Saturday, 16 May 2015

Child beanie for cooler months - beginner's crochet. Suit 3-10 years old kid

children beanie
Children (unisex ?) beanie. suit 3-10 years old.

children beanie

3ply (white) and 4ply (sky blue baby wonder, pink, natural fawn colour) baby yarn
60% acrylic and 40% nylon (Patons Big Baby)
Yardage: guessing less than 1 skein in total.
Crochet hook
3mm size

Stitches used:
cross -stitch, chains, double crochet and reverse single crochet edge (US symbology used)

Pattern is for newborn to 6 months.
Finished measurements:  47cm wide (9.25") x 21cm (8.25") height when laid flat.

There are 22 rounds total.  This is just something I made up as I go, tweaking the size to fit a child.  This hat stretches a bit, as it has nylon fibre in it. It is a baby yarn, so it is nice and soft, and not itchy against skin.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Multi-colour beanie made for sale at

Hi there

I have just started to sell the beanies I made from trying out crochet patterns, on
Thanks goes to and this site for sharing the pattern I tried out.

Toddler rainbow beanie

crochet toddler rainbow beanie

Toddler rainbow beanie

Some minor variations to this pattern I made include the last row of pink yarn uses double treble crochet v-stitch instead of the usual double crochet v-stitch.  This is to give a bit of height and stretch for the beanie.  I added a reverse single crochet stitch as edging to finish of the beanie.

The finished beanie size is 8" height x 9.25" width of base or 20.5cm height x 24cm width of base.  This will fit a head  circumference of 18" to 20" (46cm to 51cm), it has quite a bit of stretch as I crochet quite loosely, so it should feel cozy.

Made of 8 ply acrylic yarn in multi-colour stripes as shown here, white, natural fawn, variegated orange/red/yellow, lilac, dark brown, dusty pink and burgundy red.

This beanie looks great on my kid, so I thought it may interest someone else.  Perhaps I can add a pom pom just to make it fun.

Finished size:
19" circumference (unstretched)
8" height from crown/top of beanie to bottom of beanie

Sized to suit a toddler's head with 18" to 20" circumference.

Thanks goes to and this site for the pattern.