This bulky crochet ribbed beanie is the coziest hat to wear in the winter! The classic ribbing is both modern in style and very easy to crochet. Available as a free pattern, this ribbed beanie works up quickly and is available in 4 different sizes!
Last winter I designed the Amaia Beanie, and I wore it all the time. The drape and comfortability of the hat is absolutely incredible! However, I live in the Midwest and I walk to class every day in the blistery cold weather, which is not an enjoyable combination. The lighter weight hat was not keeping me warm when I had to brave the cold. Naturally, I knew I had to make a bulkier version of the Amaia Beanie, since I loved the design and comfortability of the hat!
I have already worn this bulky version multiple times and it has kept me so warm and cozy! The ribbing in this beanie looks unbelievably like knit and it is both modern and simplistic in style. The folded brim allows easy adjustments to the slouchiness while adding another layer of warmth.
The pattern is written in 4 sizes (baby, toddler, child, and adult), however the pattern can easily be adjusted to fit your preferences. The size customization is detailed in the notes below!
For this beanie, I used Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca in the color “Taupe.” This is a #4 weight yarn, although I do think it is slightly on the thicker side. Soft to touch and cozy to wear, Touch of Alpaca is the perfect yarn for winter accessories because it keeps you toasty warm through all the winter months!
The free pattern is below, but the pattern is available as an inexpensive, ad-free and print-friendly PDF
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- 100(130, 175, 205) yards of worsted weight (4) yarn
- 1 skein of Lion Brand “Touch of Alpaca” in Taupe /672-123. You will need less than one skein for all of the sizes, and exactly 1 skein for the adult size.
- US J/6.00mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- The pattern is worked in US crochet terms.
- The hat is worked in rows and then seamed up the side and cinched together
- The Ch 1 at the end of each row does not count as a st
- The pattern includes 4 different sizes, but the hat can easily be adjusted to fit any head size. To adjust the slouch, add more or take away from the starting ch. The slouch of the hat can also be adjusted by adjusting the brim. To adjust the circumference of the hat, add or take away from the number of rows worked.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: The pattern is available in baby, toddler, and child, and adult sizes. In the pattern, the sizing is worked as baby(toddler, childe, and adult)
Measurements: Measurements are approximate.
Sl st: Slip Stitch
Hdc: Half Double Crochet
Hdc in 3rd loop (also known as the camel stitch): This is a hdc that is worked in the 3rd loop instead of the top loops. The 3rd loop can be found below the top loops.
Gauge: 6 rows of 7 hdcs following the ribbed pattern (detailed in the pattern below) = 2 inches
Ch 31(39, 43, 47)
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch across (30, 38, 42, 46). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: 1 hdc in the back loop only (30, 38, 42, 46). Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: 1 hdc in the third loop only of every st (30, 38, 42, 46). Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: 1 hdc in the third loop only of every st (30, 38, 42, 46). Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: 1 hdc in the back loop only of every st (30, 38, 42, 46). Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: 1 hdc in the back loop only of every st (30, 38, 42, 46). Ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 3-6 for a total of 37(41, 45, 49) rows.
Sl st the two ends together to form a tube.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Cinch the top of the hat closed. Weave in loose ends.
I hope you enjoy making this bulky crochet ribbed beanie! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@stitchberryblog) with your hat, I would love to see it!
Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this project!
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