I have exciting news! As many of you know from my very personal post, Gods Timing, my husband and I have struggled with fertility. To my little family’s surprise, WE ARE EXPECTING!!! My 6 year old daughter is beyond thrilled. My 15 year old step son is a little.. eh, it’s another girl…. He might be feeling a bit out numbered 😉 but we could not be happier!!
What does this mean for Stitch11? Well, when I first taught myself crochet in 2012, my daughter was already a 1 year old. So… I’ve always kind of struggled with the Newborn/Baby themed patterns. Not anymore! 😉
For my first hat designed with my baby girl in mind, I wanted to make a double knot beanie. I want a newborn size, but kept in mind the size my older daughter was when she was born. I wanted to make sure this hat will easily stretch to fit a newborn with that not so little head.
Beanie measures 6.5 inches wide – for 13″ circumference while allowing stretching and growing room.
Beanie measures 5.25 inches tall.
Red Heart Super Saver – Medium Weight
H – 5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
3 HDC Popcorn Stitch
FPSC – Front Post Single Crochet
How to crochet the 3 HDC Popcorn Stitch
-Work 3 half double crochet (hdc) stitches in the same stitch.
-Drop the loop from your hook.
-Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first half double crochet of the group.
-Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.
To start this beanie, we will make the CH for the top of the hat and the knots portion first.
Step 1: CH 46. Join to first CH.
Step 2: CH 14. Turn. Skip 1 CH. SC into next 13 CH.
Step 3: Slip stitch into next CH from starting CH.
Step 4: CH 1. Turn. SC back up, into each of the next 13 SC.
Step 5: CH 1. Turn. SC back down, into each of the next 13 SC.
Step 6: Slip stitch into next CH from starting CH.
Step 7: Folding the starting CH flat, Slip stitch together the two sides, through the the top loops of next 20 CH.
Step 8: Repeat steps 2-7.
Working in the bottom loops of starting CH, you will now work in the round. Round 1, in my opinion, may be the hardest round of the pattern, only because you have to identify the bottom loops of the starting CH. Just remember they are on the oposite side as the slip stitch you joined the CH together with. Trust yourself, you got this!!
Round 1: Slip stitch into the 1st (nearest) bottom loop of starting CH. CH 1. SC into same loop and into each of the next 45 loops. Join to first SC. (46 SC)
Round 2: CH 1. SC into each stitch around. Join to first SC. (46 SC)
Round 3: CH 1. HDC into first SC. Popcorn Stitch into next SC. *HDC into next SC. Popcorn Stitch into next SC. Repeat from * around. Join to first HDC. (46 stitches)
Rounds 4-17: Repeat rounds 2 and 3 seven more times.
Round 18: CH 1. SC into each stitch around. Join to first SC. (46 SC)
Round 19: CH 1. FPSC around each SC. Join to first FPSC. (46 FPSC)
Finish off and weave in your ends.
Tie a knot on both sides of the top of the beanie.