Moss Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern – Free Crochet Pattern and tutorials


This Moss Stitch Beanie Crochet Tutorial comes with many pictures on the PDF to teach you to how to Crochet this Wide Band Beanie using the Moss Stitch with a pom pom. This makes a great beanie for men as well! As well as tutorials for both right and left handed.


Pattern is in teenager to adult size but can easily be adjusted by changing the size of the beginning band. I show you how to do this in the pattern and tutorial.


Find more crochet stitches here on the category Crochet Stitches. 

Or more Beanie patterns here Crochet Beanies



Other Patterns that use this stitch:

Moss Stitch / Crunch Stitch

Moss Stitch Finger Less Gloves


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Moss Stitch Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

(This is also know as the crunch stitch)

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For this project you will need

HOOKS: 5mm hook (H) and a 5.5mm hook (I)

Yarn: Two colors different colors of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply for the US and 10 ply for AU

A stitch marker

tapestry needle




ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

HDC = Half Double Crochet

CS = Crab stitch

sts = Stitches

flo = front loops only






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Use the 5 mm \ H hook


To start:
ch 12




Row 2

sc in second ch from hook and in all sc’s (11) ch 1 and turn




Row 3

working in front loops only, sc in (flo) in all sts (11) ch 1 and turn

repeat row 3 until you have 60 rows total, then sl st to sew both ends of the piece to form a ring. 



Don’t disconnect your yarn after sewing, just ch 1 and we’re going to start using the side of the stitches now to make the hat portion of the pattern.

Make sure to put 2 single crochets between each row of ribbing. My thumb below shows the stitches that I mean.




Once you have 2 single crochets in between each area as indicated above (you should have 60 sts)

sl st into beginning sc and ch 1.









Change to the size to 5.5 mm \ I hook, and change colors


For this round with we be working in the front loops of the single crochets only





Round 1

CS using front loops only all the way around (60 sts) Place marker below to mark beginning of round.


If you need help with the crab stitch, here is a video tutorial to help you.







Round 2
Now sc in all of the back loops you didn’t use from the previous row.




Round 3

Now on to the fun part, the moss stitch! The moss stitch is done in rows, so you will need to turn your work every round.



Ch 1 and in same stitch do a HDC, next stitch do a sl st, repeat til you come up to your marker again (hdc, sl st) sl to into last stitch to join. ch 1 and turn your work  (60 sts) 




Round 4
ch 1 and
turn your work and HDC into the first stitch where you last slip stitched, and put a slip stitch into the stitches where you did you HDC last round. Turn your work (HDC, sl st) (60 sts)



Make sure you are slip stitching in the right stitch, NOT in the piece of yarn that is out front.


Repeat rounds 3 and 4 until you have 14 rows complete, not counting the first round of single crochets, just the moss stitch rounds. 


If you need more help with the moss stitch, see this video 








We start to reduce our stitches now. Keep going around the hat in one continuous round, but stopping to change stitches every time you reach your marker. MAKE SURE your work is facing with the front \ good side out facing you.




Round 15

Sc 1 in the next 3 stitches then do a single crochet decrease. Repeat til you get back to your marker. (49 sts)




Round 16

Sc 1 in next 2 stitches then do a single crochet decrease. Repeat til you get back to your marker. (36 sts)




Round 17

Sc 1 in next stitch then do a single crochet decrease. Repeat til you get back to your marker. (24 sts)




Rounds 18 & 19

Do a single crochet decrease In all sts for 2 rows, ch 1 and cut yarn. Turn hat inside out and sew top hole of hat closed with tapestry needle, use tapestry needle to hide tail.





To make this next step easier I have changed it from how I showed it in the video tutorial. 

sc in each stitch and cut your yarn leaving a long tail to sew your hail together at the top and also to sew on a pom pom afterwards.



If you would like to know how to make a pom pom to attach to this hat, you can find the tutorial here. Use both colors used on the hat to give it extra pop!.








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