Monday, 7 October 2013

Stash-buster challenge project #11 - granny square newborn blue beanie

granny square beanie
beanies newborn 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months.

beanie newborn size
beanie newborn size

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crochet granny square beanie

Crochet pattern for granny square newborn beanie blue

Size made: newborn, 0-3 months
Finished measurements: 6” width x 5.5” height (15.3cm width x 14cm height)
Suits head circumference: 12” to 13”

UK crochet terms and symbology used.

3mm size crochet hook
Bella Baby – Baby Wonder 4 ply yarn (60% acrylic, 40% nylon)

Care and washing instructions for beanie:
Cool handwash, 30 degrees celcius
Do not bleach
Do not iron
Dry cleanable

Stitches abbreviations:
ch - Chain
tr - Treble crochet
ss - Slip stitch
dc - Double crochet
st – stitch
sp - space

Beg at crown, ch 4; join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Special note: Rounds 1 to 4 should look like a granny square motif. Only starts curling up once you start doing round 5.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st tr), 2 tr into ring, ch 1, *3 tr into ring, ch 1,** . Repeat * to ** two times, join with dc into third ch of ch 3 starting chain to finish round. You should have 4 groups of [3 tr, ch 1] and looks like a square.

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st tr), 2tr, ch1 into sp created by dc join of this round. *3 tr, Ch 1, 3 tr into ch 1 sp ** x 3 times, ch 1, 3 tr, ch1, join with dc into third chain of ch 3 starting chain to finish round 2. You should have 4 groups of [3 tr, Ch 1, 3 tr] at 4 corners.

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st tr), 2tr, ch1 into sp created by dc join of this round. 3 tr into next ch 1 sp, *3 tr, Ch 1, 3 tr into ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 tr into next ch 1 sp **, repeat * to ** 3 times, ch 1, 3 tr, ch1, join with dc into third chain of ch 3 starting chain to finish round 3. You should have 4 groups of [3 tr, Ch 1, 3 tr] at corners, with 4 x 3tr in between.

Round 4: ch 3 (counts as 1st tr), 2tr into sp created by dc join of this round, ch1. {3 tr into next ch 1 sp, ch 1} twice, *[3 tr, Ch 1, 3 tr into ch 1 sp, ch 1, {3 tr into next ch 1 sp, ch1 } x 2 ] **x 3 times, 3 tr, ch1, join with dc into third chain of ch 3 starting chain to finish round 4. You should have 4 groups of [3 tr, Ch 1, 3 tr] at corners, with 8 x 3tr in each ch1 sp in between.

Rounds 5 – 15: ch 3 (counts as 1st tr), 2tr into sp created by dc stitch of this round, ch1, then repeat *3 tr into ch 1 sp, ch1 ** till the end of each round, then dc into third chain of ch 3 starting chain to finish each round.

Round 16: ch1, dc in each tr st, dc in next ch 1 sp**, repeat * to ** till last ch 1 sp, then ss to ch 1 to finish this round. Fasten off.

Rounds 1 to 4 are increasing rounds and resemble a square. Once you stop doing the corner groups of [3 tr, Ch 1, 3 tr], your beanie will start to resemble a dome shape (when flat) or beanie shape. To make bigger baby sizes, you can continue to do increasing rounds after round 4 till you have the size you need, then continue with pattern from round 5 to shape it into a beanie.