Thursday, January 9, 2014

Easy Crochet Beanie Hat



What's a girl to do when the weather is SO cold outside, too cold to want to do anything, other than do the weekly grocery shop and attend our Sunday Church meeting.

What do I do? - I crochet warm Beanie Hats for myself and my girls - While watching a British Period Drama :) of course!


I love this Beanie pattern, it is really easy and you can make it pretty if it's for yourself or family member/ girl or make it masculine for a guy.

I also mix it up with the pattern, by using different stitches past RND 8 as I did for my Beanie hat featured in this post.






I added a crochet flower & a jeweled pin to it.

Here you can see my pattern, the stitches I used were 2 double crochets in every other stitch and finishing with a single round of double crochet and single crochet stitches.


Easy Crocheted Beanie Hat

Finished Circumference 21”

Materials to fit 22-23” head

Crochet hook US I-9
Yarn Needle
Gauge; 11 double crochet = 4”; 7 rows = 4” in double crochet. Check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the spec gauge.

NOTE: I have used this pattern numerous times, and if I make a hat for a child, all I do is crochet a couple of less stitches, depending on how big the child's head is – I try every couple of rows to see it fits (My little girls are my tester outers:) And I once I mastered this pattern – after RND 8 I started making up my own pattern. Also, I use Hook H.

Ch – Chain
slSlip St – Slip stitch
DC – double crochet
St – stitch
* - repeat

Hat

Chain 4, join with a slip stitch to form ring.

RND 1: Chain 3 (counts as a double crochet throughout) Work 11 double crochet into the ring, slip stitch to first DC to join - You should have in total 12 DC stitches.

RND 2: Ch 3 -DC in the same suit, 2 DC in each DC around, slip St to first DC to join – You should have in total 24 DC stitches. (2dc, 2dc, 2dc etc. All the way around)

RND 3: Ch 3 – 2 DC in the next DC. * DC in next DC, 2 DC in next DC; repeat from *. Slip St to first DC to join. You should have in total 36 stitches (looks like, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc etc. All around)

RND 4: Ch 3 – DC in next DC, 2 DC in next DC, * DC in next 2 DC, 2 DC in next DC; repeat from *. Slip St to first DC to join – You should have in total 48 DC stitches (looks like 2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc all around)

RND 5: Ch 3 – DC in next 4 DC, 2 DC in the next DC, *dc in the next 5 DC, 2 DC in the next DC; repeat from *. Slip St to first DC to join – You should have in total 56 DC sts. (From * it looks like 5dc, 2dc, 5dc, 2dc, etc. All around)

RND 6 – 14: Ch 3. DC in each DC around, slip St to first DC to join. Fasten off & weave in ends.

After Rnd 8 you can always change the stitches up to make your own pattern, like I did.

Note this pattern was given to me by a friend, I don't know where she originally got it. I have no legal claim to the original pattern.















1 comment:

  1. You did a great job on this. It turned out perfectly.

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