The Jennie Beanie- Free Crochet Pattern

**Below you will find the free crochet pattern for the Jennie Beanie.  Please make sure to read through all pattern notes before starting this beanie, you may also find the blog post with a free picture tutorial helpful.  You can also purchase the inexpensive PDF if this pattern from our Etsy shop here, for a concise, large font and ad-free version of this pattern.**

If you’re like me and love the look of knit, but prefer to crochet, then this pattern is for you!

Beginner level crochet stitches come together to bring you clean lines, with a bit of elegance, perfect for any fashion style.


If you can slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet, then you can make this beanie!

It is also easy to convert this beanie hat from a slouchy style to a well fitted winter cap, with a simple fold of the brim.

I hope you enjoy making this versatile and beautiful knit-looking beanie as much as I did.


What You’ll Need

6.00mm (US J) crochet hook

2 skeins of worsted weight 4 yarn (*or thin bulky weight 5 yarn- see pattern notes*) – approximately 250 yards

Embroidery Needle


Faux Fur Pom Pom (optional)

Completed Measurements 

19 1/2 ” circumference

11 1/2″ tall (unfolded)

Gauge Used

16 hdc ss in blo= 4″

16 rows= 4″


ch= chain

hdc= half double crochet

ss= slip stitch

WS= wrong side

RS=right side

blo= back loops only

sc= single crochet

dc= double crochet

Special Stitches

hdc ss = yarn over, insert hook into designated stitch/loop and pull up a loop.  Pull that loop through the 2 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is written in US standard size and abbreviations
  • *I’ve also made this beanie using Caron X Pantone Yarn (as shown in pictures on this post), which is rated as a category 5 weight yarn, but is very similar in bulk to a worsted weight (category 4) yarn.  The pattern is written for worst weight yarn since that is a far more common weight yarn, but if you would like to make this in a yarn similar to the Caron X Pantone, you certainly can. This will result in a beanie with a circumference of roughly 20″.
  • This beanie consists of one rectangular piece, seamed together to create a cylinder, then closed up at the top.  This makes modifying the hat easy to accommodate a variety of head sizes, make sure to check out our blog post for more information on customizing the size of this beanie.
  • Each row needs to be worked in a multiple of 2.  So if you want to make this shorter, or taller, or want to adjust the brim length, you simply need to adjust the stitch count of each row by 2.
  • The stitches that make up this beanie offer a lot of give, so while the circumference size may concern you if you have a larger head circumference, I recommend trying out the pattern as written before adding more rows.
  • Every seed stitch portion should start with a single crochet and end in a double crochet


Foundation: ch 48, starting in 3rd ch from hook, hdc ss across, turn (46)

Row 1(WS): ch 2, hdc ss in blo across, turn (46)

Row 2 (RS): ch 2, hdc ss in blo 12, *sc in blo, dc in blo, repeat from * across (ending with a dc in blo), turn (46)

Row 3: ch 1, *sc, dc, repeat from * 16 more times, hdc ss in blo 12, turn (46)

Row 4: ch 2, hdc ss in blo 12, *sc, dc, repeat from * across, turn (46)

Row 5-6: repeat rows 3 & 4 (46)

Row 7-9: ch 2, hdc ss in blo across, turn (46)

Row 10-65: repeat rows 2-9 7 more times (46)

Row 66: ch 2, hdc ss in blo 12, *sc in blo, dc in blo, repeat from * across (ending with a dc in blo), turn (46)

Row 67: ch 1, *sc, dc, repeat from * 16 more times, hdc ss in blo 12, turn (46)

Row 68: ch 2, hdc ss in blo 12, *sc, dc, repeat from * across, turn (46)

Row 69: repeat rows 67 & 68 (46)

Row 70: ch 2, hdc ss in blo across, turn (46)

Row 71: Bring the foundation row and row 54 together and ss the foundation chs to the 3rd loops of each hdc of row 54 across, joining the two rows and creating a cylinder.  Fasten off leaving long tail. (46)

Weave the tail in and out of the top of the rows around the cylinder and pull tight to close. Continue using the tail to tie opposite ends of top together, making sure it’s completely closed.  Add faux fur pom pom if desired.  You can find a free tutorial of making your own pom poms here.

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  • I don’t understand the hdc ss as you explain it. Is it basically a half double crochet and the slip stitch in the same stitch?

    • Yeah, sorry, it was a bit difficult to explain and I didn’t get the chance to do a video tutorial on it. I like to think of it more like an extended slip stitch. It’s worked exactly like a normal slip stitch, but with a yarn over at the beginning, like in a hdc. I also updated the stitch description. Hope this helps!

  • Can you please add your patterns on ravelry?,! There is one on there now. Thank you

    • Hi Cindy, thanks for reaching out! Adding patterns to Ravelry has been a bit of a learning curve for me, but something that’s been on my to-do list for a while. Hoping to get all of my patterns on there within the next few months, but just haven’t found the time yet. That being said, I just went threw and added this Beanie as a pattern for my page on there. Hope this helps you out!

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