Learn how to crochet a beanie in just one hour! The Arctic Ice Beanie is a chunky, cosy and super easy crochet beanie pattern!
This free crochet beanie pattern is accompanied by a video tutorial.
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The Arctic Ice beanie is such a quick and satisfying project! While I love sweaters and cardigans (check out the Briar Cardigan or Elevation Sweater!), sometimes it’s nice to be able to finish a project in one sitting 🙂
I’ve said that this is an one hour beanie crochet pattern but if you’re an experienced crocheter you could probably finish the adult women’s in 45 minutes or the child’s in 30 minutes!
The majority of the beanie consists of half double crochets in back loops which creates a crochet beanie with a streamlined knit-like look. This beanie is crocheted in a rectangle, then the sides are seamed together and the top is stitched closed.
I topped mine off with a large, wool pom pom but you can easily use a faux fur pom pom or leave off the pom pom entirely – whatever floats your boat!
I’ve been wanting to make a chunky crochet beanie since winter started in New Zealand but I couldn’t find a super chunky yarn with a unique colour way that I loved. However, when I saw that Lion Brand had released new shades of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick I instantly fell in love with the mix of light blue, peachy-pink and grey of Arctic Ice!
I wanted to create a beanie that would be a wonderful staple all throughout winter/fall. At the same time I wanted it to be quick to make so you can easily whip up multiples of the same beanie but in different colours (because who doesn’t love options?).
This project uses one of my all-time favourite super chunky yarns - Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick! There are dozens of colour ways in solids, stripes and variegated. In addition to Arctic Ice some of my favourites are Fig, Seaglass and Stormfront, but there is so much choice that there is a colour for everyone!
Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is a wool and acrylic blend so you get the warmth of wool but the light weight and smoothness of acrylic. This yarn is so versatile and it can be used for so many different types of projects!
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*This pattern follows size Child(Teen, Adult Woman, Adult Man). Ch 21(23, 23, 25) means ch 21 for size Child, ch 23 for size Teen, ch 23 for size Adult Woman, ch 25 for Adult Man. Alteration instructions are provided in the pattern.
*"HDC 10" means HDC into the next 10 stitches.
*The turning chain ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
*Total stitches are indicated between < >.
*This pattern uses US crochet terms.
Yarn – Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Variegated – 16ply/Super Chunky/Super Bulky (6), 80m/140g, 80% Acrylic + 20% Wool, Arctic Ice (548)
1(2, 2, 2) skeins (including pom pom)
Child to fit approx. 45-48cm head circumference
Teen to fit approx. 48-53cm head circumference
Adult Woman to fit approx. 53-59cm head circumference
Adult Man to fit approx. 56-61cm head circumference
Child to fit approx. 18-20” head circumference
Teen to fit approx. 19-21” head circumference
Adult Woman to fit approx. 21-23” head circumference
Adult Man to fit approx. 22-24” head circumference
GAUGE: 10cm/4” square = 8 stitches wide x 5.5 rows tall in half double crochet
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
Ch = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
BL = Back Loop
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Rep = Repeat
One Hour Crochet Beanie Video Tutorial
ONE HOUR BEANIE CROCHET PATTERN
FOUNDATION CHAIN: Ch 21(23, 23, 25).
*Note: For a slouchier fit add 2 – 6 chains to your foundation chain. If you don’t want a brim remove 2 – 4 chains from your foundation chain.
ROW 1: HDC into 2nd ch from the hook, HDC in each ch across, turn.
<20(22, 22, 24)>
ROW 2: Ch 1, BL HDC in each st until last st, HDC in last st.
<20(22, 22, 24)>
Repeat ROW 2 until ROW 21(22, 24, 26).
Rectangle should measure (height x width) –
Child: 25 x 38.5 cm / 10” x 15.5”
Teen: 27.5 x 40cm / 11” x 16”
Adult Woman: 27.5 x 45cm / 11” x 18”
Adult Man: 30 x 50cm / 12” x 20”
*Note: wrap your rectangle around your head (lines should fall vertically), add/remove rows to make your beanie looser/tighter.
Fold the short sides of your beanie into the centre. Sew the two sides together, tie a knot and weave in your end.
Whip stitch (place approx. one stitch for each row) along the top edge of your beanie.
Make sure you pick up at least 2 strands of yarn for a sturdy stitch.
Pull the stitches tight after every few rows.
When you are back at the beginning of your whip stitches, pull the top of your beanie as tight as possible to close the hole. If the top is still open, stitch the hole closed.
Weave in your ends.
Optional: You can top your beanie off with a faux fur pom pom or make your own! I used a 11cm/4.5” pom pom maker.
To attach your pom pom, have the right side turned out to face and thread the ends through the top of the beanie. Tie the ends together and weave them along the wrong side of the beanie.