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Aspen Beanie Crochet Pattern

Updated: Mar 30

One of my favorite things to crochet right now are beanies. Most of my beanie patterns are fairly intricate and can take a bit of time to work up. I designed this beanie to be quick and easy. It works up faster than most other beanie crochet patterns because of the super bulky yarn and a large crochet hook.

This beanie is so warm and fluffy and works up in only an hour! This pattern is great for beginners because it only uses a few different types of stitches. The main stitch used is a half double crochet in the back loop only (hdcBLO), which give this beanie its ridges.

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Things You Will Need

Skills & Abbreviations

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

hdcBLO – half double crochet back loop only

ea – each

st(s) – stitch(es)

* * – repeat anything inside the asterisks

Special Stitches

Here is a quick tutorial on how to crochet a half double crochet in the back loop only (hdcBLO).

Normally when you crochet a hdc, you will work it into both loops of a stitch from a previous row (the front loop and the back loop). For the hdcBLO, you will only be working your hdc into the back loop. Here is an image to help show which stitch you will work into.

Pattern Notes

For this pattern, I used one skein of Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Grey Marble, which is a super bulky (size 6) yarn.

You may need more than one skein, I’ve noticed that some skeins aren’t enough. There have been a few times where I’ve needed two skeins for this pattern.


6 hdc = 3 inches

*You may have to adjust your hook size to match my gauge for your beanie to end up in the correct size.

Additional Sizes:

My beanie pattern is worked in an adult small size, which will fit anyone with a head circumference between 20″ and 23″ as the yarn is super stretchy. I have a 22″ head and this beanie fits me perfectly. If you are using a different yarn type, check out this other post where I give general hat measurements. If you are using Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease yarn, you can adjust your beanie size by matching one of the following measurements.

Newborn: 9″ in length, 8″ in height

6-12 Months: 13″ in length, 9.75″ in height

1-3 Years: 14″ in length, 10″ in height

3-5 Years: 15″ in length, 10.5″ in height

6-10 Years: 16″ in length, 11″ in height

Adult Small (& Teen): 17″ in length, 11.25″ in height

Adult Medium: 18″ in length, 11.75″ in height

Adult Large: 19″ in length, 12″ in height

This size chart has been modified for this beanie pattern. Again, to view a general beanie and hat sizing chart, check out my blog post, “Hat Sizes for All Ages.”

NOTE: The length is the width of the beanie. The number of rows you add will determine your beanie length. The height measurement is the total height your beanie needs to be, 3 inches has already been added for the brim. Your foundation chain will determine the height of your beanie. You can add more or fewer chains to your foundation chain to alter the “slouch” of your beanie. For example, if you want a slouchier beanie, add 5 more chains.



Row 1: in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc, then hdc24 across, ch1, turn (25)

Row 2: hdcBLO25, ch1, turn (25)

Row 3 – Row 25: repeat row 2

You should be left with something like this:

The finished rectangle size for an adult sized beanie should be around 17″ x 11″

Next, you will need to sew your beanie closed. I use my tapestry needle and stitch it up as neatly as possible.

Next, sew the top closed and weave in your yarn ends. You can sew the top closed by weaving your needle and yarn in and out around the top opening, then just pull it closed just like you would with a drawstring bag. I like flip my beanie inside out to hide any imperfections from stitching it closed.

Now, all you have to do is add your pom-pom and you’re done! I like to give mine a good fluff to see the final result!

If you have any issues with this pattern or have any questions, drop a comment below 🙂

Happy Crocheting!

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