Fisherman Beanie FREE Crochet Pattern

From the beginning of autumn ’til spring streets are filled with people wearing classic woolen hats. Different yarns, diffrenet colors (or colorways), big and small, women, men, teenagres and little children: so many of them wear similar style. Why? Because it is so comfortable and universal.

I’ve seen so many hat patterns in this style – knit or crochet, and I wanted to write my own, too. I’ve experimented with a few stitches, yarns, colorways and sizes. The pattern you can find below was made so many times I decided I need to share it with you: I can make it again and again. And believe me: it is beginner friendly crochet hat! You can make it, too!


This simple, classic hat is very easy to make and customize. Universal style allows to wear it by all – big and small. It’s also a wonderful, quick to make and giftable project! Treat the basic pattern as an inspiration for your own modifications: instructions given will help you with that!

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  • US G-6 (4 mm) hook
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • yarn: Drops Lima (65% wool, 35% alpaca, 100 m/50g, 8 ply/DK/worsted, 1 skein has approx 109 yds/100 m in 1.8 oz/50 g)

color: grey (9010): 2 skeins

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10 cm/4”=19 hdc blo x 10 rows

Finished Size (measured flat)

One size

length: 30 cm/12”

width (along bottom edge): 23 cm/9”

Thanks to elastic stitching, this size will be suitable for most adult heads, measuring 55-58cm/21,5-23” in circumference. When needed, you can easily change both length and width, by following instructions given at the end of the pattern.

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Classic Woolen Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations (in US terms)

blo – back loop only

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

rep – repeat

sl st – slip stitch

st/s – stitch/es


  • Beanie is crocheted in rows, using hdc and sl st, worked in back loop only. 
  • In each row work 46 hdc and 8 sl sts in given order, 54 sts total. Turning chains DO NOT count as stitch, see below.
  • Start each even row with ch1, next work sl sts, next hdc. Start odd rows with ch2, next work hdc sts, next sl sts.
  • After completing given number of rows, form a narrowing tube, joining the last row to foundation chain.
  • To finish, close the tube on the narrow end and fold the bottom edge up.


Before you start, leave a strand of yarn about 7cm/2-3” long – see picture, next: ch56.

free crochet pattern

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in 45 next sts, sl st in final 8 sts. Turn. (54 sts here and throughout)

half double crochet in back loop only

Row 2: Ch1, 8 sl sts blo, 46 hdc blo. Turn.

Row 3: Ch2, 46 hdc blo, 8 sl st blo. Turn. 

Rows 4-49: Rep Row 2 and 3.

Row 50: Rep Row 2.

We get a trapezoid shape:

free crochet hat: work in progress

Fold in half, along foundation chain.

ribbed crochet hat

Row 51, close the tube: Ch2, 46 hdc, worked in TWO layers: back loop of Row 50 and in foundation chain. Next: 8 sl st in the same manner.

Next, cut off yarn, leaving about 12cm/5”long tail, fasten off. 

Using tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail around the top hole. 

closing the top of a simple crochet hat

Next, pull yarn tight, to close the hole. Tie it tight, using the piece of yarn that was left before we started foundation chain (see beginning of pattern).

tie yarn ends tight

Using tapestry needle, weave in all ends. 

Turn the beanie inside out and fold the bottom edge up (or not – to your liking).

Don’t have time? Why don’t you make a tiny version in no time to decorate your Easter table or Christmas tree? See MINI HATS Free Pattern HERE.


  • SIZE

To make the beanie LONGER, start with more chains in the foundation chain. If you need it to be shorter – the foundation chain should be shorter, too.

To make the beanie WIDER, make more rows. To make sure it fits well, wrap it around head, while working. This way you can also make the beanie narrower, by making less rows. Just remember to make odd number of rows, to finish with the end of yarn at the top of the beanie. It’s not necessary, but in my opinion: convenient. 


You can use different yarn, than proposed in the pattern. Thinner yarn will result in more delicate beanie, thicker yarn will make the beanie more chunky. In any case, I suggest to make the foundation chain to measure about 30 cm/12” long, it should fit most adult heads. Next, adjust width by wrapping around head, while working, as described above.


The construction of beanie allows easy color changes. Use up your leftover yarn, to add 1, 2, 3 or more rows in contrasting (or similar) colors.

You can either add single stripes of different color, or make the whole beanie in 3 (or more) color blocks. Possibilities are endless!

Below see a few examples of Fisherman Beanie made of different yarns and colors. The rules are always the same: foundation chain defines the length of the beanie, number of rows defines its width. We owe the neat narrower top to slip stitches.

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