Today I have a new free pattern for you: a simple crochet unisex beanie made from a rectangle folded in half. It’s completely made with back post stitches which creates a beautiful texture. This beanie is worked flat from side to side creating a rectangle shape. The rectangle is folded in half with the edges worked together using single crochet stitches. The top will be closed with a darning needle. Like the name says: an easy peasy beanie for the entire family! Scroll down for my free pattern and step by step video tutorial.
About this crochet unisex beanie
This beanie is made from a rectangle. First we work a few stitches with back post single crochet (bpsc) to create the brim, then we continue working back post half double crochet (bphdc) stitches for the beanie, and we’ll end with bpsc to create a smaller top.
Back post stitches are worked ‘around’ the stitch: insert your hook from the back to the frond on the right side of the stitch, and from the front to the back on the left side of the stitch. Below you can find a step by step video tutorial.
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Easy Peasy Family Beanie
– 1 ball of Lionbrand Jeans (Weight 3.5/Medium, 246yds/3oz, 225m/100g)
or 100 grams of similar yarn
– Crochet hook 6mm
– Darning needle
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
bpsc: back post single crochet
bphdc: back post half double crochet
14 st x 9 rows = 4” square / 10 x 10 cm
Adult – fits circumference 22-24”
When lying flat:
Width: 9″ / 23 cm
Height: 9″ / 23 cm
– this beanie is worked flat from side to side, creating a rectangle. Ends are worked together with single crochet stitches and the top is closed with a darning needle.
– this pattern is written in US terms
– turning chains do not count as a stitch
– after row 2 we will work the bphdc underneath the 3 loops instead of 2 (see video tutorial)
To make it easier, I’ve made a video tutorial showing you how to make this beanie. You can also find my free written pattern below.
* Click here to watch the video on YouTube
With hook size 6mm, chain 38
1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <36 total>
ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 bpsc in next 9 sts, 1 bphdc in next 16 sts, 1 bpsc in next 9 sts, 1 sc in last st, turn <36 total>
Row 2 – 67
repeat row 2
Fold rectangle with short sides together (good side facing out) and work the two sides together with single crochet stitches. Close the top of the beanie using a darning needle. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
1. 38 ch
2. 36 hdc
3. 1 sc
4. 9 bpsc
5. 16 bphdc
6. 9 bpsc
7. 1 sc
8. row 67