Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pretty Girl Beanie


Hey Crochet Rockers!

I love a great beanie. And really, who doesn’t? For me a great beanie is easy to crochet, versatile and wearable. Since I have two active little boys and an outdoorsy husband, we go through the beanies like crazy. But I don’t often get the chance to make pretty beanies since I am the only girl in the house – and we crocheters seldom make stuff for ourselves. Am I right?

After I posted the Pretty Baby Beanie, I received lots of positive feedback and plenty of oohs and ahhs on Facebook and a few on Ravelry too! Upon special request from a child hood friend who saw the baby version on Facebook, I created a larger version of the original pattern with instructions for making sizes 6 months to Adult!  I also included two alternate ways to finish off the band and scallop edging of the beanie. The 1st one creates a looser fit and larger scallops. The 2nd version creates a tighter fit and smaller scallops – both are easy and adorable!




(I also made her one too and sent it off to its new beanie home. A SHOUT-OUT to my friend Rachelle N. for the request and inspiration!)

Here’s my version of a simple beanie that is easy to crochet and so pretty to wear or share! I hope you enjoy it. As always, should you have any questions about this pattern (or find any errors) – please email me, message me on Ravelry or comment on this post.

If you like this beanie, you can find the Pretty Baby Beanie here. It's for size 0 - 3 months.



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Size: 6 months to Adult

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Caron Simply Soft yarn (any two colors) or Red Heart Soft (any two colors)
Yarn/tapestry needle
Hook size: H/5.00mm
(If you use Red Heart, you may want to change to an I/5.50mm hook.)

Key:
CC = change color
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet
JOIN = slip stitch to first st of round
Magic Ring = tutorial here

RND = round
SL ST = slip stitch
SK = skip

Gauge:
5 DC = 1" (length)
2 Rows = 1" (height)

Notes:
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.
Join your round to the first DC, not your chain.
Start your first stitch of each round in the same space as your chain/s.
If your beanie is too short, add a few extra rows of “dc around” to add height. (ex: Rnd 6 in 6 mos. pattern)


Instructions:

6 months
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, dc 10, join.
Rnd 2: Ch2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1], repeat around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2], repeat around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3], repeat around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 7 – 8: Repeat Rnd 6.
Proceed to desired finish version.

12 months – 2T
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, dc 10, join.
Rnd 2: Ch2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1], repeat around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2], repeat around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3], repeat around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 9], repeat around, join. (55 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc around, join. (55 DC)
Rnd 8 – 9: Repeat Rnd 7.
Proceed to desired finish version.

Toddler – Preschool (3T – 4T)
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, dc 10, join.
Rnd 2: Ch2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1], repeat around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2], repeat around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3], repeat around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4], repeat around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 8 – 10: Repeat Rnd 7.
Proceed to desired finish version.

Child
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, dc 10, join.
Rnd 2: Ch2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1], repeat around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2], repeat around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3], repeat around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4], repeat around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 11], repeat around, join. (65 DC)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc around, join. (65 DC)
Rnd 9 – 12: Repeat Rnd 8.
Proceed to desired finish version.

Teen (Small Adult)
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, dc 10, join.
Rnd 2: Ch2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1], repeat around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2], repeat around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3], repeat around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4], repeat around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 5], repeat around, join. (70 DC)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc around, join. (70 DC)
Rnd 9 – 13: Repeat Rnd 8.
Proceed to desired finish version.

Adult (Medium Adult)
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, dc 10, join.
Rnd 2: Ch2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1], repeat around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2], repeat around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3], repeat around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4], repeat around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 5], repeat around, join. (70 DC)
Rnd 8: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 13], repeat around, join. (75 DC)
Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc around, join. (75 DC)
Rnd 10 – 14: Repeat Rnd 9.
Proceed to desired finish version.

Adult (Large/X-Large)
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, dc 10, join.
Rnd 2: Ch2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1], repeat around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2], repeat around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3], repeat around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4], repeat around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 5], repeat around, join. (70 DC)
Rnd 8: Ch2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 6], repeat around, join. (80 DC)
Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc around, join. (80 DC)
Rnd 10 – 15: Repeat Rnd 9.
Proceed to desired finish version.




 Version 1:
This version creates a looser band fit around the forehead and a larger scallop.
CC = alternate color
3 Rnds of: Ch 2, HDC around, join.
CC = primary color
1 Rnd of: Ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 7 DC in next st, skip next 2 sts, [sl st in next, skip 2, 7 DC in next, skip 2] repeat around. SC in last sp, join.
Finish, weave ends.



Version 2:
This version creates a tighter band fit around the forehead and a smaller scallop.
CC = alternate color
4 Rnds of: Ch 1, SC around, join.
CC = primary color
1 Rnd of: 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 flowers to add to my beanies using the following free pattern:
Crocodile Stitch Flower, Free Pattern from B.hooked Crochet

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

And here I am modeling the Pretty Girl Beanie!



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xx

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