3dc into next ch-1 space* repeat till end of round. Ch1 and join with sl st to top of the initial ch3.
6th round: Repeat Round#4
7,8,9,10, rounds: Same as round #5
Round 11: Ch3 (this counts as 1dc), 2dc into the ch1 space below, ch1,3dc, ch1, 3dc into next ch-1 space *ch1, 3dc into next ch-1 space* repeat 7 times, ch1,3dc, ch1, 3dc into next ch-1 space, *ch1, 3dc into next ch-1 space* repeat till end of round. Ch 1 and join with a sl st to top of the initial ch3
Repeat Round #5 till you reach the required length. I had a total of 19 rounds from start to finish, and this makes an adult-sized crochet beanie.
For this Crochet beanie child-size, omit round #11 increase and adjust the length accordingly. You will probably only need 15 rounds of length.
TIPS FOR YOUR CROCHET BEANIE:
- This is the perfect project to use up all your little leftover yarn scraps. I used just half a skein of self-striping yarn here today, but you could totally use 3 or 4 different colored yarn bits to make this.
- This crochet beanie is also the perfect little project to take with you on the go. It is small, portable and travels well as a car project.
- If you have just two colors of yarn leftover from some previous project, simply use this pattern and alternate the colors to create a striped crochet beanie.
- An optional way to finish off this crochet beanie- add a round of single crochet as the last round using a contrasting color. Like for my example, maybe a white or cream color
- Each Caron cupcake skein of yarn comes with a pom-pom, that’s the main reason I bought it, and a pom-pom on this little hat would look super cute! I used up the pom-pom for my previous hat though so had none left for this.
- This Crochet Beanie is a super quick project! You can easily make it in an hour or two if you are a beginner. I love projects that I can start on the weekends and complete before Monday arrives- and this one is the perfect example.
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Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.
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