Easy free crochet beanie pattern

Frosty Braided crochet Beanie pattern

Have you ever desired a cabled crochet beanie but not a fan of cables? Well, you are not alone! The tutorial is a Knit and cable look-alike while using basic stitches. You would love the warmth and texture this set provides.

For this crochet beanie pattern, I had to come up with a much easier method as some people find making cables to be challenging. For my cable loving friends, don’t worry this is something you would also love to make.

If the weather is already cold where you are, you might want to make some cute crochet beanie and cowl to keep warm while remaining fashionable in your handmade set.

The best thing about the Cowl is that you can customize it to fit your preferences. The original pattern was made 2 years ago and I have reviewed it and tested it again to accommodate the changes made. The pattern included instructions as to how you can make a much smaller Cowl. If you love to have a bigger cowl, you are also covered. There is something special for all.

Crochet frosty braided Beanie and Cowl pattern

This is a free pattern, if you prefer the ad-free version, you can get it either on Etsy and Ravelry Linked below.

The easy crochet beanie pattern on Etsy = Click here for the Beanie. Click here for the cowl. Get the set here.

Easy crochet beanie pattern on Ravelry = Click here for the Beanie pattern. Get the Cowl here and the set here.

To celebrate this release, you get the pattern(s) at 30% off through weekend, no code needed. It automatically adds the discounts at check out..

Materials needed for this crochet beanie pattern


Section A = Ice Yarn Worsted weight yarn, #4 (50% Wool, 38% Acrylic, 12% Metallic, 80m, 1.75 oz/50gball)

Section B = Stylecraft special Aran yarn, #4 (100% Acrylic, 196m, 3.5 per 100g ball)


Beanie = Color A = 40 (50, 60, 80, 100) yards.

Color B = 60 (80, 100, 120, 160) yards.


  • Section 1 = 4.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Section 2 = US size G (4 mm) CrochetHook
  • Pom
  • Yarn needle


Using 4 mm hook 18 sts over 16 rows = 10cm/4” made in hdc

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.


You can customize this cowl to be long or short, instructions provided in the pattern to do so.

TERMS – US Terminology


  1. Increase the number of rounds in section 2 for a slouchy hat.
  2. In as much as head measurements vary from individuals, do make sure you size your hat as you crochet. To do so, after braiding in section 1, you should have a good fit around your head.

Too small? Go up a size

Too Big? Go down a size


  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any #4 weight of yarns can be substituted
  3. Chains at the beginning of Rounds do not count as a stitch.


Ch – Chain

Sl.st – Slip stitch

Dc – Double Crochet

FPhdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet

BPhdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet

BPdc – Back Post Double Crochet

FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet

FPdc2tog –Front Post Double Crochet 2 together


  1. The pattern is worked bottom up.
  2. The pattern is worked in 2 sections, section one is the braids, the length of starting chains would be too long for the desired head measurement, but after braiding, you should have a good fit around your head.
  3. For a slouchy hat, increase the body till desired length before decreasing.


Beanie Size(s) = XS (S, M, L and XL)

SizeHead CircumferenceHeight
Infant (XS)14”6”
Toddler (S)16”7”
Child (M)18”7”
Teen/Adult (L) Adult Large (XL)20”   22”8”   9”

Cowl Size(s) = XS (S, M, L and XL)

Toddler (S)12”
Child (M)14”
Teen/Adult (L) Adult Large (XL)16”   18”


1. Lion Brand Pound of Love.

2. Caron One Pound.

3. Red Heart Super Saver.

The frosty beanie was designed to be a knit look-a-like hat. With no skills on cables required. Let’s dive into some cute braids for our beanie!!!

This pattern is made by fosbascrochet, it cannot be redistributed in any form. Items made from the completed pattern may be sold, with credits given to crochet_fosbas if posted online through this links:  https://www.instagram.com/crochet_fosbas/ 

Instructions for the crochet beanie pattern


Using hook size 4.5mm and color A

Chain 60(70, 80, 100, 110) means Infant 60, Toddlers – 70, Child – 80, Teens – 100, Adult – 110

Row 1: Hdc in the 3rd chain from hook, Hdc in each of the remaining stitches, Ch 2, turn

Row 2: Bphdc in each of the stitches Ch 2, turn

Row 3: Fphdc in each of the stitches Ch 2, turn

Row 4: Bpdc in each of the stitches, cut yarn

Set aside, Make 2 more   

Lay the 3 strands side by side with wrong sides facing up

Join the ends of one side with a slip stitch

Braid into a cord as seen in the picture

  • Labeled as A, B and C
  • Place A over B, and C over A
  • Place B over C and A over B

Continue braiding till the end

Join the 3 ends with a slip stitch

Measurements after braiding –

Adult – 21”

Teens – 19”

Child – 17”

Infant – 15”


Join both ends of the braided cord using slip stitch to form a circle.

The braided part should fit perfectly

  1. Change to size 4mm hook, working in rounds
  2. Working on the sides of your braids, using color A, attach yarn with  a slip stitch to the end of the first scallop
  3. Place the each scallops over the next, dc over the two scallops placed on each other
  4. Number of scallops –11(12, 13, 14, 15)

ROUND 1: Ch 2, dc in next 5 sts, *dc over next scallops placed on each other, **dc in next 5 stitches, repeat from* to ** till the end of the row. Join with a slip stitch with the first chain; 66(72, 78, 84, 90 dc)

Note that – there are should only be 6 dc on each scallops. Having more than 6 would make the beanie too large and having less than 6 means a smaller beanie.

If your beanie looks like the above picture at this stage, it means you have more than 6 dc on each scallop and you would end up with a big beanie!!!

Fasten off A, Join B (if using 2 different colors)

ROUND 2: Ch 2,*Fpdc, **bpdc in next, repeat from * to ** till the end, join with a slip stitch. Chain 2

33(36, 39, 42, 45 fpdc and bpdc)

ROUND 3ROUND 6(9, 12, 15, 18): – Repeat Row 2; ROUND 7(10, 13, 16, 19) – Fpdc2tog in the next 2 fpdc, skip bpdc, repeat till the end of the row, join with a slip stitch to beginning chain; 17(18, 20, 21, 23 fpdc2tog)

ROUND 8(11, 14, 17, 20): Ch 2, fpdc in each of stitch around, join with a slip stitch to beginning chain; 17(18, 20, 21, 23 fpdc)

ROUND 9(12, 15, 18, 21): Ch 2, fpdc in each stitch, join with a slip stitch to beginning chain; 17(18, 20, 21, 23 fpdc)

ROUND 10(13, 16, 19, 22): Ch 2, Fpdc2tog around, join with a slip stitch to beginning chain; 9(9, 10, 11, 12 fpdc2tog)

For a messy bun beanie – stop here and weave in the ends.

ROUND 11(14, 17, 20, 23) – Ch 2, fpdc2tog around, join with a slip stitch to beginning chain; 5(5, 5, 6, 6 fpdc)

Thread a needle and join the left stitches tightly


Sew in ends

Attach pompom

Here’s a matching cowl I made

I look forward to seeing your makes, do tag me.

Thank you for making this crochet beanie

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About the Designer

Susanna Biaye is the designer behind Fosbas Designs. A mother to an adorable Toddler whose pregnancy rekindled her love for designing, her designs are aimed at helping you feel confident while making your crochet wardrobe.

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