Monday, 13 February 2012

Easy Baby Beanie

Easy Baby Beanie

3.5mm Hook

Yarn used 1/2 ball of Sirdar Snuggly DK in White. Any white DK will work nice though.

The pattern is worked in spirals apart from the treble crochet rows.

Use a stitch marker at the start of rows if this is easier.

*If you don’t know how to make a magic ring there are some good videos on You Tube, but you can also make 2 chain stitches and put the first 6 DC into 2nd stitch from hook.

UK pattern, US abbreviations in brackets:

ch – Chain (CH)                 dc – Double crochet (SC)

tr – Treble Stitch (DC)     rpt - Repeat

Beanie Pattern 

R1:                          Make a magic ring*, ch 1, 6 dc into ring and pull closed. (6)

R2:                          2 dc into each dc around (12)

R3:                          (1 dc in 1st dc, 2 dc in next) x 6 (18)

R4:                          1 dc in each dc around (18)

R5:                          (1 dc in next 2 dc’s, 2 dc’s in next dc) x 6 (24)

R6:                          1 dc in each dc around (24)

R7:                          (1 dc in next 3 dc’s, 2 dc’s in next dc) x 6 (30)

R8:                          (1 dc in next 4 dc’s, 2 dc’s n next dc) x 6 (36)

R9:                          1 dc in each dc around (36)

R10:                       (1 dc in next 5 dc’s, 2 dc’s in next dc) x 6 (42)

R11:                       (1 dc in next 6 dc’s, 2 dc’s in next dc) x 6 (48)

R12:                       (1 dc in next 7 dc’s, 2 dc’s in next dc) x 6 (54)

R13+14:                1 dc in each stitch around (54) (2 rounds)

R15:                       (1 dc in next 8 dc’s, 2 dc’s in next dc) x 6 (60)

R16-18:                 1 dc in each dc around (60) (3 rounds)

R19:                       ch 4, miss next dc, 1 tr in next dc, *ch 1, miss next dc, 1 tr in next dc* repeat around finishing with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of 1st 4 ch. (30 tr)

R20:                       1 ch, dc in each tr and ch around (60)

R21-23:                 1 dc in each dc around (60) (3 rounds)

R24-25:                 Repeat rounds 19 & 20

R26-27:                 1 dc in each dc around (60) (2 rounds)

R28:                       ch 3, 4 tr in same dc as ch 3, *miss next dc, 1 dc in next dc, miss next dc, 5 tr in next dc*, rpt around, Sl st in 3rd ch of first 3 chi.

Finish off

Loop a ribbon through every second tr and tie in a bow, or add other trimmings to suit.

Final notes:

If this is for a boy you could miss out the frilly edge and replace with a few dc rounds, sometimes ending the last round in back loops only gives a nice finish.

This is the first time I’ve written a pattern down, I hope you will try it and let me know if you liked it or if you found it hard to read. Feedback will make any other patterns I write more easily for you to read.
If you want this pattern in a word document email me and I'll send it to you.

I’ve made matching booties and will eventually add this pattern, email me if you want me to let you know when this is ready.

Finally about selling items made from this pattern.

Feel free to print this pattern, pass it around, and adjust it. Have fun with it and credit me if you can.

Feel free to sell what you make from the pattern, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as they say.

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