Monday, April 23, 2012

Little Twister Baby Beanie



Little Twister, Beanie Design
Cat's Beanie-Babe #4
 This is a very quick hat to make and would be ideal for charity use.

To fit: newborn
Hook size: 4.00mm US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 50 gm’s US DK/Medium
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: approx 2 hours


Stitches used:
Sl st= slip stitch
Ch= chain
Dc= double crochet
FPDC= front post double crochet
BPDC= back post double crochet
BPHDC= back post half double crochet
FPHDC= front post half double crochet
http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-fpdc-bpdc.htm
Measurements: Head Circumference 13 inches, hat height 5 inches

The beanie begins at the top of the head and worked down, the beanie is worked in one piece using dc’s and the fpdc st, which gives a slight twist look.

The Crown:

Begin:
Beginning ch 2 of every rnd is counted as a st.

Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1 ch 2, work 14 dc into ring, sl st to join into the top of the ch 2 (15 st’s)

Increase rounds:

(Excluding the fpdc, increase in each st)
Row 2 ch 2, work 1 dc in same st as the ch 2, work 2 dc’s into the next dc, work a fpdc around the post of the next dc, *work 2 dc’s into each of the next 2 dc’s, work a fpdc around the post of the next dc,* repeat from*to* to end of the round, sl st to join into the top of the ch 2 (25 st’s)


(Excluding the fpdc, increase in every 2nd dc)
Row 3 ch 2, work 2 dc’s into next dc, work 1 dc into next dc, work 2 dc’s into next dc, work a fpdc around the post of the fpdc, *work 1 dc into next dc, work 2 dc’s into next dc, work 1 dc into next dc, work 2 dc’s into next dc, work a fpdc around the post of the fpdc,* repeat from*to* to end of the round, sl st to join into the top of the ch 2 (35 st’s)

(Excluding the fpdc, increase in every 3rd dc)
Row 4 ch 2, work 1 dc into next dc, work 2 dc’s into next dc, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc’s, work 2 dc’s into next dc, work a fpdc around the post of the fpdc, *work 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc’s, work 2 dc’s into next dc, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc’s, work 2 dc’s into next dc, work a fpdc around the post of the fpdc,* repeat from*to* to end of the round, sl st to join into the top of the ch 2 (45 st’s)


Stop Increases:(now working the hat height)

Row 5 ch 2, work 1 dc into the next 7 dc, work a fpdc around the post of the fpdc,* work 1 dc into the next 8 dc, work a fpdc around the post of the fpdc,* repeat from*to* to end of the round, sl st to join into the top of the ch 2 (45 st’s)

Row 6 to Row 12, repeat row 5 (approx 4.5 inches high)

Ribbed Edging: 3 Rows

Decrease row, using fpdc and bpdc:
Row 1 ch 2, work a fpdc around the next dc, work a bpdc around the next dc, work the next 2 dc’s together using a fpdc, work a bpdc around the next dc, work a fpdc around the next dc, work a bpdc around the next dc, work a fpdc around the next fpdc, * work a bpdc around the next dc, work a fpdc around the next dc, work a bpdc around the next dc, work the next 2 dc’s together using a fpdc, work a bpdc around the next dc, work a fpdc around the next dc, work a bpdc around the next dc, work a fpdc around the next fpdc,* repeat from *to* to end of the round, sl st to join into the top of the ch 2 (40 st’s)

Now using the hdc st in the front post and back post, for the next 2 rows:

Row 2 ch 2, work a fphdc around next st, *work a bphdc around the next st, work a fphdc around the next st,* repeat from *to* to end of the round, sl st to join into the top of the ch 2 (40 st’s)

Row 3 repeat row 2, (approx 5 inches high)
Finish off and weave in ends


More baby beanie's found here, beanie babe #1, beanie babe #2, beanie babe #3.
 






Good luck with your baby beanie, I’d love to hear your feed back.
Please do not sell this pattern, please link back to me if you use this pattern, I’d love to see this used for charity, and you can make and sell items from this pattern too.

4 comments:

Carmen said...

Thank you for your patterns, I am making baby hats to take over on a mission trip to Cambodia for their babies. I have one issue with this pattern, at the end of round two I'm coming up with 35 st's. Have tried several times and the same thing is happening, I not sure what I doing wrong, any idea what I would be doing.
Thanks Carmen

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Thank you :), I'll have a closer look, not sure what you may be doing wrong, but it may have to do with that fpdc st, if you increase in that 1 you will get extra st's, there are no increases for the fpdc. cheers Cat :)

Carmen said...

I have finally worked it out. Thanks

jessica said...

Found it hard to start.. Kinda winged it, but it turned out the same! Thanks! I found the booties easy due to the set by step video.