Apples & Boxes ~ 6 - 12 Months Basic Beanie Pattern

How many people day after day, month after month and year after year saw the apple fall?
Yet Newton was the only one who ever asked why...

I guess that's one thing I like to find in people, is when they use their ability to think outside the box!
So seeing that I've gotten quite a few requests for a smaller version of my Basic Beanie I thought I'd put my thinking cap on, and create one! Hope you all enjoy the pattern!


What You'll Need:
5.00 Crochet Hook
2x 50g 8ply Wool (I used 2 different colours. Apple Green and Coral)
Scissors
Tapestry or Wool Needle

Size:
Fits 6 - 12 Month Olds

Instructions:
Row 1~ Start by making a Slip Knot , then chain 3 Chain Stitches. Crochet 12 Double Crochets in the chain farthest away from your hook. Join with a Slip Stitch to the top of the first double crochet. (The first double crochet is actually the previous chains you made which counts as the first double crochet)
Row 2~ Chain 2 and crochet 2 double crochets in each stitch all around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first double crochet.
Row 3~ Chain 2 and crochet a double crochet in the same stitch. * Crochet 1 double crochet in the next stitch, then crochet 2 double crochets in the next stitch. Keep repeating from the * all the way around. Join with a slip stitch to the first double crochet.
Row 4~ Chain 2 and crochet a double crochet in the same stitch. * Crochet 1 double crochet in the next 2 stitches, then crochet 2 double crochets in the next stitch. Keep repeating from the *. Join with a slip stitch to the first double crochet.
Row 5~ Chain 2 and crochet a double crochet in the same stitch. * Crochet 1 double crochet in the next 3 stitches, then crochet 2 double crochets in the next stitch. Keep repeating from the *. Join with a slip stitch to the first double crochet.
Row 6, 7, 8, 9, 10~  Chain 2 then crochet 1 double crochet in each stitch all around. Join with a slip stitch to the first double crochet.
Row 11~  Chain 2 then crochet *1 double crochet in each of the next 7 stitches. Crochet a Double Crochet Decrease in the next 2 stitches. Keep repeating from the *. Join with a slip stitch to the first double crochet.
Row 12, 13~  Change to your 4.50 Crochet Hook with a different colour, Chain 2, then double crochet into the next stitch. *Crochet a  Front Post Double Crochet around the post of the next double crochet. Double crochet into the next stitch. Keep repeating from the *. Join with a slip stitch to the first double crochet.
Row 14~ Chain 1 then crochet one Single Crochet in each stitch all around. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.


If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page, I'd love to see it!
Hope you all enjoyed this pattern!
Have a lovely day crocheting,



11 comments:

  1. This is so adorable. I am so impressed with your blog and just how creative you are.

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    1. Thank you sooo much Mesha! :)
      Xx

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  2. Nice hat, only it really is not the right size for a 6-12 month baby!! It's way too small. I followed this pattern exactly and there is no way it will fit my (petite!) 7 month old.

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    1. Oh I'm really sorry about that! I don't have a baby, and the beanie was requested so I just measured it when I was done crocheting it, and it fit the measurements of a 6-12 month old from this size guide ~ http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html
      Once again I'm really sorry it didn't fit!
      Olivia Xx

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    2. your gauging was probably off anonymous the finished hat will be at 19" circumference when finished if you did it correctly which is actually a little big for a 6 month old but totally perfect for 9-12 so if anything the hat shouldve been a tad big in which case he or she would have room to grow ;) it was a very nice pattern olivia!

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    3. Nope, the first Anon was right. I used to same hook and yarn they suggested and it came out like the original Anon-way too small, sized more for a 3 month old.

      As for gauging-that is largely useless for hats.

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  3. If the chain 3 in the beginning counts as a the first dc, would you just do 11 DC instead of 12?. It would be nice to know the stitch count at the end of each row/round to make sure you're on track. Thanks!

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  4. I am really bothered-I just wasted my time on this pattern and it came out way too small. I scrolled to the comments to find you were TOLD this-and acknowledged it-over 2 years ago but you did nothing to correct it or double check it. I don't understand why. I know I will be sure to avoid your blog and your patterns from now on, though, since I can not trust that you will have proper sizing OR that you will adjust when there is a mistake.

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    1. Hello,
      So sorry for any inconvenience and that you felt your time was wasted... Maybe try going up to a 6.00mm hook, and worsted weight yarn?
      I've been writing patterns for over 3 years now, and I've only had a handful of people tell me that an items sizing was off. I'm always very careful to not only check the measurements online, but also on an actual baby, toddler or child. Since I do not have a child of my own, it can be a bit tricky to get it right, but I am very confident in my work.
      I have crocheted the hat above multiple times, and the hat always came out the same size, which is why I've never adjusted the pattern as I felt it was correct.
      I completely respect your opinion though, and hope you have a long and happy crochet journey!
      Have a lovely day,
      Olivia

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  5. Wow. Some of these responses are so... I just don't have the words. Crochet is tricky - I know my gauge is typically off so I go up a hook size - sometimes two. I made the hat, also, today and I used a 6.5 hook and it fits my 5 year old wonderfully with room to grow. I think if I go back down a hook or two, it will work out the right size for a smaller head. This happens with a lot of patterns - and I think Olivia's pattern is an awesome one and the hat turned out great. Attacking her is just not very nice of you when she graciously posted this pattern for us.

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    1. I agree, I know I crochet tight, which makes it smaller, so I always go up one (or two) hook sizes...I am going to make this for a NICU, so I'll try it in the original pattern or go down a hook. Thanks for the free pattern. I'd much rather try to gauge a freebie than purchase one! Most experienced crocheters know this about themselves :)

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