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Easy Peasy 30-Minute Beanie Crochet Pattern

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Beanie hats are a staple in this house. We have beanies with mohawks, beanies with cables, beanies with holes in the top, beanies for preemies and beanies for Ninja Turtles. We’re beanie fools, yo! And, today we are adding to that long list of beanie love with a NEW, Easy Peasy 30-Minute Beanie Pattern.

Easy Peasy 30-Minute Beanie Pattern

Easy Peasy 30-Minute Beanie

I love that this pattern is so quick AND versatile. We are using two strands of worsted weight yarn together, so you need less yarn of each color. You could use two strands of the same color or add a little spice to your crochet life by using two contrasting colors. In the examples here I am using Brava Worsted in “wine” for the red and “avocado” paired with “dove heather” for that gorgeous green.

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I am not a big pom pom person typically, but I picked up this pom pom maker last weekend annnnnd I fell a little in love. I loved it so much I picked up the smaller size set as well so now I can make FOUR different sizes (here’s a less expensive version with all four sizes). I’ve made roughly 1,087 pom poms since and they are all beautiful and fluffy little buggers. 😛

Easy Peasy 30 Minute Beanie Pattern


Worsted weight yarn (in one color or two different colors)
-approx. 175 – 200 yards total
Crochet hook in size K/6.5mm

Pull from both ends of one skein for the same color or pull one strand from two separate skeins to create that peek-a-boo effect. SO MANY OPTIONS! ♥

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Finished beanie dimensions and pattern notes:

About 11” across brim when folded, 8” from crown to brim. If you would like a tighter fit or if you are making for a young adult, you could go down a hook size to a J/6mm hook.

The ch-2 at the beginning of the row does not count as a dc.

One of my testers stated it took her 35 minutes to finish, another said 40 minutes. I timed myself and I was right at 30 minutes start to finish (although many factors will influence this time frame such as kids, pets, television, pee breaks etc). And, the more of these hats you make the quicker you will be!


Row 1: Magic circle. Ch-2, dc 8 times in circle. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (8)

Row 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (16)

Row 3: Ch-2, *dc in first st, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (24)

Row 4: Ch-2, *dc in first 2 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (32)

Row 5: Ch-2, *dc in first 3 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (40)

Row 6: Ch-2, *dc in first 4 sts, 2dc in next* repeat around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (48)

Row 7 – 13: Ch-2, dc around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (48)
***if you’d like extra length, continue adding rows until desired height is reached***

Final row: Ch-1, crab stitch around. Join and weave in ends. (48)

Need help with that last row? We have a tutorial for the Crab Stitch as well!

Easy Peasy 30-Minute Beanie Crochet Pattern

I also love the Valentine’s look of this one with the bright red and large pom pom!

Easy Peasy 30 Minute Beanie Pattern

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  1. How can I do this with 3 different colors at the same time, instead of just 2? I make beanies for chemo patients and working on Veteran one right now and would like to do one in red, white and blue.
  2. Made this beanie yesterday for my adult daughter. Mine only came out 10.5" across measuring flat, but that's perfect for her. It came together so quickly & she loves it. Thanks for the pattern! It was super easy to follow, and I got to learn the crab stitch. I appreciate the videos too.
  3. Thank you so much for this wonderfully simple and fun pattern! It came out perfect on my first try and now I'm addicted!
    1. Hi Sharon! It should be a circle shape until round 6, after which it should start to "bowl" and become more hat shaped. If it is not doing this by row 8, then I would think you are still increasing your stitches somehow...
  4. Hi. I’m working on the crab stitch row and it looks like you dropped one of the colors in the pictures of the finished product. The final row looks completely green and not green/white. I really like this look. Any tips on how to do that?
  5. I was ready to do the crab stitch. Then wondered how it would look if I did it on the under side. I turned the beanie inside/out & did the stitch. It gives a totally different edging. Nice if you want a change.
  6. I am starting out with 8 DC into the MR as written, but the top of the beanie is coming out pointed. Suggestions?
  7. I've made this a few times, but my hats seem more squared than your photos show. Any ideas on what could be causing this?
    1. Hi Zoe! I start this beanie with a magic circle, but if you are not comfortable with that then I think a chain 4 loop should work. I hope this helps!
  8. I’m using your pattern as a base for the 22 Mohawk hats I’m making. For a teacher, her assistant and 20 preschoolers. For crazy hat day.
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  10. I would like to make this for my grandson who is 12 with the head almost the size of an adult LOL. But I don't want to do two strand, I want to do one strand and I want to do it in the Lion Brand Basic stitch which uses an H hook. And I was wondering would I still start with the eight double crochet in the magic circle or do I need to go to 10.? Thank you Bessie Walker
    1. Hi Bessie! I think my master beanie pattern will help you out which can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/how-to-size-crochet-hats-master-beanie-pattern/
    2. I made this with the listed weight and hook, and it came out to the size that will fit the 3 year old I sit for lol. What did I do wrong?! Should I use a bigger hook or try to loosen my stitches? I do crochet pretty tight. It's beautiful though!!!
      1. Hi Kitty! Did you use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn? If so, and you still got a small beanie then I would go up a hook size or two.
  11. Hi, I'm somewhat of a beginner at crochet so I'm sorry if this sounds stupid, but with the magic circle do you crochet 6 into the circle before continuing? I'm asking because if you did then that would be a complete row on its own, sorry again if I sound really dumb I'm just genuinely curious.
  12. Hi I tried your pattern for your easy peasy beanie and was so excited. I first had to learn how to do the magic circle and than the crab stitch but after that WOW look out. BUT here is my question when it was done it was definitely for a child and I want to make them for women with cancer. How do I adjust the size? Do I have to do more double crochets in the magic circle? and what size hook should I use? Thank You
    1. Hi Frances! You could try going up a hook size. Here is the link to my post on sizing beanies that may help as well =) https://hearthookhome.com/how-to-size-crochet-hats-master-beanie-pattern/
  13. I just finished making 70 of these beanies in varies sizes and colors for a Christmas mission project. Did them in about 3 weeks and they all turned out so cute. Now I am starting some more for grandchildren for Christmas. Great pattern.
      1. I have made several and theynproblem I am having is the first 6 rows don’t lay flat - it’s a cone shape... I am using double strands 4-wt yarn and a K sized hook. What am I doing wrong? Thanks,
  14. I have been crocheting off and on for over 20 years, and decided to double check my technique and how I do my stitches, hold my yarn etc. I crochet lots of things but I just now finally figured out crocheting in the round. I hated doing it, b because I never learned properly. Thank you for this pattern.
  15. I love making this hat! I've been using 1 strain of medium weight yarn. I'd love to try it with lion brand mandala light weight yarn, but I'm afraid of the hat being too small. Have you made it with mandala yarn before? Any changes I should make? Thank you!
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  19. Absolutely l.o.v.e your pattern...made my goal of 20 this year 2019 for the homeless shelter and continue to make them for me in every color I can mix up..I have been looking for the perfect beanie pattern for so long...I no longer have to search....
  20. Ok. This is probably a stupid question but I am to row 11 and it looks like a giant dinner plate. What do I do to get it to the actual beanie. Does it get stitched up somehow after the crab stitch?
    1. Hi Amber! Hmmm...after row 7 it should start forming the bowl shape of a beanie. Without seeing what is happening, I can only really advise to count the stitches of each row and make sure you aren't increasing anymore after row 6. Hope this helps!
      1. I am getting the same thing. I tried another pattern from a different crocher and same thing. Really would like to get this right.
  21. Hi. Just wondering if you use two strands when doing the crab stitch around the bottom of the hat or just one? I'm using two colors of yarn for the body of the hat and for making pom poms for the top. Two strands in the crab stitch seems heavier than what I can see in your pictures of this hat (which are super cute!). Thank you, Julie
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    1. Hi Margi! This pattern is for an adult sized beanie, but I do have another post with a master beanie pattern and how to size them which can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/how-to-size-crochet-hats-master-beanie-pattern/
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