Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Basic DC Beanie Pattern


Hey Rockers!

I've been meaning to add my pattern for a basic double crochet beanie/hat for ages and ages. This week I made it priority number one! I wrote the pattern in 10 sizes from Newborn to Adult X-Large, took photos and voila - here is a great resource for those of you who make a lot of hats.

I use the basic double crochet beanie for so many character hats and special orders. I also used a double crochet beanie as the base for my Pretty Girl Beanie and Pretty Baby Beanie, which people really seem to like. This version is flexible and can be used for almost any hat base, whether you are crocheting a simple one-color beanie, multicolored or striped cap, ear flap hat or sports cap.

There are MANY great basic beanie or hat patterns for free on the internet, at Ravelry and on several crochet bloggers' sites that I follow weekly. This is just my version, that I've found to be fairly true to size and measurements. I hope you are able to use it to crochet all kinds of fabulous hats. If you do find an error or have a question please do leave a comment here or on Facebook and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I love feedback too!


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Skill Level: Easy

Supplies:
Medium/worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size I-9 (5.5 mm)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:
CH = chain
DC = double crochet
JOIN = sl st to first dc of round
MR = Magic Ring (tutorial here)
RND = Round
SL ST = slip stitch

Gauge:
4 dc = 1" across
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.

Dimensions are based on averages, (Height x Circumference).
Measure the intended noggin for a truer fit.


Pattern

Newborn (5”x12”)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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 5] around, join. (35 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc around, join. (35 DC)
Rnd 6 – 8: Repeat Rnd 5.
Break yarn, weave ends.

3 months (5.5”x14”)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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 – 9: Repeat Rnd 5.
Break yarn, weave ends.

6 months (6”x15”)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 7] around, join. (45 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc around, join. (45 DC)
Rnd 7 – 10: Repeat Rnd 6.
Break yarn, weave ends.

12 months (6.5”x16)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 7 – 11: Repeat Rnd 6.
Break yarn, weave ends.

Toddler – Preschool (2T – 4T) (7.5”x18”)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 9] around, join. (55 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc around, join. (55 DC)
Rnd 8 – 12: Repeat Rnd 7.
Break yarn, weave ends.

Child (8”x20”)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4] around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 8 – 14: Repeat Rnd 7.
Break yarn, weave ends.

Teen (Small Adult) (9”x21”)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4] around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 11] around, join. (65 DC)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc around, join. (65 DC)
Rnd 9 – 15: Repeat Rnd 8.
Break yarn, weave ends.

Adult (Medium) (10”x21”)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4] around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 5] around, join. (70 DC)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc around, join. (70 DC)
Rnd 9 – 15: Repeat Rnd 8.
Break yarn, weave ends.

Adult (Large) (11”x22”)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4] around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 5] around, join. (70 DC)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 13] around, join. (75 DC)
Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc around, join. (75 DC)
Rnd 10 – 16: Repeat Rnd 9.
Break yarn, weave ends.

Adult (X-Large) (11.5”x23”)
Rnd 1: MR, ch 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, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4] around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 5] around, join. (70 DC)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 6] around, join. (80 DC)
Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc around, join. (80 DC)
Rnd 10 – 17: Repeat Rnd 9.
Break yarn, weave ends.


If your beanie is too short, add a few extra rows of “dc around” to add height; too long, subtract 1 – 2 rows of “dc around” to shorten.

You are all done!

Would a video tutorial help you? Stephanie Darnell from Hats, Hugs, and Hope - a chapter of Crochet for Cancer has created this YouTube video demonstrating how to crochet my Basic DC Beanie. Enjoy!

 

XX,

Tia

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5 comments:

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    1. Anonymous - I only wish I could take credit for it! Stephanie did an excellent job didn't she!

      Thanks,
      Tia

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  2. In Australia, Aran is not easily available unless it's a bulky weight or custom order (both end up in the higher price range) What would you suggest for 8-ply yarn to crochet your hats - i.e. different size hook?

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    1. Hi Anonymous, Just saw this - it's a great question! So with 8-ply, I might try a G/4.5mm or H/5.00mm size hook. Try to get as close to gauge as possible. That may mean following a larger pattern for the size of hat you are aiming for. For example, using 8-ply for making a Toddler Size Hat, I may follow the pattern for the Child Size.

      Hope this helps. Do let me know if you have any more questions. My day job has kept me away from my blog for awhile!

      Thanks again, Tia

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  3. Thanks for the pattern it is easy and simple to understand =)

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