Monday, August 20, 2012

Free Pattern: Chunky Newborn Beanie w/ flower

*Update* For your chance to win a FREE CUSTOM crochet hat of YOUR choice please click this link to see how to enter!! 

So I'm posting one of my first OFFICIAL patterns. I was just playing around yesterday and decided to make a beanie out of leftover yarn to match a stork pouch photo prop I made. I really liked the way it turned out and it matches so well with the the pouch. I may have to load it on Etsy, so get it now while it's FREE!! Whoever said there's no such thing as a free lunch??

Supplies Needed:
Yarn: 2 colors of Super Bulky (6) yarn. I used Yarn Bee Soft Illusions and Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. 1 color of Worsted Weight (4) yarn for the flower.
Hook: J, 6.00mm 
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations (click the link for a video tutorial):
Ch: Chain
Sl St: Slip Stitch

Ok let's get started!

Ch 4, sl st to join
Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 6 dc (7 dc total)
Do NOT join, use yarn marker
Row 2: 1 sc & 1 hdc in 1st stitch (counts as 2dc, this keeps a gap from forming between Row 1 and Row 2), 2 dc in each stitch (14 dc total)
Row 3: *1 dc, 2 dc, repeat from * (21 dc total)
Row 4: *1 dc in the next 2 stitches, 2 dc, repeat from * (28 dc total)
Skip 1 dc and sl st to join with the 2nd dc. (This prevents a large uneven knot)
Sl St new color, Ch 2
Row 5: 1 sc (to prevent gap), 1 dc in each stitch (28 dc total)
Row 6-7: 1 dc in each stitch (28 dc total)
Skip 1 dc and sl st to join with the 2nd dc. Tie off and weave in ends.

For the flower I followed AlliCrafts Open Flower Tutorial and then sewed a button on top and sewed the flower to the hat. I chose to sew the flower on to the section where I attached the yarn and tied it off to cover up any uneven looking stitches. 

Now you're done. It's a really easy pattern and beanie to make especially for a beginner. If you are a beginner you may want to choose a less fuzzy yarn that the soft illusions since it may be difficult to see your stitches.

Happy Hooking!!

P.S. Please post pictures of your hats too. I would love to see them!!


  1. Hi ! Just wanted you to know I "pinned" this pattern . I'm a forty something learning to crochet all over again ( my mom taught me basics when I was young , didn't retain much , ubfortunatly ) I'm also following your blog and "liked" your blog on FB. I have a blog called Making Home , where I do a little bit of everything. Stop by if you have time :)

  2. Dawn I really appreciate it. I have enjoyed writing my own patterns. Feel free to pin my other pattern for the sack hat. The sack hat is very simple just a little time consuming. I will be posting more patterns soon, so keep an eye out.

  3. Amber I have a question: on rnd 1 after you've done the ch 2, are you dc'ing in the ring or do you start in the ch 2?

    1. The chain 2 counts as the first dc so you are working in the ring and will continue to make 6 more dc in that ring. Hope that helped.

    2. Thanks! I'll try that!

  4. I hate to bother you again Amber, in round 4 how am i only going to have 28 stitches? Am i skipping some stitches?

    1. Did you have all the correct numbers is the other rows? If not you may have skipped the first sc from row 2 which would throw your numbering off. If you did have 21 in row 3, just make sure you are doing the following pattern in row 4: 1 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, repeat

  5. Hello Amber,
    I stumbled upon your site just now and love this little hat. I was wondering about the fuzzy look -- i like it -- but when looking up Yarn Bee Soft Illusion, the skein didn't appear fuzzy at all, so I would like to know how you got it to do that. Thanks! e

    1. This is a link to the yarn I got from Hobby Lobby.
      You can see it looks a little fuzzy, but I guess when you work with your hook it gets fuzzier. Or maybe my kids touched it too much before I used it. :) Be sure to go like my FB page and comment on the contest post for a chance to win a custom hat.

  6. Amber, I was totally looking at the wrong yarn. There is a yarn called Yarn Bee Splash Soft Illusion -- clearly NOT the right one.

  7. How can I adjust this pattern for a toddler?

  8. For a DC you should chain 3. You chain 2 for a HDC. I will try this pattern tonight and see how it turns out.

  9. I am going to the store tomorrow to get my yarn. This is too cute not to make. Will be my 1st baby hat. Can't wait. Thanks for the super cute pattern.

  10. I have tried 4 different patterns and this is the only one that came out like the picture. I will be making a another hat. Thank you.

  11. Hi! I am going to become a great-aunt for the first time; she'll be a Christmas baby. I would like to make a Christmas hat for her but am wondering how a super chunky yarn works for a newborn hat. It's hard to envision that it won't be TOO bulky. Can you clarify for me?

    Many thanks. This will be my first cap/hat so I'm a little anxious.