Do you love beanies as much as we do?
Sometimes, we would just like to sit and crochet a beanie. Not fight through thousands of patterns on the web, looking for the perfect pattern to work with the yarn we have available. This beanie recipe is the answer! You can use any yarn and hook and this recipe will assist you to make the perfect beanie for any size. (US terminology is given in brackets)
Ch/s – chain/s
Dc – double crochet (sc)
Htr – half treble (hdc)
Rep – repeat
Slst – slip stitch
Tr – treble (dc)
All beanies start with a flat circle. The amount of increases depends on the size of the beanie and the stitch used. Once the flat circle is completed, no more increases are made. Use the following formula to increase your flat circle for each of the following basic stitches; double crochet/single crochet, half treble/half double crochet, treble/double crochet.
Start with either a magic circle or 4 – 6 ch (depending on your yarn and the stitch used) and close with a slst to make a ring. Make a slst after each round, and DO NOT TURN work.
|1||start with :||6||8||12|
|2||work 2 sts in each st||12||16||24|
|3||1 st in next st, 2 sts in next st||18||24||36|
|4||1 st in next 2 sts, 2 sts in next st||24||32||48|
|5||1 st in next 3 sts, 2 sts in next st||30||40||60|
|6||1 st in next 4 sts, 2 sts in next st||36||48||72|
|7||1 st in next 5 sts, 2 sts in next st||42||56||84|
Continue with the increase formula above until the required size has been reached. Continue straight without increasing further until the required length from crown to brim has been reached.
|Flat Circle:||Length from crown to brim:|
|Newborn – 3 months:||10cm||approx. 12cm|
|3 – 18 months:||11 – 12cm||approx. 15cm|
|18 months – 5 years:||12 – 13cm||approx. 17cm|
|5 – 13 years:||13 – 15cm||approx. 19cm|
|Teens:||14 – 15cm||approx. 20cm|
|Adult females:||15cm||approx. 20 – 23cm|
|Adult males:||16cm||approx. 20 – 23cm|
Once you become more experienced, it will be easy to experiment with different stitch patterns, textures and techniques.