Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern
free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
Are you looking for an easy peasy beanie to whip up for a child? Then this pattern is for you! It doesn’t get much easier than this and this pattern is set to fit a child from age 3 to 10 years old. Since this crochet pattern is done in Double Crochet instead of half double or single crochet like others it builds up rather quickly. I use the Easy Peasy Beanie Crochet Pattern family sizes for the majority of my hats as a base to build on or embellish. Are you looking for this in another size? Check out the whole family of sizes in the free Easy Peasy Double Crochet Beanie pattern page here at cRAfterchick.com.
Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10) Free Double Crochet Beanie Hat Base Pattern (Based on standard US sizing, this pattern is made to fit most three to ten year old children)
Medium to normal weight yarn (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn for these though you can use baby yarn for extra soft beanie hats too!)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic circle ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) before placing 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Join with sl st in the top of beginning st. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before making 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the following 11 st around. Join with sl st to top of 1st st. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before making *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next st.* Repeating * pattern for next 22 st around. Join with sl st to top of 1 st st. (36 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next 2 st. Repeating * pattern for next 33 st around. Join with sl st to top of 1st st. (48 dc)
Round 5 -11: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the remaining 47 st around. Join with sl st to top of 1st st. (48 dc)
Round 12: Ch 1 before making 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the remaining 47 st around. Join with sl st to top of 1st st. (48 sc)
Cut yarn leaving a short tail to finish off the project. Pull tail through and weave in ends with your large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle before cutting off any extra length left behind to fasten off hat.
Want a trim or contrast color?You can easily add a contrast trim by adding an additional round of sc to end of hat in new yarn color or for a wider trim, subtract one dc round from Round 5-11 then add that to the end after in between sc rows in contrast color.
The sky is the limit on possibilities or ideas to make each your own, unique and special from stripes to adding features or appliques etc. Drop by our free pattern section to find some of cRAfterChick’s ideas to make your project extra fun or special.
Some additional pictures to see how it looks worn:
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