Done all in half double crochet, with a simple single crochet band; worked in the round, so the beanie is seamless.
Very easy, very quick
For when you need a simple and fast "go-to" pattern.
Simple and Quick Baby Beanie
A very simple and quick 0-3 months baby beanie, done all in half double crochet, with a simple single crochet band. Worked in the round, so the beanie is seamless.
Abbreviations: sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; ch = chain; rep = Repeat
Gauge: 10 sts and 13 rows on hdc with 4.5mm hook
Materials: About a third to half a skein of Worsted Weight (aran/10ply) yarn; 4.5mm hook; yarn needle.
Row One: Make a magic ring, ch 2, make 8 hdc into the ring; (Alternatively, chain 4, sl st into 1st chain to make a ring, ch 2, make 8 hdc into the ring); do not join, place a stitch marker and carry on working into beginning hdc. (8 hdc)
Row Two: Work 2 hdc into each stitch around. (16)
Row Three: Place a stitch marker, using either a standard marker or a piece of contrasting yarn, whichever helps you to remember which is the starting stitch. Work *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next*; repeat around. (24).
Row Four: Move the marker up a row to keep track of the beginning stitch. Work *2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc into next 2 sts*; Repeat around. (32).
Row Five: Move marker; hdc around.
Continuing to keep track of the beginning stitch to keep count, repeat Row Five until beanie measures 5” from the crown.
Next: Sc into next st and around to end for the next 3 rows.
Slip stitch into next st, Fasten off, and weave in ends invisibly.
Enjoy your new baby beanie!
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