Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ribbed Look Baby Beanie

Ribbed Look, FPDC Beanie
Cat's Beanie-Babe #3


To fit: newborn to 3 months
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
BPHDC= back post half double crochet
FPHDC= front post half double crochet


Measurements: Head Circumference 13 inches, hat height 5 inches (5.5 inches with a folding edge)

The beanie begins at the top of the head and worked down, the beanie is worked in one piece using the fpdc st, which gives a rib look stitch.



The Crown
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 11 dc into ring, sl st to join into the top of the ch 2 (12 st’s)
Increase rounds:

Increase in every st
Row 2 ch 2, work a fpdc around the ch 2 post (increase made), *work 1 dc into the next dc, work a fpdc around the post of the same dc (increase made),* repeat from *to* 10 more times, coming in from behind the ch 2 (see picture), sl st into the space between the ch 2 and the 1st dc, (you will join this way for every round) (24 st’s)

Increase in every 3rd st
Row 3 ch 2, work a fpdc around the next st, work 1 dc into the next st, work a fpdc around the post of the same st, *work a fpdc around the next 2 st’s, work 1 dc into the next st, work a fpdc around the post of the same st,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join, (32 st’s)

Increase in every 4th st
Row 4 ch 2, work a fpdc around the next 2 st’s, work 1 dc into the next st, work a fpdc around the post of the same st, *work a fpdc around the next 3 st’s, work 1 dc into the next st, work a fpdc around the post of the same st,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join, (40 st’s)

Increase in every 5th st
Row 5 ch 2, work a fpdc around the next 3 st’s, work 1 dc into the next st, work a fpdc around the post of the same st, *work a fpdc around the next 4 st’s, work 1 dc into the next st, work a fpdc around the post of the same st,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join, (48 st’s)

Stop Increasing:

Row 6 ch 2, work a fpdc around every st to end, sl st to join, (48 st’s)

Repeat row 6 until your hat height is approx 5 inches, or the length you desire, you can sew in ends and  finish off here or you can add a ribbed or folding edge (for a ribbed or folding edging see instructions below)

Ribbed Edging Option:
The ribbed edging gives the beanie a nice, firm edge

Repeat row 6 until hat height is approx 4.5 inches

Row 1 ch 2, work a bphdc around next st, work a fphdc around next stitch, *work a bphdc around next st, work a fphdc around next stitch*, repeat from *to* to end, coming in from behind the ch 2, sl st into the space between the ch 2 and the 1st bpdc
Repeat above row, 3 to 4 more times (or until length desired) then finish off


Folding Edge Option:
Repeat row 6 until your hat height is approx 5 inches

Row 1 ch 2, work 1 dc in each st to end, sl st to join

The Fold:
Row 2 ch 2, work 1 dc into the front loop only of each dc to end, sl st to join

Row 3 ch 2 and turn, (you will now be working with the inside of your hat facing you) work a fpdc around every dc to end, sl st to join,

Repeat row 3, 1 more time, or length desired

Finish off weave in ends, turn up folding edge

For some added flair, sew on a pompom, applique, flower or use assorted colored yarn

 
Now Available! Video Instructions!
Part 1



Part 2

Part 3

Part 4 1/2

Part 4 2/2

Below are some variations using the front post and back post stitch
More of Cats beanie babes, 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months.
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:

Crochet Princess Beth said...

Welcome Back my friend! You've been missed alot!!! Love the hat - so adorable! Sending hugs your way!!! Beth in VA

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Oh thanks Beth, you are so precious!

Anonymous said...

I love this hat, but your site will not let me print the pattern.

Cathy Wood said...

I have placed a printer friendly version at the bottom of this post :)