Friday, February 14, 2014

The Shy Butterfly-Baby Beanie-Free Crochet Pattern




The Shy Butterfly-Baby Beanie-Free Crochet Pattern
A decorative 15 row baby beanie


Introduction: If you look close enough you can see the butterflies hidden within the pattern, I think they are quite shy as they seem to vanish, then reappear where they choose to.
The pattern is quite easy, with lots of repeats.
I have made this pattern with a dc crown, so it works up quite quickly, a real time saver and a quick project for last minute gifts.

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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, US G/6 (see introduction)
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
Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc =double crochet
Fpdc=front post double crochet


Special stitch: Cluster = a 2 dc cluster st. Yo hook, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo hook, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo hook and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo hook and pull through all loops on hook. A 2 dc cluster made.

Please note! Beginning ch 2 is not counted as a stitch.

Begin making crown:
Row 1, ch 3, work 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook (or make magic ring, ch 2 and work 12 dc into magic ring) to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (12 dc)
Row 2, ch 2, work 2 dc in same space as join, work 2 dc in each st to end of the round, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (24 dc)
Row 3, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 2 dc in next dc, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (36 dc)
Row 4, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *work 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (48 dc)
My crown now measures approx 13 inches around-stop increases.
Row 5, ch 2, work 1 dc in each dc to end of the round, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (48 dc)
Begin Pattern Rounds
Row 1, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next st, skip 2 st’s, work 7 dc in next st, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, *work 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 7 dc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip 2 st’s *, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the 1st sc of this round

Tip for row 2, each group of 7 dc’s will have 1 cluster st worked into each dc. = 7 clusters.

Row 2, ch 1, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc),  in same space as join, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, *work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the ch 2 space between the sc’s

Row 3, ch 4, work 3 dc in same space as join, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, *work 7 dc in ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster*, repeat from *to* to end, work 3 dc in the same space as the first ch 4 and 3 dc, to join, sl st into the ch 3 space of the beginning ch 4

Row 4, ch 5, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the 3 chain, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc), in next sc, * work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, *repeat from *to* to end, work a cluster st in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd dc of the previous round, ch 2, sl st into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 5

Row 5, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in next cluster, work 7 dc in the ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, *skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, work 7 dc in the ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the 1st sc of this round

Row 6, ch 1, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc),  in same space as join, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, *work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the ch 2 space between the sc’s

Row 7, repeat row 3

My hat is now approx 5 inches in length, I am going to stop the pattern sequence and add a rib edge. If you like the look of the scallop edge, do a few more pattern rows for length desired, finishing on a row with the 7 dc groups.


Begin Simple Rib Hat Edge
Row 1, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, work 2 dc in the next ch space, work 1 dc in the sc, work 2 dc in the next ch space, *work 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, work 2 dc in the next ch space, work 1 dc in the sc, work 2 dc in the next ch space*, repeat from *to* to end, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, sl to join in the 1st dc of this round, (48 dc)

Row 2, ch 2 work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 fpdc around the next st, *work 1 dc in next st, work 1 fpdc around the next st*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join, into 1st dc of this round (48 dc)
Row 3, repeat row 2, (you can also make your hat longer if you to choose to)

I like to finish my hats  with 1 round of 1 hdc in each st to end, this can prevent curling/stretching of the hat edge.

Row 4, ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st to end, sl st to join in beginning hdc, tie off and sew in ends




Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
 2014.

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

flymom24 said...

Learning to crochet. Any advice for adapting this to adult size would be greatly appreciated.

Cathy Wood said...

I will be making an adult version soon, so stay tuned:)

liz rollo said...

Is there a tutorial for this hat. I am a visual learner and am new to pattern reading. Thanks

HK1998 said...

I could not get row 2 to work out, Row 2, ch 1, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc), in same space as join, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, is the cluster stitches to be worked under the 3 chain of row 1?

Cathy Wood said...

the nxt 3 dc's you see coming up, they are from the previous row, they should be where your thumb is sitting if that makes sense.

Cathy Wood said...

Liz, I would love to do a video hen time permits, stay tuned.

Cathy Wood said...

Liz, I would love to do a video hen time permits, stay tuned.

LuLu Eberle said...

On the row of the rounds, how many groups of 7 dc should I have. I only have 5.

Cathy Wood said...

there is 4 on the first row of the pattern.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I started working on the Shy Butterfly sweater and when I got to the part where I needed to start making the clusters I had no idea what kind of cluster to make. So I went and printed out the pattern for the baby hat. The patterns for the hat and the booties have the instructions on the cluster that you want in the pattern but not the sweater. Just thought you might like to know. Very beautiful work. :)

Cathy Wood said...

oh my goodness, thank you so much for picking that mistake, it is now fixed, cheers to you!

Luvetoknit said...

I really love your pattern but I'm not really good at reading them if it's possible a video would be helpful. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Made 2 as gifts they were ohhh and awed over. Also posted link in a fb crochet club.

f.nisa said...

it looks beautiful. gonna make it for my baby...thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Row 2 where it says to work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc's (where are the dc's?) Under the 3 chains or in the 7 dc's. So confused HELP!

Cathy Wood said...

there are 7 dc's, work the 3 dc cluster in those.
Tip for row 2, each group of 7 dc’s will have 1 cluster st worked into it.

penny 29 said...

Thank you so much for the shy butterfly jacket and beanie patterns, I do crochet for charity and I'm absolutely sure that this one will be a winner.

penny 29 said...

Thanks for the great pattern, I do crochet for charity and I think this pattern will be loved by all.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that it touches my heart that you generously offered your pattern to be used for free for charity use. Reading that makes my heart go out to you! Blessings to you and all your endeavors!
Very beautiful patterns! Thank you for sharing!

Cathy Wood said...

thank you so much, it's always a pleasure to share any creation I come up with, cheers Cathy.

NIta said...

Hi. I am making red baby hats for the Little Hats Bit Hearts project for heart health month in February for our local hospital. Thought the Shy Butterfly Hat would be perfect. Finished the crown with the 48 stitches but first row of pattern ended with 2 chain 3's together instead of 7 dc and chain 3. I even drew 48 circles on paper and marked the stitches on it and could not make it come out right. Did anyone else have that problem? Any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong? I have been crochetting many years and am sure it's something simple but I can't see it.

Priya said...

Hi Cathy,
I really like this baby hat pattern. I am making hats for charity purpose and was looking for a pretty pattern for baby girls. I increased the base round by one more row ending with 60 dcs to make hat fit 3 to 6 months old baby. your pattern worked perfectly and I am very happy with it. I didn't do the ribbed edge, just continued the pattern until the hat length measured 6" ending with the row you recommended. Thank you very much for this pattern. I will use it often. I also plan to do the little fans down under pattern as well. - Priya