The Overwinter Beanie is a beginner level textured beanie with a simple repeat. It is perfect for both sexes and all ages. Use any yarn and size to standard sizes using included sizing table, or custom size according to individual measurements.

This free pattern was created for #SmallProjectsChallenge2022 for the July Winter Warmers category. As it has not been tested as yet, please contact me via Facebook message to notify me of any errors you find, thanks.

This is an original pattern by Farrah Jane Tate. You are welcome to sell products you have made using my patterns; however, I ask that you refer to the exact name of my pattern somewhere in the text of your listing. You may not copy, re-publish, sell, distribute, translate without permission, or claim my photos or patterns as your own in any way.  Please note: If you have downloaded this pattern from a site other than Ravelry, Love Crochet, or my personal blog, you may not have the most current version. Please visit one of the aforementioned sites to download an official, version-controlled copy.

Pattern Details

  • Size: Size to preference. Refer to Sizing Table as a guide.
  • Skill Level: Beginner.
  • Stitch Terminology: US – refer also to Abbreviations.
  • Recommended Yarn: Any 8ply/DK/Cat. 3 or 10 ply/Worsted/Cat. 4 weight yarn. Suited to any fibre type that yields a good stitch definition (i.e. avoid fluffy, feathery, or textured yarns). Refer to Appendix A for yarn used for Example Projects.
  • Hook: Follow yarn label as a guide or use your preferred hook. Make a swatch(es) and adjust hook if/ as necessary to achieve the preferred density of crochet fabric.:
  • Gauge: No set gauge required – ensure beanie circumference and length approximates the Sizing Table.
  • Pattern Synopsis: Beanie is constructed working in rows, alternating ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ side to form a rectangle of crochet fabric. HDC stitches are worked 3LO (Camel Stitch) to create the ridged, textured appearance. When the rectangle is the desired size, a seam is Sl St or sewn between the starting row and finishing row, to form the beanie cylinder. The top opening of the beanie cylinder is then cinched together by weave stitching the long yarn tail with a needle around and then pulling taut. Beanie can be worn as slouch, slightly slouchy, or fitted.
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  • 3LO = Third Loop Only. (Omit both front loop and back loop and use third loop only. This is the loop that can be found at the back of the previous round stitch, on the reverse side, lying beneath and approximately parallel to the back loop. To access this loop, fold work forwards slightly so that the reverse side is exposed.)
  • Beg = Beginning.
  • Ch = Chain.
  • FC = Foundation Chain.
  • Fin = Finishing.
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet.
  • Sk = Skip.
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch.
  • St = Stitch.

Pattern Instructions


  • Ch 1 to commence each HDC row is not included in the stitch count for the row and should not be worked into when constructing the subsequent row (i.e., work into HDC st from the previous row only).
  • ( ) following each row contains the st count.

Beanie Foundation Chain

Note:  Refer to Steps 1, 2 and 3 in the Beanie Sizing Guide in Appendix B if you need assistance with sizing the length of your beanie. Ch a FC of a length that (when relaxed) corresponds with the desired length of the beanie + brim (if the beanie is intended to be worn with brim folded).

Beanie Pattern Rows

Row 1 – HDC: Ch 1 (in addition to the FC already made), HDC in second Ch from hook and each subsequent remaining FC. (HDC = FC)

Row 2 – HDC in 3LO: Turn. Ch 1, HDC in 3LO of each HDC from previous row.(HDC = FC.)

Additional Rows – HDC in 3LO: Note: Refer to Step 4  in the Beanie Sizing Guide in Appendix B if you need assistance with sizing the circumference of your beanie. Repeat Row 2 until the beanie rectangle is approximately equal to the desired beanie circumference (measuring from one short edge to the other short edge).

Side Seam

EITHER Sew: Fasten off yarn leaving a long tail (~12 inches/30 cm) and sew together the beginning and finishing short edges of beanie rectangle (forming a closed cylinder).

OR crochet: Sl St through stitches of both beginning and finishing short edge of beanie rectangle (forming a closed cylinder), then fasten off yarn leaving a long yarn tail (~15cm/6”).

Cinch Top

Use a darning needle to weave the yarn tail in and out of the top edge of beanie, at every second row, the entire circumference of the beanie. If the chosen yarn is soft, repeat the weaving around the circumference a second time. Gently pull the yarn to cinch the beanie. Ensuring the top opening is fully closed, sew in the end securely and fasten off.

Pattern Support

Pattern support is most readily available via TheCrochetFix Facebook Page.

Pattern Versioning

Version Date Comments
0.1 19.05.2021 Draft Version
0.2 24.07.2021 Blog Version – Untested

Appendix A: Example Projects

Brown: Bernat Super Value Yarn (Worsted/10ply/Cat. 4) in Taupe colour, ~120g/~4.2oz. Hook: 6mm/ J-10. Foundation row stitch count: 48. Pattern rows: 50. Relaxed circumference: ~53cm/~21”, with a couple cm of positive ease. Length (incl. brim): ~30cm/~11.8”. Fits: average sized woman.

Green: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (Worsted/10ply/Cat. 4) in Frosty Green colour, ~120g/~4.2oz. Hook: 6mm/ J-10. Foundation row stitch count: 50. Pattern rows: 50. Relaxed circumference: ~53cm/~21”, with a couple cm of positive ease. Length (incl. brim): ~31cm/~12.2”. Fits: average sized woman.

Appendix B: Beanie Sizing Guide

The following Sizing Table has been formulated as a guide for sizing your beanie, taking into consideration The American Craft Yarn Council standard head circumference sizes.

Your beanie can be approximately sized by the following steps:

  1. Locate the required Beanie Size in Column 1.
  2. Find the approximate required Beanie Length in Column 2/ Column 3 for the beanie size chosen in Step 1. Add additional length to accommodate a folded brim (if a folded brim is preferred). An additional 5-10cm/2-4” is recommended for a folded brim. For example, for a woman sized beanie of ~22cm/8.5”with a brim length of ~8cm/3”, the total length will be ~30cm/11.5”.
  3. In your chosen yarn and with your chosen hook, determine the relaxed number of chains that correspond with the beanie length from Step 2.
  4. Work the pattern repeats until the rectangle measure (from beg short edge to fin short edge (in a relaxed state)) approximately equals the Beanie Circumference found in Column 4/ Column 5. For example, for a woman sized beanie, construct pattern repeats until the rectangle in its relaxed state is ~53cm/21” from short beg edge to short fin edge.

Sizing Table

Beanie Size Beanie Length (excl. brim) Beanie Circumference
Inches Cm Inches Cm
Preemie 3.5 – 4.5   9.0 – 11.5   9 – 13 23.0 – 30.5
Baby 5.0 – 6.5 12.5 – 16.5 14 – 16 35.5 – 40.5
Toddler 7.0 – 7.5 18.0 – 19.0 16 – 18 40.5 – 46.0
Child 7.5 – 8.0 19.0 – 20.5 18 – 20 45.5 – 51.0
Tween 8.0 – 8.5 20.5 – 21.5 20 – 22 51.0 – 56.0
Woman 8.0 – 9.0 20.5 – 23.0 21 – 23 53.0 – 58.0
Man 8.5 – 9.5 21.5 – 24.0 22 – 24 56.0 – 61.0