Basic Beanie by Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots

Basic Beanie

October 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in DC
5.5 mm (I)
75 - 195 yards (69 - 178 m)
Newborn, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child, Adult Small & Large
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I originally posted this back in October of 2014, and have since gotten a better hold on working beanies, and have come with a better set pattern for each size. There are a lot of other great patterns out there, but this is my own, created over many hours and seatings, worked and settled with my own tension and gauge. Everyone crochets a little bit differently, but the great thing about acrylic yarn, and these beanies though is that the sizes will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Another great thing I’ve discovered is that with the I9/5.5mm hook, each round worked increases by 1” in size, so it’s easy to determine ahead of time if the crown size works out - Check after Round 3 to see if you are on the right path.


  • 75-195 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Brown, Yellow, Sungold, Forest Green, Cream, Purple, and Cranberry.
  • I9/5.5mm Hook
  • #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
Yarn Alternatives: Berroco Vintage, Red Heart’s With Love

One 7 oz (355 yards) skein will make multiple hats - with one skein, I was able to work up a Toddler, Child, Adult Small and Large size with one pom pom on the top, and still had a small amount left.

Time Spent:
Times range from 30 minutes to two hours.

Sizes Include:
Newborn, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child, Adult Small & Large

SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
DC - Double Crochet

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