Monday, October 20, 2014

Crochet Preemie Fall Yellow and Orange Embellished Twin Hats - FREE Pattern


I have been on a fall hat roll lately. Here's another cute little boy and girl hat set. This set also matches perfectly with my newly crocheted Candy Corn Colored Making Waves Legwarmers - as seen below.




Use my FREE All Sizes Basic Beanie pattern to create this set in any size!

*10.24.14 UPDATE: This was previous titled a "Crochet Newborn Fall..." Please see Pattern Notes section regarding title change.

Materials:
   - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Orange, Yellow and White
   - H8/5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends - I like to use a #18, or #20
Embellishments -
   - 1 1/8"/22mm White Button (for Beanie version)
   - 3/4"/17.8mm Yellow Button (for Shell Edge version)
   - Ribbed Pumpkin Beanie Pattern (Paid Pattern) for Flower
   - I9/5.5mm Hook for Flower (as recommended by pattern)
   - Partially Lined Alligator Clip or Be Prepared to Sew on Flower to Hat

Notes on Material:
   My buttons came from Hobby Lobby. I used THESE white ones, and THESE yellow ones.

Time Spent:
   The basic beanie takes me less than 30 minutes to work up. With the color change and the embellishment, each of these hats works up in roughly 30-45 minutes.

Measurements:
   Crown measures 3.75" in diameter to fit a head circumference of about 13.75", and is 4.25" long.

Gauge:
   Using 5mm Hook - 4" x 4"
     CH 16, DC in 3rd ST from hook and ea ST across. (14 DC)
     R2 - 8: CH 2, turn. DC in ea ST across.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
   CH - Chain
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   ST - stitch
   SC - Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:
   To work my joins in the crown, I used the Seamless Round method also by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet. This method is great for hiding your seam! My pattern is not phrased the correct way for using her method - it's phrased the old fashioned slip stitch to join way.

Beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch.

Join to the first double crochet, not the beginning chain 2.

I wrote this pattern with a candy corn in mind to match the legwarmers, but feel free to substitute with any color combination.

Change color in the last yarn over of the stitch.

If you don't feel like embellishing your hats, the plain ones look great too!

10.24.14 UPDATE: This was previous titled a "Crochet Newborn Fall..." My sister-in-law, Bree, is a family photographer who does LOTS of newborn photo shoots. Following the posting of my All Sizes Beanie pattern, I whipped out quite a few newborn sized hats (including this one) based on the chart provided by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet. According to her, the newborn head circumference is 13-14" and the length should be 4" - 4.5". Upon completing my hats, I made a trip to her house to deliver them and she turned all of them away. She said they were sure not to fit any of the newborns that she photographs and that they would be better suited for preemie's. SO - my suggestion for a newborn size would be to make the 3-6 Month Size as that one is exactly what she liked and requested for future hats.



Patterns:

Beanie Version

          **Starting with Orange
CH 4. Join to form a ring. CH 2. Make 8 DC into the ring. Join. (8 DC)
R2: CH 2. Make 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (16 DC)
R3: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (24 DC)
R4: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in ea of next 2 DC's, (2 DC in next DC, DC in ea of next 2 DC's) around. Join. (32 DC)
R5: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
R6: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
          **Change to Yellow.
R7 - 8: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
R9: CH 1. SC in ea DC around. Join.
R10: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.

*If you choose to attach a button, make sure it is secure! To attach mine, I cut a piece of yarn, and then pulled it apart to use two strands for sewing. I weave my end into the back of the area where I wanted my button to go, and then went through the two holes on the button four times, and then weave in some more. I then added a few dabs of hot glue to provide extra security.
IF THE BUTTON COMES LOOSE - it does pose a choking hazard to baby.

Shell Edge Version

          **Starting with Orange
CH 4. Join to form a ring. CH 2. Make 8 DC into the ring. Join. (8 DC)
R2: CH 2. Make 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (16 DC)
R3: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (24 DC)
R4: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in ea of next 2 DC's, (2 DC in next DC, DC in ea of next 2 DC's) around. Join. (32 DC)
R5: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
R6: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
          **Change to Yellow
R7: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
R8: CH 1. SC in ea DC around.
R9: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.
R10: CH 1. SC in the 1st ST, SK next ST, 5 DC in the next ST, SK next ST, (SC in the next ST, SK next ST, 5 DC in the next ST, SK next ST) around. Join to the first SC.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.

*The flower pattern I used came with the Ribbed Pumpkin Hat by Jennifer of Crochet by Jennifer. After working the flower, I then glued it onto a partially lined alligator clip so it can easily be removed if desired. 
You can just as easily cut a longer tail when finished crocheting the flower to use to sew the flower onto the hat.

Please feel free to make and sell these embellished fall beanies, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

I CAN NOT WAIT! To make some more of these in other color combinations!

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
I have some hats available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Red Heart With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

Linked Up To...
Make it Monday - Etcetorize
Awesome Things Tuesday - Sowdering About in Seattle
Your Whims Wednesday #185 - My Girlish Whims
239th Inspire Me Tuesday - A Stroll Thru Life
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party #29 - Lou Lou Girls
The Sunday Showcase No 264 - By Stephanie Lynn
October 2014 Sharing Time Week 3 - Raising Memories
Yarn Fanatic Party #12 - The Philosopher's Wife
Create Link Inspire Linky Party #47 - The Crafty Blog Stalker
Inspiration Monday Link Party #68 - Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Wow Me Wednesday #177 - Ginger Snap Crafts
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Crochet Preemie Candy Corn Hat - FREE Pattern - Plus Notes to Make in Any Size!


After working up the Candy Corn Colored Newborn Making Waves Legwarmers, I decided to make a matching candy corn colored hat to go with it. 

Use my FREE All Sizes Basic Beanie Pattern to make a candy corn colored hat in any size!

*This was previously titled "Crochet Newborn Candy Corn Hat..."
Please see pattern notes regarding title change.

Materials:
   - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Yellow, Orange and White
   - H8/5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle - I like to use a #18 or #20.

Time Spent:
   While a basic beanie using this pattern takes me less than 30 minutes, weaving in the yarn for the color changes bumps this hat up to roughly 45 minutes or less.

Measurements:
   Crown measures 3.75" in diameter to fit a head circumference of about 13.75", and is 4.25" long.

Gauge:
   Using 5mm Hook - 4" x 4"
     CH 16, DC in 3rd ST from hook and ea ST across. (14 DC)
     R2 - 8: CH 2, turn. DC in ea ST across.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
   CH - Chain
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   ST - stitch
   SC - Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:
   If making this hat in a different size, think of the color sections on an actual candy corn. You will want your orange section to be larger than your white section, and your yellow section bigger than your orange section.

Beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch.

Join to the first double crochet, not the beginning chain 2.

I wrote this pattern with a candy corn in mind to match the legwarmers, but feel free to substitute with any color combination.

10.24.14 UPDATE: My sister-in-law, Bree, is a family photographer who does LOTS of newborn photo shoots. Following the posting of my All Sizes Beanie pattern, I whipped out quite a few newborn sized hats (including this one) based on the chart provided by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet. According to her, the newborn head circumference is 13-14" and the length should be 4" - 4.5". Upon completing my hats, I made a trip to her house to deliver them and she turned all of them away. She said they were sure not to fit any of the newborns that she photographs and that they would be better suited for preemie's. SO - my suggestion for a newborn size would be to make the 3-6 Month Size as that one is exactly what she liked and requested for future hats.

Pattern:
          **Starting with White
CH 4. Join to form a ring. CH 2. Make 8 DC into the ring. Join. (8 DC)
R2: CH 2. Make 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (16 DC)
R3: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (24 DC)
         **Change Colors to Yellow
R4: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in ea of next 2 DC's, (2 DC in next DC, DC in ea of next 2 DC's) around. Join. (32 DC)
R5 - 6: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
          **Change Color to Orange
R7 - 8: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
R9: CH 1. SC in ea DC around. Join.
R10: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.

Please feel free to make and sell your own Candy Corn Inspired Beanie (or any TriColor Combination), but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing a Candy Corn Colored Hat?
I have some hats available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Red Heart With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn

Linked Up To...
Make it Monday - Etcetorize
Awesome Things Tuesday - Sowdering About in Seattle
Your Whims Wednesday #185 - My Girlish Whims
239th Inspire Me Tuesday - A Stroll Thru Life
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party #29 - Lou Lou Girls
The Sunday Showcase No 264 - By Stephanie Lynn
October 2014 Sharing Time Week 3 - Raising Memories
Yarn Fanatic Party #12 - The Philosopher's Wife
Create Link Inspire Linky Party #47 - The Crafty Blog Stalker
Inspiration Monday Link Party #68 - Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Wow Me Wednesday #177 - Ginger Snap Crafts
Hookin on Hump Day #81 - Moogly / Petals to Picots

Crochet Candy Corn Colored Newborn Making Waves Legwarmers - Pattern REVIEW - A Crocheted Simplicity


I have had owls on my brain lately thinking that owl hats would be perfect for fall! I've been working on a few versions of fall owl hats that aren't quite ready to be shared yet but soon. 

For now, I thought I would test out some legwarmer patterns so that I can make up some to go with the owl hats.

First up, the Making Waves Legwarmers by Jennifer of A Crocheted Simplicity. I hearted several of her patterns - hoping to go back SOON and make some more purchases.

I do plan on working these legwarmers in several different colors and sizes but I started with the 0-3 Month size.

Materials I Used:
     - Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Yellow, Orange, and White 
     - H8/5mm Hook (as recommended)
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - Making Waves Legwarmers Pattern (Paid Pattern)

Time Spent:
   Each pair of the 0-3 Month size took me about 30 minutes to complete, plus 20 minutes each to weave in my ends for a total of just under two hours for the pair.

Measurements:
   The pattern includes sizes for 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-18 months, 2-3 years, 4-5 years and 6-7 years.
   I began with the 0-3 Month size which measures 3" wide by 6.5" long.

Pattern Notes:
   I made one test legwarmer in a solid purple color. From this, I concluded that the solid color doesn't work very well with the ripple effect - I would suggest using at least two colors.

   I also did not like how you have to sew the bottom and top cuffs, so I changed it to a Foundation Double Crochet 18 and then work two rounds of Front Post Double Crochet, Back Post Double Crochet. This gives a defined cuff, flexibility starting with the foundation double crochet versus a regular chain and foundation round, and eliminates the need to sew up your cuffs.
I found with the first one, your cuffs should be about an inch long.

*If you need help working the Foundation Double Crochet - Tamara of Moogly has a great tutorial - How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch.

The pattern was REALLY easy to follow. After the first one, I had ideas in my head of making myself a pair! It is very easy to adjust - start by working a foundation double crochet 1-2" shorter than the circumference of the your knee/thigh (since the acrylic yarn will stretch!) and then continue working the pattern.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing Some Legwarmers?
   I will be adding these and other legwarmers to my Etsy shop. Fell free to send in your custom color and size requests! Some colors options include: Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn, Red Heart With Love, Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft, and Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton Yarn (100% Cotton).
   I am happy to make this into a Mommy and Me Set - please send me a message!

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Make it Monday - Etcetorize
Awesome Things Tuesday - Sowdering About in Seattle
Your Whims Wednesday #185 - My Girlish Whims
239th Inspire Me Tuesday - A Stroll Thru Life
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party #29 - Lou Lou Girls
The Sunday Showcase No 264 - By Stephanie Lynn
October 2014 Sharing Time Week 3 - Raising Memories
Yarn Fanatic Party #12 - The Philosopher's Wife
Create Link Inspire Linky Party #47 - The Crafty Blog Stalker
Inspiration Monday Link Party #68 - Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Wow Me Wednesday #177 - Ginger Snap Crafts
Hookin on Hump Day #81 - Moogly / Petals to Picots

Crochet Square Washcloth - Pattern REVIEW - Stitch11



I found this cute Square Washcloth Pattern while browsing through the free household item patterns courtesy of Corina from Stitch11. I had some cotton yarn laying around that I got back on clearance back around Spring Time and decided to give the pattern a go.

Materials I Used:
     - 1 Skein of Lily Sugar n Cream in Beach Ball Blue
     - H8/5mm Hook (size down from recommended)
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - Square Washcloth Pattern (free pattern)

Material Notes:
     *Bernat Handicrafter Yarn, and Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton are good substitutions.
     *I attempted one washcloth with a I9/5.5mm hook (as recommended) but did not have enough yarn left to complete a second washcloth.
     *I would not go any smaller than a #20 tapestry needle since cotton yarn is a little more difficult to work with being that there isn't much stretch and flexibility.

Time Spent:
     I was able to work up two washcloths in about an hour.

Measurements:
     Using the recommended hook, your washcloths will measure out to be an 8.5" square.
     Using the H hook like I did, my washcloths came out to be a 7.5" square.


Pattern Notes: 

I really like the look of these washcloths - the four triangles coming together look. 

According to Corina, this look also allows this washcloth to stretch in all directions so it keeps it's square shape.

Clean up is a cinch! Simply throw your washcloths in with your regular laundry and then lay flat to dry!


Make a matching pair of facial scrubbies and this would make a great gift set!
Check out my free facial scrubbie patterns:

Square Facial Scrubbies in Sand Dune Ombre

Round Facial Scrubbies in Rainbow Bright Ombre
Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing Some Washcloths?
     I have added some washcloths to the Sale, Oops and RTS section of my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color and/or size requests. View some color options here: Lily Sugar n Cream, Bernat Handicrafter, Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Crochet Preemie TWIN Tri-Colored Striped Fall Hats - FREE PATTERN


I have been in a fall hat kind of mood. Here's a cute little twin hat set.

This hat set is perfect for twins - one boy and one girl!

This hat set is great for fall photo shoots as well as a fall baby shower gift. 

Change up the colors, and this hat set is great for any time of the year!

You can easily make this a family hat set, or a mommy/daddy and me set! Simply use my Basic Beanie Pattern as a guide, or leave me a comment with your request and I shall work up the color changes.

I do plan on adding the other sizes here at a later time.

*This pattern was previously titled "Crochet Newborn Twin..."
Please see pattern notes regarding title change.

Materials:
     - Small amounts of 3 Skeins of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Brown,  Yellow, and Sungold.
     - H8/5mm Hook
     - Tapestry Needle - I like to use an #18

Time Spent:
     Each one of these took about 45 minutes to complete. The basic beanie itself does not take that long, but the added colors leave additional ends to weave in.

Measurements:
  Crown measures 3.75" in diameter to fit a head circumference of about 13.75", and is 4.25" long.

Gauge:
   Using 5mm Hook - 4" x 4"
     CH 16, DC in 3rd ST from hook and ea ST across. (14 DC)
     R2 - 8: CH 2, turn. DC in ea ST across.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
   CH - Chain
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   ST - stitch
   SC - Single Crochet
   SK - Skip

Pattern Notes:
To work my joins in the crown, I used the Seamless Round method also by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet. This method is great for hiding your seam! My pattern is not phrased the correct way for using her method - it's phrased the old fashioned slip stitch to join way.

Join to the first Double Crochet, not the Chain 2.

Chain 2 does not count as a stitch.

I will be including the colors I used in my pattern, but feel free to change out the colors for whichever ones you like!

Change color in the last yarn over of the stitch.

10.24.14 UPDATE: My sister-in-law, Bree, is a family photographer who does LOTS of newborn photo shoots. Following the posting of my All Sizes Beanie pattern, I whipped out quite a few newborn sized hats (including this one) based on the chart provided by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet. According to her, the newborn head circumference is 13-14" and the length should be 4" - 4.5". Upon completing my hats, I made a trip to her house to deliver them and she turned all of them away. She said they were sure not to fit any of the newborns that she photographs and that they would be better suited for preemie's. SO - my suggestion for a newborn size would be to make the 3-6 Month Size as that one is exactly what she liked and requested for future hats.

Patterns:

Beanie Version
Starting with Brown, CH 4. Join to form a ring. CH 2. Make 8 DC into the ring. Join. (8 DC)
R2: CH 2. Make 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (16 DC)
R3: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (24 DC)
     *Change to Sungold.
R4: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in ea of next 2 DC's, (2 DC in next DC, DC in ea of next 2 DC's) around. Join. (32 DC)
R5: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
     *Change to Yellow.
R6 - R7: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
     *Change to Brown.
R8: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
R9: CH 1. SC in ea DC around. Join.
R10: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.

Shell Edged Version

Starting with Brown, CH 4. Join to form a ring. CH 2. Make 8 DC into the ring. Join. (8 DC)
R2: CH 2. Make 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (16 DC)
R3: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (24 DC)
     *Change to Sungold.
R4: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in ea of next 2 DC's, (2 DC in next DC, DC in ea of next 2 DC's) around. Join. (32 DC)
R5: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
     *Change to Yellow.
R6 - R7: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
     *Change to Brown.
R8: CH 1. SC in ea DC around. Add 1 SC to the last stitch. Join. (33 DC)
R9: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.
R10: CH 2. Make 5 DC in the 1st ST, SK next ST, SC in the next ST, SK next ST, (5 DC in the next ST, SK next ST, SC in the next ST, SK next ST). Repeat around 6 more times. Join.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.

Please feel free to make and sell these tri-colored striped fall beanies, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

I CAN NOT WAIT! To make some more of these in other color combinations!

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
I have some hats available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Red Heart With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Basic Beanie, Newborn through Adult Large - Free Crochet Pattern

07.27.17 Complete Update: I originally posted this back in October of 2014, and have since gotten a better hold on working beanies, and have come with a better set pattern for each size. There are a lot of other great patterns out there, but this is my own, created over many hours and seatings, worked and settled with my own tension and gauge. Everyone crochets a little bit differently, but the great thing about acrylic yarn, and these beanies though is that the sizes will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Another great thing I've discovered is that with the I9/5.5mm hook, each round worked increases by 1" in size, so it's easy to determine ahead of time if the crown size works out - Check after Round 3 to see if you are on the right path.

Keep in mind that different yarns will work up a little bit differently in the sizing. This particular pattern was written using all Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarns because this is one of the yarns that I use the most. Working with other worsted weight yarns could produce a slightly smaller or larger product so make sure to check your gauge! And if you need to make an adjustment to better meet the crown size, I would recommend starting by simply adding or subtracting one stitch from the first round.

Materials:
   - 75-195 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Brown, Yellow, Sungold, Forest Green, Cream, Purple, and Cranberry.
   - I9/5.5mm Hook 
   - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Berroco Vintage, Red Heart's With Love
One 7 oz (355 yards) skein will make multiple hats - with one skein, I was able to work up a Toddler, Child, Adult Small and Large size with one pom pom on the top, and still had a small amount left.


Time Spent:
     Times range from 30 minutes to two hours.

Measurements:
     The Newborn Size has a crown of 4.25" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 13.5" to fit a head size of 13" 14", and is 5" in length.

The 3-6 Month Size has a crown of 4.75" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 15" to fit a head size of 15" 16", and is 5.25" in length.

The 6-12 Month Size has a crown of 5.5" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 17.5" to fit a head size of 17" 19", and is 5.75" in length.

The Toddler Size has a crown of 5.75" in diameter, a circumference of 18" to fit a head size of 18-20", and is 6.5" in length.

The Child Size - Teen/Adult Small Size has a crown of 6.25" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 19.75" to fit a head size of 20-22", and is 7" - 8.5" in length.

The Adult Large Size has a crown of 6.75" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 21.25" to fit a head size of 22-23", and is about 8.5" - 9.5" in length.

*If you are concerned with the size (or want to make a different size), take your tape measure out and measure around your head just above your eyebrows. The distance around is the circumference. If it does not fall in the circumference range of [Example: 20-22" for Adult Small], you will need to use this equation to figure out what size diameter you will need: Your Circumference / 3.14 (pi) = crown diameter

Gauge:
With I Love This Yarn and an I9/5.5mm Hook = 4" x 4"
    Chain 16, DC in the 4th stitch, and in each stitch across. (14 DC)
    R2 - R8: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
    Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     HDC - Half Double Crochet
     DC - Double Crochet


Pattern Notes:
    I work my crown and body differently than most to help keep my seam straight, and it will be written as such.

In the crown, the beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch, but in the body, the chain 2 does count.

Join to the first stitch, not the beginning chain 2.

If you need some help working one of these beanies, I have a step by step photo tutorial in my Women's Basic Beanie post, and I even explain how to make a fun pom pom to embellish the top of the beanie with!

Patterns:


NEWBORN:
    Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 1. 9 HDC into the ring. Join. (9 HDC) R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 8 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (18 DC) R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (27 DC) R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (36 DC)

R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (36 DC)

R6: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first DC, and each DC around. Join. (36 DC)

R7: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (36 DC)

R8 - 10: Repeat Rounds 6 and 7, ending with a Round 6.

R11: Chain 1. 1 SC into the first stitch, & each stitch around. Join. (36 SC)


3-6 MONTH: 
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 11 DC into the ring. Join. (11 DC) R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 10 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (22 DC) R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (33 DC) R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (33 DC) R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first four stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (44 DC)

R6: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (44 DC)

R7: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first DC, and each DC around. Join. (44 DC)

R8: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (44 DC)

R9 - 10: Repeat Rounds 7 and 8.

R11: Chain 1. 1 SC into the first stitch, & each stitch around. Join. (44 SC)


6-12 MONTH: 
    Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 10 DC into the ring. Join. (10 DC) R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 9 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (20 DC) R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 9x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (30 DC) R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 9x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (40 DC)

R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first four stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches) 9x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (50 DC)

R6: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (50 DC)

R7: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first DC, and each DC around. Join. (50 DC)

R8: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (50 DC)

R9 - 11: Repeat Rounds 7 and 8, ending with a Round 7.

R12: Chain 1. 1 SC into the first stitch, & each stitch around. Join. (50 SC)



TODDLER, 1-3 YEARS: 
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 11 DC into the ring. Join. (11 DC) R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 10 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (22 DC) R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (33 DC) R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (44 DC)

R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first four stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (55 DC)

R6: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (55 DC)

R7: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first DC, and each DC around. Join. (55 DC)

R8: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (55 DC)

R9 - 12: Repeat Rounds 7 and 8.

R13 - 14: Chain 1. 1 SC into the first stitch, & each stitch around. Join. (55 SC)



CHILD, 4-12 YEARS: 
    Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 9 HDC into the ring. Join. (9 HDC) R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 8 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (18 DC) R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (27 DC)

R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (36 DC)

R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first four stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (45 DC)

R6: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first five stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (54 DC)

R7: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (54 DC)

R8: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first DC, and each DC around. Join. (54 DC)

R9: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (54 DC)

R10 - 13: Repeat Rounds 8 and 9.

R14 - 15: Chain 1. 1 SC into the first stitch, & each stitch around. Join. (54 SC)


TEEN/ADULT SMALL:
    Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 9 HDC into the ring. Join. (9 HDC) R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 8 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (18 DC) R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (27 DC) R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (36 DC) R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first four stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (45 DC) R6: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first five stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (54 DC) R7: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (54 DC) R8: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first DC, and each DC around. Join. (54 DC) R9: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (54 DC) R10 - 16: Repeat Rounds 8 and 9, ending with a Round 8. R17 - 18: Chain 1. 1 SC into the first stitch, & each stitch around. Join. (54 SC)



ADULT LARGE: 
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 11 DC into the ring. Join. 11 DC) R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 10 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (22 DC) R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (33 DC) R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (44 DC)

R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first four stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (55 DC)

R6: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first five stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (66 DC)

R7: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (66 DC)

R8: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first DC, and each DC around. Join. (66 DC)

R9: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (66 DC)

R10 - 18: Repeat Rounds 8 and 9, ending with a Round 8.

R19 - 20: Chain 1. 1 SC into the first stitch, & each stitch around. Join. (66 SC)
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