Saturday, August 7, 2010

Quick Easy Winter Beanies


This is going to be my first attempt at writing a crochet pattern. This is a pretty simple beanie, so the pattern shouldn’t be too difficult to follow. I had to make this hat quite a few times to make sure I got my pattern just right. I am also trying to stock up for this fund raiser where I will be selling some things. I’ll tell you more about that in another post. Now, on to the pattern. I used a size I crochet hook. For larger or smaller sizes you can use a larger or smaller hook. I think this hat will fit a teen to adult head. 
Abbreviations:
ch= chain
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc= double crochet
First, you will start with a magic ring. Click here for Teresa's tutorial on how to do this.
Row 1: make 7 sc in the ring, pull the ring closed and join.
Row 2: ch 1 then 2 sc in each stitch around, join in first sc. you should have 14 stitches, total.
Row 3: ch 1 then *1 hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch* repeat all the way around. join with first hdc. 21 stitches.
Row 4: ch 1 then *1 hdc in next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* repeat around. join with first hdc. 28 stitches.
Row 5: ch 1 then *1 hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* repeat around. join with first hdc. 35 stitches.
Row 6: ch 2 then *1 dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.* repeat around. join with first dc. 42 stitches
Row 7: ch 2 then *1 dc in next 5 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.* repeat around. join with first dc. 49 stitches
Row 8: ch 2 then *1 dc in next 6 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.* repeat around. join with first dc. 56 stitches
Row 9: ch 2 then 1 dc in each stitch around. join with first dc.
Row 10-16: repeat row 9. if you would like a longer hat, repeat row 9 until desired length.
Row 17 or last row: ch 1 and sc in each stitch around. join with first sc. fasten off.


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*UPDATE*
Video Tutorial added:



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78 comments:

Mindy said...

Love the pattern! I'm excited to try it. Did you go through both loops of the stitch on your previous row or just one?

daperfectmix said...

Thanks! I'm not sure which row you're asking about, but I went through both loops on all of the rows.

Mindy said...

That's what I meant...sorry! Thanks for clarifying!

One more question (can you tell I'm working on it right now?) ;-) on Row 10-16, it says repeat Row 8. Does that mean Row 9 or did you keep increasing in the final rows?

Thanks again--I'm loving this hat!

daperfectmix said...

oh yea.. whoops! I'll change that, thanks for pointing it out!

daperfectmix said...

Can't wait to see your pics when you're done! Are you going to post it on your blog?

Mindy said...

Definitely! Though one might be a Christmas present, so I'll post what I can. ;-)

Thanks for all the help!

Anonymous said...

It's cute! I assume you used worsted weight yarn, or is it bulky?
Thanks!
Carol Ann

daperfectmix said...

Yes I used worsted weight yarn. Thanks for visiting!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! i love it! my boyfriend is forever telling me to make him a beanie, but i couldn't find a pattern i liked, so thank you soooo much! makes the perfect birthday present!

Sonia

daperfectmix said...

Thanks Sonia, I'm glad you like it!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I just finished crocheting a red hat with this patterns for my mom's birthday and it turned out great! Thank you so much for the clear, easy to follow and easy to crochet pattern! Especially friendly for a beginner like myself! : )

Patricia said...

I was searching for an easy winter hat. I have had some requests for them from people at work. As soon as I am done commenting, I am going to get started on my first hat. Your page has certainly received a bookmark on my favorites and my facebook. Thanks so much!
Pat
Indianapolis

daperfectmix said...

I'm so glad I could help! Thanks for the comments!

allyrae said...

Thanks for posting the pattern :) We have a bunch of birthdays coming up in the family so I have to make a lot of presents. These will be perfect!!!

Anonymous said...

Had decided to make Hats and Scarfs for my family members this year for Christmas Gifts. I counted that I needed to make for 20 members. I started in September, and have 1/3 of them done. With looking to make several different items in a family,so that they are not all alike. I was always looking for other hat patterns. I thank you for coming up with this easier pattern to use my creative talents to make easy changes or the use of alot of different yarns to make this same hat style.
As time is a factor, I'm so glad for your help with my projects. This pattern is also one that I can teach my student that is just learning about crocheting. Thanks!

rme2dayistheday said...

This is the first thing I have ever made and I love it!!! I can't wait to get more yarn and start making hats for gifts! :D ~ Renae

Domino said...

I've never commented before but I had to tell you how much I love this beanie. I'm a novice and still found the pattern very easy to follow. I had the whole thing together in a morning. Thanks so much for sharing this.

daperfectmix said...

I'm so glad you all like my first free pattern! Please come back for future patterns. I'm working on a new one right now. I would love to see pics of your work from the patterns! If anyone would like to send one just click on my profile and send it in an email.

Lisa said...

I think that I am about to give this pattern a try. I've looked at many winter hat patterns and this one sounds the most beginner-friendly of the ones that I've seen. I look forward to making it!

Raen said...

How much yarn did you use to make this? I just made some gloves and I'd love a matching hat, but I don't want to get halfway through and realize I don't have enough yarn (and the craft stores by me stopped selling the brand of yarn I'm using).

Anonymous said...

Made two beanies for my son last night while watching the Broncos lose :( - but the hats came out great! Now my husband wants one. I did one in worsted and one in chunky scraps that I striped - I think it is the best! Thanks for great and simple directions.

Rosie said...

I enjoyed making this hat. I haven't done this pattern in years. I'm glad I found it. I made one hat now I have 3 more to make because everyone loved it.

Simply Me said...

Great Pattern! I just finished a baby size beanie using 4 ply worsted weight and a H hook. it will fit a 7 month old baby perfectly. I followed your pattern to a tee only elemnating rows 15 and 16. This is the easiest pattern I have ever used to make a beanie that looks like a beanie. I am planing on making them for my suday school class of 3 and 4 year olds as well as for some older boys in my family for Christmas. It only took me an about an hour.

daperfectmix said...

Thanks again for the great comments!

Raen - I'm not sure exactly how much yarn is used for one, but I can tell you that I can make three beanies from one skein of Red Heart Super Saver yarn. I think they are 3 oz, and I still have some yarn left over. I hope that helps.

schpadoinkle said...

this pattern was perfect. This is exactly the hat my brother wanted. Excellent instructions!

Anonymous said...

I am getting ready to strart. I like using 2 strands when making beannies. Will this mess up the pattern. I also love the fact that you posted the number of stitches at the end of each row.

daperfectmix said...

I don't think using two strands will mess up the pattern at all. It will just make the beanie a little thicker.

Thanks everyone for the comments and for visiting my blog!

Anonymous said...

wonderful Beanie hat will start making them right after xmas for next year for charty. thanks very much vicky

Denise said...

GREAT Pattern. I made one for my 3 yr old granddaughter and modified slightly to fit (went to row 9 after row 7. That wasn't quite big enough, so I added 4 evenly spaced increases in next row then worked even. Love the simplicity and great fit. Well written directions. Am currently making one in sport weight (Vanna's Glamour) with an F hook - I crochet loosely and one more row of increases. Think you have a winner with this pattern. Appreciate you sharing.

YooperGal said...

I really appreciate the stitch count at the end of each round. I'm still new to crocheting so I like to count to make sure I didn't screw it up and that I joined on the correct ch. That was sooo helpful! What a great pattern!

Linda said...

I love this pattern! I made two hats this evening!

Thank you!

Elsa said...

I think this are very cute.

an angry Bunnie said...

I was actually asked by a guy... *gasp* (yes a guy!) to make him a beanie. All my patterns were too girlie, and my skill level isn't that great, but I think I can handle your pattern! Thank you for sharing!

daperfectmix said...

Thanks for visiting and all the great comments!

@ an angry Bunnie, this is a popular pattern for men and boys. It's simple and non-girly. lol. I usually use a J size hook for men.

Julia Holmes said...

Thank you so much! I am definately going to try it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this pattern. It is very well written and easy to follow and it works up very fast. I make a lot of hats for the salvation army and homeless shelters and this will be perfect. GREAT JOB DEAR !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been crocheting for several years and have made tons of different things with different skill levels. The beanie always gave me trouble! I could never get the pattern quite right. When my girls announced it is hat day Thursday and they wanted me to make their hats, I knew I wanted one of those with the huge flower on the side. I found this pattern and went to work with blind faith that this would be different. I was so impressed with this pattern! It crochets quickly, the product looks fantastic, and it holds the flowers nicely(thank you glue gun!). I've bookmarked this pattern and will use it over and over again! Thank you so much!

Biker_bunne said...

Awesome pattern! Easy, quick, and perfect results! Exactly what I was looking for. Needed a cute beanie I could do in a few hours, and this one is PERFECT!! Can't wait to make some more for gifts. Thanks bunches!!

Mama T said...

Found your pattern through Ravelry.
Thanks to you, I learned two new things-the magic loop & the half-double stitch.

All this time, I've been having trouble with pointy beanies and not getting that perfectly round top.

Mahalo!

daperfectmix said...

You're welcome! I love all the feedback. I'm glad you like my pattern! Thanks for visiting the blog and please, come back soon.

Anonymous said...

Is there any way to add more rows to the pattern so you can turn back the last few rows to make like a cuff without ruining it?

daperfectmix said...

Sure, just continue to add rows until it is the length you'd like it to be.

1timothy412rocks said...

Thank You so much! My dad's birthday is coming up and everytime we go into the arts and crafts store, he points out all of the penn state colors, and asks me to make him a beanie. But, I am a beginner. I am pretty sure I will succeed in doing this pattern! Thank You

Erika said...

Hands down best beanie pattern ever! My boyfriend's wool camo beanie fits h him like a comfy glove. I'm gonna try and modify for a baby....any suggestions?

-erika

daperfectmix said...

Thanks Erika! For a smaller beanie try using a smaller hook. I believe I used a size H hook to make one for my son, but you might have to experiment to get the perfect size that you want.

zThat said...

i love the pattern ! Thank You soooooooooooooooooooo much for sharing im going to use it to make chemo hats ! -Alex

My Kai said...

Just found this great pattern and your Classic Cloche.Lovely.
What wool do you use? I am in Australia and don't know what worsted yarn is, its equivalent, or your hook size equivalent. Xan you help me please.

daperfectmix said...

My Kai, thanks for visiting my blog. Worsted weight is about 10 ply and the hook size I is 5.5mm or J is 6mm. I have a small head so the 5.5mm is what I would use, but I think the bigger hook would make a more common size.

My Kai said...

Thankyou so much for your help. I made one before reading your reply and it was way too small as I guessed worsted yarn was about our 8ply with hook size being our 4mm. How wrong. Sincerely appreciate your assistance here and can't wait to do it again and get it right. Cheers :)

Muriel said...

I am retired and love to crochet. I crochet hats to be donated to "Halos of Hope" for people going through cancer treatments. This little beanie will be "PERFECT" !!!!

tahsina said...

i cannot go to the first "mgic ring" section...plese help. my email is atahsina@yahoo.com. pls e mail me

tahsina said...

i cnnot get to the mgic ring t the first of the cap.plese explain.emil me at atahsina@yahoo.com

shell34 said...

Cant wait to give the beanie pattern a try. I have to make a couple for a guy friend and the pattern seems much easier to follow then those I have searched on previously to viewing yours.

I do have a question, I notcied worsted yarn was used such as the Red Heart brand. I love crocheting with the I Love This Yarn brand. I know the texture is a bit softer and less stiff. Can I use I Love This Yarn and achieve the same results or will I need to double strand the yarn?

daperfectmix said...

@shell34: you would get the same results with Hobby Lobby's yarn. You wouldn't have to double strand unless you wanted it to be thicker. I like working with that yarn too! I just love Hobby Lobby in general, and the sparkly "I love this Yarn!"

Anonymous said...

This pattern is lovely! I have had a hard time making hats that actually fit and this pattern is so easy to follow. For once a beanie cap didn't turn out like a slouchy beret :) lol
~Danni

sondra lee said...

just whipped up one of your hats for a quick christmas present for my fiance! i love it, sure he will, too. it was my first hat so it's a bit wonky, but i will definitely be making more!

Anonymous said...

so cute what size hook did you use?
im makeing it for my cousine hope she likes it

Anonymous said...

wwow where did you ever get the idea for the pattern?

Sandy Krout said...

i love that this is a double crochet pattern!! doesn't take as long as those single crochets. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just what I was looking for to make my twogrown boys the beanies they've been asking for!! It is SO easy to follow and SO FAST! THANK YOU!!

amybevil said...

Thanks for the pattern, I've had such trouble finding an ADULT beanie pattern that was easy and fast.

Hook me Up

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern. I made my grandson one that resembles a football by using white yarn in rows 5 & 14 and using brown on the others, then sewed in the "stitch" turned out great!

daperfectmix said...

The football beanie sounds great! I would love to see pictures if you'd like to share.

daperfectmix@gmail.com

Ashley Henry said...

oh my gosh! this pattern is perfect for my son! i have been trying to find one for him for a while now. he loves wearing hats. is there a way to alter this patter to make a new born beanie? my daughter would look cute in one as well! ill give you pics as soon as im done with the one im working on now :) thanks so much for making it so easy to follow!!!

daperfectmix said...

Hi Ashley! Thanks for your comment! I haven't tried to make this for a newborn, but I would think using a smaller hook and a lighter weight yarn would do the trick. You could also start out with less stitches in the first round and adjust the pattern from there. I hope this helps! I can't wait to see your finished pieces!

JennyB said...

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

JennyB said...

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

GwordSmith said...

Since you listed the number of stitches there should be at the end of each round, is it necessary to use a stitch marker? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a wonderful pattern! I even used it while I was learning how to do lettering! I will send you a pic soon!

Anonymous said...

Found this pattern via Pinterest & I just wanted to say great pattern. I have found many patterns in my search that are poorly written but yours is easy to follow & put together really well. I finished it last night & looks great!

Amy Lehman said...

thanks, pretty easy to do

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Jeannie Aros said...

Hi, I'm going to start making the hat now but wanted to know if you start in the same chain at the start of each row? I seem to always get a bulk when it starts that way? Your reply is greatly appreciated.

daperfectmix said...

Hi Jeannie! You will be joining in the first stitch made in each round. Can you elaborate on the "bulk" you are getting? Is it in a certain spot?

Anonymous said...

I made the hat. I loved it. I was trying to learn how to crochet letters in my crochet project.
My hat looks awesome. The letters went in perfectly. And I made fingerless gloves to match!

daperfectmix said...

That's great! I would love to see the letters you crocheted into the hat!

Kristin said...

It's a great pattern--thanks. I've been looking for a simple one and this is it!

Fateful One said...

Just finished....easy project to follow. I added an extra row of hdc and then sc to the end to give it a cleaner finish. It also seems to help hold the shape better. Thanks for the pattern!