Elise Free Crochet Beanie Pattern

Are you looking for a chunky crochet hat that is modern and trendy? Or maybe a hat design that is fairly quick to work up? If so, the Elise crochet hat is the perfect crochet hat pattern for you! Read on down to learn about the yarn you’ll want to use and the stitches you’ll need to know as well to make this unique hat!

The Yarn That’s Perfect for This Beanie

I designed this hat with Lion brand Wool-Ease Tonal Yarn which is a bulky two-toned color yarn that is gorgeous! Ultimately, I ended up using the Grey Marble color mainly for the incredible mixture of whites and grays throughout. But the bad news is….

As of 2020, this yarn is no longer available, so as a substitution I recommend using Hue & Me from LionBrand. It is available in a variety of different yarn colors, so you can make this hat unique to you! Plus, it is the same yarn weight, so it will yield a similar hat size to the original yarn that I used.

The Crochet Hook

I used a 9.00 mm crochet hook size to make this hat design. I prefer to work with a Tulip Brand hook or Clover Brand hook. Not only that, but I’ll link it up the Clover brand hook below, so you can check it out, but honestly any 9.00 mm crochet hook would work perfectly fine with this pattern.

Let’s not wait anymore to get started on this hat! If you have looked over the material list and stitch abbreviations, then you are good to go! Read on down for the free crochet beanie pattern, and let’s start crocheting.


Elise Crochet Hat Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate


Crochet Abbreviations

Finished Size

  • 21″ circumference by 8.5″ height. This crochet hat size will fit most teen to adult women.


  • 2 sts for every 1 inch


  • This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
  • The CH 1 in each round does NOT count as an ST.
  • To start a new round always SL ST in to the top of the first HDC ST from the previous round.

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The Hat Pattern Steps

Round 1: CH 2, In 2nd CH from hook HDC 10 times, SL ST to top of first HDC. (10)

Round 2: CH 1, starting in first ST HDC 2 times in each ST around, SL ST to top of first HDC. (20)

Round 3: CH 1, SK first ST, * HDC 2 times in next ST, go back to SK ST and HDC, SK next ST, repeat from * for a total of 30 STS, SL ST to top of first HDC. (30)

Round 4: CH 1, SK first ST, *HDC in next ST, go back to SK ST and HDC, SK next ST, HDC 2 times in next ST, go back to SK ST and HDC one time, SK next ST, repeat from * , SL ST to top of first HDC. (37)

Round 5: CH 1, SK first ST, * HDC in next ST, go back to SK ST and HDC in it, SK next ST, repeat from * around ending with 1 SC in last ST, SL ST to top of first HDC. (37)

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Round 6-10: Repeat round 5. (37)

Round 11: CH 1, SC in first ST, SC in every ST around, SL ST to top of first SC. (37)

Round 12: Repeat round 11. (37)


Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends securely with yarn needle.

More Free Crochet Hat Patterns

I hope you enjoyed the Elise Crochet Hat Pattern, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Also, if you are a fan of quick crochet hat patterns, then you may also enjoy these other free easy crochet beanie hat patterns too!

Try the Swirl Hat Crochet Pattern or Dreaming of Winter Crochet Beanie Pattern or pick from the more free hat patterns below.


  1. I’ve looked everywhere for the initial chain count. Am I just missing it?

    1. Hi Linda,

      This hat is worked in the round and starts with a chain 2. Scroll down to the section titled The Pattern Steps, and you’ll see round 1 and the initial ch.

      Happy Crocheting!


  2. May I use a chunky weight 6 for this hat. And what would you recommended for hook size?

    1. Hi Deb,
      You could use a 9 mm and it would work great. The tonal yarn I used was considered a five weight yarn but it was more like a bulky 6 weight.

      Happy Crocheting!


  3. Hey – I’m struggling to keep 37 stitches. Because I sl into first hdc and ch doesn’t count as a stitch I lose that first stitch that the sl is in. Or does that count as the skipped stitch and I come back to it?

    1. Hi Lauren,
      That counts as the skipped stitch you’d go back to. 🙂 Happy Crocheting!


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