You know those cute baby beanie hats popping up online everywhere? I really wanted to make one for each of my girls. After a bit of research, it turns out that these are actually crochet hats, and I know nothing about crochet. So, after a lot more research, a lot more time, ta da!
I have adapted this original pattern over at crochetingthedayaway for my 4 month old using a medium #4 yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable in color Aran) and crochet hook size 4.5 mm instead. I bought the yarn and crochet hook at Michaels and used about half the ball of yarn.
Baby Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (3-6 months)
Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable in color Aran or any medium #4 size yarn
Crochet Hook : 4.5 mm
sc: Slip Stitch
dc: Double Crochet
sl: Slip Stitch
Start with a magic ring. If you have never crochet before, here’s a good video that pretty much demonstrates how to do the first few rounds.
Round 1: 12 dc in ring
Round 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch around. Sl to join. (increase to 24 stitches)
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next stitch, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat from *. Sl to join. (increase to 36 stitches)
Round 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, *1 dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat from *. Sl to join. (Last increase row. Total of 48 stitches)
Round 5-14: dc in every stitch, sl to join. (Still 48 stitches)
I like the hat to go longer to cover her ears so I added up to 14 rows. You can increase or decrease the rows to your preference.
Round 15: Ch 1, sc in each stitch. Sl to join and weave in ends.
Here’s a nice way to finish off your ends as suggested by the author of the original pattern. I have tried it and is my preferred way to finish the ends too.
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