Cozy Ribbed Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

This is a free version of my Cozy Ribbed Beanie Crochet Pattern. Continue reading for the instructions and the story behind this pattern.

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Cozy ribbed beanie - free crochet pattern by noelebelle

This crochet beanie is super fun and easy to make, perfect for beginners! It’s my go-to beanie design. These beanies are so cozy and cute, that I find myself wanting to make one in every color possible. The stitch used for this pattern gives the beanie a nice knitted look and feel. Your beanie will be constructed by simply crocheting a long rectangle and then cinching it together at the top.


Want to start with something a little quicker? I also have a headband pattern that’s created using the same technique and materials. My Cozy Ribbed Headband Crochet Pattern can be found here.

Cozy ribbed headband free crochet pattern


This ribbed beanie crochet pattern is made using Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lion Brand. I also love creating these beanies with Landscapes yarn by Lion Brand. Any worsted (weight 4) yarn will work perfectly fine, just be sure to check your gauge!

This pattern is for an adult-size beanie. You can make smaller sizes by simply starting with a shorter foundation chain and crocheting fewer rows. I will be writing another pattern featuring all sizes, including baby sizes, super soon! Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get notified when new patterns are available.


Generally, 1 ball of Vanna’s Choice or 1 ball of Landscapes is enough to make one beanie, however, I’ve noticed that sometimes I need just a little bit more to finish the beanie. I always buy a couple balls just to be safe, especially if I plan on adding a pom-pom. These beanies look extra cute with pom-poms! Try adding a pom-pom in a different color to the top for extra cuteness!

Rainbow beanies with pom-poms


Crochet Hook: 6.5mm – US K

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn.

Recommended: Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand, about 160-170 yds

Other: Yarn needle, scissors

For pom-pom (optional): pom-pom maker (3&3/8”), additional yarn


2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) swatch = 7 sts x 5 rows


Finished Measurements:

Circumference: Approximately 16.5” (42cm)

Length: Approximately 11” (28cm)

This beanie has plenty of stretch and fits most adult head sizes from 21 to 23 inches. (53-58.5cm)

ribbed beanie crochet pattern, winter beanie


HdcHalf double crochet
WSWrong side
RSRight side


  • This is an easy/beginner level crochet pattern
  • Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • The stitch count at the end of each row is shown in parenthesis ( )
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • This beanie will start out as a rectangle that will then be sewn up to create the beanie shape.
  • If you’d like your beanie to be smaller, start with a shorter foundation chain and crochet less than 42 rows. Make sure you still end on an even numbered row.
  • If you’d like to make your beanie wider, continue adding rows. Make sure you still end on an even numbered row.

Ribbed Beanie Crochet Pattern:

Ch 41

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch across. (40)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. Crochet in the back loops only until you get to the last st. Hdc through both loops on the last st. (40)

Rows 3 – 42: Repeat row 2

Continue to finishing Instructions. Do not cut the yarn.

beanie before assembly

Finishing Instructions:

Fold your beanie in half so that the first & last rows are lined up. When folded, the last row should be facing WS out & the first row facing RS out. Create a seam with a row of slip stitches.

ribbed beanie, finishing instructions. Visual reference, crochet hook

Once you’ve reached the end of the row, cut the yarn and fasten off (leaving a long tail for sewing). Using your yarn needle, weave the tail in and out of the stitches around the top of your beanie.

using a yarn needle to cinch the beanie

Pull the end tight to cinch it. Sew the top closed and tie it off securely.

mustard yellow beanie

Weave in yarn ends. Turn your beanie right side out. Fold the bottom flap up and you’re all done! ♡

ribbed beanie crochet pattern

Pom-Pom Instructions (Optional):

Using your pom-pom maker, make a fluffy pom-pom with the same color yarn as your beanie, or a different yarn for an extra pop of color. Tie your pom-pom off leaving long tails to attach it to the beanie.

How to make a pom pom, visual reference

Using your crochet hook, pull pom-pom tails through the top of the beanie. Turn the beanie inside out and tie pom-pom tails securely.

Adding a pom pom to a beanie

Next, weave the yarn tails back through the top of the beanie and incorporate them into the pom-pom. Cut the tails so that they are the same length as the pom-pom strands.

Trimming a pom pom on crochet beanie


This pattern and all photos are the property of Noelebelle by Nina Noel. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be redistributed or altered and sold. If you wish to sell your finished beanies please sell small quantities only, and provide credit for my design along with a link to my shop and/or this blog.

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Free crochet beanie pattern by noelebelle

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