I sit down with my yarn, a vintage crochet book, and iced mocha. Ready to find inspiration for my next project. I have 23 minutes before an episode of PawPatrol is over. As I flip through the book, the pages get caught on my scarf. Annoyed, I take off the chunky scarf and realize I just found  inspiration. A ribbed beanie crochet pattern with texture to match.

ribbed beanie crochet pattern

That chunky scarf was made with only 1 stitch, slip stitches. When you slip stitch in the back and front loops it creates a stretchy, ribbed texture that almost looks like it was knit. The perfect texture for a plush and cozy ribbed beanie crochet pattern.

4 tips that will make this stitch easier
  • Keep your tension loose. Slip Stitches are a tight stitch. Keep your tension loose. It should be easy to insert your hook.
  • Use a bigger hook. Use a hook that is almost double the recommended size for your yarn. This will keep the stitches loose & help keep your hat edges from rolling.
  • Count your stitches. This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to miss a stitch at the end of your rows. Check your stitch count every once in a while.
  • The front loop is always the loop closest to you. The back loop is the furthest from you. Regardless if you are working the right side or wrong side of the hat.

 Some people prefer thin yarn. Others, like me, love super chunky yarn. Today is all about compromise, I chose a bulky weight yarn. A perfect fit for this ribbed beanie crochet pattern.

Lion’s Pride Woolspun Yarn by Lion Brand
  • super squishy & soft bounce
  • machine washable & dryable (extra mom points)
  • versatile: I’ve made hats, headbands, & have a sweater on my hook now. (my very 1st sweater, eeek!)

 

toddler crochet beanie pattern

If you need help with the abbreviations I have a cheat sheet here.

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