Cosmopolitan Beanie

A quick & easy textured slouch.

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The perfect combo of texture & slouch

The inspo

This chic beanie pattern is suitable for any season, but you’ll love it in particular as a transitional piece – during spring and autumn, when the weather is just hot enough to not need a super warm hat, but cold enough to be chilly without one. The folds drape beautifully at the back of the head, allowing for the beautiful alpine stitch pattern to peek through.

The pattern

The Cosmopolitan Beanie pattern has been completely rewritten and re-released in February 2022. The new version features a slouchier hat, a sturdier rim, and a better organized and easier to follow pattern.

The printable PDF pattern includes a bunch of tips & tricks to make this beanie your perfect accessory. Like all patterns in the Cosmopolitan Crochet Collection, the beanie comes graded for 7 different sizes (Toddler, Child, Tween, Teen/ Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL), making this hat the perfect gift idea or make for the market season.

Sizes & yardages

The pattern comes graded for 7 different sizes (Toddler, Child, Tween, Teen/ Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL).

Sizing is based on head circumference.

1 – 17.5”

2 – 18.75”

3 – 21”

4 – 22”

5 – 23”

6 – 24”

7 – 25”

To measure the head circumference, place a tape measure across the forehead and the back of the neck, and measure around the full circumference of the head. Keep the tape snug for accurate results.

You’ll need approx. 200 (225, 285, 340) (370, 410, 470) yds of any sport / DK weight yarn you can meet gauge with.

Beginner-friendly PDF pattern

Step-by-step instructions & tutorial photos

Round checker to track your progress

What you'll need

CYC 2 sport or CYC 3 DK weight yarn (see yardages below)

5 mm and 3.5 mm hooks

Tape measure, scissors, darning needle


Written for 7 sizes from toddler to adult XL

Easily customizable to fit your specific needs

Pattern support

Please contact me at thecrochethighway [at] for pattern related questions.

The design

The Cosmopolitan Beanie is your perfect accessory for fall and spring. The repetitive stitch pattern is relaxing and therapeutic, and you’ll be amazed by how easily you can create such a highly textured fabric. This project will not stay in your WIP stash for too long! The horizontal bands that intersect the alpine stitch sections allow the beanie to fold naturally when worn, creating a unique, asymmetric and eye-catching design.

The pattern also walks you through creating the perfect closure at the top, so the beanie looks amazing from all angles!

Yvonne_@yarnandfabric Perfect Cinch-1
Yvonne_@yarnandfabric Perfect Cinch-2

Photos above courtesy of Yvonne @yarnandfabric

Make it in a solid color, mix it up with different colored sections or even style it with a pom – the possibilities are endless!

Check out the #CosmopolitanBeanie hashtag to see this design worked up in different yarns, or visit the #CosmopolitanCrochetCollection hashtag to see more pieces in this collection.


Shop the Cosmopolitan Crochet Collection

The Cosmopolitan Beanie is the first pattern to be published in the Cosmopolitan Crochet Collection, a series of crochet patterns for garments & accessories specifically designed to go perfectly together. Check out the batwing sweater, shawl, fingerless gloves, cowl,  earwarmer, and legwarmers & boot cuffs!


Check out my testers' versions

This pattern was put to the test with the help of an amazing team of testers before being released to the public. My patterns would not be what they are today if not for their eye for detail ❤️

Check out the beanies made by my talented testers for some inspiration on yarn and color choices for this project!

Want to test my future patterns? Check out how you can become a pattern tester for CrochetHighway!

Angie (4)

Size 1 – Toddler

Yarn Bee High Lights, DK weight

79% acrylic, 20% polyamide, 1% metallic


Size 4 – Teen / Adult Small

Wecrochet/KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Sport

100% Peruvian highland wool

Ali @alisfiberarts (1)

Size 7 – Adult XL

Lion Brand - Comfy Cotton, DK weight

50% cotton, 50% polyester

Pamela @craftedbyela (2)

Size 2 – Child / Adult XXS

Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek DK

100% acrylic

Paulina @paulina.s.maraboli (14)

Size 3 – Tween / Adult XS

YarnArt Milano, DK weight

8% alpaca, 20% wool, 8% viscose, 64% acrylic

Karen @crochetdahlia (2)

Size 4 – Teen / Adult Small

Scheepjes Colour Crafter, DK weight

100% acrylic

Becky @hook_and_hammer_co (1)

Size 3 – Tween / Adult XS

Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek DK

100% low pill acrylic

Meike @mueckchen23 (5)

Size 3 – Tween / Adult XS

Hobbii Butterfly, DK weight

100% acrylic

Anu @tangledwand (3)

Size 1 – Toddler

Vardhaman Dropill, Sport weight

100% acrylic

Siobhan @yarnoverfloyd (1)

Size 6 – Adult Large

Yarn Over Floyd, MCN DK blend, dyed in Yarrow, DK weight

80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon

Jessica @CoyCrochet (2)

Size 5 – Adult Medium

Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek DK

100% low pill acrylic

Ana @entre.hilos.y.nudos (5)

3 – Tween / Adult XS

Scheepjes Stone Washed, Sport weight

78% cotton, 22% acrylic


Size 5 – Adult Medium

Bernat Softee Baby, DK weight

100% acrylic

Laney @zaineylaney (2)

Size 4 – Teen / Adult Small

Yarn Bee 44th Street, DK weight

70% acrylic, 30% polyamide

Lydia @lit_stitches (9)

Size 2 – Child / Adult XXS

Lana Moro “Super Soft 3”, Sport weight

100% acrylic

Starr @starrs.stellar.stitches (2)

Size 6 – Adult Large

WeCrochet, Swish DK Weight and Mirasol Sisa

Swish DK - 100% fine superwash wool, Mirasol Sisa - 60% wool, 40% baby alpaca

Nicole @nixie_pixie_handmade (3)

Size 4 – Teen / Adult Small

Spotlight Marvel 8 ply, DK weight

100% acrylic


Size 5 – Adult Medium

Knit Picks Gloss DK

70% merino wool, 30% silk

Subreen @theinvisibleknot (20)

Size 2 – Child / Adult XXS

Nako Cici Bio, DK weight

100% acrylic

Kirstin @kjpiehl (3)

Size 7 – Adult XL

Estelle Yarns Eco Cotton, DK weight

100% cotton

Melissa @coffee_crochet_and_cats

Size 6 – Adult Large

Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend, DK weight

50% cotton, 50% polyester


Size 6 – Adult Large

Scheepjes Stone Washed, Sport weight

78% cotton, 22% acrylic

Testers of the previous version

Take a look at these beautiful beanies my testers made back in 2021! These beanies are made following the previous version of the pattern, before the re-release, but I still love each and every one of them!


I’d LOVE to see your work, so be sure to shout out to me @CrochetHighway on Instagram and use the #CrochetHighway hashtag for a chance to be featured on my stories!

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