Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pretty Baby Beanie


Hey Crochet Rockers! We’ve reached 450+ likes on FB, so I thought “hey – I’m gonna spread the crochet love to all these new friends!” Here’s my version of a simple baby beanie that is easy to crochet and works up in an evening (even for beginners). I hope you all like it. As always, should you have any questions about this pattern – please email me, message me on Ravelry or comment on this post.

This sweet baby beanie was a special order for a baby shower gift and I think it turned out to be so precious! (Shout out to Irma A. for the request and inspiration!)

I've also created a post for the Pretty Girl Beanie here (a larger version of this beanie). It has instructions for sizes 6 months - Adult.




Size: 0 – 3 months

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Caron Simply Soft yarn (any two colors)
Yarn/tapestry needle

Hook size: H/5.00mm

Key:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
JOIN = slip stitch to first st of round
MR = Magic Ring (tutorial here)
RND = round
CC = change color

Gauge:
5 DC = 1 inch
2 rows = 1 inch

Notes:
Start your first stitch of each round in the same space as your chain.
Join your round to the first DC, not your chain.
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.

Instructions: 
 
Newborn
Rnd 1: MR, chain 2, 10 dc, join.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1] around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2] around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 6 – 8: Repeat Rnd 5.

CC = alternate color (Mine is pink in the image.)
Rnd 9 – 12: Ch 1, SC around, join (40 SC)

CC = primary color (Mine is gray in the image.)
Ch 1, skip next st, 5 DC in next st, skip next st, [sl st in next, skip 1, 5 DC in next, skip 1] repeat around. SC in last sp, join
Finish, weave ends.

3 months
Rnd 1: MR, Chain 2, 10 DC, join.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next] around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2] around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, DC around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 7 – 8: Repeat Rnd 6.

CC = alternate color (Mine is pink in the image.)
Rnd 9 – 12: Ch 1, SC around, join (50 SC)

CC = primary color (Mine is gray in the image.)
Ch 1, skip next st, 5 DC in next st, skip next st, [sl st in next, skip 1, 5 DC in next, skip 1] repeat around. SC in last sp, join
Finish, weave ends.

6 months
Rnd 1: MR, chain 2, 10 dc, join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in each st around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1] around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2] around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4] around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, dc around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 8 – 9: Repeat Rnd 7.


CC = alternate color (Mine is pink in the image.)
Rnd 10 – 13: Ch 1, SC around, join (60 SC)

CC = primary color (Mine is gray in the image.)
Ch 1, skip next st, 5 DC in next st, skip next st, [sl st in next, skip 1, 5 DC in next, skip 1] repeat around. SC in last sp, join
Finish, weave ends.


Optional Embellishment:
I crocheted two different styles of flowers that my friend could include with her baby shower gift. One flower was larger, more full and sassy, while the other was smaller, less full and more subdued. That way, mommy has options! (Some mommies like the larger flowers, some like a little “less.”)

Here are the links to the two free flower patterns I used.

You could also use buttons, silk flowers, fabric flowers, ribbons or other fun accents to adorn this sweet little beanie. Be creative!

Rock the hook.
xx

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