Basic DC Beanie Pattern. Worsted weight Yarn and a 6.00 mm

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I have had a few requests for a basic beanie using worsted weight yarn and a 6.00 mm (J) crochet hook. This free basic double crochet beanie pattern is available in sizes baby to adult large. This is a very easy to follow pattern which uses simple crochet stitches. Here is the pattern you need if you are using this hook and yarn combination!

Basic DC Beanie Pattern

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Yarn: Red Heart with Love
Hook: 6.00 mm (J)
Gauge: 2.75 stitches per inch, 1.75 rounds per inch

Abbreviations: R – Round, ch – chain, st – stitch, sts – stitches, sl st – slip stitch, dc – double crochet, x – times to repeat items listed in (brackets ), 1st – first

Note: the ch 2, sl st to join do not count as stitches now and throughout

Preemie (to fit 12″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 9 x,  1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [29]
R4: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [29]
R5-R7: repeat R4 [29]
R8: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [29]

Newborn (to fit 13.5″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [36]
R5: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [36]
R6-R9: repeat R5 [36]
R10: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [36]

0-3 months (to fit 16″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 9 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [39]
R5: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [39]
R6-R9: repeat R5 [39]
R10: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [39]

3-6 months (to fit 17″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 1 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [41]
R6: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [41]
R7-R10: repeat R6 [41]
R11: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [41]

6-12 months (to fit 18″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 4 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [44]
R6: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [44]
R7-R11: repeat R6 [44]
R12: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [44]

12-24 months (to fit 19″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 7 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [47]
R6: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [47]
R7-R11: repeat R6 [47]
R12: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [47]

3-5 years (to fit 20″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R7-R12: repeat R6 [50]
R13: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [50]

6-10 years (to fit 21″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 2 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [52]
R7: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [52]
R8-R13: repeat R7 [52]
R14: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [52]

Small (teen) (to fit 22″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 5 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [55]
R7: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [55]
R8-R13: repeat R7 [55]
R14: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [55]

Medium (woman) (to fit 23″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 8 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 2st dc of the round to join [58]
R7: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [58]
R8-R13: repeat R7 [58]
R14: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [58]

Large (men) (to fit 24″ circumference):

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 2st dc of the round to join [60]
R7: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts) 1 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [61]
R8: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [61]
R9-R15: repeat R8 [61]
R16: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [61]

 

If you would like this hat to reach the base of the earlobe, instead of mid-ear you need to increase the repeat rows (where the instructions read “repeat R” you would add an additional round or rounds as specified below) by the following:

Preemie, Newborn, 0-3 months and 3-6 months: add 1 repeat round

6-12 months: add 2 repeat rounds

12 months to 24 months: add 1 repeat round

3-5 years, 6-10 years: add 2 repeat rounds

Small (teen): add 1 repeat round

Medium (women) & Large (men): add 2 repeat rounds

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49 Comments

  1. Hi Rose, Yes you can 🙂 magic rings should always be secured by chaining one 🙂 Simply make your magic ring, including that ch 1 to secure it and ch 3, then work 10 dc straight into the ring. The pattern does not count the initial ch 3 as a double crochet but because of the height of each double crochet we still work one at the beginning of each round. Hope this helps. Rhondda

  2. Hi, can i replace the chain 3 with a magic ring? and if so how should i do that? because i learned to secure a magic ring by ending it with a chain before working into the ring

  3. Hi Frances, Yes I did tack the flower in place in the center and then at the end of the petals. Wishing you the best, Rhondda

  4. How does one attach the flower to the hat? Does one sew down the ends of the petals, as well as sew down the center? Thank you!

  5. Hi Edith, You start with 10 dc in the first round. For round 2 you work 2 dc in each stitch around – so you will have 20 stitches. In round three you work 2 stitches in every other stitch, which adds 10 more stitches to make 30 stitches for R3. So after you complete R3 you have 30 stitches. The stitch count [30] at the end of the round tells you how many stitches you have at the end of the round. I hope this helps, Rhondda

  6. hi… I just want to clarify this “Male Adult Pattern”
    R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
    Do i need to repeat this pattern 10x? the problem is when im going to repeat this pattern on the second it’s not already 30.

  7. Hi Elaine, If you scroll to the end of the post there is a PrintFriendly Option so you may print a copy for yourself or save a PDF copy for personal use 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  8. Hi Shirley, The 6-12 month instructions are correct. R6 Total should be 44 stitches. Please note the repeat of (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches) is 4 times only. Then you work 1 dc in each remaining stitch around. This gives you 44 stitches. Thanks! Rhondda

  9. Hi Shirley,
    R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 4 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [44]

    After you complete R4 you have 40 stitches. We are adding 4 extra this round (Round 5) to make the total 44 stitches. The (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) is only repeated 4 times. Then you work 1 dc in each remaining stitch around. This increases this round by 4 more stitches to make the total 44 stitches. R6 is also 44 stitches since we are not adding any additional stitches in R6. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  10. the 6 -12 month old directions are wrong. Please check row 5. The count should not be 44 stitches. Correct please

  11. the 6 -12 month old directions are wrong. Please check row 6. The count should not be 44 stitches. Correct please

  12. Hi Helen, No I do not think it will work very well as Red Heart Reflective is considered a bulky weight yarn and Red Heart with Love is a Medium Weight Yarn.

    Unless you are able to get your Gauge: 2.75 stitches per inch, 1.75 rounds per inch with a yarn and hook combination – I think though to reach that gauge the material might end up being too dense/heavy.

    You could try my ski hat pattern and add 1-2 more rounds to the length – instead of making the eye hole section. So for example you would work until the instructions tell you to skip stitches and chain a section and instead continue that round with 1 dc in each stitch and then do one more round of double crochet to make the hat reach approximately mid ear. (you may only need the one round). My ski hat pattern uses bulky weight yarn similar to Red Heart Reflective. Here’s the link: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/warm-winter-ski-masks/

    Hope this helps! Rhondda

  13. Hi Rhondda

    Would this pattern work with Red Heart Reflective yarn and a 6mm hook, I’m not sure how the US yarns compare to each other as I am from the UK.

    Many thanks

    Helen

  14. Thanks so much for this adorable pattern and thanks to you, Rhondda, I have learned how to make a hat for charity donations! Although I have crocheted for many years, off and on, I have stayed with afghans (gifts) and squares to donate. Time to expand my abilities and Oombawka Designs is my go-to to learn new techniques!

    Appreciate all of your contributions!

  15. Hi Rhonda,
    I can not find the pattern for the flower that is pictured on this beanie. Can you please help or repost.
    Regards
    Leean

  16. Is this pattern in the Ravelry database? I added your Simple Double Crochet Hat pattern to my Ravelry library, and followed the links from there to that pattern’s page on your blog, and then from there to this pattern’s page. I’ve had a request to make a hat for my spouse this weekend, and will probably be using this pattern. I’ve used the “hook it!” button on Ravelry in the past to quickly set up a project page for a pattern, and would love to be able to do that with this pattern.

  17. Hi Kerri 🙂 Sometimes I think my comment system on WP doesn’t notify me of new comments! I have only just seen yours on this post! When you crochet items in the round you should be working around the outside of the hat. If you are working them on the inside of the hat you are actually working them inside out so you would need to flip them right side out when you are finished 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda

  18. Love the pattern. I like making flowers for my hats . Alos like the idea of tacking them down , so will see how they come out .

  19. Found this pattern last night and have already tried it out. My favorite beanie pattern by far! Perfect fit on my son! Question. Maybe I am doing this wrong as I am self taught. But do you turn your hats inside out once you’re done? I like how you can see the rounds of your beanies, but I only see that clearly on mine when I turn them inside out. Am I doing something wrong?

  20. I was just looking for something like this. Do you have one for chunky yarn? I have some chunky white sparkly yarn that I want to add a gorgeous purple wool yarn to.

  21. Hi Tiffany,

    Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby boy 🙂 How exciting for you!! Let me know if you have any questions about the hat – or how my patterns are written,

    Night! Rhondda

  22. I’m looking forward to trying this! I’ve been looking for a reliably sized double crochet pattern to build off of, to make brimmed and earflap versions! Trying this this weekend for my baby boy due this month!

  23. Hi Mardie 🙂 Yes and if you don’t want the curly bits to move around too much you can tack them on at the ends too. I recommend doing that with a bit of thread (sewing thread and sewing needle) rather than yarn though 🙂 Thank you for leaving me a comment 🙂 Rhondda

  24. Love your patterns and thank you for posting them. I am assuming you just tack on the flower to attach it to the beanie?

  25. Thank you SOO much for posting this!!! It has been a while since I made some hats and I have Men to make them for!!! I sure appreciate you posted this!

  26. I’m so happy you liked the pattern! and you found it easy to follow 🙂 You totally made my day!

    Have a lovely week,
    Rhondda

  27. Thank you so much for all your work, your website, and your Facebook page…love them all..and of course your patterns. I am a beginner and just finished you basic DC beanie to use as a base hat for a Frozen Inspired Queen Elsa hat. Your instructions are easy to follow and this was a very easy hat. I only changed the last few rows. I stopped at 11 and then did two rows of SC around and then finished with a reverse SC for border. Looks very nice and I can’t wait to add the snowflake and hair which I will get my snowflake pattern from your snowflake roundup. Once again thank you and I look forward to using more of your patterns and seeing new things.

    ~Goldieloxx

  28. Hi Kenzie, Yes 🙂 You would repeat R8-R15 (to add 2 repeat rounds) for the women’s size. I’ve added a little note in the pattern to help clear this up a bit. Thank you for your feedback 🙂
    Rhondda

  29. Hi Kenzie,

    At the end of R 5 you have 50 stitches. In R 6 you are adding 8 more to give you a total of 58 sts. Are you perhaps working into the ch2 at the beginning by accident? The ch 2 does not count as a stitch. If you have 60 sts my suggestion would be to not increase 2 of the stitches in this round – so you end up with 58. For the math to work with this gauge; and for the hat to fit you need 58 sts.

    I do apologize for the typo – it should always be a ch2 – I have corrected this 🙂 Thank you for pointing it out!

    All the best, Rhondda

  30. Hi Ashleigh, when I say it doesn’t count that means you don’t work into it unless specified and you do not include it in the row counts (the numbers at the end of the rows for the number of stitches will not include the ch2). Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda
    (It does not count as the 1st dc of the round so you do not work into it. You work over it so it becomes ‘hidden’).

  31. One more question… to make it reach the base of the earlobe. What do you mean by “add 2 increase rounds?” Does this mean to just repeat row 13 an additional 2 times?

  32. I’ve been attempting the women’s size hat. I do everything fine until it comes to row 6. Why do we suddenly only chain 1 instead of 2? And how does it only come out to be 58 stitches in the 6th row? I always end up with 60.

  33. I’m on row 5 & I end up with 58 stitches. I have froged it 3 times. I’m crocheting 2 sc in the first stitch & then 3 sc In each of the next 3 stitches. I’m frustrated. What am I doing wrong?

  34. I’m somewhat new to crocheting so I just want to make sure I’m understanding the pattern correctly. When you say the ch 2 doesn’t count as a stitch, do you mean that it does not form the first dc in that round, or at least you don’t consider that as the first dc of the 10 (in the first round)?

  35. Hello,

    Is this available in PDF form? I see that you have the right click disabled and I cannot copy and paste this to an art software program that I have, as I need to enlarge the print. Otherwise if I just print this out as is, I see all of the ads along the sidebar and the print is way too small for me.

    Thank you kindly,

    Robin