Lightweight Basic Beanie Pattern – Preemie to Adult

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Perfect for Charity Crochet projects these lightweight beanies are easy to make and use simple stitches. The free crochet pattern is available in multiple sizes from preemie to adult large and the pattern was designed using Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby Yarn.

Lightweight Basic Beanie Pattern.

Sizes Preemie to Adult

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby (Color: Ladybug) Newborn: 18g (0.63 oz), 61.20 yards (55.80 m) – for adult large you will need less than 1 ball of Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby Yarn

Please note, Anne Geddes Baby Yarn has been discontinued. Please substitute Red Heart Baby Hugs Light Yarn.

  • Hook 4.5 mm (7)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

See the individual sizes listed in the Pattern Instructions below.

Gauge

approximately 3.5 sts per inch and 3.2 rounds per inch

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

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Free Crochet Pattern Lightweight Basic Beanie Crochet Pattern sizes Preemie to Adult

Lightweight Basic Beanie Pattern Instructions

Preemie

Sized to fit 12″ head circumference and 4.5″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around [35]
R5: 1 hdc in each st around [35]
R6-14: Rep R5 Finish off with an invisible join.

Newborn

Sized to fit 13.5″ head circumference and 5″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: 1 hdc in each st around [40]
R6-16 Rep R5. Finish off with an invisible join.

0-3 months

Sized to fit 16″ head circumference and 6″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [49]
R6: 1 hdc in each st around [49]
R7-20: Rep R6. Finish off with an invisible join.

3-6 Months

Sized to fit 17″ head circumference and 6.25″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [50]
R6: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [53]
R7: 1 hdc in each st around [53]
R8-20: Rep R7. Finish off with an invisible join.

6 – 12 months

Sized to fit 18″ head circumference and 6.75″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [50]
R6: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [56]
R7: 1 hdc in each st around [56]
R8-21: Rep R7 Finish off with an invisible join. [56]

12 months to 24 months

Sized to fit 19″ head circumference and 7″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [50]
R6: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [60]
R7: 1 hdc in each st around [60]
R8-23: Rep R7. Finish off with an invisible join. [60]

3 to 5 years

Sized to fit 20″ head circumference and 7.5″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [50]
R6: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [60]
R7: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [63]
R8: 1 hdc in each st around. [63]
R9-24: Rep R8. Finish off with an invisible join. [63]

6 to 10 years

Sized to fit 21″ head circumference and 8″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [50]
R6: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [60]
R7: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [67]
R8: 1 hdc in each st around [67]
R9-26: Rep R8. Finish off with an invisible join. [67]

Adult Small

Sized to fit 22″ head circumference and 8.25″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [50]
R6: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [60]
R7: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [70]
R8: 1 hdc in each st around. [70]
R9-26: Rep R8. Finish off with an invisible join. [70]

Adult Medium

Sized to fit 22″ head circumference and 8.75″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [50]
R6: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [60]
R7: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [70]
R8: 1 hdc in each st around [70]
R9-28: Rep R8. Finish off with an invisible join. [70]

Adult Large

Sized to fit 23″ head circumference and 9″ height.

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [50]
R6: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [60]
R7: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [70]
R8: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [74]
R9: 1 hdc in each st around. [74]
R10-29: Rep R9. Finish off with an invisible join. [74]

Perfect for Charity Crochet Projects Free Pattern Lightweight Beanie Sizes Preemie to Adult

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Ann Marie, For the 3-5 year hat there should be 63 stitches and your gauge should be 3.5 stitches per inch.

    This means, 63 stitches divided by 3.5 stitches in every inch, you will have a hat that is 18 inches in circumference (63/3.5=18).

    This will fit an average 3-5 year old.

    If you have 63 stitches and your finished hat measures 16 inches in circumference, this means you have almost 4 stitches in every inch (3.94 sts per inch) (63/16=3.94).

    For the hat with 80 stitches and 21 inches this means your gauge is 3.8 stitches per inch (80/21=3.8).

    I suggest based on the yarn and hook you are using and the the gauge of approximately 4 sts per inch, you make a hat with 72 stitches (72/4=18).

    This will give you an 18 inch hat.

    The difference in gauge could simply be due to the larger hook size you are using – it is a half size larger than the one I used in the pattern (4.5 mm ).

    For the yarn and hook you have chosen to use, here is how I would make the hat.
    R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]
    R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
    R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]
    R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]
    R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [50]
    R6: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [60]
    R7: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. [70]
    R8: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 34 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [72]
    R9-24: 1 hdc in each st around. [72]

    You may have to make a few more or less rounds in the hat as I am not sure what your row gauge worked out to.

    I do recommend that you check your stitches per inch (gauge/tension) in a couple different rounds after the increases are complete (R9-R24) to be sure you are maintaining a consistent 4 stitches per inch. Sometimes when we no longer need to count our stitches we relax and our tension also relaxes, allowing for a looser crochet gauge.

    I hope this helps,
    Rhondda

  2. I made the hat for ages 3-5 and it only came out 16 inches in diameter. I extended the next hat to 80 stitches around and it will be 21 inches in diameter. I used 3 weight yarn and a 5.0 hook. I went back over the pattern and can’t figure out why they’re coming out much smaller than indicated.

  3. Hi AmieJ, No 🙂 You don’t need to chain at the beginning of the rounds – unless of course the pattern indicates to do so. I don’t normally have additional chains at the beginning of the round unless the stitch is taller than a half double crochet stitch. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  4. Hi! I was wondering if you are supposed to chain at all at the beginning of each round?

  5. Hi April, Magic Ring. MR is Magic Ring. I apologize for leaving this out of the abbreviations!! All the best, Rhondda