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Football Beanie

FREE Pattern | Football Beanie | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.comThis is the last football pattern in my football series. The Football Beanie can be made in traditional colors of brown and white or make it in your favorite team’s colors. You can add even more color by making the stripes and laces different colors. I love this hat for those who love football but want to represent their team without wearing head-to-toe team gear. It is a simple beanie that is fast to work up and a warm hat to wear. You can also add earflaps and braids to turn it into a fun earflap hat.

 

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Sizes:

  • Newborn fits 14” head circumference
  • Infant (3 months) fits 16” head circumference
  • Baby (6 months) fits 18” head circumference
  • Toddler (1–2 years) fits 19” head circumference
  • Preschooler (3-5 years) fits 20” head circumference
  • Child (6-10 years) fits 21” head circumference
  • Teen/Small Adult fits 22” head circumference
  • Medium Adult fits 23” head circumference
  • Large Adult fits 24” head circumference

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Materials:

  • I-5.5 mm hook; I use a Clover hook which I have found creates a slightly smaller gauge. I also tend to be a really tight crocheter. For these two reasons, I highly recommend working up a gauge swatch ahead of time. (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch). You may need to go up or down one or two hook sizes
  • Worsted Weight Yarn – I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. Less than 100 grams or 175 yards total for hat. Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
  • Yarn or Tapestry needle

Gauge:

  • 15 hdc and 11.5 rows = 4” square; use a different size hook or yarn to obtain proper gauge (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Rnd(s) – round(s)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • St – stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms
  • Read pattern in its entirety first
  • Always work a gauge swatch first. Each crocheter crochets with a different tension. I tend to crochet really tight. To complete a gauge swatch, I crochet a 5”x5” square in the stitch or pattern specified. This is so that at least the first and last row and the sides will not be included in my 4”x4” square. I then measure how many stitches and rows are in my square. If it is too small (you have more stitches or rows than specified), then you move up a hook size or two. If it is too big (you have fewer stitches or rows than specified), then you move down a hook size or two. The goal is to reach a gauge that is as close as possible to the pattern writer’s. It may seem like a waste of time, but I always find that it is worth it in the end; especially with fitted, wearable items. If you are not within ¼” when I give the diameter measurement for the crown of the hat in each pattern size, you should check your gauge and work a gauge swatch if you haven’t already.
  • When working in rounds, I always start with a magic circle; there are many great tutorials on the internet
  • When working in rounds, the ch1 or ch2 NEVER count as the first stitch

 

For this tutorial, I will be working the Infant size. All other sizes can be found below. I am using pink for this tutorial instead of white because white yarn doesn’t photograph well. Okay, and because I wanted one for my baby girl. 🙂

 

Infant (3 months)FREE Pattern | Football Beanie | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.com

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 4” and 4.25“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

 

Rnd 7: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

 

 

Rnds 8 – 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

 

 

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

 

 

Rnd 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

 

 

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

 

Rnd 15: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

For laces:

Cut a length of white yarn approx. 1 – 2 yds long.

 

 

With yarn or tapestry needle and working from inside of hat, insert your hook in between 2 stitches of round after the 1st white stripe (round 8 for the infant size). Pull almost all the way through leaving 6 – 8″ for weaving in later.

 

Hold yarn flat against hat so that the yarn runs straight up and down on the front of the hat. Insert back down to the wrong side between 2 stitches on the row before the 2nd white stripe (for infant size, this is round 13).

 

Repeat 2 or 3 more times if desired.

 

 

 

In the same manner, work a stitch in every other row up and over the 1st stitch (working perpendicular to the 1st stitch).

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

 

 

 

 

Variations

  • Add a pom pom or two on top of the hat
  • For girls, add your favorite flower applique in team colors
  • Add earflaps and braids to the hat to make it a winter hat that ties. You can add earflaps very simply by stopping at the last row of hdc and with Brown, begin with 8hdc for baby sizes, 10 hdc for toddler, preschool and child sizes, and 12 hdc for teen and adult sizes. Turn and work a decrease (hdc2tog) into the beginning of each row until you reach the last row (1 hdc2tog) and finish off. You are basically creating a triangle. Lay your hat flat with the first earflap in the front to determine where your other earflap will go. You will want your first earflap slightly off center (the shorter side will be the back of the hat, the longer will be the front) and start the second earflap directly across from the first. Then sc all the way around the earflaps and hat to finish it off.

 

Newborn

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1.  (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (40)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 3.75“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 6: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in each stitch around. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (41)

Rnds 7 – 11: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (41)

Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 4.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 14: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Baby (6 months)

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 4.75“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 8: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnds 9 – 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 5.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 17: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Toddler (1–2 years)

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 5” and 5.25“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 13 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (60)

Rnds 9 – 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (60)

Rnd 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 17: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 6“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 18: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Preschooler (3-5 years)

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 7 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (21)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (28)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (35)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (42)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (49)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 5.25” and 5.5“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

Rnds 10 – 17: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

Rnd 18: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 19: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 6.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 20: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Child (6-10 years)

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (64)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 5.75“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 9: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 21 st; *work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in next 20 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (67)

Rnds 10 – 18: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (67)

Rnd 19: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 20: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 7“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 21: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Teen/Small Adult

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 7 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (21)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (28)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (35)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (42)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (49)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 6“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 10: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st; *work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (71)

Rnds 11 – 20: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (71)

Rnd 21: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd : Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 7.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 23: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Medium Adult

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (64)

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (72)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 6.25” and 6.5“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 10: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 23 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (75)

Rnds 11 – 22: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (75)

Rnd 23: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 24: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 8.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 25: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Large Adult

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 7 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1.  (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (21)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (28)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (35)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (42)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (49)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

Rnd 10: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 8 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (70)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 6.5” and 6.75“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 11: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st; (work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in next 8 st) 3 times)* repeat from * to * 1 more time. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (78)

Rnds 12 – 25: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (78)

Rnd 26: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 27: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 9.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 28: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

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Favorite Team Football Helmet

Favorite Team Football Helmet Pattern | Colie's Crochet

The Favorite Team Football Helmet was inspired by my almost 6-year-old son. He loves football just like his dad and will be playing football for the first time this fall. This completely customizable hat can be made in any colors to show your team spirit for any team. I also include ideas for adding letters, numbers and mascots to the sides of the helmets for the ultimate football fan.

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For this tutorial, I will be working the Toddler size. ll other sizes can be purchased in my pattern stores:

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Sizes available in download:

  • Newborn fits 14” head circumference
  • Infant (3 months) fits 16” head circumference
  • Baby (6 months) fits 18” head circumference
  • Toddler (1–2 years) fits 19” head circumference
  • Preschooler (3-5 years) fits 20” head circumference
  • Child (6-10 years) fits 21” head circumference
  • Teen/Small Adult fits 22” head circumference
  • Medium Adult fits 23” head circumference
  • Large Adult fits 24” head circumference

Materials:

  • I-5.5 mm hook; I use a Clover hook which I have found creates a slightly smaller stitch. I also tend to be a really tight crocheter. For these two reasons, I highly recommend working up a gauge swatch ahead of time. (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch).
  • F-3.75mm hook
  • Worsted Weight yarn. I used I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. You will need up to 100g or 175 yards of the main color and up to 11g or 20 yards of accent color. (This only includes yarn needed for the helmet, earholes and pinstripe, extra yarn will be needed if you choose to applique letters, numbers or mascots on the sides of the helmet). Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
  • Stitch markers (I use paperclips)
  • Yarn or tapestry needle to weave in ends and sew on appliques if desired

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Gauge:

  • 15 hdc and 11.5 rows = 4” square; use a different size hook or yarn to obtain proper gauge (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch)

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: in US terminology

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Rnd(s) – round(s)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • St – stitch
  • Tog – together
  • Yo – yarn over
  • Crochet 1 sc and 1 hdc together – Insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook
  • Crochet 1 hdc and 1 sc together – yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms
  • Read pattern in its entirety first
  • Always work a gauge swatch first. Each crocheter crochets with a different tension. I tend to crochet really tight. To complete a gauge swatch, I crochet a 5”x5” square in the stitch or pattern specified. This is so that at least the first and last row and the sides will not be included in my 4”x4” square. I then measure how many stitches and rows are in my square. If it is too small (you have more stitches or rows than specified), then you move up a hook size or two. If it is too big (you have fewer stitches or rows than specified), then you move down a hook size or two. The goal is to reach a gauge that is as close as possible to the pattern writer’s. It may seem like a waste of time, but I always find that it is worth it in the end; especially with fitted, wearable items. If you are not within ¼” when I give the diameter measurement for the crown of the hat in each pattern size, you should check your gauge and work a gauge swatch if you haven’t already.
  • When working in rounds, I always start with a magic circle; there are many great tutorials on the internet
  • When working in rounds, the ch1 or ch2 NEVER count as the first stitch
  • I work this hat in an amigurumi style which means you do not join at the end of each round or chain up to begin a new round. You use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each row. For example: Round 1 has 5 stitches and Round 2 has 10 stitches. At the end of Round 1, you do not join, you go on and work the first 2 stitches of Round 2 into the top of the first stitch of Round 1. Remove your stitch marker from Round 1 and place it in the first stitch of Round 2. Move your stitch marker at the beginning of each round

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Rnd 1: MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Pull tail tight. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * (56)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 13 st;* repeat from * to * (60)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 5” and 5.25“ in diameter.Favorite Team Football Helmet Pattern | Colie's Crochet

Rnds 9 – 18: Work 1 hdc into each st around. (60)

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 6“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add until you reach this measurement.

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Work sc into next 2 st and then a sl st into following 2 st to finish off the spiral. Do not finish off.

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Earflaps

Earflaps will be worked in rows.

Earflap 1:

Row 1: ch 1, work 1 hdc in next 10 st (leaving rest unworked). (10 total stitches)

Rows 2 – 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. (10)

Row 4: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 st, hdc2tog. (8)

Row 5: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 st, hdc2tog. (6)

Row 6: ch 1, turn, crochet 1 sc and 1 hdc tog, dc2tog, crochet 1 hdc and 1 sc tog. Finish off. (3)

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Earflap 2:

Lay your hat flat with the first earflap in the front to determine where your other earflap will go. You will want your first earflap slightly off center (the shorter side will be the back of the hat, the longer will be the front) and start the second earflap directly across from the first. Join with sl st and follow instructions for Earflap 1 but DO NOT finish off.

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Appliques

Pinstripe:

Use F hook with red yarn to ch a pinstripe long enough to go across the top of the hat and overlap the edges by about an inch, hdc in each ch. If you need multiple colors in the pinstripe, you can do the middle stripe with sc and add a row of sc in another color along both sides of the middle pinstripe. Finish off leaving long tails for sewing onto hat.
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Earholes (work 1 for each side):

With H hook, MC, ch2, work 8dc in circle for newborn – preschool sizes and 10dc in circle for child – large adult sizes. Sl st to 1st dc. Pull tail tight. Finish off leaving long tails for sewing onto hat.

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Finishing

Make sure you are on the right side of the hat and sc along the sides of the earflaps and around the bottom edge of the hat. Work 2 sc in both ends of the ear flap (st 1 and 3 of the 3 stitches of the last row). Join with sl st to 1st sc. Finish off.

Pin pinstripe and earholes into place; use a needle and matching yarn to sew on all appliqués. Do not pull the appliqués or the hat too tight while sewing as it will cause distortion.

Weave in all ends.

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Variations

  • For letters and numbers, I love the tutorials here: http://www.mooglyblog.com/the-moogly-crochet-alphabet/ and here: http://www.mooglyblog.com/the-moogly-crochet-numbers/
  • For simple shapes like stars, I search Pinterest or Ravelry for crochet patterns or I just wing it myself.
  • To crochet a mascot, I work them 1 of 2 ways. For simpler mascots, I break them down into simple shapes like triangles, squares and circles and then join them together. For more complicated ones, I create a graph in excel and crochet the entire mascot in sc with a small hook; I like using an F hook with worsted weight as it creates a nice tight fabric. Then you just sew it on like an applique.
  • You can also use felt instead of crocheting letters, numbers, or mascots and either stitch them on with thread or use fabric glue to attach to the hat.

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Itty Bitty Flower Headband

Itty Bitty Flower Newborn Headband, coliescrochet.comA friend’s baby wore a headband with a teeny tiny crocheted flower on it and I have been obsessed with the idea ever since. Not to mention that I am expecting my own little girl in a few short weeks. This headband is perfect for newborn pictures or for every day. It is made of a mohair/polyester blend and is soft and is comfortable for baby to wear. I also have provided instructions to make larger baby sizes. And I can’t believe for the first time in a while, I have no access to a newborn, or even a baby for that matter, so I have no live models! (Well, not yet anyway….) I’ll be sure to update pictures as soon as peanut #3 arrives. :)

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Sizes:

  • Newborn fits 14” head circumference

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Materials:

  • B-2.25 mm hook; I use a Clover hook
  • Fine or Super Fine yarn. I used Patons Lace but any fine or super fine yarn will work. You could even use crochet thread.
  • Yarn needle

Gauge:

  • Not important

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • Trc – triple crochet

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms
  • Read pattern in its entirety first
  • When working in rounds, I always start with a magic circle; there are many great tutorials on the internet
  • If you are working with cotton yarn or thread, I would recommend adding 1-2” to the circumference of the headband since cotton doesn’t have as much stretch to it.

Newborn

MC, *ch 3, 2 trc, ch 3, sl st in magic ring,* repeat 4 more times. To create headband, ch until length reaches 11”, sl st in magic ring on opposite side of flower, pull tail tight and finish off.Itty Bitty Flower Newborn Headband, coliescrochet.comItty Bitty Flower Newborn Headband, coliescrochet.com

 

 

 

 

Itty Bitty Flower Newborn Headband, coliescrochet.com

Itty Bitty Flower Newborn Headband, coliescrochet.com

 

 

Variations

To make 3-6 month size, ch until headband is 13” long.

To make 6-12 month size, ch until headband is 15” long.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

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And now you have a perfect little headband for your newborn!Itty Bitty Flower Newborn Headband, coliescrochet.com

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Basic Striped Beanie

Basic Striped Beanie, coliescrochet.comThe Basic Striped Beanie is a simple pattern that you can whip up in less than 2 hours. It is unisex in construction and is a great hat for newborns through adults. It can be highly personalized with the number of stripes and colors. I originally designed this pattern for charity beanies but found that I loved the pattern so much, I use it quite often for gifts as well.

 

Sizes:

  • Newborn fits 14” head circumference
  • Infant (3 months) fits 16” head circumference
  • Baby (6 months) fits 18” head circumference
  • Toddler (1–2 years) fits 19” head circumference
  • Preschooler (3-5 years) fits 20” head circumference
  • Child (6-10 years) fits 21” head circumference
  • Teen/Small Adult fits 22” head circumference
  • Medium Adult fits 23” head circumference
  • Large Adult fits 24” head circumference

 

Skill Level:

  • Easy

 

Materials:

  • I-5.5 mm hook; I use a Clover hook which I have found creates a slightly smaller gauge. I also tend to be a really tight crocheter. For these two reasons, I highly recommend working up a gauge swatch ahead of time. (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch). You may need to go up or down one or two hook sizes
  • Worsted Weight Yarn – I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. Less than 100 grams or 175 yards total for hat. Amounts of each color depend on how many colors you are adding to your hat. Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
  • Yarn or Tapestry needle

 

Gauge:

  • 15 hdc and 11.5 rows = 4” square; use a different size hook or yarn to obtain proper gauge (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch)

 

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Rnd(s) – round(s)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • St – stitch

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms
  • Read pattern in its entirety first
  • Always work a gauge swatch first. Each crocheter crochets with a different tension. I tend to crochet really tight. To complete a gauge swatch, I crochet a 5”x5” square in the stitch or pattern specified. This is so that at least the first and last row and the sides will not be included in my 4”x4” square. I then measure how many stitches and rows are in my square. If it is too small (you have more stitches or rows than specified), then you move up a hook size or two. If it is too big (you have fewer stitches or rows than specified), then you move down a hook size or two. The goal is to reach a gauge that is as close as possible to the pattern writer’s. It may seem like a waste of time, but I always find that it is worth it in the end; especially with fitted, wearable items. If you are not within ¼” when I give the diameter measurement for the crown of the hat in each pattern size, you should check your gauge and work a gauge swatch if you haven’t already.
  • When working in rounds, I always start with a magic circle; there are many great tutorials on the internet
  • When working in rounds, the ch1 or ch2 NEVER count as the first stitch

 

For this tutorial, I will be working the Child size in 3 colors. All other sizes can be found below.

 

Child (6-10 years)

Rnd 1: With Color A, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (64)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 5.75“ in diameter.Basic Striped Beanie, coliescrochet.com

Rnd 9: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 21 st; *work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in next 20 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (67)

Rnd 10: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (67)

Rnd 11: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.Basic Striped Beanie, coliescrochet.com

Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 17: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 18 – 20: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 7“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add rows of Color A then switch to Color C.

Basic Striped Beanie, coliescrochet.com

Rnd 21: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

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Newborn

Rnd 1: With Color A, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1.  (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (40) Switch to Color B.

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 3.75“ in diameter.

Rnd 6: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in each stitch around. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (41)

Rnd 7: Work 1 hdc into each st Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (41)

Rnd 8: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 9: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 10: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 11: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 12 – 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 4.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add rows of Color A then switch to Color C.

Rnd 14: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Infant (3 months)

Rnd 1: With Color A, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 4” and 4.25“ in diameter.

Rnd 7: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 8: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 9: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 10: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 11: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 14 – 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add rows of Color A then switch to Color C.

Rnd 16: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Baby (6 months)

Rnd 1: With Color A, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 4.75“ in diameter.

Rnd 8: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 9: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 10: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 11: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 15 – 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 5.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add rows of Color A then switch to Color C.

Rnd 17: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Toddler (1–2 years)

Rnd 1: With Color A, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 13 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (60)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 5” and 5.25“ in diameter.

Rnd 9: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (60)

Rnd 10: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 11: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 16 – 18: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 6“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add rows of Color A then switch to Color C.

Rnd 19: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Preschooler (3-5 years)

Rnd 1: With Color A, MC, ch1, work 7 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (21)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (28)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (35)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (42)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (49)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 5.25” and 5.5“ in diameter.

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

Rnd 10: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

Rnd 11: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 17 – 19: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 6.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add rows of Color A then switch to Color C.

Rnd 20: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Teen/Small Adult

Rnd 1: With Color A, MC, ch1, work 7 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (21)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (28)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (35)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (42)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (49)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 6“ in diameter.

Rnd 10: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st; *work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (71)

Rnd 11: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (71)

Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 17: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 18: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 19 – 22: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 7.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add rows of Color A then switch to Color C.

Rnd 23: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Medium Adult

Rnd 1: With Color A, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (64)

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (72)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 6.25” and 6.5“ in diameter.

Rnd 10: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 23 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (75)

Rnds 11 – 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (75)

Rnd 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 17: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 18: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 19: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 20 – 24: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 8.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add rows of Color A then switch to Color C.

Rnd 25: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Large Adult

Rnd 1: With Color A, MC, ch1, work 7 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1.  (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (21)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (28)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (35)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (42)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (49)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

Rnd 10: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 8 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (70)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 6.5” and 6.75“ in diameter.

Rnd 11: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st; (work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in next 8 st) 3 times)* repeat from * to * 1 more time. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (78)

Rnds 12 – 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (78)

Rnd 17: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 18: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 19: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 20: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 21: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color B. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 22: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color A. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 23 – 27: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Color C. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 9.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue to add rows of Color A then switch to Color C.

Rnd 28: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

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Spring Peeper Beanie

Spring Peeper Beanie-coliescrochet.comI have been loving all of the handmade spring items I’ve been seeing lately. The flowers, animals, and bright spring colors are really getting me in the mood for Spring (even though it just snowed here this morning). Even my tulips and lilies are starting to sprout but we just don’t seem to want to get rid of winter around here yet. Make a simple Spring Peeper Beanie to help fill all of your Easter baskets this year! For this blog post, I did a traditional yellow chick. My children picked all of the colors for the other hats which we will be donating.

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For this tutorial, I will be working the Preschool size. All other sizes can be purchased in my pattern stores:

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Sizes available in download:

  • Newborn fits 14” head circumference
  • Infant (3 months) fits 16” head circumference
  • Baby (6 months) fits 18” head circumference
  • Toddler (1–2 years) fits 19” head circumference
  • Preschooler (3-5 years) fits 20” head circumference
  • Child (6-10 years) fits 21” head circumference
  • Teen/Small Adult fits 22” head circumference
  • Medium Adult fits 23” head circumference
  • Large Adult fits 24” head circumference

 

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

 

Materials:

  • I-5.5mm hook; I use a Clover hook which I have found creates a slightly smaller gauge. I also tend to be a really tight crocheter. For these two reasons, I highly recommend working up a gauge swatch ahead of time. (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch). You may need go up or down one or two hook sizes
  • Worsted Weight Yarn, up to 100g or 175 yds for hat, 1g or less than 2 yds for beak, and 6g or 11 yds of white for eyes.) Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
  • 2 buttons
  • Stitch marker (I use a paperclip)
  • Yarn needle (for sewing on beak and weaving in ends)
  • Tapestry needle (for sewing on buttons)

 

Gauge:

  • 15 hdc and 11.5 rows = 4” square; use a different size hook or yarn to obtain proper gauge (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch)

 

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Rnd(s) – round(s)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • St – stitch

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms
  • Read pattern in its entirety first
  • Always work a gauge swatch first. Each crocheter crochets with a different tension. I tend to crochet really tight. To complete a gauge swatch, I crochet a 5”x5” square in the stitch or pattern specified. This is so that at least the first and last row and the sides will not be included in my 4”x4” square. I then measure how many stitches and rows are in my square. If it is too small (you have more stitches or rows than specified), then you move up a hook size or two. If it is too big (you have less stitches or rows than specified), then you move down a hook size or two. The goal is to reach a gauge that is as close as possible to the pattern writer’s. It may seem like a waste of time, but I always find that it is worth it in the end; especially with fitted, wearable items. If you are not within ¼” when I give the diameter measurement for the crown of the hat in each pattern size, you should check your gauge and work a gauge swatch if you haven’t already.
  • When working in rounds, I always start with a magic circle; there are many great tutorials on the internet
  • When working in rounds, the ch1 or ch2 NEVER count as the first stitch
  • I work this hat in an amigurumi style which means you do not join at the end of each round or chain up to begin a new round. You use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each row. For example: Round 1 has 5 stitches and Round 2 has 10 stitches. At the end of Round 1, you do not join, you go on and work the first 2 stitches of Round 2 into the top of the first stitch of Round 1. Remove your stitch marker from Round 1 and place it in the first stitch of Round 2. Move your stitch marker at the beginning of each round

 

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Rnd 1: MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Pull tail tight. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st across. Mark 1st st of this 2nd round with a stitch marker. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Mark 1st st of this round with a stitch marker. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Mark 1st st of this round with a stitch marker. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Mark 1st st of this round with a stitch marker. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Mark 1st st of this round with a stitch marker. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Mark 1st st of this round with a stitch marker. (56)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Mark 1st st of this round with a stitch marker. (64)

Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 5.75“ in diameter.Spring-Peeper-Beanie-Crown-Measurement-Colie's-Crochetdotcom-Blog

Rnd 9: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 21 st; *work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 20 st;* repeat from * to * Mark 1st st of this round with a stitch marker. (67)

Rnds 10 – 20: Work 1 hdc into each st. Mark 1st st of this round with a stitch marker.  (67)

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 7“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half. If not, continue working rnds until you get the proper measurement.Spring-Peeper-Beanie-Length-Measurement-Colie's-Crochetdotcom-Blog

Rnd 21: Work 1 sc in each st across hat. To finish off the spiral of the amigurumi-style join, work sc into next 2 st, then sl st in next 2 st. Finish off.

 

 

 

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MC, ch 3, 1dc, ch 2, 3dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, dc, join to top of ch 3. Pull tail tight. Finish off leaving long tail.

 

For Eyes

Do 1st 3 rounds of hat for each eye but no amigurumi-style join, do the traditional sl st join and ch 1. Finihs off leaving long tail for sewing.

 

For Chick Hair

Cut 3 8″ lengths of hat color and join to top of hat with a sl st

 

Finishing

Sew on buttons where desired for eyes. Weave in all ends.

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Hope you enjoyed this pattern and don’t forget to check out my other free patterns as many of them won’t stay free forever. Happy Spring and Easter to you all!

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Introducing Baby #3!!!

It's A Girl, Baby #3, Colie's CrochetI’m so excited to share with you that we are expecting our third child! We found out on Wednesday, January 15th that we will be welcoming a baby girl on June 3rd of this year.

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This may be the third time around but the miracle of life has not lost its luster on us. There is nothing like hearing and seeing that heartbeat for the first time and seeing what you’ve felt for weeks, your baby, moving inside you with the help of an ultrasound. We decided to bring the kids along for the ultrasound so they could share in the special moment with us (To learn more about my family, check out my About Me page).

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Our son was instantly disappointed that we were having a girl. That was quickly forgotten when the ultrasound tech snapped a picture of the baby’s bone structure and he has proudly shown the picture of his baby dinosaur to family and friends. Our daughter is two. Let’s be real; she has no idea what is about to happen to her in a few short months.

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We haven’t been able to find names we love or agree upon so up until now, the hubby was intent on calling the baby ‘Karl.’ My intuition (which has been right each time, I might add) told me that our baby was a girl so I have called her ‘Eloise.’ Hopefully, in the next few months, we will find a name we both can agree upon.

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