Free Easy Crochet Ribbed Baby Beanie Pattern for Beginners

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Hey there folks! Today I want to share with you my new pattern for a super simple basic ribbed baby beanie. I designed it to be easy for beginners and to use the new skills I introduced in my ebook, How to Crochet:  A Quick-Start Guide for Beginners.

Using my nine month old son as a model, I created beanie sizes from preemie to 1-year old.  Technically 1-year old sizes tend to fall  into the class of toddler patterns and not baby patterns, but I wanted to make a beanie that would fit my son this coming winter when he would be a year old.

I decided to make his hat in Seattle Seahawk colors because, well, we are huge Seahawk foot ball fans!  We even painted his nursery in these colors. 🙂  I chose navy blue and grey for the hat colors and then added a bright green pom-pom.  He loves it!  And, of course, he looks adorable in it!

So, break out your crochet hooks, this easy pattern will whip up in a jiffy and is great practice if you are a crochet newbie.   Let’s get started!

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Quick & Easy Basic Crochet Ribbed Baby Beanie

A Basic Ribbed Crochet Beanie. http://www.itchinforsomestitchin.com

Materials

Hook: 5.50mm (I)
Yarn: Worsted #3 light weight
Yarn Brand:  Bernat Sport Baby
Other: Tapestry needle

The pattern is split into two sections, the Crochet and the Finish. The Finish section for all pattern sizes is exactly the same. Thus, it is written once below the Crochet sections for all sizes.

If you need help with the abbreviations, please see How to Read a Crochet Pattern for review and download the free cheat sheet.

 

Preemie

Crochet:

Foundation chain: Ch 26
Row 1:  Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-39: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 40: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

0-3 months

Crochet:

Foundation chain: Ch 46
Row 1:  Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-45:  Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 46:  Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

3-6 months

Crochet:

Foundation chain: Ch 46
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-55: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 56: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

6-9 months

Crochet:

Foundation chain: Ch 46
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-65:  Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 66: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

9 months to 1 year

Crochet

Foundation chain: Ch 46
Row 1:  Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-71:  Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 72: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

 

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Finish:   (For all pattern sizes)

1. Fold piece in half (stitches should stay horizontal) and slp st the two edges together using the 12-15 inch tail.
2. Turn work so that the stitches are now vertical and the long tail is at the top.
3. Thread a tapestry needle with the long tail.
4. Slip the needle through one of the top edges of the crochet piece until the needle and thread come out the end of the opposite top edge.
5. Pull the long tail tight so that the top edges of the crochet piece cinch together.
6. Use remaining tail to sew the cinched areas together even more.
7. Bind off and weave in ends.

 

This is an original pattern designed by me.  Any similarity to other patterns is completely unintentional and coincidental.  You may sell items made using this pattern as long as you give me credit for the pattern.  Please to do sell this pattern or claim it to be your own.  Thank you.

See, now didn’t I tell you it was easy?  Plus, it’s super cute and versatile.  You can make it striped like the one I made my son, and/or add a pom-pom or appliquĂ©.  The only limit it is your imagination!

I made a handful of these basic ribbed beanies for charity.  I added a few preemie sizes to a pile I will be taking to a local hospital and a few of the larger sizes for Goods Giving Back.  You can find fancier versions, like this one with the pom-pom and polar bear appliquĂ© in my shop.

Crochet Ribbed Baby Beanie with Pom Pom & Bear Appliqué. http://www.itchinforsomestitchin.com

 

A pdf of this pattern, plus a free bonus pattern is also available in the shop or by clicking here.

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Please note that  you can use #4 medium weight yarn.  The hat will just be heavier.  I originally choose Bernat Baby Sport because I wanted a light weight hat and a gentle yarn for a baby’s delicate skin.  However,  it is difficult to find yarn made especially for babies in Seahawks colors.  So, for my son’s hat I choose to use Caron Simply Soft, which is still soft enough for a 9 month to 1-year-old.

I would recommend using the #3 light weight yarn for babies preemie to 6 months old.  Using a slightly heavier weight yarn should be okay for older babies, but I would still suggest using a soft yarn.

Also, keep in mind that all children grow at different rates. Pattern sizes are designed to fit the average size for that age group.  You may need to adjust the pattern to fit your child’s head specifically.  My son happens to be small for his age.  I made him a hat in the 9 month to 1 year size.  At 9 months the hat is much too big for him and like all crochet products, the beanie will stretch.  Thus, he may actually be able to wear this hat beyond his one year birthday.

If you have trouble adjusting the pattern to suit your child’s head, please contact me and I would be glad to help.

How would you “dress up” this basic beanie?

 

 

Until next time…  Happy Crocheting!

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