Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie Crochet Pattern
The Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie is a classic and unisex crochet hat! It features a ribbed texture and folded brim. This free crochet beanie pattern includes all sizes including baby, kids, and adults, and it’s also suitable for boys, girls, men, and woman! The Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie crochet pattern is perfect for beginner’s as it uses only one simple stitch and easy construction!
I am so excited to share the Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie crochet pattern with you today! This easy crochet beanie uses a medium (4) weight yarn and a 5.50mm (I) hook to create a classic fold over crochet beanie! The Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie crochet pattern is beginner friendly and uses only one basic crochet stitch and a simple construction! This beanie is suitable for all genders and all ages! Check the size chart below to find the perfect size and even adjust the length to get different fits!
If you didn’t know, I actually I have a whole Easy Breezy Collection, that (so far) includes 5 beanies and 1 scarf pattern! The Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie was the first pattern to kick off this collection and it received such positive feedback that I kept designing more patterns using the same stitch and look! The differences between each of the Easy Breezy Beanies is basically the yarn weight and hook sizes, so follow the links below to check out each one or keep scrolling to see which pattern will work best for your needs!
I hope you enjoy this simple crochet beanie pattern! Continue reading to hear my inspiration for this design, then scroll down for the free written pattern!
When I first designed the Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie, I was looking to create a very simple and easy to follow crochet hat. At this time I was selling finished items in my Etsy shop and wanted something I could whip up quick! I was also still in my early stages of designing so kept it simple as I was still learning how to design a pattern. This pattern has since been one of my best selling, both the pattern itself and finished beanies! I no longer sell finished items but I still make Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanies all the time for gifts and for my own family!
One of my favorite baby shower gifts to give is a wee little Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie and a matching Bebe Baby Blanket! Both these crochet patterns work up super quick and make for a great handmade gift! You can find the free crochet pattern for the Bebe Baby Blanket HERE!
The Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie features a subtle ribbed texture and a fold over brim. The ribbed texture is from working your HDC stitches in the back loop only. The beanie is worked as a rectangle in vertical rows then sewed up the create a tube, then cinched at the top! The bottom is then folded to create the brim. The brim is about 2-3″ tall but you can make it longer, shorter, or have no brim at all by simply adjusting your starting chain and how many stitches you work across.
I hope you all love this Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie pattern as much as I do! It’s so versatile and with it’s unisex design and adjustable sizing, you can seriously make these for anyone!
Easy Breezy Collection
At this moment the Easy Breezy Collection consists of 6 patterns! There are 5 beanie patterns: the Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie, Easy Breezy Super Chunky Beanie, Easy Breezy Bun Beanie, and the Easy Breezy Chunky Bun Beanie. Then there is one scarf/cowl pattern, the Easy Breezy Scarf.
There are two bun beanies, the Easy Breezy Bun Beanie and the Easy Breezy Chunky Bun Beanie, which have holes on the top so you can fit your ponytail or bun through! They’re the perfect beanie for anyone who wants to keep their head warm but their hair up! There are 3 regular beanies the Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie, Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie, Easy Breezy Super Chunky Beanie. Each of these beanies use a different weight of yarn so you can make a beanie no matter what yarn is in your stash or what thickness of beanie you want!
Is there any other patterns you’d like me to add to the Easy Breezy Collection? Let me know what else you’d like to see! I love making these simple yet beautiful patterns and would love to add onto the collection!
16 STs x 9 Rows = 4 x 4 in HDC BLO
Adjust hook size up or down to meet gauge
- Pattern is split up between baby, child, and adult sizes. Instructions are for size small first, followed by the next size up in parenthesis.
- All sizes are written as a standard fit beanie. I have added in a recommended length to make a slouchy fit for the child and adult sizes, but you can adjust the size to any length you like! Simply make your initial chain longer or shorter. Standard fit stitch count will be in parenthesis first, followed by the slouchy fit stitches.
- Beginning chains do not count as stitches throughout the whole pattern. At the end of each row, chain 1 and turn, work the first stitch into the last stitch from the previous row.
- The number in parenthesis at the end of each row represents the total number of stitches to be worked in each row.
- Medium (4) Weight Yarn
- Adult: approx. 185 yards / 4 oz
- Child: approx. 150 yards / 3.5 oz
- Baby: approx. 90 yards / 2 oz
- 5.50mm (I) Hook
- Yarn Needle
Abbreviations (US Terms)
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
CH – Chain
SL ST – Slip Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
HDC BLO – Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only
A finished stitch has two loops when looking at it from above. The loop closest to you is the Front Loop and the one furthest away from you is the Back Loop. To work a HDC BLO, work a HDC as normal but work it in the back loop only.
|Sizes||Head Circumference (Inches)|
|Baby Small (0-3 Months)||13”-14”|
|Baby Medium (3-6 Months)||14”-17”|
|Baby Large (6-12 Months)||16”-19”|
|Child Small 1-3 Years||18”-19”|
|Child Large 3-10 Years||19”21”|
The instructions below include 8 sizes but you can adjust your Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie to be any size! To customize the length/height of the beanie, make your starting chain as long as you’d like. To adjust the width/circumference of your Easy Breezy Beanie, work any number of rows! Note that this beanie is quite stretchy so make it a bit smaller than the head so that it will fit snuggly without being too baggy.
Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie Pattern
CH 29 (31, 33)
Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in each ST across. (28, 30, 32)
Rows 2-30 (32, 36): CH 1 and turn, HDC BLO in each ST across. (28, 30, 32)
*See end for closing and finishing.
Standard: CH 41 (43) / Slouchy: CH 47 (49)
Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in each ST across. (40, 42) (46, 48)
Rows 2-40 (42): CH 1 and turn, HDC BLO in each ST across. (40, 42) (46, 48)
*See end for closing and finishing.
Standard: Ch 45 (47, 49) / Slouchy: Ch 57
Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in each ST across. (44, 46, 48) (56)
Rows 2-44 (46, 48): CH 1 and turn, HDC BLO in each ST across. (44, 46, 48) (56)
*See end for closing and finishing.
Closing and Finishing
Fold hat in half. Working only in the front loops of the row you last worked and the beginning chain, SL ST in each ST from the bottom of the hat to the top. CH 1 and tie off yarn leaving a 24” tail. Weave tail end, in and out, around the top of the beanie. Pull tight to close up the top.
Secure with a few knots. Weave in ends, flip hat inside out, and fold up brim.
Optional: Use a Pom-Pom maker for a yarn pom, or add a faux fur pom to the top for extra fun!
And you’re all done!
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