Sunday, February 9, 2014

Little Fans Down Under-Beanie Babe-Free Crochet Pattern




Little Fans-Down Under. Baby Beanie
Free Crochet Pattern
A decorative 20 row baby beanie
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Introduction: With clever placements of the V stitch and 9 dc’s all in a row, a few sc’s and ch’s thrown in together, gives this pretty little stitch pattern a big tick. You will need a bit of concentration to begin with, but the pattern does repeat it’s self, so it will become repetitive.

To fit: Newborn to 3 Months
Measurements approx: Head Circumference 13 to 14 inches, hat height 5.5 to 6 inches

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

Hook size: 3.5mm for newborn 4.5mm for 3 months+ US G/6
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
V st= (dc, ch 1, dc)



V stitch: The V stitch is (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc), worked into the st indicated by the pattern

 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
Row 1, Ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, skip 3 st’s, work 9 dc’s in next st, skip 3 st’s,
*work 1 sc in next st, skip 3 st’s, work 9 dc in next st, skip 3 st’s,*
  repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in beginning sc, (7 sc, 7 groups of 9 dc)

Row 2, Ch 4, work 1 dc in same space as ch 4, ch 1, work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1,
*work a V st (V st =1dc, ch1, 1dc) in the sc, ch 1, work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1,*
  repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the space between the beginning ch 4 and 1 dc (7 groups of 3 sc, 7 V’s)

Row 3, Ch 3, work 4 dc in same space as join, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc,  
*work 9 dc in the V st space, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc,*
  repeat from *to* to end, work 4 dc in same space as the beginning (ch 3 and 4 dc) sl st into the top of the ch 3

Row 4, Ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as ch 1, work 1 sc in next dc, ch 1, work a V st in the next sc, ch 1,
*work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1, work a V st in the next sc, ch 1*,  
repeat from *to* to end, skip 3 dc, work 1 sc  in 4th dc, sl st into the 1st sc of this round, (21 sc, 7 V st’s)

Row 5, Ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, work 9 dc in the V st space
*skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc, work 9 dc in the V st space,* 
 repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the first sc of this round (7 sc, 7 groups of 9 dc)

Row 6, Repeat row 2, for a shorter hat finish here and go onto the hat edge rows. Measures approx 4.5 inches end of row 6.
Row 7, Repeat row 3
Row 8, Repeat row 4
Row 9, Repeat row 5
Row 10, Repeat row 2

For new born and using a 3.5mm hook and 8 ply yarn, your hat slightly stretched will be approx 5 inches in length.

Begin Hat Edge
You have 2 options here.
Stop the pattern repeats to make the simple ribbed edging below.
Or continue the pattern repeats and end with a 9dc group from the pattern, for a pretty scalloped edging, (Using pattern rows, 3, 4, 5)

Ribbed Hat Edge Instructions
Row 11, Ch 3, work 1 dc in same space as ch 3, work 1 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next ch 1 space, work 1 dc in each of next 3 sc, *work 1 dc in next ch 1 space, work 1 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next ch 1 space, work 1 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next ch 1 space, work 1 dc in each of next 3 sc,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st into top of the ch 3 space (1 ch 3, 54 dc)

Row 12, Ch 3, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 1 fpdc around the next dc,* repeat from *to* to end (1 ch 3, 54 dc)

Row 13, Repeat row 12 and finish off, or continue for length desired.
My hat is now approx 6 inches in length



Free CrochetPattern Courtesy Of Cathy Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
 2014.

Chickie Magoo made this and supplied her instructions for making one to fit a 12 to 18 month old size.

I used Moda Vera "Sorbet" which recommends a 5mm or 5.5mm hook. I have average tension so I used a 5mm hook. I added 3 curlicues and a hand painted wooden button instead of a traditional flower.
 The mannequin is a 20" head circumference and this will fit a 12 to 18 month old I think. It's 7-3/4" high and 17" wide
 

  I did one more increase round than the pattern stated, other than that, I followed the pattern till the last 2 rows which I finished off with a row of SC then a simple picot row of *SC/ch3/SC into base of ch3, sc next 2* I'm glad you like my results!

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this hat, thanks for posting it free. Many crocheter are on limited income and donate to charities so we are always on the lookout for free patterns.

Cathy Wood said...

thank you very much for telling me this, it makes me happy!

Katiecoo said...

I am just learning tomread patterns and going to try one of yours, it is so kind of you to share patterns with beginners. Thank you so much xxx