Friday, January 18, 2008

Crochet Beanie Cap with Visor

Here are links for a beanie cap with stripes and with a flatter top.
Stripe Crochet Beanie Cap
Flat Top Beanie Cap

If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

Crochet Geek YouTube -

Crochet Geek 2 YouTube -

Size I Crochet Hook
Cap can be with or without the brim.

Video Demonstration
Part 1-

Part 2-

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

5, join

1. 10 SC in chain loop, join (10SC)

2. CH 1, 2 SC in each SC, continue around, join (20 SC)

3. CH 1, 1 SC in next SC, 2 SC in next SC,continue around, join (30SC)

4. CH 1, SC in each of the next 2 SC, 2 SC in next SC,continue around, join (40SC)

5. Ch 1, 1 SC in each of the next 3 SC, 2 SC in next SC,continue around, join (50SC)

6. CH 1, 1 SC in each of the next 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC,continue around, Do Not Join (60SC)

7. SC in next single crochet and continue around.

Your hat will be in a continual round without stopping to join. Your contrasting marker will show you your beginning. Complete your hat to the length you want. Sew in tails.

*If you want your hat larger:1. Use a larger hook at the start or midway through your hat.2.Add an additional row of increases: (this would come after round 6) 5 SC in each of the next 5 SC, 2 SC in next SC,continue around, Do Not Join (70SC)

Attach a contrasting color to the beginning sc on round 4 or 5. This will make it easy to see the beginning. Once you have completed round 1-6 you can finish the hat in one round.

Row 1: 1SC in next stitch, 2 SC in next stitch over the next 25 stitches. At the end of the row, skip one stitch on the main part of the hat and Slip Stitch in the next stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: SC in each SC. At the end of the row, skip one stitch on the main part of the hat and Slip Stitch in the next stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 3: SC in space just made and SC in each SC across. At the end of the row, skip one stitch on the main part of the hat and Slip Stitch in the next stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 4: SC in space just made and SC in each SC across. At the end of the row, skip one stitch on the main part of the hat and Slip Stitch in the next stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 5: SC in space just made and SC in each SC across. At the end of the row, skip one stitch on the main part of the hat and Slip Stitch in the next stitch.

Edging: Do a backward SC in each stitch around.


  1. tnku really! im making my hat with your videos and i will send u pics when its done = D

  2. I can't wait to see the pictures.

  3. Thanks you so much!! This was so easy, and it is so cute! I made one for my three year old daughter and clipped a big bow into it - adorable!! I cannot wait to make more! Check on my blog at to see how it turned out! :)

  4. thank you for the video you provided, im using an organic 100% cotton yarn to do the beanie with a G hook. its pretty snug. this is my first time. sure is addictive stuff though, i cant put it down. any suggestions will be appreciated. thanks again. Ina

  5. Ina, If you would like the cap larger, you can use a larger hook.

  6. thanks for the suggestion,i wanted to make a smaller one for my 1 year old. a book i'm doing crochet with has a pattern for a felted crochet flower, I am having trouble with it, it says in round 3: ( make a petal in the first chain 1 space in the previous round, chain 2) repeat 7 more times to make a second round of 8 petals with 2 chains in between each petal. I dont understand what type of space its talking about? and 2 chains in between petals front or back usually. I really like this project though, you throw the woolen flower into the washer and it becomes felted.

  7. Ina,
    You can use this pattern with a larger hook and yarn. It is for a baby but the size can be increased for a toddler size head.
    Single Crochet Baby Beanie Video

    Single Crochet Baby Beanie Written Instructions

  8. I really thank u, i've made my hat and it's veeery very nice. But now, i need a pattern to crochet gloves for an adult, i'd thank it to you a lot.

  9. hey i replied earlier to the rasta cap and i'm wanting to know if this brim will work on the rasta hat and if you can make the brim stick out longer Thanks in advance

  10. Laurilla,
    I am working on some mittens.

  11. Anonymous,
    I am not sure how this brim would look on the rasta cap. It may need revised since there is different shaping involved with each cap. Yes, it can be made longer to stick out farther.

  12. Geena said....

    Thank u for the beanie cap videos. But I didn't understand what u mean by brim. I think that video of urs is not running properly.

  13. Geena said.......

    Pls,Teresa, do reply me. I am a newcomer to ur site.

  14. Geena said.....

    I hope u will show the interest to reply to my comments.

  15. Geena,
    There are 3 parts to the beanie cap. The brim is the 3rd part. If it is not working, you can click on "Watch in High Quality" which is to the bottom right of the video.

  16. When I'm making my beanie, it's not becoming like a circle (getting to be like a pansy flower fold. What's wrong with it. Can you help me.

  17. Anonymous,
    It sounds like you may be crocheting tight or missing some of the increase stitches. Let me know if you need more help.

  18. Thank you for the video. I am at the part where I sc in rounds without increasing. How can I add another color to make an even band? I tried but the different color band was uneven.

  19. Anonymous,
    You would need to work the cap in rounds to change colors that will have an even edge. I do have a stripe beanie cap created in rounds that shows how to do this.

    Stripe Beanie Cap

  20. This is a great hat Teresa! Thanks so much for putting your patterns out there, especially with videos. I used a "J" hook instead of "I" --- maybe my tension is different than yours, but this is the 2nd hat I've made from your patterns where the suggested hook size is too small for me to use.

    I'm doing this in bright green & purple and around row 21, I added two increases and row 22, two increases... we'll see how it all comes out.

    I'm thinking of making this even larger for people with bigger heads and one smaller for like a 2 year old. What would you suggest for a 2 year old on this?

    Tamara Slack

  21. Grace Abounds,
    A toddler head is approximately 18-20". I would suggest trying some smaller hooks. I do not have any small heads around for shaping hats. If I get an approximate size hat for a baby or small child, it is shear luck.

  22. Hi Teresa,
    If you don't mind can you please tell me what brand/type of 4 ply yarn you are using. I love that color very much but am unable to find the exact shade. Knowing the name would make it easier for me to buy...

  23. Anonymous,
    I used 4 ply yarn and a basic brown color. I have thrown away the label so I am not sure exactly what I used. Sometime I will mention what I used in the video. I am am making an effort not to mention brand names because there are many more choices than what I use.

  24. Hello! I have been watching your videos on making a beanie hat with the brim. I just can't figure out how you started the brim? How do you attach a new piece of yarn? Thanks so much!
    Alisha C.

  25. Alisha,
    I just use the same strand of yarn. I do have a video for the brim.

  26. Hi Teresa
    I am a beginner at this crochet thing and I am attempting to make a beanie. Silly question here but how can I tell when I am at the beginning/end of a row? Probably really obvious to an expert, please excuse my ignorance!
    Amanda (NZ)

  27. Amanda,
    I use a yarn marker. It does not have to be anything fancy or store bought. I just use the left over yarn tails. This will work well when working with joined rounds and a spiral round with single crochet. It is real easy to crochet right over the first stitch of joined rounds. With the spiral or continual round you intentionally crochet over the first stitch to eliminate the seam. You still want to have an idea where the beginning stitch is at until you are finished increasing.

  28. Hi Teresa
    Thanks for tip on marker. Just finished my first ever looks fantastic! (my partner thought I had given up and gone out and bought one!). Just wondering if you have instructions (or know of a site) to make a hanging light shade?
    Amanda NZ

  29. Teresa, what size would you recommend for a teenager? I am teaching some girls how to crochet this beanie, but realized it sized for an infant. Thanks for your help!

  30. Wendy,
    This is an adult size cap. I use a size I/5.5 crochet hook and 4-ply yarn. You can use a larger crochet hook like a J to make the cap larger.

    Some of the reasons that a cap will work up smaller are that a person may naturally crochet tight. Using a smaller size crochet hook and yarn will cause the hat to work up smaller.

  31. Thank you so much for your quick reply! I'll blog our craft day when we are done with the hats. We are meeting on the 16th of January.

  32. You are an amazingly talented woman, and a great teacher! My mother spent about an hour trying to teach me how to crochet and once I got past a couple of chains it all went downhill. I am confident now, after watching your videos, that I can sucessfully crochet a cap. A bunch of the women from my church are getting together on Thursday night in order to crochet hats and mittens to donate to and Aid Foundation in town. I am confident that I can keep up in the class now. Thanks a bunch! I will try to remember to let you know how it goes.

  33. OH MY GOODNESS! Why did I not find you before!! I have been "crocheting" ha ha if you can call it that for the last year, and have never mastered crochet in the round.. I make hundreds of squares... and they aren't very square. I'm going to watch all your videos now, and start CREATING!!!

  34. I've been trying to crochet anything for about 5 years. Gave up trying and had some success with knitting. BUT, thanks to your brilliant video - I successfully crocheted a BEANIE hat! It came out perfect. THANK YOU! Looking forward to more great lessons by Teresa.

  35. My hat doesn't seem to be getting any smaller... I followed the directions and didn't join after the last round of increases. and i just kept single crocheting... but its just etting bigger? Did i do something wrong? HELP!!

  36. My hat doesn't seem to be getting any smaller... I followed the directions and didn't join after the last round of increases. and i just kept single crocheting... but its just etting bigger? Did i do something wrong? HELP!!

  37. Great teacher, I made one for my 2 year old daughter and I'm proud of myself..

  38. Thanks for giving such clear instructions on your YouTube Channel! I'm making this in white and adding ears, nose and eyes for my 14 yr old daughter who LUVS Hello Kitty!

    Do you have any advise on making the ears? This is the best hat I have ever made! :)

  39. Oh yea, I almost forgot, I want to add ear flaps! Is that possible? Thanks!

  40. Dani,
    You will find 3 different tutorials on YouTube showing earflaps.

    Crochet Cap with Earflaps

  41. I too am trying to make a Hello Kitty hat for my friend's daughter and would love an "ear" tutorial. also tips on how to "sew" on the nose, eyes, and whiskers would be helpful... and a bow too... wow I'm demanding. Sorry :D But I SURE DO LOVE your videos!!! :)

  42. do you have a pattern for a sun visor for baby/toddlers/kids? Not a beanie with a visor, just the headband visor?


  43. Teresa, I have really enjoyed a number of your videos! Thank you! I am trying to create the Totally Tam from Crochet! Defining Crochet Magizine and I cannot seem to understand the last 7 rounds of directions. I realize this is not about one of the patterns you teach, but I was hoping I could ask you a few questions about this patter since I have no other person who is knowledgable about crocheting to ask! I've been stuck with a half finished hat for a week now and I'm so frustrated! If you'd be up for helping me out, please let me know!!! Thank you so much for the time you put into your tutoral videos! They are awesome! Thanks- Libby

  44. Libby - You are welcome to ask questions. Sometimes I am able to help and sometimes it may be a question only the author of the pattern knows.

  45. Mine is turning out bigger than I want, how do I make it smaller for a child that is 5-6 years of age?

  46. Wow, this is my first hat and it turned out beautifully and without any problems. Thank you so much, I will definitely be using your other tutorials for my future projects!

  47. What type of yarn fiber do you use in this video? I know it's been a while since you made this video, but if you can remember it would really be helpful!



    1. Zach - It is a 4 ply worsted weight acrylic yarn

    2. Thanks! I am trying this as my first every crochet project - besides a washcloth :-) I also like the look of hats I've seen that have been felted, so I'm using wool. I plan to post pictures on my blog when I'm finished - I'll send you a link when I'm done! Thank you so much for posting the video and these instructions. It's made my first crochet experience so great!

    3. Just posted to my blog with the hat I made with your instructions. I tried felting it - it didn't turn out as I expected, but that's okay. Here's the link:


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