One of my favorite things to crochet right now are beanies. Most of my beanie patterns are fairly intricate and can take a bit of time to work up. I designed this beanie to be quick and easy. It works up faster than most other beanie crochet patterns because of the super bulky yarn and a large crochet hook.
This beanie is so warm and fluffy and works up in only an hour! This pattern is great for beginners because it only uses a few different types of stitches. The main stitch used is a half double crochet in the back loop only (hdcBLO), which give this beanie its ridges.
Things You Will Need
One skein of super bulky weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Grey Marble)
Size L hook (8.00mm)
Faux fur pom-pom (Optional)
Skills & Abbreviations
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdcBLO – half double crochet back loop only
ea – each
st(s) – stitch(es)
* * – repeat anything inside the asterisks
Here is a quick tutorial on how to crochet a half double crochet in the back loop only (hdcBLO).
Normally when you crochet a hdc, you will work it into both loops of a stitch from a previous row (the front loop and the back loop). For the hdcBLO, you will only be working your hdc into the back loop. Here is an image to help show which stitch you will work into.
For this pattern, I used one skein of Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Grey Marble, which is a super bulky (size 6) yarn. Only one skein is needed unless you plan on making a larger size.
Gauge: 6 hdc = 3 inches
This pattern is for an adult-sized beanie, to make it shorter or longer you can increase or decrease your starting chain. For example, if you would like more slouch in your beanie, you could add five additional chains to the initial chain. To make the beanie fit a smaller or larger head you can also increase or decrease the number of rows.
Row 1: in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc, then hdc24 across, ch1, turn (25)
Row 2: hdcBLO25, ch1, turn (25)
Row 3 – Row 25: repeat row 2
You should be left with something like this:
Next, you will need to sew your beanie closed. I use my tapestry needle and stitch it up as neatly as possible.
Next, sew the top closed and weave in your yarn ends. I like flip my beanie inside out to hide any imperfections from stitching it closed.
Now, all you have to do is add your pom-pom and you’re done!
If you have any issues with this pattern or have any questions, please reach out to me through this post, or email me at email@example.com