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

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

Hook size: H/5.00mm

CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
JOIN = slip stitch to first st of round
RND = round
CC = change color

5 DC = 1 inch
2 rows = 1 inch

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.

Rnd 1: Magic Ring, Chain 2, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC
Rnd 2: Ch2, 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch2, [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next], repeat around, join (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch2, [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2], repeat around, join (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch2, [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3], repeat 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. 

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.

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  1. Thank you! Mine turned out lovely! at least I think so =)

    1. I love hearing that! I'm really glad you gave my pattern ago.

      Thank you,

  2. Going to make one of these tonight or tomorrow... I have a BUNCH of Caron SS, so am VERY happy that this pattern was written using that yarn. When I use Caron SS for patterns originally made with other worsted yarn, the fineness of the yarn makes the finished project too small. (it is a very light worsted, while "standard" worsted yarns are about 25% bulkier)

    1. I feel the same way! Unless the pattern is specifically written with Caron SS in mind, it's hard to get the same results due to the lightness. Despite the trouble, it's still one of my favorite yarns to use. And I get so many requests for baby patterns made from it because of it's texture and softness.

      I'd love to feature your finished photos if you feel like sharing when you are done! Also, I have been developing this pattern for big girls too as a special request. I'll get that up later this week, I hope!

  3. I'm VERY new to reading patterns, and I was wondering if the numbers in ( ) are telling me to DS 20 : DS (20). Or is that how many DS I'm suppose to have in that row? Thanks for any help!!

    1. Great question Jessica! At the end of each round the # in ()'s tells you how many total stitches you should have in the round. Hope this helps! (I think we chatted about this on FB too.)

  4. Hi! If anyone has time I was wondering if they could tell me if red heart baby TLC yarn would work for this.... it is a 3(;ight) I sorta need to know ASAP, so thanks!

    1. Yes, Redheart Baby TLC will work. Another Raveler used it for this pattern and posted at Ravelry, under projects for this pattern.

      Hope this helps.

  5. how would i make this preemie size? preemie things fit dolls and i'd love to make one for my daughter

    1. I would play with the pattern a bit. Try stopping the increase section after Rnd 3 or Rnd 4 (giving you 30 or 40 dc respectively). And then proceed to Rnd 6 where you are essentially just adding length instead of diameter (width). If I had to guess, Rnd 3/30 dc's around would be about right for a preemie. Please let me know if you attempt a preemie hat. I'd love to see it and hear how it goes.

    2. I am making another hat for a birthday present for my neice's doll and am finally responding to this! I hope you don't think I'm rude! I went up to 40 dc and stopped at 7 rows. Then alternated the pattern and finished the rest without changing anything but the number of stiches. It turned out fabulous! very happy thank you so so much.

    3. I'm glad you are happy with the outcome! I hope others find your size helpful too. Thank you for commenting!

  6. Three weeks ago I couldn't even crochet, but now I've made two of these in two days, on adult one six month old baby size, I'm so grateful to you for your generosity. Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate.

    1. Alison, You are so very welcome! I am glad you like the pattern! Merry Christmas to you too!


  7. Help I end up with way to many stitches, rnd 3 2dc in next stitch, dc 1. That will give me 50
    I'm beginner as u can tell.

    1. Hi Patt! Let's start back at Rnd 2. You should have 2 dc's in each stitch from Rnd 1 - giving you a total of 20 for Rnd 2. When you start Rnd 3, remember that your ch 2 doesn't count as a stitch. So, you will work 2 dc's in the first space/stitch from Rnd 2, then you will work 1 dc in the second space/stitch from Rnd 2. This now gives you 3 stitches so far in Rnd 3. Repeat this pattern around until you join back up with first dc from Rnd 3. This should give you 30 stitches total.

      Please let me know if this helps or confuses you. I will help however I can! Thank you for attempting the pattern! I hope you are successful with it.

      Tia (Crochet Rochelle)

  8. That hat was great ! Now on rnd 4 if I do 2dc in each stitch that will give me 60? And we only want 40. Please clarify this for me. Thank you so much for your help.

  9. So for Rnd 4 you'll work 2 dcs in the first space, then work 1 dc in each of the next two spaces. This gives you 4 stitches so far in Rnd 4. Repeat this pattern around until you join - giving you 40 stitches total.

    Hope this helps!


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