Take note: this guide is for crocheters who already know crocheting terms like "chain" and "round" and know how to do the slip stitch and the double crochet stitch. These are the two stitches you will use to make your beanie. If you want reminding on how to do a double crochet stitch, I recommend visiting this website:
The crochet whiz who doesn't need a breakdown of each step but just wants the pattern can skip to step 9 to see it. Happy crocheting!
Step 1: Gathering materials
--a pair of scissors
--an F crochet hook (which you can find at any crafts store like Hobby Lobby)
--the yarn of your choice, but I recommend medium-weight yarn because it's the easiest to work with. The weight is marked on the yarn when you buy it.
Step 2: Understanding the overall process
--Start crocheting at the top of the beanie. The stitches you make will form a circle (steps 4-7)
--Keep stitching around the circle (step 8)
--When the beanie is as wide as you want it, crochet to increase the height without also increasing the width (step 9)
The picture I've included here shows what the beanie will look like at about the beginning of step 9. At that step, feel free to refer to this picture.