Easy Ribbed beanie Free Crochet Pattern

This easy crochet hat pattern will have you making a crochet ribbed hat for everyone you love! You’ll learn how to crochet this easy ribbed beanie using bulky or chunky yarn. From baby beanies, toddler beanies through to men’s beanies – you’ll find all the sizes right here – plus the pattern makes a quick crochet project too!

Easy Ribbed Beane Free crochet pattern

Easy Ribbed Beanie | Free Crochet Patterns

Beanie Season is really upon us as the colder weather creeps in. Add in that we are only weeks away from the festive season, this free crochet pattern will help you create the perfect handmade gift. You’ll be creating beanies that are so warm, cosy and squishy that all your friends will want one too! Which is ok, because you can complete most sizes in just 1 hour! 

Simply choose your favourite colour bulky or chunky yarn and grab your 8mm crochet hook and get started! The yarn I recommend for this free crochet pattern is PaintBox Yarns Simply Chunky – click here to see all 50 shades you can choose from. There are so many different shades choose from and it’s also machine washable! 

You can find the matching ribbed scarf by clicking here. The Blooming Stripy Ribbed Scarf is another quick and easy crochet project and together, they make the perfect gift set that everyone would be happy to receive!

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You can download your ad-free printable PDF copy of the Easy Ribbed Beanie Crochet Pattern from my Etsy Shop or Ravelry Shop.  

Chunky & Cosy Easy Beanie Pattern

Skill Level: Beginner


  • Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (100g/3.5oz 136m/149yd)
  • 1 ball will make all sizes
  • Click here to purchase your yarn
  • I used 324 Pistachio Green
  • 8mm (Size I/9) crochet hook
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers (optional)
  • Faux Fur pompom (optional)

I purchase my pompoms from Amazon and highly recommend these ones – click here to purchase

Gauge: 12 stitches and 7 rows = 4in (10cm) over HTr (Dc) using 8mm crochet hook. Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct tension.

Finished Size:

See image below for all sizes

Stitch Abbreviations: UK Terms (US terms in brackets)

St(s)                Stitches

Ch                    Chain

BLO                 Work into the back loop of the stitch only

HTr (HDc)     Half Treble Crochet (Half Double Crochet)

Sl St                Slip Stitch

20 (31, 45)    Stitch count for each size starting with the smallest size

On Thursday 19th November 2020, this pattern was featured on Crochets By Trista’s Gift Give Blog Hop which featured 21 generous designers who offered a different crochet pattern during the 1st 3 weeks of November 2020. 

Crochet Beanie Hat Size Chart

Special Stitches:

Half Treble Crochet (HTr) (US Terms – Half Double Crochet HDc)

  • Yarn over hook.
  • Insert hook into stitch.
  • Yarn over and draw up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

Pattern Notes:

  • Whatever your skill level with crochet, I would always recommend reading through this pattern before beginning. Get in touch if you need any help completing the pattern.
  • This pattern is worked in rows to create a rectangle before slip stitching the sides together.
  • Go through the pattern highlighting the stitch count required for that size.
  • Ch1 does not count as a stitch.
  • You will be using a bigger hook that your yarn suggests to create a looser, stretchy fabric
  • Make sure you check your stitch count every row
  • Place a stitch marker in the 1st & last stitches to help you identify when each row starts and ends. This will prevent your rectangle turning in to a triangle 
Crochet Ribbed Beanie Size Chart

How to Crochet This Easy Ribbed Beanie

Ch 21 (23, 25, 27, 29, 32, 36, 38)

Row 1. HTr in 2nd ch and each chain across. Turn. (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31, 35, 37)

Row 2. Ch1 (does not count as a st). In BLO, HTr in same st as Ch and in each st across. Turn.  

Repeat Row 2 for a total of:

Newborn: 20 rows.

3-6 Months: 24 rows.

6-12 Months: 26 rows.

1-3 Years: 26 rows.

3-10 Years: 28 rows.

Pre- Teens & Teens: 30 rows.

Adult: 30 rows.

Large Adult: 34 rows.


Once you have completed all of your rows:


  • Bring the starting row to the last row worked.
  • Slip Stitch the 2 ends together.
  • Insert hook into stitch and corresponding chain and slip stitch.

Once you have joined all the stitches, fasten off with a long tail.

How to Crochet A Ribbed Beanie

Closing the top of the hat

  • Thread yarn onto a darning needle, work a running stitch through each row to gather the top of the hat.
  • Pull tight and secure with a knot using the original tail end.
  •  Weave in ends and turn hat right side out.

Add a faux fur pom pom if you’d like or you can leave the top of your crochet hat plain.

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Don’t forget you can purchase an Ad-Free, printable version of this easy ribbed beanie crochet pattern on either my Etsy Shop or on Ravelry.

Easy Ribbed Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

I’d love to see your completed Easy Ribbed Beanie, so don’t forget to tag me in a photo on your social media @cosyrosieuk 

If you’d like to crochet a matching scarf to go with your hat, click here to see the FREE pattern for the Blooming Stripy Ribbed Scarf.

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