Crochet Little Xs Beanie Babe Hat. Free Pattern

Author

Cat Wood

Introduction

An easy 19 row baby beanie hat pattern with a little bit of decoration

The Pattern

To fit: newborn,
Measurements approx: Head Circumference 13 inches, hat height 5 inches
Please note, by using a smaller or larger hook, you can make a smaller or larger beanie.
For a 3 to 6 month size add another row of increases on row 6 following these instructions and adding 2 to 4 more rows for extra height.
Row 6 ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 11 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next hdc*
repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (52 hdc)

Hook size: 4.00mm US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 50 gm’s US DK/Medium
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: approx 2 hours
Stitches used:
Sl st= slip stitch
Ch= chain
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Fpdc= front post double crochet
The little X st is worked over 2 st’s, by skipping the first st, working into the very next st, then coming back and working into the first st you skipped.
 IE: beginning of the round, ch 1, skip the first st, work 1 dc into the second st, work 1 dc into the 1st skipped st (1 X made), *skip the next st, work 1 dc into the next st, work 1 dc into the skipped st* repeat from *to* to end.
The beanie begins at the top of the head and worked down to the ribbed edging
Please note! The beginning ch 1 of every rnd is not counted as a st.
BEGIN:
Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring.Or you can use the magic ring.

Row 1 ch 1, work 12 hdc into ring, sl st to join in the 1st hdc 
(you will join this way on every round)
(Increase in every st)
Row 2 ch 1, work 2 hdc into each hdc to end, sl st to join (24 hdc)
(Increase in every 3rd st)
Row 3 ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 2 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (32 hdc)

(Increase in every 4th st)
Row 4 ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 3 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (40 hdc)

(Increase in every 5th st)
Row 5 ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 4 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (48 hdc)
(Stop increases)      
(for 3 to 6 month size use instructions given at the beginning of this pattern)

Row 6 ch 1, work 1 hdc in each hdc to end, sl st to join (48 hdc)
Row 7 repeat row 6
(Little X row using dc’s)
Row 8 ch 1, skip the first st, work 1 dc into the second st, work 1 dc into the 1st skipped st (1 X made), *skip the next st, work 1 dc into the next st, work 1 dc into the skipped st* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join, the join will be in the top of the 1st dc of this round (48 dc)
Rows 9 and 10, repeat row 6 (48 hdc)
Row 11, repeat row 8 (48 dc)
Rows 12 and 13, repeat row 6 (48 hdc)
Row 14, repeat row 8 (48 dc)
Rows 15 and 16, repeat row 6 (48 hdc)
Please note you can make your hat longer than I did, just add more rows.
Begin hat ribbed edging, using dc
Row 17 ch 1, work 1 dc into each hdc of the round, sl st to join, the join will be in the top of the 1st dc of this round (48 dc)
Row 18 ch 1, work 1 dc into first dc, work 1 fpdc around the next dc, *work 1 dc into the next dc, work 1 fpdc around the next dc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join, the join will be in the top of the 1st dc of this round (48 dc)
Final row of hat, once again you make this longer.
Row 19 work 1 hdc into each dc to the end, (48 hdc), sl st to join and finish off leaving a long enough tail to sew in and hide your ends.

Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet. Jan 2014

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