The Primrose Crochet Beanie is a great pattern for beginners. This beanie get its beautiful texture by crocheting the Primrose Stitch.
Beanies and hats are hands down my favorite accessory to crochet. One of the reasons 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 crochet, 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. This band is the same one I use for my Every Girl Slouch. Then, you will 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! If you find this type of band hard to crochet, you can always crochet the band with a single crochet back loop only.
The Primrose Stitch creates a really pretty texture. I really like this stitch because is looks more complicated then it actually is. It’s a very relaxing stitch that consists of a simple two row repeat. This is a great project to work on while watching your favorite tv show!
I used WeCrochet Mighty Stich worsted for this beanie pattern. I’m really impressed with this yarn. It is much softer than what I was expecting. This yarn combines 20% superwash wool with 80% acrylic. This is an easy care yarn that features a wide range of colors. The color I chose for the Primrose Beanie is Cream.
The Primrose Crochet Beanie
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1 skein of WeCrochet Mighty Stitch worsted yarn in the color of your choice
Fabric Measuring Tape
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.
PRIMROSE CROCHET BEANIE INSTRUCTIONS
For the band:
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. This will be approximately 123 rows.
Note: band will be very stretchy!
Next, make 64 sc along the edge (long side) of the band.
Now we work the Primrose stitch for the body of the beanie.
Row 1 – Ch.3 (counts as a st) turn, (sc, ch.2, sc) in the next st, *sk next two stitches, (sc, ch.2, sc) in the next st.* Repeat *til there are two stitches left. Skip next st, and complete a hdc in the last st. (64)
Row 2 – Ch.3 (counts as a st)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.3 (counts as a st) turn, sk first two stitches, (sc, ch.2, sc) in the next st, *sk next two stitches, (sc, ch.2, sc) in the next st.* Repeat *til there is one st left. Skip last st 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 leaving a tail approx. 15′ long. This tail will be used to sew the long side of the beanie closed.
Sewing your Beanie:
Fold the rectangle in half so the wrong side is facing you. Next, thread a needle with the tail and whip stitch the two sides closed.
Turn your beanie right side out.
Next, attach a piece of yarn approx. 15′ in length to any sc at the top of the beanie.
Thread a tapestry needle with the yarn 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 up any small hole that may be showing. Weave in your loose ends.
If you desire, top your beanie with a pretty faux fur pom. I bought mine from Joann’s but there are many other places that sell them as well.
Thank you so much for following along with this Primrose Crochet Beanie pattern. Be sure to share you beanies with me on Instagram so I can share!
Ken Wagner says
Love it! Be great in red, white and blue.
I’ll keep that in mind!
Christy luo says
Beautiful and creative. I love your work. <3
Just wondering my daughter loves that hat but the yarn she loves is a bernat super bulky number 6. Do I have to up my crochet hook for this?
Need a little guidance please?
Yes, you will need to use the appropriate hook size for the bulky yarn. Is it the Bernat Softee Chunky? If so, I like to use 6.5mm hook with that yarn.