Wednesday, October 28, 2015

UPDATED! Granny Square Beanie in 3 Baby Sizes - Free Crochet Pattern

Last September (2014) I created a crochet pattern for a Newborn Granny Square Beanie with other sizes on my list to create. It was thanks to the request from a reader named Judy that I decided I would sit down this past weekend to revisit my Newborn Granny Square Beanie pattern and update it to include three baby sizes - newborn, 3-6 months and 6-12 months. Thanks Judy!

These are great hats to work up for donation to your local baby hospital :) Remember to use soft acrylic or cotton yarn that machine washes and dries well and weave your ends in really, really well!


Materials:
     - Less than 125 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn (per Hat) - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Soft Pink, Purple and Spun Sugar Stripes
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook 
     - Tapestry Needle - an 18" or 20" will work well for this!

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Red Heart's With Love. Due to allergies, I do not suggest wools for baby - soft acrylics and cotton only.

Time Spent:
     I worked up the newborn size in just under 30 minutes, the 3-6 month size in just about 30 minutes and the 6-12 month size in just over 30 minutes.

Measurements:
The Newborn Size has a crown of 4.25" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 13.5" to fit a head size of 13" - 14", and is 5" in length.

The 3-6 Month Size has a crown of 4.75" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 15" to fit a head size of 15" - 16", and is also 5" in length.

The 6-12 Month Size has a crown of 5.5" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 17.5" to fit a head size of 17" - 19", and is 5.5" in length.

*Stretch depends on your yarn brand selected. The I Love This Yarn and Red Heart's With Love have about two inches worth, while a yarn such as Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft yarn has about an inch to an inch and a half.

Gauge:
With I Love This Yarn and an I9/5.5mm Hook = 4" x 4"
     Chain 16, DC in the 4th stitch, and in each stitch across. (14 DC)
     R2 - R8: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     DC - Double Crochet

Pattern Notes:
     Join to the first stitch, not the beginning chain (unless otherwise directed).

Beginning chain 2 does not count as stitch unless otherwise stated.

Working the crown as follows will help keep the hat seam straight. Feel free to work as you are comfortable.

If you choose to work color changes (I didn't) - work them in last part of stitch. For assistance, see my How to Change Colors in Crochet the EyeLoveKnots Way post.

I finished my hat with an invisible join. To see a photo tutorial of this technique, see the Pattern Notes section of my Newborn Twin Chunky Hat post.

If you are interested in making this a cloche like fit, subtract about 0.5" from length.

Pattern:
     
Newborn:
     Chain 4 (counts as 1 DC), work 9 DC into the 1st chain. Join to the top of the beginning chain 4. (10 DC)

R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 9 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (20 DC)

R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 9x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (30 DC)

R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 9x, skip last DC. Join. (39 DC)

R5: Chain 2 (counts as a DC). Work 2 DC into the same DC, skip 2 DCs, (3 DCs into the next DC, skip 2 DCs) around. Join. (13 clusters)

R6: Slip stitch over 1 DC, slip stitch underneath the next DC into the space created by skipped stitches. Chain 2 (counts as a DC). Work 2 DC into the same space, skip 3 DCs of previous cluster, (3 DCs into the next "space", skip 3 DCs of previous cluster) around. Join.

R7 - 10: Slip stitch over to "space". Chain 2 (Counts as a DC). Work 2 DC into the same space. 3 DCs into each "space" around. Join.

R11 - 12: Chain 1, SC in the 1st DC, and in each DC around. Join - I worked an invisible join in the final round. (39 SC)

Weave in Ends.
3-6 Months:
     Chain 4 (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into the 1st chain. Join to the top chain of the beginning chain 4. (12 DC)

R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 11 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (24 DC)

R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 11x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (36 DC)


R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 11x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (48 DC)

R5: Chain 2 (counts as a DC). Work 2 DC into the same DC, skip 2 DCs, (3 DCs into the next DC, skip 2 DCs) around. Join. (16 clusters)

R6: Slip stitch over 1 DC, slip stitch underneath the next DC into the space created by skipped stitches. Chain 2 (counts as a DC). Work 2 DC into the same space, skip 3 DCs of previous cluster, (3 DCs into the next "space", skip 3 DCs of previous cluster) around. Join.

R7 - 10: Slip stitch over to "space". Chain 2 (Counts as a DC). Work 2 DC into the same space. 3 DCs into each "space" around. Join.

R11: Chain 1, SC in the 1st DC, and in each DC around. [Invisible] Join. (48 SC)

Weave in Ends.

6-12 Months:
     Chain 4 (counts as 1 DC), work 9 DC into the 1st chain. Join to the top of the beginning chain 4. (10 DC)

R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 9 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (20 DC)

R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 9x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (30 DC)

R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 9x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (40 DC)

R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first four stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches) 9x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (50 DC)

R6: Chain 2 (counts as a DC). Work 2 DC into the same DC, skip 2 DCs, (3 DCs into the next DC, skip 2 DCs) around, ending with a skip 1 DC as the final skip for the round. Join. (17 clusters)

R7: Slip stitch over 1 DC, slip stitch underneath the next DC into the space created by skipped stitches. Chain 2 (counts as a DC). Work 2 DC into the same space, skip 3 DCs of previous cluster, (3 DCs into the next "space", skip 3 DCs of previous cluster) around. Join.

R8 - 12: Slip stitch over to "space". Chain 2 (Counts as a DC). Work 2 DC into the same space. 3 DCs into each "space" around. Join.

R13: Chain 1, SC in the 1st DC, and in each DC around. [Invisible] Join. (48 SC)

Weave in Ends.
Get Creative with Color Choices!

Please feel free to make and sell your own Granny Square Beanies using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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6 comments:

  1. What's the min number of stitches for the repeat I want. To make this adult sized

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    1. I made one for myself with a crown of 6.75". Following the same gauge and using the same hook and yarn, I began with 12 DC in the beginning ring, and increased up to 72 before beginning the granny square pattern. I did work it a touch differently. I have my updated adult size hat pattern in draft to share this week :)

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  2. Do you offer an adult sizes pattern for this hat?

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    1. I have not yet shared it on my blog, but do have it available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops.

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/261432946/crochet-pattern-womens-granny-square

      You can also find notes in the comment above for starting an adult size.

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  3. Do you have a child size pattern for this hat? I want to make it for my 5 year old.

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    1. Are you on Ravelry? If so, please send me your info either here or email - EyeLoveKnots@gmail.com. :)

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