I also love an easy pattern and this 2-hour crochet beanie is the easiest. It is a simple two-row repeat and you will finish it in no time. Just turn on a nite movie and go.
Don’t be fooled by the little boy in the picture. There are instructions below for both a child and adult size beanie. Plus to make it larger you just have to keep adding more rows. It is just that easy.
A Slightly Thicker Yarn
If you continue following me, you will see that I am temporarily obsessed with a size 5 yarn. I picked up a variety of colors in Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy and I have been cranking out new projects in very little time. The yarn is just a small bit larger than a size 4 yarn but works up much faster.
The larger yarn also allows us to use a larger hook which just adds to the speed of this project. I am using a size K 6.5 mm hook, but you will want to use the hook that matches the gauge.
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2 Hour Crochet Beanie Pattern
Crochet Beanie Materials Needed
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1 Skein or 7 oz of Lion Brand Color Made Easy, Kingfisher
Size K 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
1 Pom Pom (optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Skst – Skip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
BLO – Back Loop Only
Gauge and Final Size
6 Sc x 5 rows = 2 inches
Child – 20″ Head circumference and 10.5 inches tall without pom pom.
Adult – 22″ Head Circumference and 12 inches tall without pom pom.
Difficulty Level – Easy
2 Hour Crochet Beanie Pattern
-The pattern is written in US terms
-The pattern is written for the child size, the adult size is in the parenthesis. If only one number is provided then that number is for both sizes.
Ch 27 (31)
R1: Sc in 2nd Ch from Hook, Sc in next 5 Ch, *Ch1, Skip Ch, Sc in next Ch* repeat from *to* a total of 10(12) times.
R2: Ch1, turn, Sc in first St, *Sc in Ch1 Space, Ch1, Skip St* repeat from *to* a total of 9(11) times. Sc into next Ch1 space. Sc in BLO of last 6 Sts.
R3: Ch1, turn, Sc in BLO of first 6 Sts, *Ch1, Skip St, Sc in next Ch1 Space* repeat from *to* a total of 9(11) times. Ch1, Skip St, Sc in last St.
For the child size hat you will repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 50 rows or until the brim fits around the child’s head.
For the adult size continue to repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 55 rows or until the brim fits comfortably around your head.
Once you have completed your last row, leave a long tail and use it to sew the first row to the last row.
Gathering the Top of the 2 Hour Crochet Beanie
Quick note: The photos below are of a different hat but we will be gathering this hat the exact same way. I do recommend that you use the same color as the hat to gather the top. The contrasting color you see below is just for demonstration purposes.
You are more than welcome to run a gathering stitch around the top of the hat to gather it together. That method works great, but here is a fun new method that I like to use for gathering the top of a hat.
First, using a long strand of yarn you are going to create a star on the top of your hat. Just stitch through one of the last stitches of a row in each place that there would be a star point.
Now pull this yarn tight bringing those five points into the center. This will leave you with 5 folds on the outside of the hat.
Take your yarn once more and make the same star pattern hooking the center of these five folded areas.
Pull this star tight and you will be left with a nice neat fold at the top of your hat. I think this method leaves the top of the hat looking neat enough that it does not need a pom-pom, but I love pom-poms so sew one on top if you like.
Your hat is complete and ready to keep your head warm!
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