Basic Beanie Free Crochet Pattern 2.0!


img_0854UPDATED (March 4, 2014)

Free crochet patterns for EVERY beanie size you could possibly want from Preemie all the way up to adult large.  My originally posted corhcet patterns for these beanies can be found HERE, just in case you are interested, but seeing as it was one of my earlier crochet patterns ever written, it is quite poor in quality and understand-ability (sure, that can be a word).  So, I re-worked my crochet pattern and now have it available to the public!

Stitches required

  • Ch – Chain – Yo, pull through
  • Ss – Slip Stitch – Insert hook, Yo, pull through both loops on hook
  • Dc – Double Crochet – Yo, Insert hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops
  • Inc – Work 2 Dc both into the next stitch

Materials Needed

Starting off with these basic beanie crochet patterns you could make all sorts of different hats: striped, mohawk, owl, monster, with earflaps, newsie, simple, with flowers…And, as always, if you have any questions about any of these, or need any help along the way, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email {familybugs (AT) gmail (DOT) com}.

Please note that the Ch 2 that occurs at the beginning of each round does NOT EVER count as a dc stitch throughout the crochet patterns.

These patterns are based off of the measurements taken from Bev’s Size chart, if you aren’t sure about sizing measurements…well, I’ve included that too!
Clover “Shiro” Tape Measure

  • Newborn: Head Circumference 13″ – 14 ”  33-36cm; hat circ = 11.5″ – 13″ Hat height = 5.5 to 6″ 13-15 cm
  • Baby – 3 to 6 months: Head Circumference: 14″ – 17 ”  36-43 cm; Hat height= 6.5 – 7″ 15-18 cm
  • Baby – 6 to 12 months: Head Circumference: 16″ – 19 ”  41-48 cm ;  Hat height = 7.5″  18 cm
  • Toddler – preschooler (12 months – 3 years): Head Circumference: 18″ to 20 ” 46 -48 cm; Hat height = 8″  20 cm
  • Child (3 – 10 years): Head Circumference: 19″ – 20 1/2″  48-51 cm; Hat height =8.5″  22cm
  • Pre-teens and Teens  Hat: Head Circumference: 20 1/2″ – 22″   53 -56 cm; height 9-10″  25 cm
  • Adult Woman: Head Circumference:  21.5″ – 22.5″  Hat height = 11″
  • Adult Man: Head Circumference:  23″ – 24″  58.4 cm – 61 cm; Hat height = 11″-11.5″

Gauge Swatch – This is used to determine if your tension and hook is going to create a similarly sized product at the end.  After completing this, if your swatch measures larger, you might want to choose a smaller hook and complete another gauge swatch.  If your swatch measures smaller, choose a larger hook and try again.
Ch 16
ROW 1: Sc in second ch from hook and all the way across (15) Ch 2, turn.
ROW 2: Dc all the way across (15) Ch 1, turn.
ROWs 3, 5: Repeat Row 1
ROWs 4, 6: Repeat Row 2
Finish off.  Swatch should measure pretty close to 5.5” X 3

Why double crochet? You might ask.  Well, double crochet is fast, relatively easy, and I think that it still results in a really warm product.  The looser stitches trap more air between the fibers and air is an incredible insulator (that is if you can trap it)!  Also, the looser stitching will result in a hat that has more stretch and give to it, which is more likely to fit all sorts of head shapes and sizes 😀  So, ENJOY!!

Feel free to use and distribute the finished hats however you would like, I don’t mind finished hats being sold from these patterns (That’s what I do with them), or for charity purposes, or auctions…or personal use…turn it upside down and use it as a bowl, add some handles and use it as a bag…skies the limit!

Preemie Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT counts as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (21) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (28). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

Newborn Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 16 dc (16). Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (24) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (32) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (32). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

0-3 Month Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 6-8: Repeat RND 5.

3-6 Month Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

6-12 Month Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 16 dc (16). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (24) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, repeat the follwoing all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (32) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2,repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 3 (40) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (40). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

12-24 Month Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 4 (42) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 7-10: Repeat RND 6.

img_08533-10 Years Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 4 (42) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 7-11: Repeat RND 6.

Preteen – Teen Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 16 dc (16). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (24) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (32) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 3 (40) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 4 (48) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 5 (56). Ss to first to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (56). Ss to first to join.

baby newborn preemie adult large small teenRNDS 8-12: Repeat RND 7.

Adult Small Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 16 dc (16). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (24) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (32) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 3 (40) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2,Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 4 (48) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 5 (56) Ss to first to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (56). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 8-14: Repeat RND 7.

Adult Large Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 4 (42) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 5 (49) Ss to first to join.

RND 7: (Last Increasing round) Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 6 (56). Ss to first to join.

RND 8: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (56). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 9-15: Repeat RND 8.

Free Crochet Insect Patterns


"Going Buggy" collection of crocheted hats
“Going Buggy” collection of crocheted hats

My little blog is named Family Bugs for a lot of different reasons that speak about me and who I am.  As part of this, one of my first crochet projects were these adorable little crochet insects that each represent a different member of my family. There were five of them, and you can find the pattern for those on my Ravelry store front (all for free).  The Beetle represented my husband, the Butterfly represented me, the Grasshopper represented my son, the Bumblebee represented my oldest daughter, and the Ladybug represented my youngest.  Well, along those same lines, I also created some animal hats (sticking with the same colors and insects).  Just recently, I had someone request the pattern for these hats.  So anyways, here we go with the free crochet patterns for these five insect hats (a line of products which I affectionately call “Going Buggy”).

The basic foundation for these hats is of course, the hat itself.  You can find the earflap pattern for every size in Newborn up to adult large HERE.  If you would rather not use the earflaps and want just a basic beanie, then go HERE.

The eyes for each of these (except for the beetle) are all the same.

  • With J hook and black color, Ch 3.
  • RND 1: In third Ch from hook, work 5 dc.  Ss to first to join (5).
  • RND 2: Color change to white, Ch 2, do not turn.  Work 2 dc in each stitch across.  Ss to first to join (20). finish off.

The mouths are all simply sewn right onto the hats in the appropriate places and in different configurations.

LADYBUG

There are actually two different patterns for the ladybug hat.  The first of which is the one that I have pictured at the top of this blog post that has little pompoms for the antenna.  The hat is done in a darker red color, the antenna in black.

  • With J hook, ch 2.
  • RND 1: Work 5 sc all into the second ch from hook (also known as a magic circle).  Ss to first to join.  (5)
  • RND 2: Ch 1, do not turn, work 2 sc into each stitch around.  Ss to first to join. (10)
  • RND 3: (Repeat this round until you reach the desired height of your antenna stalks, I like to do 2-3 rounds here) Ch 1, do not turn.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Ss to first to join. (10)
  • Finish off.
  • Make a pompom and attach it to the magic circle that you started off with.  Attach the antenna to the hat at the desired location.

crochet newborn propThe second option is the one that is pictured to the right, where the hat is done in black, and so is the antenna (works really well with an entire costume or outfit).

  • With J hook, ch 2.
  • RND 1: Work 5 sc all into the second ch from hook (also known as a magic circle).  Ss to first to join. (5)
  • RND 2: Ch 1, do not turn. Work 2 sc into each stitch around.  Ss to first to join. (10)
  • RND 3: Ch 1, do not turn.  Work a 2:1 ratio of sc stitches all the way around (2 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the next).  Ss to first to join. (15)
  • RND 4: Ch 1, do not turn.  Work a 2:2 ratio of sc stitches all the way around (2 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the next 2 stitches). Ss to first to join. (20)
  • RND 5: Ch 1, do not turn.  Sc all the way around.  Ss to first to join. (20)
  • RND 6: Repeat RND 4
  • RND 7: Ch 1, do not turn. Repeat the following 5 X *Sc2tog, sc 2*.  Ss to first to join. (15)
  • RND 8: Ch 1, do not turn. Repeat the following 5X *sc2tog, sc 1*.  Ss to first to join. (10)
  • RND 9: (Repeat this RND until your antenna reaches the desired height, I usually do 3 or 4) Ch 1, do not turn.  Sc in each stitch around.  Ss to first to join. (10)
  • Finish off and attach to the desired location on the hat.

Crocheted Photo PropBUMBLEBEE

This hat pattern is just so simple.  Locate the size that you want from my earflap pattern (or from the beanie patterns).  Start with the black color, and every two RNDs change to another color (either yellow or black depending on what you were using previously).  The bumble bee antennas are just simple pompoms done in the black color and attached to the proper location.  OR, you can use one of the Ladybug antenna patterns for that.  See, simple wimple!

 

BEETLE

As a precaution, I made several of these to sell at a craft show and they were usually called *frogs*. Last four RNDs of this hat is where the color changes come in.  Starting with the Dark Blue, follow the pattern as written.  THEN, fourth RND from the end, color change to light blue, next RND is back to the dark blue, the next RND is back to the light blue, and the last RND finishes up with the dark blue.  The beetle hat also fashions very large, different eyes.  So, let’s work those out (obviously, you want to make two of these):

  • With J hook and black yarn, ch 3.
  • RND 1: In 3rd ch from hook work 10 dc.  Ss to first to join (10)
  • RND 2. Ch 2, do not turn, work 2 dc in each stitch around 9 times, color change to white, and work 2 more DC in that last stitch. Ss to first to join (20).
  • baby newborn preemie adult large small teenRND 3: Still working with the white, Ch 2, do not turn.  Work a 2:1 ratio all the way around (2 dc in the first stitch, 1 dc in the second).  Ss to first to join (30).  Finish off.

GRASSHOPPER

Locate the size that you want from my earflap pattern (or from the beanie patterns) and work all but the last three RNDS in the light green color.  Color change to the darker green for the last three RNDs and for the earflaps (if you chose that option).  You can do the antenna like the ladybug’s, or make the slightly more elongated version that is written below.

  • With J hook and dark green, ch 2.
  • RND 1: In second ch from hook, work 5 sc. Ss to first to join (5)
  • RND 2: Ch 1, do not turn.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around.  Ss to first to join (10).
  • RND 3: Ch 1, do not turn.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Ss to first to join (10).
  • RND 4: Repeat RND 3.
  • RND 5: Ch 1, do not turn.  Sc2tog 5 times.  Ss to first to join (5).
  • RND 6: Color Change to the light green.  Ch 1, do not turn.  1 sc in each stitch around.  Ss to first to join (5).
  • RND 7: (Repeat this RND until you reach the desired length.  I like to do 3-4 RNDs) Ch 1, do not turn.  1 sc in each stitch around.  Ss to first to join (5).
  • Finish off and attach the antenna to the proper place on the hat.

BUTTERFLY

This is by far the most complicated pattern in this set.  Stick with me, and I’ll get you through it though (it’s still pretty easy as far as crochet patterns go).  Start off by making the hat in a tan or cream color (or any other color that you want for the body of your butterfly).  You can use the earflap pattern (or the beanie patterns). Then on to the Antenna: Of course, you can use the antenna pattern that I have given for the Ladybug, Bumblebee, or even the grasshopper one, but I wanted each hat to be different, so there’s also a different antenna pattern for the butterfly.

With J hook and brown or black yarn, Ch 22.  Work 2 dc in third ch from hook and all the way down. (40) finish off.

the backThe wings are actually each made out of  two different sized circles that are attached one overlapping the other on the hat itself.  I have pictured with a baby pink color, but any color you want will work just fine.  You will want to make two of the larger circle, and two of the smaller circle, placing the smaller circle on the hat first (it goes beneath and under the larger circle)

Smaller circle:

  • With J hook, Ch 3.
  • RND 1: In third Ch from hook, work 8 dc.  Ss to first to join (8).
  • RND 2: Ch 2, do not turn.  Work 2 dc in each stitch across.  Ss to first to join (16).
  • RND 3: Ch 2, do not turn.  Work a 2:1 ratio all the way around (2 dc in first stitch 1 dc in the second stitch).  Ss to first to join (24).  Finish off.

Larger circle:

  • With J hook, Ch 3.
  • RND 1: In third Ch from hook, work 10 dc.  Ss to first to join (10).
  • RND 2: Ch 2, do not turn.  Work 2 dc in each stitch across.  Ss to first to join (20).
  • RND 3: Ch 2, do not turn.  Work a 2:1 ratio all the way around (2 dc in first stitch 1 dc in the second stitch).  Ss to first to join (30).
  • RND 4: Ch 2, do not turn.  Work a 2:2 ratio all the way around (2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in the next 2 stitches). Ss to first to join (40).  Finish off.

 

Basic Earflap Beanie Free Crochet Pattern


Free crochetpatterns for EVERY earflap beanie size you could possibly want from Preemie all the way up to adult large.  All you need to know is chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.   If you have access to some yarn and a J sized crochet hook, you are ready to go.  Starting off with these basic patterns you could make all sorts of different hats: striped, mohawk, owl, monster, newsie, simple, with flowers…And, as always, if you have any questions about any of these, or need any help along the way, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email {familybugs (AT) gmail (DOT) com}

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These patterns are based off of the measurements taken from Bev’s Size chart, if you aren’t sure about sizing measurements…well, I’ve included that too!

  • Newborn: Head Circumference 13″ – 14 ”  33-36cm
  • Baby – 3 to 6 months: Head Circumference: 14″ – 17 ”  36-43 cm
  • Baby – 6 to 12 months: Head Circumference: 16″ – 19 ”  41-48 cm
  • Toddler – preschooler (12 months – 3 years): Head Circumference: 18″ to 20 ” 46 -48 cm
  • Child (3 – 10 years): Head Circumference: 19″ – 20 1/2″  48-51 cm
  • Pre-teens and Teens  Hat: Head Circumference: 20 1/2″ – 22″   53 -56 cm
  • Adult Woman: Head Circumference:  21.5″ – 22.5″
  • Adult Man: Head Circumference:  23″ – 24″  58.4 cm – 61 cm

Why double crochet? You might ask.  Well, double crochet is fast, relatively easy, and I think that it still results in a really warm product.  The looser stitches trap more air between the fibers and air is an incredible insulator (that is if you can trap it)!  Also, the looser stitching will result in a hat that has more stretch and give to it, which is more likely to fit all sorts of head shapes and sizes 😀  So, ENJOY!!

Feel free to use and distribute this pattern however you would like, I don’t mind finished hats being sold from these patterns (That’s what I do with them), or for charity purposes, or auctions…or personal use…turn it upside down and use it as a bowl, add some handles and use it as a bag…skies the limit!

Instructions for Dc2tog stitch:

YO, Insert hook into first stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through two loops on hook (half of a double crochet has been completed, NOTE:  This is NOT a hdc stitch, it is half of a double crochet).  YO, Insert hook into next stitch, YO, pull through, YO pull through two loops on hook (half of another double crochet stitch has been completed).  YO, pull through all remaining loops on hook.

Preemie Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (28). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 7 stitches (8).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

Newborn Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (32). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 7 stitches (8).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

0-3 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next.  (3:2 ration, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 6-8: Repeat RND 5.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 7 stitches (8).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

3-6 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 9 stitches (10).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

6-12 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (40) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (40). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 9 stitches (10).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

12-24 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (42) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 7-10: Repeat RND 6.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 9 stitches (10).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

3-10 Years Size

With K hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (42) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 7-11: Repeat RND 6.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 9 stitches (10).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

Preteen – Teen Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (40) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (48) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next five spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (5:2 ratio, 1 dc in five stitches, 2 dc in the next). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

baby newborn preemie adult large small teenRNDS 8-12: Repeat RND 7.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 11 stitches (12).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 8 stitches, dc2tog (10).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 7: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

Adult Small Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 14 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (40) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 14 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (48) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 14 times) Dc in the next five spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (5:2 ratio, 1 dc in five stitches, 2 dc in the next). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 8-14: Repeat RND 7.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 11 stitches (12).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 8 stitches, dc2tog (10).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 7: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

Adult Large Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (42) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next five spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (5:2 ratio, 1 dc in five stitches, 2 dc in the next). (49) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 7: (Last Increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next six spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (6:2 ratio, 1 dc in six stitches, 2 dc in the next). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 8: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 9-15: Repeat RND 8.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 11 stitches (12).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 8 stitches, dc2tog (10).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 7: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

Basic Beanie Free Crochet Pattern


An updated version of this pattern can be found HERE

Free crochet patterns for EVERY beanie size you could possibly want from Preemie all the way up to adult large.  All you need to know is chain stitch, slip stitch, and double crochet.   If you have access to some yarn and a J sized crochet hook, you are ready to go.  Starting off with these basic patterns you could make all sorts of different hats: striped, mohawk, owl, monster, with earflaps, newsie, simple, with flowers…And, as always, if you have any questions about any of these, or need any help along the way, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email {familybugs (AT) gmail (DOT) com}

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These patterns are based off of the measurements taken from Bev’s Size chart, if you aren’t sure about sizing measurements…well, I’ve included that too!

  • Newborn: Head Circumference 13″ – 14 ”  33-36cm; hat circ = 11.5″ – 13″ Hat height = 5.5 to 6″ 13-15 cm
  • Baby – 3 to 6 months: Head Circumference: 14″ – 17 ”  36-43 cm; Hat height= 6.5 – 7″ 15-18 cm
  • Baby – 6 to 12 months: Head Circumference: 16″ – 19 ”  41-48 cm ;  Hat height = 7.5″  18 cm
  • Toddler – preschooler (12 months – 3 years): Head Circumference: 18″ to 20 ” 46 -48 cm; Hat height = 8″  20 cm
  • Child (3 – 10 years): Head Circumference: 19″ – 20 1/2″  48-51 cm; Hat height =8.5″  22cm
  • Pre-teens and Teens  Hat: Head Circumference: 20 1/2″ – 22″   53 -56 cm; height 9-10″  25 cm
  • Adult Woman: Head Circumference:  21.5″ – 22.5″  Hat height = 11″
  • Adult Man: Head Circumference:  23″ – 24″  58.4 cm – 61 cm; Hat height = 11″-11.5″

Why double crochet? You might ask.  Well, double crochet is fast, relatively easy, and I think that it still results in a really warm product.  The looser stitches trap more air between the fibers and air is an incredible insulator (that is if you can trap it)!  Also, the looser stitching will result in a hat that has more stretch and give to it, which is more likely to fit all sorts of head shapes and sizes 😀  So, ENJOY!!

Feel free to use and distribute this pattern however you would like, I don’t mind finished hats being sold from these patterns (That’s what I do with them), or for charity purposes, or auctions…or personal use…turn it upside down and use it as a bowl, add some handles and use it as a bag…skies the limit!

Preemie Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (28). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

Newborn Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (32). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

0-3 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next.  (3:2 ration, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 6-8: Repeat RND 5.

3-6 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

6-12 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (40) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (40). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

12-24 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (42) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 7-10: Repeat RND 6.

3-10 Years Size

With K hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (42) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 7-11: Repeat RND 6.

Preteen – Teen Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (40) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (48) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next five spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (5:2 ratio, 1 dc in five stitches, 2 dc in the next). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

baby newborn preemie adult large small teenRNDS 8-12: Repeat RND 7.

Adult Small Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 14 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (40) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 14 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (48) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 14 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (5:2 ratio, 1 dc in five stitches, 2 dc in the next). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 8-14: Repeat RND 7.

Adult Large Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (42) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next five spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (5:2 ratio, 1 dc in five stitches, 2 dc in the next). (49) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 7: (Last Increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next six spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (6:2 ratio, 1 dc in six stitches, 2 dc in the next). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 8: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 9-15: Repeat RND 8.

How-to crochet: Video links


I have been debating for several weeks about doing my own How-To crochet videos.  After debating and pondering and wondering, I have decided that instead of going through the videography of it all (taping it, editing it, voice overs, and the such that will take away time from more important aspects of my business) I’ll just post links to other people’s videos on here on how-to-crochet.

 

Basics For Absolute Beginners

Part 1

Part 2

Double Crochet

Half Double Crochet

Triple/Treble Crochet

Turning your work

 

Increasing and decreasing single crochet

Increasing and decreasing double crochet

 

Crocheting in the round

These are all of your basic crochet stitches.  If you know how to do these, then you can figure out any others (shell, bobble, fan, just to name a few).  If you have any questions, I’d be more than happy to answer them for you, and I hope that you have as much fun as I do creating this craft.

Telling Tuesdays – Random Crochet tidbits


There are SO MANY links and websites and resources available to the avid crocheter.  So, how do you sort through it all?  In this case, I do it for you.  Here are a few tidbits featured in this week’s post of “Telling Tuesdays”.

 

CROCHET CHAT – Stacey Podcasts about her adventures in designing and selling her crochet amigurumi…SO CUTE!

An article featuring the CROCHET KING and his journey to selling crochet in order to pay for school.  VERY inspiring.

Crochet pattern designer PlanetJune blogs about her new designs and how they inspire others.

Beginner’s guide to starting crochet.  How-to’s, videos, tutorials, and free patterns!

Crochet Blogs for Profit.  An ebook with TONS of information about selling your crochet, and about blogging about it.

Collection of crochet blogs on TUMBLR.  Selling, making, patterns.

List of great Crochet Blogs to check out.

Blogging job opportunities.

 

If you know of any other tidbits, or you’d like to be featured on my blog, let me know about it!

Inspiriation and New Prodcut Designing


I think that one of the biggest challenges that all crafting businesses come across eventually is the need to create more, and to create unique.  It’s one thing to have a whole bunch of the same product, but having different, yet similar, products creates a view of variety and spice!  Plus, you also have to consider the idea that there are 20 other people trying to sell _______.  What’s going to make yours different?  Why would someone want to buy yours over anyone else’s?

Allow me to use myself as an example for a moment.  Just recently I had the idea to make a line of crochet hats based off of the idea “A Day At the Zoo.”  So, first thing I do is brainstorm different animals: Tiger, Elephant, Lion, Giraffe, Alligator, Zebra, etc.  The second thing I do is research the type of crochet hats that have already been made by others to look like those animals.

With my tiger crochet hat, I had this idea in my head of how it should look like, and after researching various different sites didn’t find ANY that even came close to the idea that was in my head.  In my opinion, they all looked basically the same.  They are all pretty cute, in their own way, it just wasn’t what I was looking for in my own crochet hat.

The elephant, on another hand, gave me quite a challenge.  I did the research to see what was already in existence, and again, didn’t find a single product that I really liked.  The crochet hats that I saw, once again, were pretty cute in their own way, it just wasn’t what I wanted for my own crochet hats.  I specifically wanted to stay away from the bulky protruding trunk that a lot of the crochet patterns incorporated, but I still wanted my little elephant to have a face (so that it would “match” with my other animal hats).  I also noticed that the ears seemed to give several crochet pattern designers a bit of trouble.  For this particular crochet hat, I did a bit of splicing: I liked the ears of this one, but the trunk for this one, maybe the color combinations of that one…

There are a TON of crochet giraffe hats available through the internet.  I must admit, it is a super cute idea.  However, if you search crochet alligator hat…you are gonna come up with very few options!  By adding both of these to my crochet hat line, I am hitting on the popular AND the original.

 

 

 

I’m sure that there are people out there who are going to think that my line of crochet hats are hideous, and that’s fine, they are entitled to their opinion.  It’s also ok to sell something popular that everyone else seems to be selling.  If you want to sell your craft outside of the realm of friends and family, however, your gonna hafta add in something that is uniquely yours.  Don’t be afraid to show your personality a bit.  Don’t be afraid to release a new product that goes bust, we’ve all been there before (in fact, I’m working on another blog post that will touch base on some crafting products that have gone horribly awry for the seller).  Selling your craft sometimes means taking risks.  Besides, you always learn so much from your mistakes.

What are some ways that you research new ideas and get inspiration?