How to Crochet a Beanie – Jasmine Beanie – Free Pattern

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Learn how to crochet a beanie! The Jasmine Beanie is an easy top down crochet hat pattern. This hat is fitted but stretchy, so a single hat will accommodate a few different head sizes.

I know in my house, the child-size beanie was passed around between children aged 3-8 and it actually fit them all!

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For my beanie for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, I chose the color gold in support of childhood cancer. As a mom of 3, it is so easy to get lost in the day-to-day ups and downs that come with having a young family. And it is so easy to forget how lucky I am to have 3 healthy and (mostly!) happy children.

In the process of designing and making this hat, each stitch was a little reminder to myself to be grateful for all that I have, and to not sweat the small stuff.

I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in the colorway Caramel which has a lovely rich, golden color.

The first beanie I made was in a solid color. But then, after seeing some of the beautiful striped beanies created by my testers (see below), I decided to make another using the Caramel and Champagne White colorways.

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This hat pattern is quite snug-fitting, but the stitch pattern does have tiny little gaps to give some breathability. So, this beanie could easily be worn indoors as a chemo cap.



Crochet Beanie in Multiple Sizes

This crochet beanie pattern is available in 4 sizes – Baby/Child/Teen/Adult. Each size is designed to have a little stretch, so you may find that a single beanie will fit a few different heads. (At least, that was the case in my house!).

The head circumference measurements that I used for each size are as follows:

Baby: 16″ / 40.5cm

Toddler / Child: 19″ / 48.5cm

Teen / Adult Small: 22″ / 56cm

Adult Large: 24″ / 61cm

What you’ll need to make this crochet beanie

I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (#4/medium/worsted weight yarn) for my hat, which is a soft, 100% acrylic yarn. If wool allergies are a concern, then any #4 acrylic yarn would work great. If you are crocheting this hat for a charity, be sure to choose a really soft yarn. Another great option would be Lion Brand Heartland, which is super soft (and is also 100% acrylic).

Crochet your hat in a single color, or as a striped crochet beanie – both ways look great!

You will need two hook sizes for this hat:

  • a smaller one (4mm/G-6) for the ribbing to ensure a snug fit (don’t worry about it being too tight, the ribbing is very stretchy).
  • a larger one (5.5mm/ I-9) for the body.

How to crochet the Jasmine Beanie

This beanie is crocheted from the top down. You will start by crocheting a circle, increasing on each round until you have reached the required diameter for the size you are making. Then you will stop increasing, and simply crochet in the round until your hat is the right height.

The ribbing is added at the end, and joined to hat body as you go. There is a full photo tutorial here on how to add ribbing to crochet, so don’t worry if you haven’t used this technique before!

This easy hat pattern uses just single crochets, double crochets and chains, so it is a perfect crochet pattern for beginners.

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Notes

Skill Level

Construction

This hat is worked from the top down as follows:

  1. Begin with a magic circle, and work increase rounds until you reach the required stitch count for the size you are making.
  2. Crochet the rest of the hat body without increasing.
  3. Work the ribbing and join it to the body as you go.

General Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at the start of a round/row does not count as a st.
  • Ch 2 at the start of a round does not count as a st.
  • Stitch counts are given in [ ] at the end of each round/row.
  • Turn work at the end of each round.

Finished Measurements

Baby

Head Circumference: 16″ / 40.5cm

Hat Circumference: 14.25″ / 36cm

Hat Height: 6.75″ / 17cm

Toddler / Child:

Head Circumference: 19″ / 48.5cm

Hat Circumference: 17.25″ / 44cm

Hat Height: 7.25″ / 18.5cm

Teen / Adult Small

Head Circumference: 22″ / 56cm

Hat Circumference: 20″ / 51cm

Hat Height: 8.5″ / 21.5cm

Adult Large

Head Circumference: 24″ / 61cm

Hat Circumference: 22.75″ / 58cm

Hat Height: 9.25″ / 23.5cm


Gauge

BODY: 14 sts x 12 rows = 4″ x 4″ / 10 cm x 10 cm measured over patt.

RIBBING: 4 sts x 15 rows = 1″ x 4″ / 3 cm x 10 cm measured over single crochet ribbing.

Note: as this hat is worked from the top down, it is easier to check your gauge by measuring your circle as you go. After 5 rounds, your circle will measure approx. 4.5” / 11.5cm across.


Materials

Hook

BODY: 5.5mm (US I-9) or hook required to meet gauge.

RIBBING: 4mm (US G-6)

Yarn

The amounts given here are for Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (184m/201yds per 100g skein; Weight 4/Aran; 100% Acrylic).

Baby: 87 yds / 80m (43g) – 1 skein

Toddler / Child: 127 yds / 116m (63g) – 1 skein

Teen / Adult Small: 159 yds / 145m (79g) – 1 skein

Adult Large: 186 yds / 170m (93g) – 1 skein

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Written Pattern

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch = chain                                                      

st = stitch                                           

sk = skip

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

blo = back loop only

patt = pattern

RS = Right Side

WS = Wrong Side

tch = turning chain

All Sizes

BODY

Round 1 (RS): With larger hook, make a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st), 10 dc in circle, sl st to join to first dc, turn. [10]

Round 2 (WS): Ch 1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), sc in sp between ch-2 and first dc, *ch 1, sk next dc, sc in sp between skipped dc and next dc; repeat from * to last dc, ch 1, sk last dc and tch-2, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [20]

Round 2 step-by-step

  1. Work Round 1 as per pattern, turn.
  2. Find ch-2 (worked at beginning of Round 1).
  3. Ch 1, work first sc of Round 2 into the space between the ch-2 and the next dc.

Round 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [30]

Round 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] twice, *ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] twice; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [40]

Round 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, *sk next sc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to join to first dc, turn. [40]

Round 6: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in sp between ch-2 and first dc, [ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in sp between last skipped dc and next dc] 3 times; *ch 1, sk 2 dc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in sp between last skipped dc and next dc, [ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in sp between last skipped dc and next dc] 3 times; repeat from * to last 2 dc, ch 1, sk last 2 dc and tch-2, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [50]

Baby Only

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [50]

Round 8: Repeat round 7.     

Round 9: Repeat round 5.     

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in sp between ch-2 and first dc, *ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in sp between last skipped dc and next dc, repeat from * to last 2 dc, ch 1, sk last 2 dc and tch-2, sl st to join to first sc, turn.

Rounds 11 – 12: Repeat round 7.

Round 13: Repeat round 5.   

Rounds 14 – 16: Repeat rounds 10 – 12.

Round 17: Ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, *sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last sc, sc in last sc, sl st to join to first sc, do not turn.

Go to RIBBING.


Toddler/Child Only

Round 7: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, *ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [60]

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [60]             

Round 9: Repeat round 5.

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in sp between ch-2 and first dc, *ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in sp between last skipped dc and next dc, repeat from * to last 2 dc, ch 1, sk last 2 dc and tch-2, sl st to join to first sc, turn.

Rounds 11 – 12: Repeat round 8.       

Round 13: Repeat round 5.   

Rounds 14 – 17: Repeat rounds 10 – 13. At end of round 17, do not turn.

Round 18: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join to first sc, do not turn.   

Go to RIBBING.


Teen/Adult Small Only

Round 7: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, *ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [60]

Round 8: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, *ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [70]

Round 9: Repeat round 5. [70]

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in sp between ch-2 and first dc, *ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in sp between last skipped dc and next dc, repeat from * to last 2 dc, ch 1, sk last 2 dc and tch-2, sl st to join to first sc, turn.

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sl st to join to first sc, turn.

Round 12: Repeat round 11.

Round 13: Repeat round 5.

Rounds 14 – 21: Repeat rounds 10 – 13 (twice). At end of round 21, do not turn.       

Round 22: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join to first sc, do not turn.   

Go to RIBBING.


Adult Large Only

Round 7: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, *ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [60]

Round 8: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, *ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [70]

Round 9: Repeat round 5. [70]

Round 10: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in sp between ch-2 and first dc, [ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in sp between last skipped dc and next dc] 6 times; *ch 1, sk 2 dc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in sp between last skipped dc and next dc, [ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in sp between last skipped dc and next dc] 6 times; repeat from * to last 2 dc, ch 1, sk last 2 dc and tch-2, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [80]

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sl st to join to first sc, turn. [80]

Round 12: Repeat round 11. 

Round 13: Repeat round 5.

Round 14: Ch 1, sc in sp between ch-2 and first dc, *ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in sp between last skipped dc and next dc, repeat from * to last 2 dc, ch 1, sk last 2 dc and tch-2, sl st to join to first sc, turn.

Rounds 15 – 16: Repeat round 11.

Round 17: Repeat round 5.

Rounds 18 – 21: Repeat rounds 14 – 17.       

Rounds 22 – 23: Repeat round 11. At end of round 23, do not turn.

Round 24: Ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, *sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last sc, sc in last sc, sl st to join to first sc, do not turn.

Go to RIBBING.          


RIBBING         

Work the ribbing perpendicular to the hat body, joining to the final BODY round as you go. At the end of each odd-numbered row, the second sl st is in place of a turning ch-1.

Note: please see How to Ribbing to a Crochet Hat for a photo tutorial on how to crochet the ribbing.

Ribbing instructions are given for the smallest size, with larger sizes in brackets ().

All Sizes: Baby (Toddler/Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large)        

With smaller hook and RS facing, ch (5, 5, 6, 6).

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st to join to first BODY sc, sl st in next BODY sc, turn. [4, 4, 5, 5]

Row 2: Sk 2 sl sts just made, sc (blo) in first sc and in each sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc (blo) in each sc across, sl st to join to next BODY sc, sl st in next BODY sc, turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Rows 5 – 50 (60, 70, 80): Repeat previous 2 rows.

Cut yarn and fasten off.


Finishing

Turn hat inside out and seam ribbing edges.

Weave in remaining ends. Add a pom pom if you wish 🙂.

All done!


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Happy crocheting!

Sarah

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