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The Beginners Guide to a Baby Beanie Crochet Hat

Have you ever wonder how to make that beanie hat for infants? Or maybe the pattern that you were trying to follow was too difficult. I'm going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to crochet a baby beanie hat. Your precious little one will look cute in their new hat. I am going to make the hat for a newborn - 3 months, which is 4-4.5" for the crown, 5-5.5" in length, and the circumference is 13-14".


Listed are the different sizes for infant hats.


Size: Preemie (Crown 3-3.5"; Length 4", Circumference 12-13")

Size: Newborn - 3 Months (Crown: 4-4.5"; Length 5 -5.5"; Circumference 13-14") Size: 3-6 Months (Crown: 5"; Length 6"; Circumference 14-15") Size: 6-12 Months (Crown: 5.25"; Length 6.25"; Circumference 15.5-16.5") Size: 12 -24 Months (Crown: 5.5 - 6"; Length 6.5 - 7"; Circumference 16-18") Size: Toddler (Crown: 6"; Length 7 - 7.5"; Circumference 18-19")


Supplies

Baby Yarn or any soft yarn (Medium weight)

Size G hook

Scissors

Darn Needle



Abbreviations

Ch - Chain

Dc - Double Crochet

Sl st - Slip stitch


Instructions

Round 1: Ch 3 and work 9 dc in third chain from hook. Join the last stitch to the top of the first stitch to close the ring. The first chain 3 counts as a dc. You should have a total of 10 dc stitches.


Round 2: Ch 3, counts as a dc, and dc in the same stitch as the ch 3. 2 dc in each stitch around. Sl st to top of ch 3 to finish the round. You should have a total of 20 dc stitches. After each round, be sure to measure the crown of the hat to see if it is the right measurement.


Round 3: Chain 3, counts as a dc, and 2 dc in the next stitch. 1 dc in the next stitch and 2 dc in the next stitch. Repeat that pattern around, 1 dc and then 2 dc. Sl st to top of ch 3 to finish the round. You should have a total of 30 dc stitches.



Round 4: Ch 3, counts as a dc, 1 dc and 2 dc. Repeat the pattern around; 1 dc, 1 dc and 2 dc. Sl st to top of the ch 3 to finish the round. You should have a total of 40 dc stitches.


Round 5: Ch 3, counts as a dc. 1 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc. Repeat the pattern around; 1 dc, 1 dc 1 dc and 2 dc. Sl st to top of the ch 3 to finish the round. You should have a total of 50 dc stitches.


Measure the crown of the hat, it should measure out to 4.5 If you need to make this a little larger, make another round and follow the pattern.


For the next round, you'll simply crochet one stitch in each stitch around without increasing. Adding rows until you reach the length from the crown to the last row.


Round 6: Ch 3, counts as dc, then dc in each stitch around. Sl st to top of ch 3 to finish round. You should have a total of 50 dc stitches in each round going forward.


Repeat Round 6 until your hat reaches your desired length. For me, I reached the 5.5" length, which makes it a total of 10 rounds.


Feel free to add an edging to the hat. You can add a row of single crochet (sc) (pink beanie photo below) or maybe a row of a back stitch sc. To add a row of sc, ch 1, and sc in each stitch around and sl st to the first st. You should have a total of 50 sc. Fasten off and weave in the ends.


Feel free to add a pom pom, a bow, a flower on the side, or several small flowers to go around the hat or maybe just a few flowers. Appliques are also great ideas to add to the hat.


Once you have your baby beanie completed, please upload your photos. I would love to see them.


If you should have any questions or comments, please let me know.




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