Basic Beanie Crochet Pattern

I created this pattern after MUCH trial and error. It probably took me two years of making each size over and over to really get it how I wanted it. Now that it's complete, I couldn't be happier!

BASIC BEANIE WITH EARFLAP

SIZES

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

1-2 years

3-6 years

Beanies are sized to fit a little large so they can grow along with the child.

MATERIALS

US Size H crochet hook

1 skein worsted weight yarn (the entire skein won't be used)

1 skein worsted weight yarn for contrasting trim (optional)

TERMS

ch: chain

st: stitch

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

dc2tog: double crochet two stitches together (decrease)

{ }: repeat around

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

When making earflaps, initial ch 3 is included in final dc count. Ch 2s are NOT included in final dc counts.

0-3 MOS

Ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Rnd 5-9: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

If making earflaps, continue to earflap instructions.

If not making earflaps, fasten off, weave in ends and continue to trim instructions.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 7 st; ch 2, turn—8 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 4 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog twice, dc; ch 2, turn—4 dc.

Row 4: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 14 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions. 

TRIM

Join contrasting color to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

3-6 MOS

Ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5-10: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

If making earflaps, continue to earflap instructions.

If not making earflaps, fasten off, weave in ends and continue to trim instructions.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—8 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, dc in last; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—4 dc.

Row 5: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 17 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join hat color or contrasting color to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

6-12 MOS

Ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 7 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 7 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—54 dc.

Rnd 6-11: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—54 dc.

If making earflaps, continue to earflap instructions.

If not making earflaps, fasten off, weave in ends and continue to trim instructions.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 8 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, 2 dc, dc2tog, 2 dc, dc2tog; ch 2 turn—7 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, dc; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 18 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join hat color or contrasting color to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

1-3 YRS

Ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—56 dc.

Rnd 6-12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—56 dc.

If making earflaps, continue to earflap instructions.

If not making earflaps, fasten off, weave in ends and continue to trim instructions.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 9 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog; ch 2 turn—8 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2 st, dc2tog, dc; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next 2 st, dc2tog—4 dc.

Row 5: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 18 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join hat color or contrasting color to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1. Fasten off, weave in ends.

3-6 YRS

Ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout rnds), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 3 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—60 dc.

Rnd 6-13: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—60 dc.

If making earflaps, continue to earflap instructions.

If not making earflaps, fasten off, weave in ends and continue to trim instructions.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 9 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 11 st; ch 2, turn—12 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc, dc2tog 3 times, dc, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 3: Dc in each dc across; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 4: Dc, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, dc; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 5: Dc2tog, dc, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 21 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions. 

TRIM

Join hat color or contrasting color to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

OPTIONAL EARFLAP TIES

Cut 12 - 3-foot-long lengths of yarn in desired colors. Loop 6 of the strands through the bottom of one earflap, pulling through until ends are even. Use all strands to tie in a knot at the base of the earflap.

Braid the yarn until it reaches the desired length and knot again. Clip ends.

This pattern is not to be sold or copied. DO NOT post this pattern elsewhere online or claim it as your own. Items made from this pattern may be sold. If you want to share this pattern, please refer them to this post. If selling online, please make mention of Stitches Be Cray and link back to my site.

Honey Badger Earflap Beanie Crochet Pattern

I adore this little model and I adore this Honey Badger Beanie! Of course, any hat with ears is adorable on a child. Too bad this little honey badger don't care whether or not she has a hat on. She just wants to nap.

HONEY BADGER EARFLAP BEANIE

SIZES

  • 0-3 months
  • 3-6 months
  • 6-12 months
  • 1-3 years
  • 3-6 years

MATERIALS (I used Vanna’s Choice)

  • US Size G crochet hook
  • US Size H crochet hook
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—white or gray
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—black
  • 2 - 3/4-inch buttons—black
  • yarn needle (to weave in ends)

TERMS

  • ch: chain
  • st: stitch
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half-double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • sc2tog: single crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • dc2tog: double crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • sc3tog: single crochet three stitches together (3 decrease)
  • { }: repeat around

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

When making earflaps, initial ch 3 is included in final dc count. Ch 2s are NOT included in final dc counts.

For information on stitches, I suggest viewing tutorials on YouTube. (I’m a visual learner, so it’s helpful for me to view instructions.)

HAT―0-3 mos

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Rnd 5-9: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 7 st; ch 2, turn—8 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 4 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog twice, dc; ch 2, turn—4 dc.

Row 4: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 14 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT―3-6 mos

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5-10: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—8 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, dc in last; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—4 dc.

Row 5: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 17 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT―6-12 mos

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 7 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 7 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—54 dc.

Rnd 6-11: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—54 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 8 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, 2 dc, dc2tog, 2 dc, dc2tog; ch 2 turn—7 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, dc; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 18 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT―1-3 yrs

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—56 dc.

Rnd 6-12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—56 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 9 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog; ch 2 turn—8 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2 st, dc2tog, dc; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next 2 st, dc2tog—4 dc.

Row 5: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 18 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1. Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT―3-6 yrs

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout rnds), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 3 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—60 dc.

Rnd 6-13: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—60 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 9 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 11 st; ch 2, turn—12 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc, dc2tog 3 times, dc, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 3: Dc in each dc across; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 4: Dc, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, dc; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 5: Dc2tog, dc, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 21 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

STRIPES―make 2

(for 0-3 month & 3-6 month sizes)

With size H hook and black yarn, ch 2, turn.

Row 1: 2 sc in second sc from hook; ch 1, turn—2 sc.

Row: 2 sc in each st across; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 3: Sc across: ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 5: Sc across; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Rows 7-8: Sc across; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Row 9: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Rows 10-12: Sc across; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Row 13: Sc2tog, sc in next 6, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Rows 14-15: Sc across; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Row 16: Sc2tog, sc in next 4, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 17: Sc across; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 18: Sc2tog, sc in next 2, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 19: Sc across; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 20: Sc2tog twice; ch 1, turn—2 sc.

Row 21: Sc2tog—1 sc.

Sc around to finish edge.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat.

STRIPES―make 2

(for 6-12 month, 1-3 year & 3-6 year sizes)

With size H hook and black yarn, ch 2, turn.

Row 1: 2 sc in second sc from hook; ch 1, turn—2 sc.

Row: 2 sc in each st across; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 3: Sc across: ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 5: Sc across; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Rows 7-8: Sc across; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Row 9: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Rows 10-12: Sc across; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Row 13: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—12 sc.

Row 14: Sc across; ch 1, turn—12 sc.

Row 15: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 10, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—14 sc.

Rows 16-18: Sc across; ch 1, turn—14 sc.

Row 19: Sc2tog, sc in next 10, sc2tog—12 sc.

Row 20: Sc across; ch 1, turn—12 sc.

Row 21: Sc2tog, sc in next 8, sc2tog—10 sc.

Rows 22-24: Sc across; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Row 25: Sc2tog, sc in next 6, sc2tog—8 sc.

Rows 26-27: Sc across; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Row 28: Sc2tog, sc in next 4, sc2tog—6 sc.

Row 29: Sc across; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 30: Sc2tog, sc in next 2, sc2tog—4 sc.

Row 31: Sc across; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 32: Sc2tog twice; ch 1, turn—2 sc.

Row 33: Sc2tog—1 sc.

Sc around to finish edge.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat.

NOSE

(for 0-3 month & 3-6 month sizes)

With size G hook and black yarn, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook—4 sc.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—8 sc.

Fasten off, leaving a tail to attach to hat.

NOSE

(for 6-12 month, 1-3 year & 3-6 year sizes)

With size G hook and black yarn, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook—5 sc.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—10 sc.

Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around—10 sc.

Fasten off, leaving a tail to attach to hat.

EARS (make 2 fronts & 2 backs)

(for 0-3 month & 3-6 month sizes)

With size G hook and black yarn for front and white or gray yarn for back, ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across; ch 1, turn—5 sc.

Row 2: Sc2tog, sc in next, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—3 sc.

Row 3: Sc across; ch 1, turn—3 sc.

Row 4: Sc3tog—1 sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

EARS (make 2 fronts & 2 backs)

(for 6-12 month, 1-3 year & 3-6 year sizes)

With size G hook and black yarn for front and white or gray yarn for back, ch 8.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across; ch 1, turn—7 sc.

Row 2: Sc2tog, sc in next 3, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—5 sc.

Row 3: Sc across; ch 1, turn—5 sc.

Row 4: Sc2tog, sc in next, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—3 sc.

Row 5: Sc across; ch 1, turn—3 sc.

Row 6: Sc3tog—1 sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

EAR ASSEMBLY

With black ear piece on top of white or gray ear piece, join white or gray yarn in bottom corner of both thicknesses with sc.

Sc around two sides, leaving the bottom unworked.

Leave a tail to attach to hat.

HAT ASSEMBLY

Using the photo of finished hat as a guide, attach the nose.

Stitch on the stripes.

Attach the ears to top of hat.

Use the buttons as eyes and attach with scrap of white yarn.

Continue to earflap tie instructions.

EARFLAP TIES

Cut 6 - 3-foot-long lengths of yarn in black and 6 in white or gray. Loop 3 strands of each color through the bottom of one earflap, pulling through until ends are even. Use all strands to tie in a knot at the base of the earflap.

Braid the yarn until it reaches the desired length and knot again. Trim ends.

This pattern is not to be sold or copied. DO NOT post this pattern elsewhere online or claim it as your own. Items made from this pattern may be sold. If you want to share this pattern, please refer them to this post. If selling online, please make mention of Stitches Be Cray and link back to my site.

Hoot the Owl Newborn Crochet Hat Pattern

As if newborns aren't cute enough, Hoot the Owl just ups their adorability. (I'm totally making adorability a word.) This crochet pattern was designed for newborn photo shoots, but can be used to keep little heads warm any time!

This hat can easily be made for a boy by changing the colors to a warm palette of orange, brown and cream.

HOOT THE OWL HAT

Materials

  • US Size G crochet hook
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—lavender
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—aqua
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—off-white
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—brown
  • scrap worsted weight yarn—orange
  • 2 - 3/4-inch buttons—brown
  • yarn needle (to weave in ends)

Terms

  • ch: chain
  • st: stitch
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half-double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc2tog: double crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • { }: repeat around

Special Instructions

When making earflaps, initial ch 3 is included in final dc count. Ch 2s are NOT included in final dc counts.

HAT — Preemie Small

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnds 4-5: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnds 6-8: Switch to aqua yarn; ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 6 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 6 st; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 3 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 3: Dc2tog, dc in next, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 13 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join aqua yarn to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT — Preemie Regular

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Rnds 5-6: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Rnds 7-9: Switch to aqua yarn; ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 6 st; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 3 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 3: Dc in each dc across; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 14 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join aqua yarn to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT ― 0-3 Months

With lavender yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5-7: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 8: Switch to aqua yarn; ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnds 9-10: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—8 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, dc in last; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—4 dc.

Row 5: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 17 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join aqua yarn to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

EARS ― make 2

With lavender yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc here and throughout), work 3 hdc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 2—4 hdc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 2—8 hdc.

Rnd 3-5: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to top of ch 2—8 hdc

Fasten off, leaving a tail to attach to hat.

EYES―make 2

With off-white yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat.

Stitch buttons off-center on eyes.

ASSEMBLY

Using the photo of finished hat as a guide, stitch on the eyes.

With orange yarn, create the beak by stitching a filled-in “V”.

Attach the ears to top of hat.

Continue to earflap tie and ear tassel instructions.

EARFLAP TIES

Cut 4 - 3-foot-long lengths of yarn in lavender, 4 in aqua and 4 in brown. Loop 2 strands of each color through the bottom of one earflap, pulling through until ends are even. Use all strands to tie in a knot at the base of the earflap.

Braid the yarn until it reaches the desired length and knot again. Trim ends.

EAR TASSLES

Cut 4 - 8-inch-long lengths of yarn in lavender, 4 in aqua and 4 in brown. Loop 2 strands of each color through the top of each ear, pulling through until ends are even. Use all strands to tie in a knot at the top of each ear. Trim ends.

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Wildflower Hat Crochet Pattern

With the weather getting chilly, I've begun my yearly tradition of going through the kids' winter clothes. Tossing mittens with no mates and donating outgrown snow gear. I love finding this crocheted Wildflower Hat in the bunch.

I crocheted this a few winters back when I was tired of matching hats to my daughter's clothing. (I'm girly like that.) With the button as the flower's center, the color possibilities are endless. Just pop one flower off, and another on.

All items pictured were made using Vanna's Choice yarn.

WILDFLOWER HAT PATTERN

SIZES

0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-6 years

Beanies are sized to fit a little large so they can grow along with the child.

MATERIALS

US Size F crochet hook
US Size H crochet hook
2 skeins worsted weight yarn (1 for hat, 1 for contrasting flower)
1 button, size 3/4 in.

TERMS

ch: chain
st: stitch
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet dc: double crochet { }: repeat around 

HAT―0-3 mos

With size H hook, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Rnd 5-9: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

SWITCH TO SIZE F HOOK

Rnd 10-11: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 1—42 sc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Attach button to hat.

 

HAT―3-6 mos

With size H hook, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5-10: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

SWITCH TO SIZE F HOOK

Rnd 11-12: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 1—48 sc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Attach button to hat.

 

HAT―6-12 mos

With size H hook, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 7 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 7 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—54 dc.

Rnd 6-11: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—54 dc.

SWITCH TO SIZE F HOOK

Rnd 12-13: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 1—54 sc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Attach button to hat.

 

HAT―1-3 yrs

With size H hook, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—56 dc.

Rnd 6-12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—56 dc.

SWITCH TO SIZE F HOOK

Rnd 13-14: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 1—56 sc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Attach button to hat.

 

HAT―3-6 yrs

With size H hook, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout rnds), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 3 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—60 dc.

Rnd 6-13: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—60 dc.

SWITCH TO SIZE F HOOK

Rnd 14-15: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 1—60 sc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Attach button to hat.

INTERCHANGEABLE FLOWER

With size F hook, ch. 5; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 9 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—10 dc.

Rnd 2: {Ch 2, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in next st} Finish off, weave in ends.

This pattern is not to be sold or copied. DO NOT post this pattern elsewhere online or claim it as your own. Items made from this pattern may be sold. If you want to share this pattern, please refer them to this post. If selling online, please make mention of Stitches Be Cray and link back to my site.