How To Crochet A Beanie In 13 Steps (With Video Tutorial)

How to crochet a beanie

How to Crochet a Beanie for Beginners

Learning how to crochet a beanie doesn't have to be hard. Crocheting in itself isn't too tough to learn, it just takes a bit of practice. So in my opinion the best ways to go about it are to either download or buy a pattern (the one below is Free). Or you can follow step by step guides like the one below followed by the video to crochet an easy beanie.

The final option of course and this would be for the experts out there is to freehand make one. Obviously a few hours of practice and some errors will need to be made along the way before this can happen. 

FootBall Beanie Pattern

football beanie

Difficulty

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Free

What is a Beanie (Skully)

Beanie or skully is quite a common brimless cap used across the globe. It may be crocheted or knitted in a simple manner at home with different patterns and colors. It is possible to crochet a beanie by using all sizes of crochet hooks and yarns. Check out our guide if you need some help figuring out what the best crochet hooks are. It hardly takes much time to prepare this hat for those familiar with basic techniques. The trendy hat could be sported by men, women and kids. Mentioned below is a step by step process of how to crochet a Beanie:

Decide upon the size and color of yarn to be used in preparing a beanie and select a fitting crochet hook. Your total count of skeins essential depends on beanie’s size to be crocheted. The steps are simplified for beginners to follow:

​How To Crochet A Beanie Hat

Step 1

Measure the right size of head of the individual for whom the hat is made. Calculate the measurements over the ears to make sure the hat’s size is bigger than real head size. If it is being done for any adult person, the size may be estimated based on average adult head size.

Step 2

Determine the count of stitches which is required to knit per inch of fabric using a hook and yarn. Crochet any rough swatch to measure this number. Determine the accurate size of hook as per recommendations by the yarn’s ball band. Adjust this size based on the desire for a tight or loose fabric

Step 3

After getting the count of stitches needed per inch, just multiply it with the measured head circumference. Multiply the result by either 0.66 or may be 2/3 and get the closest round number. Just save it and make sure to do the calculation in a proper way to have a fitting beanie and not too loose or tight.

Step 4

After getting the count of stitches needed per inch, just multiply it with the measured head circumference. Multiply the result by either 0.66 or may be 2/3 and get the closest round number. Just save it and make sure to do the calculation in a proper way to have a fitting beanie and not too loose or tight.

Step 5

Crochet a circle with connected rounds and work out the hat. It may require small practice for only the beginners. For making the circle, chain two single crochet at least 6 times into next chain from the hook. Slip stitch this into the initial stitch to close the circle. After its done, there would be a little crochet circle along with just six stitches.

Step 6

With second round, chain only a single crochet twice into each of a single crochet. Afterwards, slip stitch or sc into the beginning point of this round. After finishing, you’ll have a bigger circle consisting twelve stitches.

Step 7

With a single chain, start the round three, single crochet twice into the so called initial single crochet. Single crochet only at a time into the upcoming single crochet(sc). Repeat this from first sc up to finish of this round. Afterwards, slip stitch this into only the initial stitch and the circle is much bigger with just 18 stitches.

Step 8

Start off the upcoming stage with a single chain, single crochet twice into the initial sc. Afterwards, single crochet only once into these upcoming two single crochets. Keep repeating this stage from a single crochet till the end and slip stitch only into the initial stitch.

Step 9

At this round, chain only once, single crochet twice into a first single crochet. Afterwards, single crochet once more into the upcoming 3 single crochet. Keep repeating this process from sc twice unless the round ends. Slip stitch once more into the initial stitch.

Step 10

Patterns of your beanie should be visible by this time. Every back to back rounds add a line of sc in bold. Just sc once into upcoming 4 single crochets, then into the upcoming five sc and continue.

Step 11

Continue the crocheting process till the exact count of stitches in round is equivalent to the calculated count and noted during the third step.

Step 12

Just chain a single for the following rounds, sc in each sc unless the round’s end is reached. Slip stitch for the purpose of joining. Continue working in the same manner so that this beanie gets large enough to be fit.

Step 13

After the hat reaches a desired size, fasten off your yarn post weaving at the ends.

Final Thoughts

My personal favorite method is by finding some cool patterns and then adjusting them to my liking along the way. I'm not a pro yet, but maybe one day I will know how to perfectly crochet a beanie. Did you follow along and make a beanie? Let us know in the comments if you did or just want to say hi.

About the author

Hannah Stitch

Hannah is a crafts enthusiast with a passion for sewing and creating cool things. She has a huge interest in fashion and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.