Two Toned Beanie: Free Easy Crochet Ribbed Beanie Pattern

Do you love the look of ribbed knitted beanies, but don’t enjoy knitting? If you like crochet, I’ve got the perfect crochet ribbed beanie pattern to add to your winter wardrobe! This beginner friendly quick and easy crochet ribbed hat pattern works up really fast, and makes great gifts. It also is a unisex hat, so it can be worn by both men and women! It’s just the hat you need to make for markets or as a gift. Plus it’s extra cozy thanks to the cozy super bulky yarn! You’re going to love this crochet winter hat pattern!

Inspiration

I love the look of ribbed knitted beanies, which always look so cozy. They can be worn by just about everyone, and are great with any outfit. However, since I prefer to do crochet over knitting, I wanted to try to create a ribbed crochet hat pattern that captured the same feel of the knitted hats. It had to be beginner friendly, quick to make, and easy so that you could whip up a bunch of them for markets or as gifts. If it could be unisex, even better! This hat pattern can be worn by both men and women, and I love how it turned out!

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Construction

My goal for this pattern was to create one of the easiest hats to make. It is made by crocheting a rectangle, and then seaming it up to create your hat. By working the double crochet in alternating back loops only and front loops only rows, you get a ribbed pattern that looks like the ribbing you get from knitting. The overall construction of this is completely beginner friendly. Because it has a super easy construction, this works up really fast, and you can easily make it in an hour or less! The pattern comes in adult small, medium, and large. The small size is available for free here at the bottom of this post. All 3 sizes of the pattern can be found in the premium discounted ad free pdf version of the pattern. It’s perfect for gift making!

The Yarn

To make this crochet hat pattern, I used two of my favorite super bulky yarns, Lion Brand Hometown USA and Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick. I love both of these yarns because not only do they come in a wide variety of colors, but they also are really soft. Lion Brand Hometown USA is a great budget friendly super bulky yarn, and if you get it at Walmart it’s usually just $2.97 a skein. The Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick is a wool acrylic blend that comes in great colors, and is perfect for cold weather projects. You can’t even notice there’s some wool yarn in it because it is so soft. If you want the coziest hat, I highly recommend either of these yarns!

12 Days of Christmas Gifts

If you haven’t heard of it, I’m hosting a 12 Days of Christmas Gifts event on my blog! Each day I share a free crochet pattern that is quick and easy to make, which makes them all great last minute gifts. There’s everything from this hat, to a blanket, cowls, and home decor. I’m also hosting a crochet along in my Facebook group, The E’Claire Makery Crochet Club, which has an awesome giveaway you get entered into if you make one of the patterns! On top of that, I’ve also put together a bundle that you can get that has all 12 patterns available for just $12. That’s just $1 per pattern, which is over 50% off of their normal price. You can get a copy of it in my Etsy store here! All of the info for the event can be found in my blog post: 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Free Crochet Pattern Event.

 

Supplies:

  • Lion Brand Hometown USA (Weight 6 Super Bulky yarn):
    • Main Color: 81 yards
  • Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Weight 6 Super Bulky yarn):
    • Contrast Color: 50 yards
  • Size 9mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker

Abbreviations:

  • MC = Main Color
  • CC = Contrast Color
  • Dc = double crochet
  • St = stitch
  • blo = Back Loops Only
  • flo = Front Loops Only
  • [ ] = stitch count at end of round
  • ( ) = color inside is color used for stitches

Pattern Notes:

  • Want all 3 sizes of this pattern? Get a copy of the premium discounted ad free PDF!
  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology
  • Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it! For a tutorial on how to do tapestry crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happy in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (MC)dc 1, (CC) dc 2)

Two Toned Beanie Crochet Pattern (Size Small):

To start this beanie, you’ll be chaining with two different colors.

Row 1: Starting with MC, ch 19, switch to CC and drop MC to use for next row, and ch 7, ch 2, turn, starting in 3rd ch from hook, dc 5 using CC, dc 19 using MC

Row 2: ch 2, turn, (MC) dc 19 in blo, (CC) dc 5 in blo

Row 3: ch 2, turn, (CC) dc 5 in flo, (MC) dc 19 in flo

Rows 4-19: repeat rows 2-3

Once you’re done crocheting, you’ll put the right sides together, and sl st along the part where the first and last row are together. Then fasten off, and sew up the top by using a basting stitch to pull it closed. See video tutorial (coming out later today) for details on how to do it.

Now you’re all done with your hat! I hope you and your loved ones stay nice and cozy with this two toned beanie! If you make a hat of your own, be sure to tag me on Instagram @eclairemakery and use the hashtag #eclairemakery. I’d love to share your projects!

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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