Menu
Babies & Children / Christmas / Crochet / Fall / Father's Day / Holiday Projects / Winter / Hats

1.5 Hour – Free Crochet Hat Pattern for Beginners + Video

Whether you're new to crocheting or just last minute crochet project, this free crochet hat pattern for beginers is astonishingly easy. If you can crochet a rectangle, you can make this simple unisex beanie pattern! Full torque pattern and tutorial from Make and Do Crew.com. Perfect last minute crochet gift idea!

Whether you’re new to crocheting or just need a project that works up quickly, this free crochet hat pattern for beginners is astonishingly easy. If you can crochet a rectangle, you can make this simple unisex beanie pattern! Get the full free pattern and video tutorial below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Crochet a hat in an hour! This free crochet hat pattern for beginners is SO easy and this tutorial walks you through how to crochet a beanie step-by-step.
This easy crochet hat pattern + tutorial contains affiliate links.

UPDATE: I’ve updated this pattern to include another yarn option and extended sizes (preschool, child and unisex adult). You can find that version here!

And if you love easy crochet hats, don’t miss The Easiest Crochet Hat Ever pattern and video tutorial here. Crocheting a hat usually requires a decent amount of counting while increasing or decreasing to get a nice tapered shape. Not this time! With this innovative approach, you’ll lean on the most basic crochet stitches to create a beautifully classic ribbed beanie. (Sizes preemie – adult)

Very easy free crochet beanie pattern made from a rectangle in kids and adult sizes.

A Quick Palate Cleanser Crochet Project

Sometimes we want to sink our teeth into a nice beefy sweater pattern.

But other times it’s December 23rd and we realize we only have one thing for our dad/sister/grandma/mom to open on Christmas morning and like 12 things for everyone else.

Enter the one and half hour crochet beanie.

And when I say an hour and a half, I mean start to finish, including the time it takes to find the remote and cue up a movie on Netflix. This free crochet hat pattern for beginners is as fast as it is easy. (See all our free crochet hat patterns here!)

A Crochet Beanie That Looks Knit

I’ve been really into crochet that looks like knit recently. (If you are too, you’ll love this collection of 15 free crochet patterns that knit and this “knit” stitch crochet video tutorial.) So when I set out to design this super speedy beanie pattern, I decided to give it a ribbed look that resembles the vibe of a classic knit cap. This is the crochet beanie I’d want if I were going ice fishing in Minnesota followed by dinner at my favorite ironic hipster hot dog stand.

Learn how to make a crochet hat in this free beginner ribbed beanie pattern and tutorial. This knit-looking crochet beanie is made from a simple rectangle, making it an easy, last-minute gift!

Pin it! click to pin this pattern for later

How to Modify this Pattern

The style of this free beginner crochet hat pattern is perfectly versatile for men and women. Want a little more slouch? Add a few chains at the beginning. Want to make it pint-size for your favorite kiddo? I’ve added preschool and child sizes here(You can find all our other free patterns for babies and children here.)

This free beginner crochet hat pattern is a perfect example of how to make crochet look like knitting using simple double crochet stitches. Featuring Lion Brand Wool Ease Tonal yarn in the color "Smoke."

Because this beanie is so fast and simple, I think it would make a perfect crochet hat pattern for charity. (If you’re a charitably-minded soul, you might enjoy this free hooded blanket pattern as well.)

How to Substitute Yarn

And if you’d like to swap out the yarn to use something in your stash, just work a gauge swatch to determine how to make a rectangle with the same dimensions as the one in the pattern. I suspect two strands of worsted weight yarn held together might help you achieve a similar gauge to this Lion Brand Wool Ease Tonal yarn.

Learn how to make a crochet hat in this free beginner beanie crochet pattern and tutorial. This knit-looking crochet beanie is made from a simple rectangle, making it an easy, last-minute gift! Make using Lion Brand Wool Ease Tonal yarn from LoveCrochet.com.

Thanks to LoveCrochet.com for providing the yarn and fur pom pom for this free crochet hat pattern for beginners.

Watch a full step-by-step video tutorial of this beginner crochet hat below and scroll down a bit more for the free pattern!

More Free Crochet Hat Patterns

If you loved this pattern, here are some more modern crochet hat patterns to try out!

Free crochet hat patterns, including a plaid crochet beanie, a floppy-eared bunny hat, a Santa's helper Elf hat, and a knit-look crochet beanie.

1. Unity Crochet Plaid Hat // 2. Crochet Bunny Hat // 3. Santa’s Helper Crochet Elf Hat // 4. Everywhere Knit-Look Beanie

Step-By-Step Video Tutorial

If you’re totally new to hat making or maybe just more of a visual learner, I hope the video tutorial below will make learning how to crochet this hat quite effortless.

And once you complete this hat, you’ll definitely want to check out the free Easiest Crochet Hat Ever pattern and video tutorial. It uses equally simple techniques to create a classically tapered hat and it’s written in seven sizes (preemie, baby, toddler, child, tween, women and men)!


1.5 Hour Easy Crochet Beanie
Free Pattern + Tutorial

Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF on Etsy here or on LoveCrafts here.

Add this pattern to your Ravelry account here.

Pin it for later here.

View the step-by-step video tutorial above.

UPDATE: I’ve updated this pattern to include another yarn option and extended sizes (preschool, child and unisex adult). You can find that version here!

Easy crochet hat pattern made from a rectangle. Lion Brand Color Made Easy in Millennial, Huckleberry and Alabaster.

Explanation:
Need a last minute gift? Just learned how to crochet? Snowstorm blowing in? Whatever your situation, this extremely easy crochet beanie’s got you covered. It’s worked flat in a rectangle and then seamed to form a hat, making it a super speedy, mindless project to whip up in less time than it takes to watch a movie.

Supplies:
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal (Weight: 5/ bulky – 124 yds, 4 oz) – 2 skeins
– Colors pictured: Smoke (635-149) and Slate Blue (635-107)
• Tapestry needle
• Size L (8 mm) crochet hook
• Stitch markers or safety pins
• Fur pom pom or pom pom maker/small piece of cardboard

Sizes:
S: Young teen (approx. 18” circumference, unstretched

M: Most women and men (approx. 20” circumference unstretched)

L: Larger heads (approx. 22” circumference unstretched)

Gauge:
10 stitches = 4”
just over 4 rows = 4”

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
dcblo – double crochet through the back loop only
tch – turning chain
st – stitch
sk – skip
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat

Overall Pattern Notes:
• Pattern is written in size S with M and L written in parenthesis. S (M/L)

BEANIE

Notes:
• Hat is worked back and forth in rows. These rows will become the vertical ribs on the beanie.


• The ch 3 at the beginning of each row doesn’t count as a st.


• To adjust this crochet hat pattern to fit a child, chain fewer stitches at the beginning and work fewer total
.

• After Row 1, the double crochet stitches are worked only under the back loop of the stitch from the previous row. This is always the loop farthest away from you, regardless of which side of the crocheting is facing you.

Foundation Row: Ch 37. 

Row 1: 1 dc in the fourth ch from the hook and each ch to end of row; turn. (34)

Row 2: Ch 3, dcblo in each dc to end of row; turn. (34)

Rep Row 2  16 (18, 20) more times to create a total of 18 (20,22) rows.

Fasten off, leaving a 24” tail.

Rectangle dimensions should be approximately:

S: 18” x 14.5″

M: 20” x 14.5″

L: 22” x 14.5″

Whether you're new to crocheting or just last minute crochet project, this free beginner crochet hat pattern is astonishingly easy. If you can crochet a rectangle, you can make this simple unisex beanie pattern! Full torque pattern and tutorial from Make and Do Crew.com.

SEAMING RECTANGLE

Notes:
• To determine the RS and WS of your fabric: If you’re right handed, the tail of your final row should be on the bottom left when the WS is facing. If you’re left handed, the tail of your final row should be on the top left with the WS is facing. (See photo above for reference.)

• To best disguise the join, seam is worked only through the chain stitches and the loop of each dc st that is closest to the seam. 

Whether you're new to crocheting or just last minute crochet project, this free beginner crochet hat pattern is astonishingly easy. If you can crochet a rectangle, you can make this simple unisex beanie pattern! Full torque pattern and tutorial from Make and Do Crew.com.

Lay rectangle horizontally with WS facing up. Use stitch markers or safety pins to pin seam if desired.

Thread tapestry needle with tail from fastening off. Work from the top of dc st into top of corresponding ch. Then work from bottom of next ch into the bottom of the next corresponding dc. Continue like this through the top of one dc to the top of one ch and then through the bottom of one ch and the bottom of one dc. Repeat until end of seam.

Tie a simple sewing knot by inserting needle in crochet fabric to create a loop of yarn, then inserting needle through loop of yarn and pulling tight. This will prevent seam from puckering in next step. Do not trim yarn.

More Free Crochet Patterns You’ll Love

We’ve got lots more free crochet patterns and video tutorials where this came from. Check out our blanket patterns, patterns to make for babies, easy sweaters, Tunisian crochet patterns or corner-to-corner crochet patterns.

And you can always find all our free crochet patterns here!

CLOSING TOP

Using tapestry needle and strand of yarn leftover from previous seam, whip stitch around the top of the hat, working one whip stitch into each row. Tighten circle as much as possible and use tapestry needle to sew up any remaining opening in top of hat.

Beginner crochet tutorial: how to make a basic beanie with chunky yarn (Wool Ease Tonal yarn in the colors "Slate Blue" and "Smoke.")

ATTACHING POM POM

Create a pom pom with a large pom pom maker or 2.5” piece of cardboard. See a step-by-step pom pom tutorial here.

How to make a pom pom for a crochet or knit beanie. Featuring Lion Brand Wool Ease Tonal yarn in the color "slate blue."

Use tail leftover from seam to sew fur or yarn pom pom to hat.

Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.

Pop your new crochet hat on your head and get to work on making one for everyone you know!

I love to see your finished projects! Use #MakeAndDoCrew and tag me Instagram (@MakeAndDoCrew) to show off your stitches and have a chance to be featured.

More Cozy Crochet Patterns to Stay Warm

Now that you’ve whipped up an entire beanie in an hour and a half, you might be interested in these other free crochet patterns from Make & Do Crew.

Four easy and free crochet sweater patterns.

1. Brunch Hexagon Crochet Cardigan – This incredibly comfortable crochet cardigan sweater is simpler than it looks. Made from two basic hexagons, you’ll love watching your new favorite cardigan take shape!

2. Haven Bobble Crochet Cardigan – With a super easy construction based on a rectangle, this free crochet sweater pattern is playful, fast and perfect for beginner to advanced crocheters. Video tutorial included!

3. Dwell Chunky Crochet Cardigan – Creatively constructed from a simple rectangle, this flattering chunky crochet sweater comes together easily with zero shaping, increasing or decreasing. Detailed video tutorial included!

4. Alpine Crochet Poncho – This stylish crochet poncho with sleeves is very easy because it’s made from five simple rectangles. Step-by-step video tutorial included!

WANT MORE FREE MODERN CROCHET PATTERNS?

Join over 78,000 crew members who are learning from our weekly crochet tutorials and free patterns.

We like to make crafts, not enemies and your email address is safe with us. Unsubscribe anytime. Powered by ConvertKit

90 Comments

  • Linda
    December 23, 2017 at 5:35 am

    So cute! Thanks for teaching and sharing!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      You’re welcome, Linda! It’s my pleasure. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
      • Priscilla
        January 4, 2018 at 1:38 pm

        Hi Jess,
        Any chance you can do some youtube tutorials?

        Thanks.

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          January 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm

          I’ll have a video tutorial for this very soon on LoveCrochet.com. I’ll link to it here when it’s available.

          You can find all my video tutorials here! makeanddocrew.com/tag/video

          (Many are also on my Youtube channel, but some are only here on the site right now.)

          Reply
          • Molly
            January 13, 2018 at 12:33 pm

            Hi! I am so excited to finish this beanie, but definitely need a video tutorial to figure out everything after making the rectangle! When will this video tutorial be out? Thanks!

          • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
            January 13, 2018 at 4:05 pm

            Hey Molly,

            You’re in luck! You can watch it now!

            http://bit.ly/2ALDFN4

            Happy crocheting!

            Jess

  • Susan
    December 23, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Hi Jess!
    Thank You So Very Much for sharing another crochet pattern with us! You are very generous with your creativity and conconditional kindness.
    Blessings to You and Your Family not only at Christmas but throughout each day.
    I am so happy and a blessed to have found your fun crochet blog. I’ve crocheted several of your awesome patterns for myself and for gifts.
    Thank you from My Heart and Hook, :-)!

    Reply
  • Jeanette Duurvoort
    December 23, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I have to ask..the first pictures of the hat, is that a FUR pom pom? A “shop” on PETAs radar is knowingly and repeatedly torturing raccoons by skinning ALIVE to use this very same looking pompom…yes….. on a beanie. This is VERY irresponsible. Unsubscribe me immediately.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Hey Jeanette,

      The pom pom is made from alpaca and is ethically produced. You can read more about it here:
      https://www.lovecrochet.com/us/toft-pom-pom

      Thank you for your concern. I agree torturing a raccoon would not be justifiable in the name of creating a crochet beanie.

      Jess

      Reply
      • Valarie
        December 29, 2017 at 9:37 am

        Just a couple of years ago Lion Brand was making an awesome fake fur yarn called Pelt. I made a long collar out of it and it fools people all the time, but when you get up close and really look, you can see that it is an artificial fiber.

        Reply
    • Rudeness Police
      January 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Wow, talk about over reacting. Maybe let the author explain before threatening to unsubscribe!

      Reply
  • Dena Stilwell
    December 23, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I love all the stuff you do Thank you Dena

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Dena! Merry Christmas to you too. I hope you have a wonderful and creative 2018. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Patti
    December 23, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I love this hat, but it won’t let me copy it to a Word document, so I guess I won’t be making it. It’s too hard for me to work from my computer. I would NEVER try to sell your pattern as my own, or anything else nefarious, I just find that I cannot work from my computer screen. It’s so much better for me to print it in a larger font so that I can actually see it, lol. When the eyes get older, these things matter. Anyway, thanks for sharing your work (and I do understand that it is a LOT of work to create a new pattern). I hope that someday you allow us “older folks” to copy it to a form that we can use.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Hey Patti,

      I completely understand, and this is why I usually offer my ad-free PDFs for purchase for a small fee which covers the lost revenue from you not seeing the ads on the site. They’re formatted specifically for easy printing. It’s been a busy time for my family and I hope to have the PDF available in the next week.
      Thanks for your patience!

      Jess

      Reply
  • GAD
    December 23, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Thank you for the quick and easy tutorial.
    Question: Simply doing a DC in next DC, creates a flat fabric, should it be DC in front loop only of next DC to create a ribbed effect?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Yes! It sure should! Thank you for catching that. 🙂 Hopefully you’ve seen that I updated the pattern. I appreciate your hawk eye proofreading. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kim Ladouceur
    December 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Thank you for the free pdf for newsletter subscribers! Merry Christmas 😀

    Reply
  • Annie
    December 23, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Thank you for sharing! Your generosity is much appreciated. Merry Christmas! All the best to you and your family. May your creativity never cease 🙂

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Annie. It’s so joyful for me to share my creativity with all of you and see yours in return. 🙂

      Merry Christmas!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Lois Guevara
    December 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Thank you for making the direction so understandable. I love to crochet but find some pattern hard to understand.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Hey Lois,

      I’m so glad you found the pattern easy to understand. I have a video tutorial coming out on LoveCrochet.com soon for this pattern that outta make it extra easy! 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Elena
    December 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Thanks so much for the free pdf and for all the patterns you give us the oportunity tu use. Hoping you have a wonderful Christmasand an extra special year.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you for your kindness, Elena. My father-in-law passed away last week, so this Christmas is bittersweet for us. I really appreciate the chance to share my creations with all of you though. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Jan
        December 30, 2017 at 8:29 am

        Thank you for this pattern! I haven’t attempted crochet in years and years. I have suddenly been craving a hook and yarn in the evenings while watching TV! I’ve been stalking your site for a couple of weeks now. I am going to visit a lifelong friend in a couple of weeks and will meet her toddler grandson. I want to make a couple of these for him. It seems like an easy project to get my feet wet (or my fingers ). I can’t wait to try other projects on your site as well, but figure I probably need to take baby steps at first. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Your generosity spreads happiness to many more than you know. The caps I will be making and gifting will delight many – not to mention my personal enjoyment of making and giving! Happy New Year!

        Reply
  • Tracy King
    December 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks Jess! Happy Holidays to you and your family 😃

    Reply
  • Phyllis A nussmeyer
    December 23, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I enjoyed looking at your fa ebook page. I want to get started after Christmas is over. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas to Christmas.

    Reply
  • Phyllis A nussmeyer
    December 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I just wanted to let you know I’m a beginner.

    Reply
  • Karen
    December 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you for another great pattern! Merry Christmas to you and your family..🎄🎅🏼

    Reply
  • Deby Zimmerman
    December 23, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Being really a green beginner I appreciate your direction’s you provide along with the pattern. Unfortunately for ME, I am better able to follow visually. Can’t seem to get my brain to connect and follow written direction’s. I’m giving your “knit”winter hat a go, seems easy enough that just maybe, I can make one myself.
    I look forward to seeing more from you… Have a Merry Christmas and safe and joyous New Year.
    Deby

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you, Deby! You’re in luck because I’m working with LoveCrochet.com to release a video tutorial of this pattern in the next few weeks.

      Stay tuned! 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Gloria Bingel
    December 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and talent. These hats are beautiful and i plan on making many.

    Reply
  • Rachel Lastrom
    December 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Love it! Thank you for sharing your pattern. For the materials, did it take you 2 skeins of the Lion Brand tonal to make one hat, or were you referring to the 2 skeins you used (1 of each color) pictured? I didn’t think it would take more than 124 yards to make this hat, but maybe the pom-pom? Ha! So cute!! Thanks again and Merry Christmas

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Hey Rachel,

      It takes just over one skein to make the M or L size, plus some extra for the pom pom. If you want to keep the hat to one skein, I’m guessing you could remove a few stitches from the original chain and just make the small size hat. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Tonya Montana
    December 26, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Your page would be great, except there are so many ads and videos my internet can’t handle it, and it’s hard to see anything.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 29, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Tonya. I appreciate hearing what your experience of the site is because it’s definitely not my intention to overwhelm you with ads so that you can’t see the patterns. 🙂

      I’ll look into what I can do to improve the experience for you and other crocheters.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Holly Magleby
    December 27, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Could I make hats from your pattern to donate to my local Humanitarian center?

    Reply
  • Susan Grancorvitz
    December 28, 2017 at 6:52 am

    I made the Sunday Slippers for my daughter for Christmas, it was one of her favorite gifts! (she actually found the pattern and turned me onto your site.)
    I had a hard time with the leather soles but they don’t really need them anyway. 🙂 Thank you so much for your generous share of your craft. Someone recently told me handiwork is the key to longevity. Happy New Year and cheers to a long and happy life!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 29, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      If handiwork is the key to longevity than we should live till we’re 200! 😉

      I’m so glad your daughter loved the slippers (and that you found your way here!)

      Happy crocheting,

      Jess

      Reply
  • Mandy Edwards
    December 28, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Thanks for the free pattern. I’m just learning about crochet so wld b very keen to receive the video u mentioned for this pattern as I think I will find it easier to follow

    TIA

    Mandy

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet, Mandy! 🙂 LoveCrochet.com should have the video tutorial for you very soon! I think it’ll be really helpful too.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Nanci
    December 29, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Hi! I saw this on Lion Brand’s Facebook post. I am wondering if you could make this and not put a Pom Pom on it? Or would it look funny on top? I’ve never made a hat but have crocheted for over 40 years!! I don’t think my hubby would wear a Pom Pom! Lol.
    Speaking of crochet to look like knot, back in the 70’s I made an Afghan that looks like an Aran knit . It was difficult but beautiful. I still have the Afghan and the pattern if you want it.
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Oooh, I’d love to see that pattern! You can email it to me if you’d like at Jess (at) makeanddocrew (dot) com. Thank you!

      I think you could def make it without the pom pom, especially if you synched up the top really tightly. That should work just fine. 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Nanci
    December 29, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I mean you can have the pattern, not the Afghan! Lol

    Reply
  • Kayla
    December 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Love this. Thank you for the pattern 😊

    Reply
  • Fely
    December 29, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I’m a new crocheter as well. I’m trying to make this beanie but its taking me a while ( so much for 1.5 hrs lol). I’m having trouble sewing it together. A hideo would definitely help. Looking forward to the video tutorial. Maybe I ‘ll put it aside for now. Lol. Thank you fir the patern, i’m not very good at it yet.

    Reply
  • Jessica
    January 1, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Jess! Thank you for the fantastic pattern, can’t wait to work on it!! I just have one quesion, is the foundation chain the same for all sizes? So 37 chain stiches for S,M and L? Thank you so much!

    Reply
  • Ronda
    January 2, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    I am kinda new at crocheting so I was wondering if I used a super bulky #6 yarn how would I need to change the pattern?

    Reply
    • Jenny
      April 12, 2018 at 8:20 am

      I’m wondering this too..

      Reply
  • Tricia
    January 3, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    I can’t figure out how to whip stitch the top of the beanie. Is there a video of this? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      There will be a video very soon! Essentially, you’re just doing one whip stitch through each of the rows of crocheting. I’ll share the video here when it’s available. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Chris
    January 5, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Lovely. Thank you Jess.

    Reply
  • Shawna
    January 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I wish it was easier for a true beginner to uderstand. Maybe a slow video tutorial? So many great tutorials out there but everyone goes so fast that I have to pause and rewind so many times I get frustrated. I so far can do 1 chain (I thknk it’s called row maybe?) But when I go to add on row 2 the corner ends up rounded? Any suggestions?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 6, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Hey Shawna,

      I’ll have a video tutorial coming out very soon on LoveCrochet.com! I’ll be sure to link to it from this pattern as soon as it’s there. I tried to make it very beginner-friendly. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Sheri
    January 5, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    HI there! I am a beginner and just finished making your beanie! Thank you for making the instructions easy to follow!

    My hat turned out darling, except that I made it too large! I hope it will shrink a little when it’s washed! I can’t wait to make more of them!
    Blessings!
    Sheri

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 6, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      I love hearing that you made this, Sheri!

      If you decide to make another, just work two fewer rows in the rectangle and it will be a smaller fit around your head. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Sonni
    January 6, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Hi Jess, Thank you so much for sharing your inspirations. I am also a beginner but your patterns are easy to follow.

    Reply
  • Anna B
    January 7, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you for this easy pattern. I made it once and it was to small for me. I didn’t have the size of hook you were using so I used one smaller so it was a lot smaller than the one you made. I did 24 total rows, but it was still to small. I will be giving to charity. I made one today with a larger hook and tried to keep my stitches looser. I did 24 rows again and also 45 in the beginning chain so it’s more like a slouch and I love it! Thanks again!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 8, 2018 at 12:21 am

      Well, I’m glad you got one great hat and one charitable gift out of your crocheting! Win win! Thanks for sharing your experience with the pattern.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Judy
    January 9, 2018 at 4:27 am

    I made the M size hat but it ended up being way too long. I did the 37 chains at the beginning. I couldn’t find the yarn suggested in this pattern so I used Patons Classic Wool Bulky, 3.5 oz, . I’m wondering if that could be why it ended up too long. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Reply
  • Ellie Sheehan
    January 11, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Hello, do you know what size crochet hook I should use to make this hat with the lion brand wool ease thick n quick super bulky? And what adjustments I would need to make? I’m terrible and doing gauges and am fairly new to crochet so any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

    Reply
  • Ellie
    January 11, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Hello, do you know what size crochet hook I will need to make this using lion brand wool ease thick n quick super bulky yarn? And any adjustments I might need to make? I’m quite new to crochet and not very good at figuring out gauges either! Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Hey Ellie,

      I actually just responded to a similar comment, look right above or below your comment and all the info should still be relevant. I’d use and N hook with WET&Q. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Simone
    January 11, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Hi! I am making this beanie for charity and want to use Loops & Threads Kaleidoscope (Super Bulky 6), since I found it on sale and have so much. I made it and it is a bit big. If I go down in hook size to 6.00mm and do fewer rows do you think it will still work? Or do you have a different suggestion while still keeping with the number 6 yarn? I love the pattern and it works really quickly. I’m a fairly novice crocheter and would love your help troubleshooting. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Yup, I think your solutions are spot on. You may want to make a slightly fewer stitches if you don’t want a super slouchy hat.

      The other thing is that you don’t necessarily have to go down a hook size because that might make your fabric kind of stiff. I’d use the recommended hook size on the yarn and then just chain fewer stitches / work fewer rows to make the same size rectangle. 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Karin
    January 15, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    I’m honing my skill on these easy crochet patterns. Thank you for sharing! My seam didn’t turn out as nice as yours but I’ll figure out the technique on the next one. Loved your video. My hats a little taller than yours but all in all I’m pretty proud how it turned out. Thank you again!❤️

    Reply
  • Michele Jones
    January 16, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Hi! Thank you for the beautiful pattern – I can’t wait to try it! I’m working on some baby beanies, and wondered how big the rectangle should be for a tiny one? The American Heart Association is collecting red knitted and crocheted hats to give to new babies in local hospitals to raise awareness for heart defects. They said they will take any baby size – babies come in all shapes and sizes! – but I thought I’d ask for advice before I jump right in. Thanks so much!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 17, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Hey Michele,

      What a generous project you’re taking on! I’d google something like “average newborn baby head circumference” or something like that. Then you can just make a rectangle width slightly less than the total circumference of a baby head to allow some room for stretching. I’m not exactly sure about the height of the initial chain though. Perhaps with some googling you could find an average baby “head height” too? Lol, is that even a thing?

      Jess

      Reply
      • Michele Jones
        January 17, 2018 at 7:09 pm

        🙂 I’m not sure! But I can find out! I just realized I can also take a tape measure next time I go to Target and see if they have any baby beanies or hats I can measure. Thanks for the input!

        Reply
  • Christine Drechsler
    January 17, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Thank you for this awesome pattern for the 1 hour beanie – it has taken me much longer, as this is my first time making anything like this, but I am persisting !! I have a question on the yarn – I am using a 5 – bulky yarn, but it is 3.5 oz on the label. I noticed your pattern says 4.0oz . I am using 8.0mm hook per the pattern. I have done all 18 rows and the dimensions of the rectangle are : 11 x 12″. My foundation row of 37 chains comes out to only 12″ long. The 18 rows are only 11 ” wide. vs. 14: Do you think mine is coming out smaller because the yarn is 3.5 oz vs. 4 oz? I chose “5” bulky so I thought that would be the same?? I will just add more rows so it will fit around my daughter’s head, but I’m curious if you can figure out what I did wrong…….. and why my width/ length are so much smaller in dimensions that the pattern says?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 10, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Hey Christine,

      Yes, I imagine there’s a bit of a difference in the thickness of the yarn or the way we crochet. A good rule of thumb is to make a small gauge swatch (like 5″ x 5″) before you start a project to see if you need to change your hook size to meet the designer’s gauge that’s listed in the pattern. Sometimes we crochet differently or use different yarn the that affects the sizing. In any case, your solution is a great one and if you’d like to make more hats, you can always just chain a few extra stitches at the beginning to make it a bit taller. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Christine Drechsler
    January 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Jess – a correction to a typo on my prior comment – the dimensions of my rectangle are 12″ (the length of my foundation row of 37 ch) and the width is only 11 ” after doing 18 rows of dcblo…….. when it should be 18″ x 14.5″ I said 14 instead of 18″ in the above comment. So, I’m curious why you think my rectangle is so much smaller?

    Reply
  • Christine Drechsler
    January 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Thank you for this awesome pattern for the 1 hour beanie – it has taken me much longer, as this is my first time making anything like this, but I am persisting !! I have a question on the yarn – I am using a 5 – bulky yarn, but it is 3.5 oz on the label. I noticed your pattern says 4.0oz . I am using 8.0mm hook per the pattern. I have done all 18 rows and the dimensions of the rectangle are : 11 x 12″. My foundation row of 37 chains comes out to only 12″ vs. 14.5″ long. The 18 rows are only 11 ” wide. vs. 18: Do you think mine is coming out smaller because the yarn is 3.5 oz vs. 4 oz? I chose “5” bulky so I thought that would be the same?? I plan to just add more rows so it will fit around my daughter’s head, but I’m curious if you have any idea what I did wrong…….. and why my width/ length are so much smaller in dimensions that the pattern says?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Hey Christine,

      These are great questions! The amount of yarn in the ball (3.5 oz vs 4 oz) should have no impact on how your hat turns out. Instead, it just impacts how much yarn is in the ball. You have the right idea by choosing a category 5 yarn to make sure it’s the same weight as what’s in the pattern.

      I suspect that your stitches a just a bit tighter than the pattern gauge. You could verify this by measuring a 4″ square of your hat and compare it against the gauge listed in the pattern.

      You’re right that just adding extra rows will work just fine though and your daughter will have a pretty hat to wear! Just be sure to work an even number of rows total as that is what will make the ribbing look the most seamless. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Jennifer
    January 24, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Hi Jess,

    Thanks for posting this. I’d love to purchase the PDF file, but the link doesn’t seem to work. I click on it and nothing happens. The hat looks adorable and I’d love to make it! Thanks

    Reply
  • Brittany Roberts
    January 24, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    How can I make this in. Child size? What are the reduction ratios?

    Reply
  • rashida
    February 10, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    It was quick thick and warm, fits just right! I’ll be making more..Awesome! Thank You for sharing!

    Reply
  • PATRICIA KELLMANN
    February 19, 2018 at 11:39 am

    love this hat have ya ever did one for a guy wanted to ask you if you have a video on how to put it together nice directions and work could ya email me if possible

    Reply
  • Herbella
    February 24, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Could I use a k crochet hook? I’m a beginner and It’s the one I have and dont really want to go out and buy one.

    Reply
  • rivenwood
    March 10, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Hi there, how many skein do I need to use for a M size beanie?

    Reply
  • Belle
    May 29, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Dear Jess,
    Thank you so so much for your instructions.
    I’m quite green in this craft form. But I am so happy with my results! Your instructions were clear. The beanie was lovely. Thank you for your generosity and patience with all the questions!
    Wishing you and your family well.

    Reply
    • Jamie Shank
      July 6, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet note!

      Reply
  • MamaTina
    August 14, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Loved this- my 1st crochet attempt. Took longer than 1 1/2 hrs 😂 but happy with the results. So glad for video tutorial too!

    Reply
    • Jess
      August 14, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      I’d say that is pretty great for a first crochet attempt! Nice job!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.