Sunday, December 1, 2013

Basic Beanie (Half Double Crochet)



Free Crochet Pattern: Basic Beanie (Half Double Crochet)


Crochet Basic Beanie: Half Double Crochet

Materials:
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Crochet Hook Size H (5.00 mm)
Abbreviations:
  • CH- Chain (s)
  • SL ST- Slip Stitch
  • HDC- Half Double Crochet

Tips & Tricks:
·         Always slip stitch in the top of the first hdc and always chain 1.
·         Do the first hdc in the same stitch with your chain 1.
·         Increasing stitches always falls in increasing stitches of previous round.
·         Always measures the flat piece after the increasing rounds is done.
·         Finished projects are smaller than the actual size of the head circumference, most types of the yarns gives a lot of stretch.
·         Check this chart for more sizing information such as age, head circumference & hat height.




0-3 Months:
Chain 4 and join with a sl st to the first ch to make a ring.
Round 1: 8 hdc in ring, sl st in the first hdc (8 hdc)
Round 2: ch 1, *2 hdc in each hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (16 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, *hdc in the next hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (24 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *hdc in the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (32 hdc)
Round 5: ch 1, *hdc in the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (40 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, *hdc around*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (40 hdc)
Repeat Round 6 until you reached the desire length.
Fasten off.

3-6 Months:
Chain 4 and join with a sl st to the first ch to make a ring.
Round 1: 8 hdc in ring, sl st in the first hdc (8 hdc)
Round 2: ch 1, *2 hdc in each hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (16 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, *hdc in the next hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (24 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *hdc in the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (32 hdc)
Round 5: ch 1, *hdc in the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (40 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, *hdc in the next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (48 hdc) 
Round 7: ch 1, *hdc around*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (48 hdc)
Repeat Round 7 until you reached the desire length.
Fasten off.

6 Months-Toddlers:
Chain 4 and join with a sl st to the first ch to make a ring.
Round 1: 8 hdc in ring, sl st in the first hdc (8 hdc)
Round 2: ch 1, *2 hdc in each hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (16 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, *hdc in the next hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (24 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *hdc in the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (32 hdc)
Round 5: ch 1, *hdc in the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (40 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, *hdc in the next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (48 hdc)
Round 7: ch 1, *hdc in the next 11 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (52 hdc)
Round 8: ch 1, *hdc around*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (52 hdc)
Repeat Round 8 until you reached the desire length.
Fasten off.

Child/Teenager
Chain 4 and join with a sl st to the first ch to make a ring.
Round 1: 8 hdc in ring, sl st in the first hdc (8 hdc)
Round 2: ch 1, *2 hdc in each hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (16 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, *hdc in the next hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (24 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *hdc in the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (32 hdc)
Round 5: ch 1, *hdc in the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (40 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, *hdc in the next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (48 hdc)
Round 7: ch 1, *hdc in the next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc ( 56 hdc)
Round 8: ch 1, *hdc around*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (56 hdc)
Repeat Round 8 until you reached the desire length.
Fasten off.

Adult
Chain 4 and join with a sl st to the first ch to make a ring.
Round 1: 8 hdc in ring, sl st in the first hdc (8 hdc)
Round 2: ch 1, *2 hdc in each hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (16 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, *hdc in the next hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (24 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *hdc in the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (32 hdc)
Round 5: ch 1, *hdc in the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (40 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, *hdc in the next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (48 hdc)
Round 7: ch 1, *hdc in the next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (56 hdc)
Round 8: ch 1, *hdc in the next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc*, repeat from* to *, sl st in the first hdc (64 hdc)
Round 9: ch 1, *hdc around* repeat from * to *, sl st in the first hdc (64 hdc)
Repeat Round 9 until you reached the desire length.
Fasten off.

6 comments:

Michelle S said...

I have followed your pattern. With an H hook, and 5 rounds in, I ended up with a diameter of 3.5 inches. In order for me to get to 4 inches in 5 rounds, I had to go up 2 hook sizes (to size J/10 6.00 mm). I attempted to do the Adult (big) hat, and found that it was only 21 inches around, which is a measurement of an 11 year old in my family. The others are bigger than that. I added more stitches and am attempting to get it to the size I need for the family member that has a head of 23 inches around. Though, you pattern is simple enough to follow, the measurements seems off to me.

Anabelle Andes said...

Hello Michelle,
Looks like out tension is not same, and like what I've said, the finished projects are smaller than the actual size of the head because most types of the yarns are stretchable.

Anonymous said...

If its ok may I suggest something? I too have ran into issues at times with diameters so I have learned the easiest way to adjust is by adding or subtracting one hdc at the beginning. If I need it to go up in size a little I start with 9 instead of 8.

Anabelle Andes said...

Hi! feel free to do of what you think is more comfortable and easiest for you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I have been doing double crochet beanies and they just look sloppy. Half double is so tidy looking, at least mine is!

Lucy Martin said...

I stumbled onto this pattern an read a few comments. Maybe yall can help me... I have tryinf to make one of these for some time. But they always look weird or are to small. Can anyone help. How do I get it to look like a stocking hat or beanie whatever they call it nowadays lol.