Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Little Petals-Baby Beanie-Free Crochet Pattern




Little Petals-Baby Beanie-Free Crochet Pattern

 A decorative 20 row baby beanie

Introduction: This pattern resembles the petals of a flower. You will work 1 row of shell st’s with a sc in between each shell st. The next row consists of, the fpdc, some chain st’s and sc’s. If you are confident with these st’s you will have no problem making these decorative flower petals. The pattern does tend to firm up a bit, so I would suggest to go up, half a hook size when working the pattern rows.
This pattern is an 8 stitch repeat; it can be used with 48, 64, 72, stitch count.


To fit: Newborn
Measurements approx: Head Circumference 13 inches, hat height approx 5.5 inches

Please note, by using a smaller or larger hook, you can make a smaller or larger beanie

Hook size: 4mm to 4.5mm US G/6 (see introduction)
Yarn: 8 ply approx 50 gm’s US DK/Medium.
I used, double knit Special, by Stylecraft
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner ++
Tension: medium
Time: approx 2 hours

Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc =double crochet
Fpdc=front post double crochet
Special stitch: Shell st = (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc)

Please note! The beginning ch 1 and ch 2 of every rnd is not counted as a st.

BEGIN:
Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or use a magic ring.

Row 1, ch 1, work 12 hdc into ring, sl st to join in the 1st hdc (you will join this way on every round)

(Increase in every st)
Row 2, ch 1, work 2 hdc into each hdc to end, sl st to join (24 hdc)

(Increase in every 3rd st)
Row 3, ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 2 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (32 hdc)

(Increase in every 4th st)
Row 4, ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 3 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (40 hdc)

(Increase in every 5th st)
Row 5, ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 4 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (48 hdc)

(Increase in every 6th st)
Row 6, ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 5 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (56 hdc)

Row 7, ch 2, work 1 dc into same space as join,  work 1 dc in each st to end, sl st to join (56 dc)

Begin Pattern Rows (change to larger hook, see introduction)
Row1, ch 1, work 1 sc in same place as join, skip 3 st’s, work a shell st in next st, skip 3 st’s,* work 1 sc in next, skip 3 st’s, work a shell st in next st, skip 3 st’s*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into beginning sc (7 shells, 7 sc’s)
Row 2, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 fpdc around the 1st and 3rd, dc’s of the shell st, ch 3, work 1 sc in the ch 3 space of the shell st, ch 3, work 1 fpdc around the 4th and 6th dc of the same shell st,* work 1 fpdc around the 1st and 3rd, dc’s of the next shell st, ch 3, work 1 sc in the ch 3 space of the shell st, ch 3, work 1 fpdc around the 4th and 6th dc of the same shell st,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the beginning dc of the round
Row 3, ch 1, work 1 sc in same place as join, work a shell st in same space as join, work 1 sc in the next sc, *work a shell st in the space between the next 2nd and 3rd fpdc, work 1 sc in the next sc*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in the ch 3 space of the 1st shell of this round
Row 4, work 1 sc in same space as join, ch 3, work 1 fpdc around the next dc, skip 1 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next dc, *work 1 fpdc around the 1st and 3rd, dc’s of the next shell st, ch 3, work 1 sc in the ch 3 space of the shell st, ch 3, work 1 fpdc around the 4th and 6th dc of the same shell st*, repeat from *to* to end, work 1 fpdc around the 1st and 3rd, dc’s of the very first shell st of this round, sl st join in the 1st sc of this round
Row 5, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, work a shell st in the space between the next 2nd and 3rd fpdc, *work 1 sc in the next sc, work a shell st in the space between the next 2nd and 3rd fpdc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the 1 st sc of this round
Row 6, repeat row 2
Row 7, repeat row 3
Row 8, repeat row 4
Row 9, repeat row 5
Row 10, repeat row 2
Row 11, repeat row 3

My hat is measuring approx 5 inches long and I am ready to do the hat edge, in saying that I think the hat looks pretty ending on a shell stitch row, you can choose to finish on a shell stitch row at the desired length of the hat you need (just continue pattern sequence), or use the following instructions for a simple rib edging for the hat.
Begin Hat Edge (reduce hook size)
Row 1, ch 2, work 2 sc in same space as join, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, *work 1 dc in the sc, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, work 1 hdc in the ch 3 space, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc,* repeat from *to* to end,  work 1 dc in the final sc of this round, sl st to the top of the ch 2, (54 st’s + 1 ch 2, if you started with 56 hdc’s).
Once again you can finish your hat here or go on to the next rounds
Row 2, ch 2,*work 1 dc in next st, work 1 fpdc around the next st*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into top of ch 2

My hat is long enough now, but if you want yours longer, 
repeat row 2
I am going to finish off my hat with 1 more row.
By working 1 ch, then 1 hdc in each stitch of the round, sl st to join finish off and weave in ends
(This last hdc row can prevent curling/stretching of the hat edge).

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Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
 2014.

You can sell your items made from this pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity use
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2 comments:

terry said...

I make hats for the hospital babies and children. Thanks for such a variety of designs. Your patterns are appreciated by this old lady. Keeps my hands busy.

Cathy Wood said...

Terry! your comment is much appreciated and I'm so glad to be a help.