It’s chilly outside these days so a beanie hat is a must-have necessity. If you’re eager to learn how to crochet a hat to keep your head warm this winter, look no further than our family beanie hat crochet pattern.
Perfect for the entire family, this easy crochet pattern, made with the waistcoat stitch, makes a thoughtful gift for everyone in your family this season. This crochet beanie is affordable to make and since it’s unisex, it makes a perfect men’s crochet hat too.
I made my hats in colors that look great on everyone too: cream and navy. The adult size is in a rich blue with white trim and a white pom pom. Then, to switch things up a little I made the children’s crochet hat pattern (which typically fits 2-6yrs) in cream with navy trim.
This free crochet hat pattern is so cute and I love the idea of a whole family with matching hats. It’s like a crafty version of the Brady Bunch.
The cascade 220 superwash merino yarn is 100% merino wool but it’s so soft. It’s not scratchy like most wool which means it won’t irritate sensitive skin. It’s also machine washable, so it’s easy to care for the whole family.
These crochet beanie hats are perfect for a family gift or nice stocking stuffers.
Skill Level: Easy
The pattern is written for a child with changes for an adult in parentheses.
Hook(s) size: I/9/5.5mm
Yarn weight: worsted weight medium yarn
Preferred type of yarn: Merino Wool
Suggested yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Merino: 1 skein each Cream (01) and Navy (33)
For child hat, use Navy for A and Cream for B. For adult hat use Cream for A and Navy for B.
Yarn Yardage: Color A – 90 (165) yds; Color B – 110 (210) yds
Approx. finished dimensions:
Circumference: 12.75 (20.75)”
Height: 6.5 (10)”
Ribbing height when folded: 1.5 (2.5)”
Gauge: In upper hat pattern: 2” = 7 sts by 10 rows
For the upper portion of the hat, you will be using the knit stitch (also called waistcoat stitch). You will be crocheting through the posts (or v shape) of the sc from the previous row.
- In upper hat portion, keep sts looser to make placing the hook into the v space easier
Ch – chain, sc – single crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), blo – back loop only.
***If you're looking for these and more great stitches, check out the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library.
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
With color A, ch 14 (20)
Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook and into each st across. 13 (19) sts
Rows 2-60 (2-94): Ch 1, turn. Sc blo into each st across.
You’ll now start working across the long side of the ribbing.
Row 1: Sc 45 (72) sts evenly across the edge of the ribbing. 45 (72) sts
Switch to color B
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st across.
Row 4-23 (4-32): Ch 1, turn. Sc into the top of the first st. Sc into each center v of each sc across to last st, sc into the top of the last st.
Cut yarn and fold in half, sewing together the edges with the appropriate color of yarn. Turn hat right side out. Using a tapestry needle and a piece of yarn, weave yarn through every second st at the top of the hat. Pull both sides of yarn tight and tie in a double knot.
Using color A, wrap yarn around a 3 (4.5)” piece of cardboard, 60 (100) times (or use a pom pom maker). Cut a strand of yarn approx 9”. Tie the yarn around the middle of the pom pom and tie into a tight double knot. Trim the ends of the pom pom and sew onto the top of the hat.
Sew in all ends
These simple crochet hats are the perfect gift because they are so versatile and would look good on anyone. If you want to have a really fun time with your family this season, give these family beanie hats a try.