Love~ 12 Months - 3 Year Old Beanie Pattern

I remember the day my little sister was born. I was almost 10 years old, and super dooper excited to become an older sister! I could already see the way I was going to dress her up and then hug and kiss her. In fact, even though I had never laid my eyes on her, I loved her with all my heart!
Despite that, nothing prepared me for the first time I saw her little pink face, teensy-weensy fingers, and itty-bitty toes.

By some miracle my heart found even more space to be filled with my love for her! 
She's grown up quite a bit since then, and 7 years later I lover her just as much if not even more!
Anyways I thought I'd write a pattern for a teeny beanie for a little baby. 
  
What You'll Need:
*10.00 Crochet Hook
*7.00 Crochet Hook
*8ply Yarn
*Wool/Tapestry Needle
*Scissors

Finished Size:
Head Circumference: 18 to 20 Inches ~ 46 -48 cm. 
Beanie/Hat Height:  8 Inches ~  20 cm


~ Pattern ~

Row 1~ Start by making a Slip Knot with your 10.00 crochet hook, then Chain 5. Slip Stitch into the first chain you made (this creates a circle), then chain up 3 (this will count as the first double crochet of the cluster). *Crochet a Double Crochet but don't do the last step of the stitch. (you'll now have 2 loops left on your crochet hook)
Repeat from the *, (you'll now have 3 loops on your crochet hook) Yarn over, and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. Chain 2.
*Now taking your crochet hook, crochet a Cluster Stitch into the circle, and chain 2. Repeat from the * 4 more times. (you'll now have 6 cluster stitches) Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches, until you get to the chain 2 space.

Row 2~ Chain up 3, (this will count as the first double crochet of the cluster). *Crochet a double crochet but don't do the last step of the stitch. (you'll now have 2 loops left on your crochet hook) Repeat from the *, (you'll now have 3 loops on your crochet hook) Yarn over, and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. Chain 2. Crochet a cluster stitch in the same chain 2 space, then chain 2.
*Crochet a cluster in the next space, chain 2, crochet a cluster in the same space, chain 2. Repeat from the * 4 more times. (you'll now have 12 cluster stitches) Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches, until you get to the chain 2 space.

Row 3~  Chain up 3, (this will count as the first double crochet of the cluster). *Crochet a double crochet but don't do the last step of the stitch. (you'll now have 2 loops left on your crochet hook) Repeat from the *, (you'll now have 3 loops on your crochet hook) Yarn over, and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. Chain 2. Crochet a cluster stitch in the same chain 2 space, then chain 2.
*Crochet a cluster in the next space, chain 2. Crochet cluster into the next space, chain 2. Crochet a cluster, chain 2, crochet a cluster in the same space, chain 2. Repeat from the * all around. Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches, until you get to the chain 2 space.

Row 4-8~ Chain up 3, (this will count as the first double crochet of the cluster). *Crochet a double crochet but don't do the last step of the stitch. (you'll now have 2 loops left on your crochet hook) Repeat from the *, (you'll now have 3 loops on your crochet hook) Yarn over, and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. Chain 2.
*Crochet a cluster in the next space, chain 2. Repeat from the * all around. Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches, until you get to the chain 2 space.

Row 9~  Taking your 7.00 crochet hook, chain up 1, and then Single Crochet into every stitch and chain all around the beanie. Slip stitch into your chain 1.

Row 10~ Chain up 2, *Crochet a Double Crochet into the next stitch, then Front Double Post Stitch into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around the beanie. Slip stitch into your chain 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.


If you'd like the pattern for the flower you can find it HERE!

If you're looking for the pattern for the leaf you can find it HERE

If you did crochet this beanie, please post a photo of it onto my Facebook Page! I'd love to see it! Also please Subscribe to my blog, it would make my day!
Hope you all have a fantastic day!




33 comments:

  1. Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of AllFreeCrochet.com and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It's really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Jenny
    Jbenoit@primecp.com

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    1. Hi Jenny! That would be absolutely amazing, I'd be so honoured! :) Thank you so much for the opportunity for featuring on your site, it would mean so much to me!
      Xx

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  2. Love this pattern! Is it ok to use this pattern to create these beautiful hats to sell? Amy

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    1. Hi Amy :)
      Do you mean you want to create the project from the pattern, and then sell the finished product? I'm fully ok with that.
      I wouldn't however want someone else selling my patterns since I'm sharing it for free. :)
      Hope you have a great day!
      Xx

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  3. would this fit a little girl that wears a 3T hat?

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  4. I love your blog. I would like to make this beanie for a teenage girl. Could it be easily adapted for that? Any suggestions on how many stitches to add to it and the repeats?

    Thank you for sharing your talents.

    Annie in Idaho

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    1. Thanks Annie!
      I'm not exactly sure, but I think that if you just did a few more rows of rows 4-8 it would work.
      Hope this helped!
      Xx

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  5. I would love to make this as a gift for a newborn! Any idea how i can decrease the size? Thank you!

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    1. Um I'd probably take away row 2 and 3, and instead of doing row 4-8 in just cluster stitches, I'd do only enough so that the hat's height would be the right height for a newborn. Here's a link to a size chart! http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html
      Hope this helps!

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    2. Thank you so much! I will try it out and let you know how it comes out. :)

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  6. Love your site-thanks for the great patterns!

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  7. Super cute!

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  8. Thanks so much for this great little pattern. Managed to get it finished over night shift! Super cute.

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  9. I would love to make this hat for my grand daughter. What is 8 ply yarn? Worsted?

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    1. 8ply is also known as DK (Double Knitting) yarn.

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  10. the pattern directions say 8-ply yarn. Is that correct? Wouldn't that be a super heavy yarn. I was hoping to use baby/sport yarn.

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  11. how would you suggest I adjust so I can use my baby yarn?

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  12. :) Love the pattern & the back story is very touching - so sweet! A rare find in the world of sisters. Thanks for sharing the pattern & the story.

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    1. Thank you Grace for being so sweet! :)

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  13. when you say 10.00 hook and 7.00 is this mm?
    Kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      Yes, it's a 10.00mm hook, and 7.00mm hook

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  14. Hi What do you mean by 8ply wool? Noreen

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    1. 8ply yarn is also known as DK (Double Knitting) yarn.

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  15. I've crocheted for over 40 years, and I just know a J/10-6.00mm, and a K/101/2-6.5,mm, so maybe an L would be a 7.00mm. I don't have an "L" hook here, my next largest size after the "K" is an
    N-9.00mm. That's the best I can figure out. Those are some pretty large hooks for sure.

    Judy

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  16. Hello; I too am having trouble with hook size. I have a conversion chart for both steel and aluminum hooks. It shows that a 10mm is comparable to a US hook size N/P but there is no size 7mm hook listed at all. Olivia, can you help me figure out what size hooks I should use in US size? I love your work; this toddler hat is adorable! I like your fingerless gloves too! Thanks.

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    1. A 7.00mm crochet hook is a "K", according to this handy-dandy chart here. :)
      http://ortsov.com/crochet-hook-size-q/

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  18. Thanks for the cute pattern. I also use American sizes of hooks and yarns. Found somewhere that your 8-ply is the same as our "category 3" yarn. I've made the hat for my great-niece and would like to add the flower and leaf. When I clicked on the link, there were 4 different sizes of flower -- extra large, large, medium and small -- but I don't know which of these is the one shown on the hat. Also, the directions do not indicate the color changes. For the flower in the hat picture, do we start with the pink and then alternate pink and white, changing in each round?

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    1. Hi Gerri,

      The flower on the hat consists of 4 flat flowers in alternating colours. So you need to crochet the extra large, large, medium and small flower, and then sew them together on top of each other.
      Hope this makes sense!

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    2. I think so. Thanks. I'll give it a try I made the leaf while I was waiting for your answer. I'll try the flowers now. Will post when I finish. I'm using purple instead of pink.

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  19. You are quite a talented young lady. I was reviewing your crocheted items - must say they are beautiful as is this cute little hat. Thank you for sharing your talents & your patterns. Keep up the good work - you are truly blessed.

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    1. Thank you so much! You've just made my day :)

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