Granny’s Hugs Toddler Hat FREE PATTERN

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This hat will fit a toddler, about the ages 2 1/2 years old to 4 or 5 years old. It would be best to measure the child’s head before setting down to making this hat. It was made according to my daughter’s head size (and the amount of hair she has), which is about 19 inches in circumference. It was also originally intended to be a toddler sized slouchy hat, but with my daughter’s afro it’s more of a beanie (photos of her wearing it are at the end of this written pattern). She is 2 1/2 years old. If you would like to make the hat “slouchier”, simply add a few extra rounds of clusters before making the ribbed cuff. Also, I must note, that the pattern as written takes almost exactly 1 full skein of yarn (170 yards). If you make the hat longer, you will need to buy 2 skeins of yarn.

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Granny’s Hugs Toddler Hat Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

1 skein Vanna’s Choice Lion Brand medium weight 100% acrylic yarn (3.5 oz/100 g; 170 yards/156 meters) Color: Periwinkle

6 mm crochet hook

yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 4 clusters and 4 ch-3’s= 4 inches; 3 rounds of clusters= 2 inches

Finished Measurements: approx. 18 inches circumference unstretched and 8 1/2 inches long

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

beg cl- beginning cluster:  Beg Cl- ch 2, (yo and insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook

cl- cluster: Cl- (yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 5 times, yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook

yo- yarn over

bpdc- back post double crochet

fpdc- front post double crochet

 

Instructions:

Make a magic ring,

Round 1- Make a beg cl, ch 3, (cl, ch 3) 5 times, join to the top of the beg cl with a sl st (6 cl and 6 ch-3 sps)

Round 2- sl st into the first ch-3 sp, (beg cl, ch 3, cl) in the 1st ch-3 sp, <ch 3, (cl, ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp> repeat < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (12 cl and 12 ch-3 sps)

Round 3- sl st into the first ch-3 sp, (beg cl, ch 3, cl) in the 1st ch-3 sp, (ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp, <ch 3, (cl, ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp, (ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (18 cl and 18 ch-3 sps)

Round 4- (sl st, beg cl) into the first ch-3 sp, ch 3, <(cl, ch3) in next ch-3 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (18 cl and 18-ch-3 sps)

Rounds 5-9- repeat Round 4

Beginning the ribbed cuff:

Round 10- ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in the same st, 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp, dc in the top of the first cl, 3 dc in the next ch-3 sp, (dc in the top of the next cl, 3 dc in the next ch-3 sp), repeat around, join with a sl st to the first dc (72 dc)

Round 11- ch 2 (does not count as a dc), bpdc in the first dc, fpdc in the next dc, (bpdc in the next dc, fpdc in the next dc) repeat around, join with a sl st to the top of the first bpdc (36 bpdc and 36 fpdc)

Round 12- ch 2 (does not count as a dc), bpdc in the first bpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc, (bpdc in the next bpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc) repeat around, join with a sl st to the top of first bpdc (36 bpdc and 36 fpdc)

Rounds 13- 18- repeat round 12

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

 

 

Amanda’s Recycled Bulky Beanie

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Once upon a time I made a rather large and overly warm scarf for my husband, who had a long, cold walk to the bus stop every day for work. Knowing my obsession with crocheting, he asked me to make him the scarf. He picked out the yarn himself, and loved the scarf that I made him, as every husband would if their wife made them something 🙂 However, he no longer takes that long walk in the cold and so he gave me the scarf so that I could recycle it into something new.

Now, I can’t remember the exact name of the yarn that I used, except that I am pretty certain it is by Bernat. It’s bulky weight, acrylic, and uber-soft. It came in small skeins (I used about 8 skeins for one scarf). I searched online to find the name of the yarn, as well as the color of it, but alas, I could not find the information.  Perhaps it has been discontinued.  Regardless, I think that any bulky weight yarn of your choice would do, should you wish to use the simple pattern I’m about to share with you. (This hat took only a couple of skeins worth of that yarn to make, so I have some extra left-over yarn which is becoming another hat of a different style).

The hat is a bit on the large size, but only because it’s been made to fit my large head, lol. Actually, I just have a lot of thick hair, so “normal” sized hats are out of the question for me.  But I have noted in the pattern, as a suggestion, where to leave off so that it might fit YOUR head 🙂

Now, on with the pattern….Please be aware, I did not write the pattern down as I went along, but it was so simple to make it’s easy to remember how I made it. It’s very basic, and ideal for a beginner. Having said that, please forgive me if I’ve relayed any of the instructions to you improperly.

Gauge: 6 dc = 2 inches, 3 rounds = 2 inches

Length of hat from crown to brim, 8 inches

Circumference unstretched,  22 inches (my head is roughly 23 inches around)

Materials:

Bulky weight yarn (about 2-3 small skeins)

Size 9 mm hook

stitch marker

large-eyed yarn needle

Instructions:

Round 1- Start with a magic ring, ch 2, then make 8 dc in the ring. (This first ch-2 does not count as a dc, nor does it count as one throughout the pattern). Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first dc.

Round 2- Ch 2, make 2 dc in each dc around, join (16 dc)

Round 3- Ch 2, (dc in the first dc, 2 dc in the next dc) repeat around, join (24 dc)

Round 4- Ch 2, (dc in each of the first 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc) repeat around, join (32 dc)

Round 5- Ch 2, (dc in each of the first 3 dc, 2 dc in the next dc) repeat around, join (40 dc) *** stop here for a “normal” sized head and continue to round 7, or proceed to round 6 for a larger head 🙂

Round 6- Ch 2, (dc in each of the firt 4 dc, 2 dc in the next dc) repeat around, join (48 dc)

Rounds 7-11- Ch 2, dc in each dc around, join (48 dc)

Round 12- Ch 1, sc in each dc around, join, fasten off. (48 sc)

Weave in all loose ends, and voila! you are done.

And to show you how it fits on my large head, here is a photo:

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As you can see, it just nicely fits over the bottom of my ears and above my eyebrows. Perfect to keep me warm when the winter winds start to blow 🙂 I hope that yours will fit you just as snuggly as mine does!

Have a great day!

Amanda

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