Crochet a beanie that features diagonal ribbing texture with this free crochet beanie pattern that includes modifications for brimmed, brimless, solid-color, or color-blocked.

We all have our sad tales, but don’t you want to finish the story…let it all go and have a life that isn’t dictated by the past?

Saving Mr. Banks

What’s the biggest project that you’ve ever had to frog?

Do you ever get stuck on a mistake that you find in your work, and no matter how much you try to ignore it and keep crocheting, it glares at you until you finally give in and frog it? If you’re thinking, “OMG! Yes!” then you are not alone. I know that I’ve been there, and I’m sure most of us have.

As I was designing this crochet beanie pattern, I made a mistake in the number of stitches I had, and for the life of me, I couldn’t find where it was. I was tempted to frog back row by row until I found the mistake. Mind you, I had already completed the hat, so this decision would mean undoing the seaming and the bind off in order to frog back who knows how many rows!

This is so much like life isn’t it? You make a mistake…a BIG one. And no matter how much you try to move forward, that mistake is always there whispering in your ear. Only, we can’t frog life, can we? Wouldn’t that be nice if we could. So the only other option is to let it go and not allow your life to be dictated by the past. Don’t let that one mistake haunt you indefinitely.

In crochet, there is an old wives tale that says part of your soul is stitched into every project you make. It goes on to say that you ought to leave a mistake in every thing you crochet so that your soul can escape. That may sound silly, but the point is that your mistakes (however ugly they may be) make up your life and the story of it. Allow yourself the freedom to escape the guilt and live the remainder of your life to fullest. You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can…

…look forward and change the ending!

If you like this crochet beanie pattern, you may also want to check out some of the other items in the Kelsi Collection including my best seller, the Kelsi Headband, or the Kelsi Scarf!


Skill Level – Intermediate or Adventurous Beginner

Materials

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Size/StyleBrimlessBrimmed
Newborn60 yards90 yards
Baby105 yards140 yards
Child160 yards200 yards
Teen/Adult180 yards225 yards

Abbreviations

  • BLO – Back loop only
  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SC INC – Single crochet increase
  • SC DEC – Single crochet decrease
  • FO – Finish off

Gauge

15 SC BLO x 16 rows = 4” x 4”

Measurements

 Height (w/o brim)Brim HeightCircumference
Newborn6”2 ½”10 ½”
Baby8 ¼”3 ¼”14 ½”
Child9 ½”3 ¾”17 ½”
Teen/Adult10”4”18 ½”

Notes

  • This crochet beanie pattern is worked flat (back and forth in rows) as a rectangle from corner to corner.  It is then stitched around the length and cinched to form the top of the hat and then seamed up the width of the work to form a hat.
  • Beginning CHs do not count as stitches.
  • Increase rows will have an increase stitch near the beginning and end of the row to build the height of the work.  This section will take the shape of a triangle.  Repeat rows will have an increase stitch near one end and a decrease stitch near the other end to build length while maintaining a diagonal edge.  Decrease rows will have a decrease stitch near the beginning and end of the row.  This section will fill in the remaining triangle portion of the work to form a finished rectangle.
  • The finished rectangle will seem like more of a parallelogram when finished.  This shape is due to the nature of the stitch.  Working in BLO creates an elastic ribbing so this elasticity pulls on the fabric.  Stretching the rectangle or blocking before seaming will remedy this problem.
  • This crochet beanie pattern includes directions for making a brimmed or brimless version as well as a solid color or color-blocked version.
  • Sizes are indicated by parenthesis ( ) respectively Newborn, Baby, Child, Teen/Adult with the brimmed option in brackets [ ].
  • When working the color-blocked version, pull the new color through as you complete the stitch prior to the color change.  Keep all tails on one side of the work.
  • If you have any difficulty completing this project and would like support, please email me at aplushpineapple@gmail.com.

Special Stitches

SC INC

This stitch is worked by placing two SC into one stitch.

SC DEC

This stitch is worked by inserting the hook into the next stitch and pulling up a loop (2 loops on hook), then inserting the hook into the next stitch and pulling up a third loop, then completing the stitch with a yarn over and pull through all three loops.

SC BLO

This stitch is worked as a regular SC by inserting the hook into only the back loop of each stitch.  It creates a ribbed edge within the work.

Crochet Beanie Pattern – Solid Color

Row 1:  CH 4, SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across.  (3)

*Work in the BLO for the remainder of the pattern.*

Increase Section

Row 2:  CH 1, turn, SC INC, SC, SC INC.  (5)

Row 3:  CH 1, turn, SC, SC INC, SC across until 2 stitches remain, SC INC, SC.  (7)

Row 4-(16 [23], 23 [31], 27 [36], 28 [38]):  Repeat Row 3 increasing two stitches per row.  Row 16 [23], 23 [31], 27 [36], 28 [38] should have 33 [47], 47 [63], 55 [73], 57 [77] stitches. 

Repeat Section

Row 1:  CH 1, turn SC, SC DEC, SC across until 2 stitches remain, SC INC, SC.  (33 [47], 47 [63], 55 [73], 57 [77])

Row 2:  CH 1, turn, SC, SC INC, SC across until 3 stitches remain, SC DEC, SC.  (33 [47], 47 [63], 55 [73], 57 [77])

Proceed to correct size.

Newborn

Repeat Rows 1-2 alternately for 11 [4] more rows.  You should have a total of 29 rows at this point.

Baby

Repeat Rows 1-2 alternately for 14 [6] more rows.  You should have a total of 39 rows at this point.

Child

Repeat Rows 1-2 alternately for 18 [9] more rows.  You should have a total of 47 rows at this point.

Teen/Adult

Repeat Rows 1-2 alternately for 19 [9] more rows.  You should have a total of 49 rows at this point.

All sizes proceed below.

Decrease Section

Row 1:  CH 1, turn, SC, SC DEC, SC across until 3 stitches remain, SC DEC, SC.  (31 [45], 45 [61], 53 [71], 55 [75])

Row 2-14 [21] ,21 [29], 25 [34], 26 [36]:  Repeat Row 1 decreasing 2 stitches per row.  Row 14 [21] ,21 [29], 25 [34], 26 [36] should have 5 stitches.

Row 15 [22], 22 [30], 26 [35], 27 [37]:  CH 1, turn, SC DEC, SC, SC DEC.  (3)

Leave a long tail (approximately 18”).  FO.  Proceed to Finishing section.

Crochet Beanie Pattern – Color Blocked

Increase Section

Brim – Color A

Row 1:  CH 4, SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across.  (3)

*Work in the BLO for the remainder of the pattern.*

Row 2:  CH 1, turn, SC INC, SC, SC INC.  (5)

Row 3:  CH 1, turn, SC, SC INC, SC across until 2 stitches remain, SC INC, SC.  (7)

Row 4-(6, 8, 9, 10):  Repeat Row 3 increasing two stitches per row.  Row 6, 8, 9, 10 should have 13, 17, 19, 21 stitches. 

Brim & Body – Add Color B

Continue to work a repeat of Row 3 increasing two stitches per row by placing a SC INC in the 2nd stitch and 2nd to last stitch of every row, but use the color counts for the rows as listed below.  You may need to change colors in the middle of an INC or DEC.

Row 7, 9, 10, 11:  CH 1, turn, (14, 18, 20, 22) A, 1 B.  (15, 19, 21, 23)

Row 8, 10, 11, 12:  CH 1, turn, 3 B, (14, 18, 20, 22) A.  (17, 21, 23, 25)

Row 9, 11, 12, 13:  CH 1, turn, (14, 18, 20, 22) A, 5 B.  (19, 23, 25, 27)

Row 10, 12, 13, 14:  CH 1, turn, 7 B, (14, 18, 20, 22) A.  (21, 25, 27, 29)

Row 11, 13, 14, 15:  CH 1, turn, (14, 18, 20, 22) A, 9 B.  (23, 27, 29, 31)

Row 12, 14, 15, 16:  CH 1, turn, 11 B, (14, 18, 20, 22) A.  (25, 29, 31, 33)

Row 13, 15, 16, 17:  CH 1, turn, (14, 18, 20, 22) A, 13 B.  (27, 31, 33, 35)

Row 14, 16, 17, 18:  CH 1, turn, 15 B, (14, 18, 20, 22) A.  (29, 33, 35, 37)

Row 15, 17, 18, 19:  CH 1, turn, (14, 18, 20, 22) A, 17 B.  (31, 35, 37, 39)

Row 16, 18, 19, 20:  CH 1, turn, 19 B, (14, 18, 20, 22) A.  (33, 37, 39, 41)

Proceed to correct size.

Newborn

If making the brimless version, proceed to the Repeat Section here.

Brim & Body – Add Color C

Row 17:  CH 1, turn 14 A, 20 B, 1 C.  (35)

Row 18:  CH 1, turn, 3 C, 20 B, 14 A.  (37)

Row 19:  CH 1, turn, 14 A, 20 B, 5 C.  (39)

Row 20:  CH 1, turn, 7 C, 20 B, 14 A.  (41)

Row 21:  CH 1, turn, 14 A, 20 B, 9 C.  (43)

Row 22:  CH 1, turn, 11 C, 20 B, 14 A.  (45)

Row 23:  CH 1, turn, 14 A, 20 B, 13 C.  (47)

Newborn size proceed to Repeat Rows Section.

Baby

Row 19:  CH 1, turn, 18 A, 21 B.  (39)

Row 20:  CH 1, turn, 23 B, 18 A.  (41)

Row 21:  CH 1, turn, 18 A, 25 B.  (43)

Row 22:  CH 1, turn, 27 B, 18 A.  (45)

Row 23:  CH 1, turn, 18 A, 29 B.  (47)

If making the brimless version, proceed to the Repeat Section here.

Brim & Body – Add Color C

Row 24:  CH 1, turn, 1 C, 30 B, 18 A.  (49)

Row 25:  CH 1, turn, 18 A, 30 B, 3 C.  (51)

Row 26:  CH 1, turn, 5 C, 30 B, 18 A.  (53)

Row 27:  CH 1, turn, 18 A, 30 B, 7 C.  (55)

Row 28:  CH 1, turn, 9 C, 30 B, 18 A.  (57)

Row 29:  CH 1, turn, 18 A, 30 B, 11 C.  (59)

Row 30:  CH 1, turn, 13 C, 30 B, 18 A.  (61)

Row 31:  CH 1, turn, 18 A, 30 B, 15 C.  (63)

Baby size proceed to Repeat Rows Section.

Child

Row 20:  CH 1, turn 20 A, 21 B.  (41)

Row 21:  CH 1, turn, 23 B, 20 A.  (43)

Row 22:  CH 1, turn, 20 A, 25 B.  (45)

Row 23:  CH 1, turn, 27 B, 20 A.  (47)

Row 24:  CH 1, turn, 20 A, 29 B.  (49)

Row 25:  CH 1, turn, 31 B, 20 A.  (51)

Row 26:  CH 1, turn, 20 A, 33 B.  (53)

Row 27:  CH 1, turn, 35 B, 20 A.  (55)

If making the brimless version, proceed to the Repeat Section here.

Brim & Body – Add Color C

Row 28:  CH 1, turn, 20 A, 36 B, 1 C.  (57)

Row 29:  CH 1, turn, 3 C, 36 B, 20 A.  (59)

Row 30:  CH 1, turn, 20 A, 36 B, 5 C.  (61)

Row 31:  CH 1, turn, 7 C, 36 B, 20 A.  (63)

Row 32:  CH 1, turn, 20 A, 36 B, 9 C.  (65)

Row 33:  CH 1, turn, 11 C, 36 B, 20 A.  (67)

Row 34:  CH 1, turn, 20 A, 36 B, 13 C.  (69)

Row 35:  CH 1, turn, 15 C, 36 B, 20 A.  (71)

Row 36:  CH 1, turn, 20 A, 36 B, 17 C.  (73)

Child size proceed to Repeat Rows Section.

Teen/Adult

Row 21:  CH 1, turn 22 A, 21 B.  (43)

Row 22:  CH 1, turn, 23 B, 22 A.  (45)

Row 23:  CH 1, turn, 22 A, 25 B.  (47)

Row 24:  CH 1, turn, 27 B, 22 A.  (49)

Row 25:  CH 1, turn, 22 A, 29 B.  (51)

Row 26:  CH 1, turn, 31 B, 22 A.  (53)

Row 27:  CH 1, turn, 22 A, 33 B.  (55)

 Row 28:  CH 1, turn, 35 B, 22 A.  (57)

If making the brimless version, proceed to the Repeat Section here.

Brim & Body – Add Color C

Row 29:  CH 1, turn, 22 A, 36 B, 1 C.  (59)

Row 30:  CH 1, turn, 3 C, 36 B, 22 A.  (61)

Row 31:  CH 1, turn, 22 A, 36 B, 5 C.  (63)

Row 32:  CH 1, turn, 7 C, 36 B, 22 A.  (65)

Row 33:  CH 1, turn, 22 A, 36 B, 9 C.  (67)

Row 34:  CH 1, turn, 11 C, 36 B, 22 A.  (69)

Row 35:  CH 1, turn, 22 A, 36 B, 13 C.  (71)

Row 36:  CH 1, turn, 15 C, 36 B, 22 A.  (73)

Row 37:  CH 1, turn, 22 A, 36 B, 17 C.  (75)

Row 38:  CH 1, turn, 19 C, 36 B, 22 A.  (77)

All sizes proceed below.

Repeat Section

In this section, maintain the same stitch counts for each color that you ended the previous sections with.  A SC DEC or SC INC counts as 1 stitch toward each color total.  You should always be placing the last SC of the Color C section into the first stitch of the Color B section and likewise when moving from Color B to Color A.

*Important:  If beginning this section with Color C, start on Row 1 and then do Row 2 before proceeding to correct size.  If beginning this section with Color A, start on Row 2 and then do Row 1 before proceeding to correct size.*

Row 1:  CH 1, turn, SC, SC DEC, SC across to last 2 stitches, SC INC, SC.

Row 2:  CH 1, turn, SC, SC INC, SC across to last 3 stitches, SC DEC, SC.

Proceed to correct size.

Newborn

Repeat Rows 1-2 alternately for 11 [4] more rows.  You should have a total of 29 rows at this point.

Baby

Repeat Rows 1-2 alternately for 14 [6] more rows.  You should have a total of 39 rows at this point.

Child

Repeat Rows 1-2 alternately for 18 [9] more rows.  You should have a total of 47 rows at this point.

Teen/Adult

Repeat Rows 1-2 alternately for 19 [9] more rows.  You should have a total of 49 rows at this point.

All sizes proceed below.

Decrease Section

In this section, you will begin decreasing on both ends of each row.  Continue to place the last SC from the Color C section into the first stitch of the Color B section and likewise when moving from Color B to Color A. The stitch count for Color A will diminish by 2 stitches per row until its section ends.  Then Color B will diminish until only Color C is left.  When trimming the yarn from the finished sections be sure to leave a long tail (approximately 12”) for each.

Row 1:  CH 1, turn, SC, SC DEC, SC across until 3 stitches remain, SC DEC, SC.  (31 [45], 45 [61], 53 [71], 55 [75])

Row 2-14 [21] ,21 [29], 25 [34], 26 [36]:  Repeat Row 1 decreasing 2 stitches per row.  Row 14 [21] ,21 [29], 25 [34], 26 [36] should have 5 stitches.

Row 15 [22], 22 [30], 26 [35], 27 [37]:  CH 1, turn, SC DEC, SC, SC DEC.  (3)

Leave a long tail (approximately 18”).  FO.  Proceed to Finishing section.

Finishing

Insert the long tail into your darning needle.  Using the basting stitch, weave the yarn through each stitch around the top of the fabric.  Pull tight to cinch the top closed.  Begin using the mattress stitch to seam down the height of the beanie.  The mattress stitch is worked by inserting the needle from the top of the fabric around the end of each row and back up to the top of the fabric alternating sides.  Be sure to line up the rows as you go.

If seaming the color-blocked version, use the corresponding colored tails when seaming each section.

Top cinched. Placement of first stitch for seam.
Color C section seamed. Pick up tail color for Color B section.
Color B section seamed. Pick up tail color for Color A section.

Weave in all remaining ends.  I hope you enjoyed this crochet beanie pattern! You may choose to attach a yarn pom or faux fur pom to the top.  I also chose to add a patch to my brim.

Patch from Kathy’s Kozies. Tap the picture to visit her shop.

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Written by

Sarah

Sarah is the maker and designer behind A Plush Pineapple. She is a wife of thirteen years to her college sweetheart and momma to two awesome kiddos. When she is not crocheting, designing, or blogging, you can probably find her soaking up the sun or eating seafood. Her goal as a designer is that love, sunshine, and pineapples make their way into the hearts and homes of all who make her designs.