I am so happy to share with you my latest pattern – The Crochet Classic Ribbed Beanie! Learn how to crochet this beanie by making a simple rectangle!
Last weekend I was feeling a little cabin fever. I decided I would do a little shopping, by myself! It’s tough being with your kids all week and feeling like you have zero alone time. I’m sure a lot of you can relate! Whenever I am shopping I always like to check out the winter accessories section to get some inspiration for my designs.
Almost every store I visited had one thing in common, they all were selling some version of a classic ribbed beanie. I really love the ribbed look. I saw many different styles. Some with wide ribbing and some with very stretchy ribbing. I saw a version with a folded up brim and some with a faux fur pom. I love the versatility of the ribbed design. I decided I would make a simple version of my own to share with all of you!
Design & Yarn
I really wanted the design of my Classic Ribbed Beanie to be simple yet stylish. I also wanted it to be a beanie that anyone can wear. I chose the yarn over slip stitch for this crochet pattern. This is a very easy stitch to crochet and creates this really beautiful ribbed texture.
The entire beanie is crocheted by working a large rectangle. The short sides of the rectangle are then sewn together to form a tube. The top is then cinched together to form a ribbed beanie.
I used WeCrochet Wool of the Andes sport weight for this ribbed beanie pattern. It is a 100% peruvian highland wool that is machine washable. It creates beautiful stitch definition and has a lovely drape. It comes in many different colors that include heathers, tweeds and solid colors. This yarn also comes in a worsted and bulky weight. If you are allergic to wool, you can substitute any other sport weight yarn for this pattern.
This crochet classic ribbed beanie works up very quickly and makes for a really nice gift for just about anyone on your list!
Crochet Classic Ribbed Beanie
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WeCrochet Wool of the Andes yarn. The amount of yarn you will need will depend on the size you are making. For a Woman’s Adult size I used approx. 1 1/2 skeins or 210 yds in Sport weight.
Fabric Measuring Tape
17st across x 19 rows = 4″
Yarn Over Slip Stitch (yo ss) – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Pull the first loop on hook through the last two loops on hook.
Back Loop Only (blo)
- This Classic Ribbed Beanie pattern is written to fit an average adult woman.
- This pattern can be altered to use any weight yarn as long as you meet the rectangle measurements.
Length: measure from the center crown of your head to the earlobe. Add additional inches if you like for more slouch. I added an extra inch.
My measurement – 8″ + 1″ = 9″
Circumference: Wrap a measuring tape around the widest part of your head. Subtract 3″ for a snug fit.
My measurement – 21″ – 3 ” = 18″
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CROCHET CLASSIC RIBBED BEANIE INSTRUCTIONS
Ch. 41 (or number of chains to reach length)
I like to work in the back bumps of my chain. This is optional.
Row 1 – yo ss in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. (40)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, yo ss through both loops of first st. Then, yo ss in blo in every st across. Yo ss through both loops of last st. (40)
Repeat Row 2 until you have crochet 81 rows. (or number of rows to reach head circumference)
Your beanie rectangle should now measure approx. 9″ x 18″ (length x head circumference)
Next, lay your rectangle flat with the right side facing you. Line up shorter edges and slip stitch them together to form a tube.
Bind off leaving a long enough tail to close the top of your beanie. (about 14 inches)
Ch.1 and pull tail through. Thread the tail with your needle and work needle in and out the top edge of your beanie working all the way around. Gently pull on the tail to close top of beanie. You may need to do a little sewing if there is a small hole and can’t pull tail tight enough to fully close.
Once you have sewn the top of your beanie closed, bind off and weave in all ends. Turn your beanie right side out.
Thank you so much for following along with this crochet Classic Ribbed Beanie pattern. Please don’t forget to share your beanies with me on Instagram so I can show off your work!