Quick. Easy. Adorable.
The Soft & Sweet Baby Beanie is a lovely baby gift. The pattern offers 3 sizes and 4 color options to change up the basic double crochet beanie so you can suit it to boys and girls or go gender-neutral!
Newborn (6 Mos., 12 Mos.)
Newborn finished measurements: 14” head circumference and 5” length from brim to crown
6 mos. finished measurements: 16.25” head circumference and 5.75” length from brim to crown
12 mos. finished measurements: 18” head circumference and 6.5” length from brim to crown
All Samples Used Various Colors of: Baby Bee Sweet Delight (60% Acrylic & 40% Polyamide; 377 yd [344 m] / 4 oz [113 g]
For Yarn Substitutions:
71 (84, 101) yd [65 (77, 93) m] / 0.74 (0.88, 1.1) oz [21 (25, 30 g] of #3 Light (DK weight) yarn
Size F/5 [3.75 mm] hook
18 sts and 11 rows = 4” in double crochet
- This beanie is worked in the round from crown to brim in double crochet with one round of reverse single crochet (crab stitch) as a border.
- Each round is a Right Side round.
Use one color to work the entire hat. Easy!
Color Blocked Hat:
Work Rounds 1-8 (1-10, 1-12) in Color A and Rounds 9-13 (11-15, 13-17) in Color B. Work Edging Round in A or B as desired. Try making a pom-pom in Color C and attach to the crown center for a jaunty winter look!
Classic 2-Color Stripes:
Work all odd numbered rounds in Color A and all even-numbered rounds in Color B; work Edging Round in B. Carry unused yarn down the inside of the hat “seam” without fastening off to reduce the number of ends to weave in. (Psst! This sample shows the Classic 2-Color Stripes Beanie with my Baby Bear Ears motif from my Sweet Motifs for Crochet Delight Collection!)
Multi-Stripes: Work each round in a different color, or alternate colors at random. Go color crazy! Pick “boy” or “girl” colors or make it gender-neutral—a great option for gifts where the parents are not finding out the baby’s sex.
Fasten off and break yarn after each round and join a new color at the start of the next round. Work over yarn ends to weave in as you go and reduce finishing.
BASIC BEANIE INSTRUCTIONS
See Color Variations Above to determine color patterning.
Make adjustable ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring, sl st to join round and pull beginning yarn tail to close ring…12 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to first dc to join round…24 dc.
Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next dc *2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…36 dc.
Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…48 dc.
Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 3 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…60 dc.
Size 6 Mos. and 12 Mos. ONLY
Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…72 dc.
Size 12 Mos. ONLY
Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 11 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 11 dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…78 dc.
Round 6 (7, 8): Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around, sl st to first dc to join round.
Rounds 7-13 (8-15, 9-17): Ch 3 (counts as dc, dc in each dc around, sl st to first dc to join round.
Edging Round: Ch 1, work rev sc (crab stitch) in each dc around, sl st to first rev sc to join round.
Weave in yarn ends. Block lightly with gentle steam if desired.
* repeat the instructions following
the single asterisk as directed
dc double crochet
rev sc reverse single crochet (crab stitch)
RS Right Side
sl st slip stitch
WS Wrong Side
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