The Wave Beanie

The Wave Beanie - Free crochet beanie pattern

*EDIT – I’ve since updated this pattern, you can see the newer version of this pattern HERE.*

Recently I’ve purchased my first beanie! I know that might sound a little crazy to anyone else who lives in the Northeastern U.S., but I’ve never really been a hat person until this winter. I made the wave beanie to mimic the style of my newly purchased hat. You can wear this beanie with the ribbed bottom down for a slouchier fit (as pictured above). Or you can fold that section up for a more fitted cap like the picture below .

The Wave Beanie - Free crochet beanie pattern

To create this hat, I used a variation of this stitch to give the hat some elasticity as well as a really interesting texture.

You can get the printable version of this pattern for $2.50 HERE.

Without further ado, here’s the free pattern!

The Wave Beanie

A crochet Pattern by Picot Pals

Finished Size

17” (43.18 cm) x 11” (27.94 cm) before folding.


190-230 yards (174-214 meters)


14 rows x 15 stitches = 4” (10 cm) x 4” (10 cm)


Abbreviations (US terms)

BLO –  back loop only

ch – chain

dc – back loop only double crochet

sc – back loop only single crochet

sl st – back loop only slip stitch

st – stitch

Pattern Notes

  • The first stitch is worked in both loops. Each stitch after that is worked in the BLO.
  • Each ch 1 counts as a stitch.
  • The hat is worked flat in rows then stitched together.
  • ** indicates a repeated instruction. Repeat the instructions between asterisks as many times as specified.

Pattern Instructions

ch 46

Row 1: skip first ch, 9 sc, *5 sl st, 5 dc* 3 times, 5 sl st, ch 1, turn (45)

Row 2: skip first st, 4 sl st, *5 dc, 5 sl st* 3 times, 10 sc, ch 1, turn (45)

Row 3: Skip first st, 9 sc, *5 dc, 5 sl st* 3 times, 5 sl st, ch 1, turn (45)

Row 4: skip first st, 9 sl st, *5 dc, 5 sl st* 2 times, 5 dc, 10 sc, ch 1, turn (45)

Rows 5-60: repeat rows 1-4 15 times for a total of 60 rows.


  • Stitch both ends of the hat together.
  • Sew a running stitch across the 5 sl st section of the hat. Each stitch should be about 1 inch (2.54 cm) across.
  • Pull tightly (like a drawstring).
  • Weave your tapestry Needle through the closed circle that you made.
  • Stitch a pom pom to the top of the hat.

The Wave Beanie - Free crochet beanie pattern

Pattern Diagram

The Wave Beanie - Free crochet beanie pattern

Let me know what you think about this pattern! Leave any questions or comments down below.

Happy Crocheting!

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31 Replies to “The Wave Beanie”

  1. I have tried to make this hat and I believe that there is a problem with row 4. I believe it should read skip first st, 4 sl st, and the rest of the row should be right. If it is done as written you would end up with 50 stitches total for that row. Please let me know if I am doing something wrong as I really like the look of this hat and wanted to make it for myself. I never make anything for me.

    1. Thank you for letting me know! I’ve given the pattern a few looks over myself but I didn’t have it tested. I’ll try to figure out that issue in row 4 right away and have it edited.

    1. Thanks again for catching that mistake. I reworked the pattern and row 4 was incorrect as you’d found! The correct written pattern for row 4 is the following:

      Row 4: skip first st, 9 sl st, *5 hdc, 5 sl st* 2 times, 5 hdc, 10 sc, ch 1, turn (45)

  2. Hello, I love this hat and it’s texture. I have tried working it up, but there seems to be an error with the very first row. It says to CH 46 and then skip first chain and then 9 sc, *5 sl st, 5 hdc* 3 times, 5 sl st and chain 1 and turn. I have 45 stitches after skippping the first chain, and 9+30+5 only adds up to 44. Am I supposed to have a left over chain and then ch 1 to equal the 45? I am confused. Thank you for any help.

  3. Hi for the ribbing how many rows I just couldn’t find anything in the pattern and do you fasten of and the start the pattern sorry graph does not help


  4. I love this pattern but for some reason I am not sure if I have to crochet the ribbing and attach it to the hat because the pattern does not indicate a ribbinh

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