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Free Easy Crochet Ribbed Baby Beanie Pattern for Beginners

Free Easy Crochet Ribbed Baby Beanie Pattern for Beginners

Hey there folks!

Today I want to share with you my new super simple basic ribbed baby beanie pattern.

crochet ribbed baby beanie
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I designed it to be easy for beginners and to use the new skills I introduced in my free ebook:


Using my nine-month-old son as a model, I created ribbed baby hat pattern sizes from preemie to 1-year old.

Technically 1-year old sizes tend to fall into the class of toddler patterns and instead of baby patterns, but I wanted to make a beanie that would fit my son this coming winter when he would be a year old.

I decided to make his hat in Seattle Seahawk colors because, well, we are huge Seahawk football fans!  

We even painted his nursery in these colors. 😃


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I chose navy blue and grey for the hat colors and then added a bright green pom-pom.  

By the way, here’s an awesome tutorial for making pom-poms:  The Absolute Best Way to Make Pom Poms!

He loves it!  

And, of course, he looks adorable in it!

So, break out your crochet hooks, this easy pattern will whip up in a jiffy and is great practice if you are a crochet newbie.

Let’s get started!


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Yarn Details: It’s All About the Yarn Baby!

I originally choose Bernat Baby Sport because I wanted a lightweight hat and a gentle yarn for a baby’s delicate skin.  

However,  it is difficult to find yarn made especially for babies in Seahawks colors.  

So, for my son’s hat, I choose to use Caron Simply Soft, which is still soft enough for a 9 month to 1-year-old.

I would recommend using the #3 lightweight yarn for babies preemie to 6 months old.  

Using a slightly heavier weight yarn should be okay for older babies, but I would still suggest using a soft yarn.


Ribbed Baby Beanie Pattern

Crochet Ribbed Baby Beanie Pattern by www.itchinforsomestitchin.com

Summary:

This ribbed beanie pattern for babies is lightweight and beginner friendly!  It’s worked flat and then stitched together for those who want to make a cute hat for the little one in their lives, but may still be struggling with how to crochet in the round.  Add a pom pom and/or applique and turn this super simple baby hat into a work of art!


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 It includes a bonus polar bear appliqué pattern you can add to the beanie!

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Difficulty level:  Level 1 – Beginner

Additional Notes:

  • Read all pattern notes, instructions, and other provided details carefully before starting the project to make sure you understand everything.  It could save you hours & a lot of headaches!
  • Make a swatch that measures at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch provided under the Gauge Section. If your swatch matches the gauge, then you are all set to start the project. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your crochet hook – increase your hook size if your stitches are smaller & decrease your hook size if your stitches are larger.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Provided measurements are as exact as possible, but are given as approximates. This is because yarn variances, crochet tension, & individual  technique might give variations in the result, which changes from person to person.
  • The pattern is split into two sections, the Crochet and the Finish. The Finish section for all pattern sizes is exactly the same. Thus, it is written once below the Crochet sections for all sizes.
  • This pattern works best with lightweight #3 sport yarn, but you can use #4 medium weight yarn.  The hat will just be heavier, slightly larger, and thicker.
  • Also, keep in mind that all children grow at different rates. Pattern sizes are designed to fit the average size for that age group.  You may need to adjust the pattern to fit your child’s head specifically.

~ My son happens to be small for his age.  I made him a hat in the 9 months to 1-year size.  At 9 months the hat is much too big for him and like all crochet products, the beanie will stretch.  Thus, he may actually be able to wear this hat beyond his one year birthday.

Gauge:

18 stitches and 10 rows in 4-inches

Materials:

Hook: 5.50mm (I)
Yarn: Worsted #3 lightweight
Yarn Brand:  Bernat Sport Baby
Other: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

Stitch (St)

Chain stitch (ch)

Single crochet (sc)

Back post only (BPO)

Instructions:

Preemie

Crochet:

Foundation chain: Ch 26
Row 1:  Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-39: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 40: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  

Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

0-3 months

Crochet:

Foundation chain: Ch 46
Row 1:  Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-45:  Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 46:  Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  

Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

3-6 months

Crochet:

Foundation chain: Ch 46
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-55: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 56: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  

Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

6-9 months

Crochet:

Foundation chain: Ch 46
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-65:  Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 66: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  

Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

9 months to 1 year

Crochet

Foundation chain: Ch 46
Row 1:  Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 2-71:  Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc. Sc in the last sc (under both loops).  Ch 1. Turn your work.
Row 72: Starting in the 1st sc (the one nearest the ch 1), sc in BLO across to last sc.  

Bind off leaving a 12-15+ inch tail.

Crochet Ribbed Baby Beanie Pattern by www.itchinforsomestitchin.com

Finish:   (For all pattern sizes)

1. Fold piece in half (stitches should stay horizontal) and slp st the two edges together using the 12-15 inch tail.
2. Turn work so that the stitches are now vertical and the long tail is at the top.
3. Thread a tapestry needle with the long tail.
4. Slip the needle through one of the top edges of the crochet piece until the needle and thread come out the end of the opposite top edge.
5. Pull the long tail tight so that the top edges of the crochet piece cinch together.
6. Use remaining tail to sew the cinched areas together even more.
7. Bind off and weave in ends.

Crochet Ribbed Baby Beanie Pattern by www.itchinforsomestitchin.com
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See, now didn’t I tell you this ribbed baby hat pattern was super easy?  

Plus, it’s super cute and versatile.  😃

You can make it striped like the one I made my son, and/or add a pom-pom or appliqué.  

The only limit it is your imagination!

I made a handful of these basic ribbed beanies for charity.  

I added a few preemie sizes to a pile I will be taking to a local hospital and a few of the larger sizes for Goods Giving Back.  

This is a great craft for a cause project!


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Please Share!

Collene

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

So very cute! Especially the applique. However, I can't get the coupon code link to even open.

Itchin4Stitchin

Sunday 28th of June 2020

Hi Collene,

I am so sorry. I have been out-of-state due to moving. Raverly had just done a new update at the time of the event this was part of and some people were having issues with the codes because of it.

If you email me your email address I will be happy to send you a copy of the pattern. My email address is [email protected]

Sincerely,

RaeLynn

Brenda Meineke

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Hi RaeLynn, love this easy pattern. I will be making a lot of these and giving them to our church for a donation. Thanks for the pattern and God bless.

Itchin4Stitchin

Sunday 28th of June 2020

Hi Brenda,

I absolutely LOVE hearing that. You've just made my week. You are so very welcome.

God bless you and yours as well.

Sincerely,

RaeLynn

Sandi

Friday 1st of May 2020

Saw this little cutie & k newI had to make it for Charity. Was watching TV so grabbed an I hook & a skein of Csron yarn & whipped this up in no time. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. Many warm little ones will benefit from it. Sure enjoyed making it too.

Itchin4Stitchin

Friday 8th of May 2020

Awe thank you so much Sandy! I am so glad you liked it! :)

Lorraine

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Love this pattern and will probably use it to make other item. But what I was wondering was the pattern for the little bear applique you put on your hat. It is adorable. ?

Itchin4Stitchin

Monday 20th of April 2020

Hi Lorraine,

I am very glad you like the little bear applique! It's actually in the paid PDF version of the pattern as a bonus. If you look under the section "Prefer a PDF" I mention it as a bonus. However, I am actually going to be doing a promotion of this pattern in May where you will be able to get the PDF, including the applique for free. If you sign up for my email list, I will be sending out notifications when the promotion is active.

Best wishes,

RaeLynn

Nita boatright

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

What does blo mean?

Itchin4Stitchin

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Hi Nita,

Blo means back loop only. Here is an article that will show you the parts of a crochet stitch and explain where the back loop is located.

Link: https://www.itchinforsomestitchin.com/how-to-crochet/

Please let me know if you have any more questions!

Sincerely,

RaeLynn