Beanies and hats are hands down my favorite thing to crochet. I think one of the reasons why they are my favorite is because they can be crocheted multiple ways. I typically crochet my beanies either top down (in the round), bottom up (creating a band, joining the band, then crocheting the body and cinching at the top) or by crocheting a rectangle, sewing the shorter ends together, and then cinching the top.
I remember it taking me forever to learn how to crochet my first beanie. It was a beanie pattern that was crocheted in the round. I kept losing count of my stitches and joining the end of the round to the wrong stitch! It was so frustrating but I kept at it. Needless to say, this is probably my least favorite way to crochet a beanie haha!!
If you are new to crocheting or even if you have been crocheting for awhile, my Primrose Beanie pattern is very easy to crochet! (I Promise!) It consists of creating the band first. The band is the same one I use for my Every Girl Slouch. You will then crochet along the edge of the band, while working the Primrose stitch to create a rectangle. It is then sewn together and cinched at the top!
I really hope you enjoy crocheting the Primrose stitch. It is one of my favorite stitches to work with!
1 skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Linen and 1 skein of Sprightly Worsted Acrylic in Teal
6mm crochet hook, 5mm crochet hook
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop Only (blo)
Primrose stitch – If you are not familiar with this stitch, there is a great video tutorial here.
For the band:
With Linen color and 6 mm hook:
Row 1 – ss in 2nd ch. from the hook and each remaining ch. across. (10)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, ss blo in the first st. and each remaining st. across. (10)
Repeat Row 2 until your band measures approx. 20′ long without stretching.
Note: band will be very stretchy!
Bind off with Linen leaving a tail approx. 12′ long. This tail will be used to sew up the band later.
Join Teal and sc along the edge (long side) of the band. Make sure your stitch count ends with 64 sc’s.
You work should look like this
Now we work the Primrose stitch. Refer to the video above if you are unfamiliar with this stitch.
With 5mm hook:
Row 1 – Ch.3 turn, (sc, ch.2, sc) in the first stitch, sk. next two stitches. *(sc, ch.2, sc) in the next stitch, sk. next two stitches. Repeat *til there are two stitches left. Skip next stitch, and complete a hdc in the last stitch. (64)
Row 2 – Ch.3 turn, 3 dc in the ch.2 space of the previous row. Complete 3 dc in the next ch.2 space and each remaining ch.2 space across. Complete a dc in the turning ch. of the previous row to complete the row. (64)
Row 3 – Ch.2, sk. first two stitches, * (sc, ch.2, sc) in the next stitch, sk. next two stitches. Repeat *til there is one stitch left. Skip last stitch and hdc in the top of the turning ch. of previous row. (64)
Rows 4 thru 14 – Repeat rows 2 and 3 respectively.
Row 15 – Ch.1 turn, sc in the first stitch and each remaining stitch across. (64)
Bind off with Teal leaving a tail approx. 15′ long. This tail will be used to sew the Teal portion of the beanie closed.
Fold the rectangle in half so the wrong side if facing you. Next, thread a needle with the tail you left from the band and whip stitch the two sides of just the band (Linen color) closed.
Next, thread the needle with the tail you left from the Teal color and whip stitch down the beanie until you reach the band.
Note: If you are finding it hard to whip stitch the beanie closed, you can sew it closed using whatever method you like. What I like about the Primrose stitch is that it’s very textured. The stitch hides a not-so-perfect seem very well 🙂
Turn your beanie right side out.
Next, attach a piece of Teal yarn approx. 15′ in length to any sc at the top of the beanie.
Thread a tapestry needle and weave the needle in and out of each sc post all the way around. Stop when you get back to the beginning.
Flip your beanie upside down and pull yarn through center of beanie to close. Weave your needle in and out through the top of the beanie to sew shut. Weave in your loose ends.
I used my Clover pom-pom maker to create the pom-pom. There are numerous tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest showing various ways to create a pom-pom.
Thank you so much for following along. I hope you enjoyed the pattern! Make sure to check out some of my others PATTERNS!