Rapids Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern | Adult Size | The Unraveled Mitten | This easy crochet hat pattern is perfect for men or women and would make a great gift, charity project or just an everyday winter hat.

The Rapids Beanie is also a great stashbuster! Almost every worsted weight yarn will work well for this hat. Gather up your scraps and make hats for the whole family. This crochet hat is great for gifting, everyday cold-weather wear and for charity.

Last week Friday I released the Rapids Beanie pattern in child sizes as part of the Christmas Hat CAL I am hosting with my friend Katie from Salty Pearl Crochet.

Find out more about the Christmas Hat Crochet Along here!

Many of you asked for the adult size and here it is! I made a smaller and bigger size, women’s and men’s if you will, for a custom fit.

I love how simple and quick this crochet hat pattern worked up. The whole thing is entirely made of double crochets! I just changed up what loop you crochet into to get this interesting texture.

Materials and Pattern Information

-Bernat Super Value Yarn in 2 colors or similar #4/worsted weight yarn

-5mm/H crochet hook

-Needle to weave in ends

-Scissors

Rapids Beanie | Free crochet pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

Gauge and Sizing

-Gauge: 7 dc wide x 4 rows = 2 in.

-Finished Hats Measure:

-Women’s Hat: 8 in tall x 9.5 in wide

-Men’s Hat: 8.5 in tall x 10 in wide

Abbreviations

-I use US Terminology

-Dc: double crochet

-Sl st: slip stitch

-BLO: back loop only

-FLO: front loop only

-Sc: single crochet

Notes

-Ch 2 does not count as a double crochet.

-This pattern is worked in joined rounds

-Join each round to the top of the 1st dc with a sl st.

-Red Heart Super Saver and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice would also work great for this pattern.

You can find the child sizes here

Print + Crochet in Comfort

You can find a low-cost AD-FREE printable version of the adult and child size crochet pattern in my shop. You can print it out or use it digitally on your devices.

You can also find this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy

Rapids Beanie Crochet Pattern

Women’s Size

Rnd 1: Using main color, make a Magic Circle, Ch 2, 10 dc in ring. Cinch ring closed and join. (10)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, 2 dc in each st around hat. Join (20)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next. * 2 dc in next, dc in next, repeat from * around the hat. Join. (30 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next 2 sts. * 2 dc in next, dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * around the hat. Join. (40)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next 3 sts. * 2 dc in next, dc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around the hat. Join with sl st to top if 1st dc (50)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next 4 sts. * 2 dc in next, dc in next 4 sts, repeat from * around the hat. Join. (60)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next 11, * 2 dc in next, dc in next 11, repeat from * around the hat. Join. (65)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, working in BLO, dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each st around. Join. (65)

Rnd 9: Change to 2nd color, Ch 2, Working in BLO, dc in same st as ch 2. *Working in FLO, dc in next. Working in BLO, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. (65)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, Working in FLO, dc in same st as ch 2. *Working in BLO, dc in next. Working in FLO, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. (65)

Rnd 11-15: Repeat rounds 9 & 10. (65)

Rnd 16-17: Ch 1, Sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join. (65)

On last round finish off and weave in ends.

Rapids Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern | Adult Size | The Unraveled Mitten |

Men’s Size

Rnd 1: Using main color, make a Magic Circle, Ch 2, 10 dc in ring. Cinch ring closed and join. (10)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, 2 dc in each st around hat. Join (20)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next. * 2 dc in next, dc in next, repeat from * around the hat. Join. (30 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next 2 sts. * 2 dc in next, dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * around the hat. Join. (40)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next 3 sts. * 2 dc in next, dc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around the hat. Join with sl st to top if 1st dc (50)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next 4 sts. * 2 dc in next, dc in next 4 sts, repeat from * around the hat. Join. (60)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, working in BLO, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next 5, * 2 dc in next, dc in next 5 repeat from * around the hat. Join. (70)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, working in BLO, dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each st around. Join. (70)

Rnd 9: Change to 2nd color, Ch 2, Working in BLO, dc in same st as ch 2. *Working in FLO, dc in next. Working in BLO, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. (70)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, Working in FLO, dc in same st as ch 2. *Working in BLO, dc in next. Working in FLO, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. (70)

Rnd 11-16: Repeat rounds 9 & 10. (70)

Rnd 17-18: Ch 1, Sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join. (70)

On last round finish off and weave in ends.

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25 Comments

  1. I absolutely love this pattern! I’ve made at least seven versions (so far). While I did crochet a bit as a kid (in the 70s, so quite a while ago), this pattern made it easy to pick it up again and make something beautiful! If the yard is a bit fuzzy, it can take some attention to keep the alternating FLO and BLO straight, but it makes such an impact! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I bought the pattern to support you and your work.

  2. I just finished my first hat in this pattern and love it! I did go up in increases (I had 95 around when I stopped increases) and I used a larger hook because I have tight tension (I’m more used to amigurumi lately), but I have a big head and a lot of hair to fit in it. This is a simple pattern but looks really pretty and more complex than it really is. Next time I will do the color change too. Thanks for sharing this pattern!

  3. My husband l.o.v.e.s this hat. I’m currently working on hat number 3 or 4 using this pattern. I’ve tried using a different one for him and he comes back asking me to use the ‘regular’ pattern. Thanks for posting it….trust me it’s well loved.

  4. I don’t understand round 9. Do you mean alternating DC in flo and back loop; one DC stitch in back loop, one DC stitch in front loop?

    I love the pattern. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Hi and thank you SO MUCH for this pretty pattern! It’s written so well! I love it when I can find a pattern I like, and the directions create the item exactly as pictured! Wonderful directions, wonderful pattern!! THANK YOU!

  6. Hat is kind of small. I would call it a small adult or a youth size.. I would add another increase or change the hook size to a 5.5 or even a 6 to make a larger size.

  7. Thanks for sharing, new to crochet and trying to expand my pattern library. This is really quick and easy, but comes out so cute – I’m about to make a bunch for my friends!

  8. I’m addicted to making this hat! I love it! I’m using it to make hats for my Hat Challenge. One year, myself and friends made over 600 hats for the elementary school I attended as a child! They were loved so much. Now I’m doing another challenge for 2 schools. Thank you for an awesome pattern! I really do love it!

    1. It will only turn out as a disk if you continue to increase in each row. After Row 7 you’re supposed to stop increasing and just work even double crochet all the way around

  9. Did the spot where you join each row with a sl st look obviously different from the rest of the row for anyone else? Any suggestions?

    1. I used the women size pattern and followed everything exactly, however the hat came out bigger than even my dad’s head. A waste of time. Much larger than the picture depicts.

      1. Did you do a gauge swatch? The best way to get the correct fit is to check your gauge before starting. We all crochet at different tensions.

      2. I just made this hat using two strands of worsted weight yarn instead of one and a 4 mm hook and it turned out great! The first hat pattern that’s actually turned out well for me! (I tried this pattern once before with the hook size suggested, without doing a guage swatch first, and it turned out way too big.) I needed fewer rows for the hat to be long/tall enough, which was also great, since I was out of yarn at that point anyway. 🙂

  10. I crocheted the mens beanie using a 4.25mm hook. I think this made the beanie smaller.

    As it didnt fit my head. Would that be correct?
    If so do i just add more circumference stitches to (90) ? Or more and just adjust it as i go?

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