Max’s Simple Ribbed Crochet Hat

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This month, for the Design Create Repeat Blog Hop, I’m recreating one of my favorite types of hats- a knit look ribbed beanie. I really love the classic look of the knit ribs going vertically up a hat, so I wanted to make something really similar. And, it just so happens that this type of hat is a GREAT beginner friendly project.

My daughter is wearing her new sun hat in the photo above.

Believe it or not, this hat is made from a simple flat rectangle, crocheted in rows with only ONE row repeat. This type of hat makes for a super easy to customize beanie.  That means you can have perfect sizing every time!

For those of you who are gifting, I’ve created a really handy printable sizing chart for this type of hat. You can get it included with your pattern, or just follow the chart included below the pattern on this page.

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This sweet and simple crocheted ribbed beanie makes a wonderful quick project. Use a fun self striping yarn for a neat hat, or whatever color you please!


I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook or size to meet gauge; Red Heart Super Saver Stripes 100% Acrylic Worsted (4) Weight Yarn, 5 oz/(141 g) 236 yds (215m) in Primary Stripes Colorway;  Yarn Needle; Scissors


BLO- Back Loop Only. Ch- chain; YOSS- Yarn Over Slip Stitch

Special Stitches

Yarn Over Slip Stitch (YOSS)- yarn over, insert hook into chain or stitch indicated, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook to complete stitch.

Gauge / Finished Size

8 stitches and 5 rows per 2” in YOSS through BLO 

For finished sizing see chart below:


Ch any number to match dimensions on size chart.

Row 1: YOSS through second ch and each ch across.

Row 2: Working through BLO, ch 1, turn, YOSS through each st across.

Repeat Row 2 until piece meets dimensions listed on chart.

Final Row: Holding both ends together, loosely sl st closed to join into a tube.


Finishing: Fasten off, leaving a 12” tail for cinching hat shut. Make a running stitch through every other row around the piece, then cinch shut and secure. Weave in all ends and block if desired.

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  1. Catalina says:

    You make it look so simple! I’ve been looking for really cute crocheted beanies for the kids, and I’m definitely adding this to my list. I got them Beard Head beard beanies last year, and they love it, so I’m thinking of making something homemade for a change 🙂

    1. Hi Catalina,
      Glad you are feeling confident to try it! I think you’ll like it, it really is a very easy hat. But so cute! Sounds like your kids will have some cute gifts this year! Have fun, and Merry Christmas!

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