Free pattern for the simplest crochet hat!

My friend pulled a hat out of his coat pocket and said, “Kim! I hope you can help me. This is my favourite hat, and I want a few more of them. What’s it made out of? Where can I buy more?”

It was the simplest crocheted hat ever. Beanie length, double crochet with a single crochet brim in a contrasting colour. By my best guess it was made from soft acrylic yarn. I was like, “Friend, you can probably find more of these at any craft fair in town, and probably at the farmer’s market when the weather warms up. It’s the simplest hat ever! You know what, I’ll make you one.”

So I went home and dug around for some yarn. I’m pretty sure his original hat was made in DK or sportweight yarn, but I found some of my favourite worsted weight, and whipped this up in an evening of Netflix.

Then before I gave it to him, I was like, I should write this pattern up. It’s so simple!

And so I did.

Download the Free Simplest Crochet Beanie Pattern

To crochet the hat, you’ll need about 100 yards of worsted weight yarn, plus a small amount in a contrasting colour – about 10 or 12 yards. That and a 5mm (US H/8) hook, and you can whip one up in one sitting.

Don’t know how to crochet but want to make awesome projects like this? Take my beginner crochet class, and I’ll have you crocheting in no time!

Already crochet but want to seriously up your game? Take my class Crochet in the Round: Basics & Beyond and you’ll learn how to size this hat so it’ll fit a head of any size, from newborn to gigantic – and you’ll learn so much more, too!

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Was looking for a pattern for a hat, thought i would check it out, was a little dissapointed that the pattern has to be mailed to you,,,wish it was like some others on here, you just click a link and it takes you to the pattern

Debbie Wood

Hi Kim, I have you Craftsy class crocheting in the round, but I am very beginner for doing it in the round. Does your beginning crochet class go into more detail about crocheting in the round and show really what stitches to use? I find that I have a hard time knowing what stitches to insert hook into on some patterns and other videos are not very good at showing this detail. I was thinking once I took your beginning course I could go back to the crocheting in the round one once I learn more about the crocheting in the round. Hope this makes sense. I find so far that you are the best instructor. :) I really wanted to be sure about before purchasing the beginning class if it has really good detail, it is so hard to find videos that show good detail or good instructors. Thank you, look forward to your reply.


I am so glad you posted this because I forgot I enrolled in this course over a year ago because I cannot work in the round, and now am going to start it this weekend! You are by far my favorite instructor!


Jeez Kim….. Confirm and download! I have only been with you since the CrochetMe days… When was that 2005 with the cool octopus mascot???


This is probably a silly question, but in the pattern when it says “skip same stitch as turning chain”, what stitch am I skipping? So after I join with a slip stitch, where do I place the next stitch? This is only my second crochet project and I want to make sure I’m doing it right, when I count my stitches I’m off by one and I think maybe I’m not skipping a stitch that I’m meant to. Thanks!


I think so! I’ve putting my slip stitch in the third chain of the turning chain, rather than the first double crotchet stitch… which I’m guessing was not right… right? My stitch count has been growing on each row 7-10 rather than staying the same, and the seam where the rows come together looks a bit off, is that why?

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