Welcome to 12 Weeks of Beanies! We’re on Week 3 of free crochet patterns and Beanie No 3 is another perfect pattern for the beginner crocheter! The free crochet pattern Beanie No 3 is the third in a series of crochet and knit beanie patterns designed with the beginner knitter or crocheter in mind. You can find the free crochet pattern for Beanie No 1 here which starts the 12 week series.

Beanie No 3 was designed with speed in mind! It uses a bulky weight yarn from my stash and a cool single crochet & chain stitch pattern to create a really interesting textured beanie. It’s my first time using this stitch pattern and I’m really curious to see how it would look in a sweater or shawl pattern now that my Beanie No 3 is finished! I really love the slight spiral through the crown and body too created from the hat increases, and we all know a beanie definitely needs a great pom pon on top!

For this free crochet pattern I’ve included several tutorials to make it easier for crocheting. I’ve included tutorials for starting with a magic circle, fastening off, weaving in, blocking and making a pom pom using a pom pom maker or without one.  If you can slip stitch, chain and single crochet, then you can totally crochet Beanie No 3!

beanie no 3

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free crochet beanie pattern

Instructions include:

  1. Construction + Fit/Ease
  2. Yarn Notes
  3. Yarn Amounts
  4. Hook Size
  5. Notions Required
  6. Gauge
  7. Sizes
  8. Hat Schematic
  9. Swatching Notes & Directions
  10. Stitch Abbreviations
  11. Special Stitches
  12. Tutorials
  13. Notes
  14. The Beanie Pattern!
  15. Finishing Notes
  16. Copyright Notes

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Construction + Fit/Ease

Beanie No 3 is constructed top-down in the round.  It starts with a magic circle, increases are worked at the crown, the body is worked, and then the pom pom is made last.  The hat has a negative ease of 2” to keep it snug and tight over your ears for maximum warmth.

beanie no 3 crochet pattern

Yarn Notes

Since one goal of this project is to use up some stash yarn I’ve got, I dug into my yarn closet and found this great bulky weight (size 5) yarn to use for Beanie No 3. Bulky yarn is so great since it works up so quickly, so this beanie may be one you end up making over and over! My yarn didn’t have a label on it, but I’m pretty confident it’s Lion Brand Yarn Hometown. I love that yarn and have used it a lot, so it makes sense that it’s what this stash yarn is. I’ve included a link to that yarn as well as some other great yarn choices which include:

$ Lion Brand Hometown Yarn from Joann’s

$$ Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Yarn from Joann’s

$$$ Malabrigo Yarn Chunky from LoveCrafts – choose this one for the ultimate luxury beanie!!

Yarn Amounts

*FYI – The yarn amount listed here includes enough yarn to make 1 swatch + the hat and pom pom.

Main Color: 2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown Yarn Tweed, 94% Acrylic/6% Rayon, 64 yards/4 oz


Size I/9 5.25mm hook


1 locking stitch marker

Embroidery Needle for weaving in ends


16 stitches x 14 rows = 4”x4”

  • 4 stitches per inch
  • 3.5 rows per inch



Adult Size Medium to fit head circumferences 20-22”

  • Finished circumference 20”
  • Height from Crown to Brim = 10”

Swatch Notes

This swatch is made flat and worked back and forth, but sometimes you’ll get a better gauge if you work the swatch in the round. For me, I’ve found that my crochet-in-the-round gauge matches my flat crocheting gauge once I’m done with increases, so I feel confident that I’ll get the same gauge for in-the-round crocheting even if I swatch flat.    

beanie no 3 crochet pattern

Swatch Directions

This swatch is worked flat, back and forth.

  • Set Up Row: Chain 22. Turn.
  • Foundation Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn.  11 sc and 10 chs.
  • Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, *sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 (8) more times for a total of 10 rows.  Fasten off, block.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Ch = chain
  • MC = main color
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • Sc = single crochet
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

Special Stitches

No special stitches for this beanie!


Magic circle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p298HxgsO1s

Fastening off & Weaving in Ends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkKaCmtOGF4

Blocking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYBmnQy28xk

Making a Pom Pom with a Pom Pom Maker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7tb_9YKoMU

Making a Pom Pom with Cardboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcalLqkiqus


*It will be helpful to place a locking stitch marker in the first stitch of each round to mark the beginning of the round.


Crown Increases

Note: Move the beginning of round marker to the next round every time you come to it to keep track of where the beginning of round starts.

Foundation Round 1 (RS): Using MC, make a magic ring and work 5 sc into ring. Sl st into top of first sc and pull foundation yarn string tightly to close. Place marker in first stitch to mark beginning of round. 5 SC.

Round 2 (RS): Ch 1, work (sc, ch 1) into each sc around skipping the ch-1 spaces. 5 SC, 5 ch.

Round 3: Work (sc, ch 1) twice into first sc, skip next ch-1 space, *work (sc, ch1) twice into next sc, skip next ch-1 space, repeat from * around. 10 SC, 10 ch.

Round 4: *Work (sc, ch 1) into next sc, skip ch-1 space, work (sc, ch1) twice into next sc, repeat from * around. 15 SC, 15 ch.

Round 5: *Work (sc, ch 1) into next 2 sc skipping the ch-1 spaces, skip next ch-1 space, work (sc, ch1) twice into next sc, repeat from * around. 20 SC, 20 ch.

Round 6: *Work (sc, ch 1) into next 3 sc skipping the ch-1 spaces, skip next ch-1 space, work (sc, ch1) twice into next sc, repeat from * around. 25 SC, 25 ch.

Round 7: *Work (sc, ch 1) into next 4 sc skipping the ch-1 spaces, skip next ch-1 space, work (sc, ch1) twice into next sc, repeat from * around. 30 SC, 30 ch..

Round 8: *Work (sc, ch 1) into next 4 sc skipping the ch-1 spaces, skip next ch-1 space, work (sc, ch1) twice into next sc, repeat from * around. 35 SC, 35 ch.

Round 9: *Work (sc, ch 1) into next 5 sc skipping the ch-1 spaces, skip next ch-1 space, work (sc, ch1) twice into next sc, repeat from * around. 40 SC, 40 ch.

Move to body section.


Round 1: *Work (sc, ch 1) into next sc, skip next ch-1 space, repeat from * around. 40 SC, 40 ch.

Repeat Round 1 (23) more times or until beanie measures 10″ from crown.

Move to Finishing.


Weave in ends.  Block as desired. Make your pom pom and tie it to the top of the hat.

Now enjoy your Beanie No 3!

Copyright Notes

It’s not nice to copy other people’s work so let’s not do that! All text and photos copyright 2022 by Regarding Yarn.  No part of this pattern may be duplicated or sold.  Final products made from this pattern are for personal use only and may not be sold.