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Crochet Beanie – FREE PATTERN

Create this beginner friendly beanie using only one ball of yarn in a few hours. Perfect beanie to wear during the fall or winter time as it uses basic stitches to create a natural layer of thickness.

FREE Crochet beanie pattern

Hey friends,

I’m so excited about today’s pattern! I present to you the Sidney Beanie. A beginner friendly pattern, as it uses only slip stitch, double crochet, back post double crochet, and front post double crochet. It whips up super quick and only uses one ball of yarn! Yesss!

If you’ve been wanting to make a quick beginner friendly beanie, this is the beanie for you. Plus, you can add an optional pom pom if you want too.

DESIGN inspiration

I decided to use the bottom up method, versus the top to bottom method for this beanie, because I wanted my beanie to have a little bit of slouch.

I love when a beanie has a bit of slouch to it! Plus, it’s long enough to cover your ears as well. I don’k know about you, but my ears always get so cold when walking in the cool air, so this beanie covers that problem.

You’ll also notice that the beanie is quite thick and this is because of the fpdc and bpdc. It creates a natural thick layer, so you’ll stay nice and warm.

Simple and easy crochet beanie pattern

Yarn Choice

The yarn I decided to use for this project is Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in the color Pumpkin Spice (not going to lie, the name kind of won me over).

It’s a beautiful soft and sleek yarn that really works up very nicely. I loved working with this yarn, because your hook really just glides right through the stitches.

I’m just thinking about all the things you could make with this yarn. What are some your favorite things to make during fall and winter time?

The Sidney beanie is a free crochet beanie pattern on JewelsandJones

Sidney Beanie Pattern

You can buy the PDF version of this pattern HERE

Supplies Needed:

  • Medium weight yarn (category “4”, I used 1 ball of Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in the color Pumpkin Spice). Approximately 232 yards. 
  • 5 mm hook (U.S./H), or hook needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Faux fur pom pom (white)


12 dc x 8 rows  = 4 inches


ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

bpdc – back post double crochet

Finished Size: Woman Head Size

Size of beanie (vertical) : 9 ½ inches

Size of beanie (horizontal) : 8 inches


  • Pattern written in standard US terms
  • The faux fur pom pom is totally optional for this beanie. I purchased mine from my local craft store. 


Ch 62. Sl st into beginning chain.

Row 1: ch 3, dc into each stitch (till end of row), sl st into top of ch 3. (62)

Row 2: ch 3, *2 fpdc, 2 bpdc.* Repeat from * till end of row. sl st into top of ch 3. (62)

Row 3-24: Repeat row 2. 

Finish off and weave in ends.

Now that we have the main part of the pattern done, let’s turn it into a beanie!

Create Beanie:

Step 1: You are going to cinch the top together. Cut a long piece of yarn and weave around the top part of the opening. (The top part is considered the part where you started your beanie, so the beginning chain)

Step 2: Once your at the end, pull the opening close. (hold both strands of the yarn and pull) 

Step 3: Tie a secure knot a couple of times. You can also weave it in a couple of more times, but I find that tying a knot works just as well. 

Step 4: At this point, you can add a pom pom or leave it the way it is.  

You have a beanie!

FREE Crochet beanie pattern

Are you interested in crochet scarfs for the winter time? Check out these free patterns on the blog!

1. The easy single crochet triangle scarf

Beginner triangle scarf crochet pattern

2. The ribbed crochet scarf

Super simple crochet scarf pattern, ribbed crochet scarf

Happy Hooking!

RoseAnn Montalbano

Sunday 9th of January 2022

Love Love your patterns Already made the “bulky”scarf and almost finished with the “beanie Thank you so much for sharing your gift. God bless😊


Monday 10th of January 2022

Oh thank you so much! 😊 I'm so glad you're enjoying the patterns.