Ribbed Crochet Beanie Pattern: Ribbing Two Ways Beanie

This ribbed crochet beanie pattern is the perfect gender-neutral project to keep your head warm as the weather gets colder. The Ribbing Two Ways Beanie pattern is available in 10 sizes from newborn through adult large, so there’s a size to fit you, your family, your friends, and even your craft fair customers! By holding a solid color and a multi-color yarn together, you’ll create your own unique colorway with subtle color changes — and your project will crochet up faster, too!

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Have I mentioned recently how much I love working with Paradise Beaches DK and Island Beaches DK yarns? These are super soft yarns in beautiful colors. When I need to work up a project faster, I hold one strand in each together and create my own unique colorway!

If you fall in love with these yarns, too, you may want to check out these other free crochet patterns:

Now, on to the Ribbing Two Ways Beanie! It’s no secret that I love to crochet slouchy hats from the bottom up. For this ribbed crochet beanie pattern, I wanted to go all in on ribbing, so I used two different stitch patterns to create ribbing.

The result is a super stretchy, ultra cozy beanie that will keep your head warm in fall and winter months.

For my version, I ultimately decided that adding the larger size (12 cm) WeCrochet Faux Fur Pom Pom was the way to go, but you could also go without a pom pom, if you prefer.

Scroll down for the complete pattern in ten sizes, along with video and photo tutorials to guide you through the project.

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Ribbing Two Ways Beanie

Ribbed Crochet Beanie Pattern by Underground Crafter

This textured, slouchy beanie works up quickly with two strands of light (DK) yarn held together throughout. Holding two strands together creates your own unique colorway.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 3-5 Years, 6-12 Years, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult Small shown on a mannequin with 22.5” (57 cm) head circumference.
  • Heights listed do not include pom pom.
    • Newborn: 13” (33 cm) hat circumference x 5.75” (14.5 cm) height.
    • 0-3 Months: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) height.
    • 3-6 Months: 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) height.
    • 6-12 Months: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • 1-2 Years: 18” (45.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.75” (19.5 cm) height.
    • 3-5 Years: 19” (48 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.
    • 6-12 Years: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 8.75” (22 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 9” (23 cm) height.
    • Adult Medium: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 9.5” (24 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 23” (58.5 cm) hat circumference x 9.75” (25 cm) height.

Materials

  • King Cole Paradise Beaches DK yarn (70% acrylic/30% polyamide, 3.5 oz/100 g/278 yd/255 m) in 3004 Silver Martini (CA) and 3008 Strawberry Daiquiri (CC) – 1 skein in CA and 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) in CC, or approximately 56 yd (76 yd, 84 yd, 95 yd, 104 yd, 113 yd, 131 yd, 141 yd, 156 yd, 167 yd)/51 m (70 m, 77 m, 87 m, 95 m, 103 m, 120 m, 129 m, 142.5 m, 153 m) in CA and 107 yd (145 yd, 160 yd, 182 yd, 199 yd, 217 yd, 250 yd, 270 yd, 299 yd, 320 yd)/98 m (132.5 m, 146.5 m, 166.5 m, 182 m, 198.5 m, 228.5 m, 247 m, 273.5 m, 292.5) in CC in any light weight yarn.
  • King Cole Island Beaches DK yarn (70% acrylic/30% polyamide, 3.5 oz/100 g/278 yd/255 m) in 4527 Pink Coral (CB) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s), or approximately 107 yd (145 yd, 160 yd, 182 yd, 199 yd, 217 yd, 250 yd, 270 yd, 299 yd, 320 yd)/98 m (132.5 m, 146.5 m, 166.5 m, 182 m, 198.5 m, 228.5 m, 247 m, 273.5 m, 292.5) in CB in any self-striping, light weight yarn.
  • Clover Amour US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Clover Amour US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • WeCrochet Faux Fur Pom Pom – 12 cm (optional).
  • Clover bent tip yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 12 sts = 2.5” (6.5 cm) across using smaller hook with 2 strands of yarn held together in pattern for Hat Band.
  • 15 sts = 4” (10 cm) across using larger hook with 2 strands of yarn held together in pattern for Work Even.
  • For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 3L – third (back) loop only – Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the third (back) loop on a half double crochet stitch here.
  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • BPdc – back post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video for the BPdc above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet –  Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video for the FPdc above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Hat Band – All Sizes

  • With smaller hook and holding 2 strands of CA together, ch 7 (7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 13, 13, 13).
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, [hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch] 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6) times. – 6 (6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 12, 12, 12) sts
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st [hdcBL in next st, slst3L in next st] 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6) times.
  • Repeat Row 2 until Hat Band measures approximately 13” (15”, 16”, 17”, 18”, 19”, 20”, 21”, 22”, 23”/33 cm (38 cm, 40.5 cm, 43 cm, 45.5 cm, 48 cm, 51 cm, 53.5 cm, 56 cm, 58.5 cm) long. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hand Band along long edge. Join short edges together with slip stitch seam (see video below). Do not fasten off.
  • If you can’t see the slip stitch seam video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.

Pick Up Stitches – All Sizes

  • Set Up Round: Working along long edge, ch 1, evenly work 48 (56, 64, 64, 72, 72, 80, 80, 88, 88) sc around, fasten off CA, join with sl st to top of first sc using 1 strand each of CB and CC. – 48 (56, 64, 64, 72, 72, 80, 80, 88, 88) sts

Work Even – All Sizes

  • Switch to larger hook. Continue crocheting in the round, using 1 strand each of CB and CC throughout.
  • Round 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, dc in same st and in each st around, join with sl st to top of first dc. 48 (56, 64, 64, 72, 72, 80, 80, 88, 88) sts
  • Round 2: Ch 1, starting in first st [FPdc around next 2 sts, BPdc around next 2 sts] around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc.
  • Round 3: Ch 1, starting in first st [FPdc around next 2 FPdc, BPdc around next 2 BPdc] around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc.
  • Rep Round 3 until hat measures approximately 5.75” (6.75”, 7”, 7.5”, 7.75”, 8”, 8.75”, 9”, 9.5”, 9.75”)/14.5 cm (17 cm, 18 cm, 19 cm, 19.5 cm, 20.5 cm, 22 cm, 23 cm, 24 cm, 25 cm) in height. Fasten off CB and CC with long yarn tail (approximately 36”/91.5 cm) for seaming.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from top of beanie and cinch close (see Pattern Notes).
  • Attach faux fur pom pom, if desired.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2021 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2021/09/06/ribbed-crochet-beanie-pattern-ribbing-two-ways-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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