I am starting a series of some of the hats. I have quite a few beanies/hat tutorials on my YouTube channel. Here is #1 hat in the series.
I love making crochet hats especially with different characters. I get most of my requests for different hats from my grandkids. Since they live in a cold climate they are able to use different hats thru out the season. From hats inspired from favorite cartoon characters to animals I enjoy making them all. I wanted to share one of the basic beanie hat I use as a foundation.
Here is a basic beanie to crochet. I have several suggestions for hook sizes. Usually I use a medium weight yarn. I have also included a link to my YouTube video tutorial in case you are more of a visual learner. If you want to download the free pattern you can download it from my Ravelry Store.
Infant- Size G Hook, Babies Size H hook, Toddler Size I hook. To crochet a beanie for an older child use a size J hook and a medium weight worsted yarn.This makes this the perfect beanie pattern for all sizes. From Baby – adult size. Follow the same pattern.
For adults you can use a size K hook and a heavier weight of yarn (maybe even a chunky weight. The pattern is the same for all sizes. Only the size of hook and weight of yarn changes. This makes this the perfect beanie pattern for all sizes. From Baby – adult size. Follow the same pattern. Happy crocheting
Work Round 1 – 12 the same for both methods.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and thru out) 11 dc into the circle, sl st into top of 3rd ch
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc) dc into same ch, 2 dc in each ch (increase in each ch) for a total of 24 dc’s, sl st into top of 3rd ch
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc) dc into same ch, 2 dc in each ch (increase in eah ch) for a total of 48 dc’s, sl st into top of 3rd ch
Rnd 4 – 12 : ch 3 (counts as dc) dc into next ch, 1 dc in each ch for a total of 48 dc’s in each rnd. Sl st into top of 3rd ch
After round 12, fasten off. Be sure to cut your yarn long enough to be able to sew in your tails. Cutting the yarn too short makes it different to blend in your tail.