Sunday, 22 December 2013

How To - Crochet a Quick and Simple Beanie for 0-6 months

This is the first post in a short mini series on how to crochet a quick and simple beanie using double crochet stitches. 

This pattern uses chunky/bulky weight yarn (yarn weight of 5) and a 6.0 mm crochet hook.

Beanie 0-6 months
Hat circumference 12" to fit up to 16" head circumference (possibly 17")

Round 1
Ch5, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 12dc into loop - (12)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as chs, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Round 3
Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36)

Rounds 4 - 12
Ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Happy crafting folks!






© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.

14 comments:

  1. I have to say i have followed this pattern for my nieces new baby as a surprise for her and i think its a really simple way of making a beanie and i am new to crochet. Thank you very much.

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  2. I am working on the baby beanie, can't get the top to close watched your video like 20 times and still it won't close what could I be doing wrong? Please help!

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    1. You have to make sure you your double crochets in the right hole, the middle hole. From experience, I have learned if you get confused, which is very easy to do, and build the in the wrong hole, it won't work. I place my little finger through the hole, to help determine I am working into the right space. Being new myself, however having made already dozens of beanies,it is hard for me to explain in much more detail, however, I sincerely this helps you at least a little bit...

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  3. How do I adjust this pattern for Simply Soft yarn (weight 4)? What hook would I use?

    Thank you very much!!!

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    1. I was wondering the same thing does anyone know?

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    2. I just follow the same pattern above I just use different yarn but the size may very

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  4. Good video, but could you show how to finish off and do you leave yarn long enough to thread through the other part of hat? Also, what other weight and hook size will be suitable for this hat? Thirdly, do you know how to print the written instructions? I'm using my iPad.
    Carol...new at crouching.

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  5. Love this pattern hope to see more baby stuff like this. Can you make a tiger hat ? Just a suggestion. :) :) :)

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  6. I'm trying to make a 0-6 month hat for my son and I'm using weight 6 yarn and a size 9mm hook. This hat fits my toddler! Ugh I can't get this pattern to fit my sons head, the hat is always too big or too small.

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    1. Very new myself, but so far, have had some success... perhaos I would try, if you havent, a smaller hook. Although most of the beanies I make are for adults, I use a 6.5mm hook, and for a baby, 9mm just sounds too big... good luck, hang in there, you will get it...

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    2. Just a suggestion, as I am quite new myself, I use a 6.5mm hook to make adult beanies... starting to learn how to make them for babies and children. A 9mm hook sounds too large. I say that because I am currently working on a blanket, using Bernat Blanket Chunky Yarn, and I am using a 9mm, which makes awfully big stitches. I hope, despite learning myself, that was a little helpful to you. Also, if you haven't, do a search on Yahoo or Google and they have charts which will tell you the best hook size depending on the size of the beanie you want to make, according to age, from premie babies to full size adult... my understanding is the smaller hooks should be used for the smaller beanies...

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  7. That hook is way to big Hun. You need to use a G or H hook.

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    1. If you did, you'd end up with a smaller hat. You can use any hook with any yarn, there are no rules in crochet! only recommendations :)

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