Super simple beanie – New free pattern US and UK terms

This is a one size fits most adults pattern, It’s a nice snug fit on a large head, and has a little slouch on a smaller head.

I used 8ply(DK) acrylic and a size 4.5 mm hook, but if you are a tight crocheter I would recommend going up to a 5.5mm hook.

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So onto the pattern: US version

Ch 4, hdc 6 into the loop. (The beanie is crocheted in a spiral, so place a stitch marker in your last stitch in each round to keep track.)

Round 1: 2 hdc in each stitch around (12 stitches)

Round 2: 2hdc in ext stitch hdc in next stitch repeat around (18)

Round 3: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches repeat around (24)

Round 4: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches repeat around (30)

Round 5: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 4 stitches repeat around (36)

Round 6: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 5 stitches repeat around (42)

Round 7: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 6 stitches repeat around (48)

Round 8: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 7 stitches repeat around (54)

Round 9: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 8 stitches repeat around (60)

Round 10: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 9 stitches repeat around (66)

Round 11: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 10 stitches repeat around (72)

Round 12: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 11 stitches repeat around (78)

Round 13: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 12 stitches repeat around (84)

Round 14 – 23 hdc in each stitch around

Round 24: hdc2tog hdc in next 12 repeat around (78)

Round 25 – 31 hdc in each stitch around

sc in next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, break yarn and weave in ends.

 

 

UK version:

Ch 4 join in a loop. htr 6 into loop (The beanie is crocheted in a spiral, so place a stitch marker in your last stitch in each round to keep track.)

Round 1: 2htr in each stitch around ( 12 stitches)

Round 2: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next , repeat around (18)

Round 3: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 2 stitches, repeat around (24)

Round 4: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30)

Round 5: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36)

Round 6: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 5 stitches, repeat around (42)

Round 7: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48)

Round 8: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 7 stitches, repeat around (54)

Round 9: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 8 stitches, repeat around (60)

Round 10: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 9 stitches, repeat around (66)

Round 11: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 10 stitches, repeat around (72)

Round 12: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 11 stitches, repeat around (78)

Round 13: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 2 stitches, repeat around (84)

Round 14 – 23: htr in each stitch around

Round 24: htr2tog, htr in next 12 repeat around (78)

Round 25 – 31 htr in each stitch around

dc in next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, break yarn and weave in ends.

 

Sweet shells pram blanket, US terms

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Measures 65 cm X 50 cms

Pattern in UK terms can be found here

Colour A dark  brown 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour B baby pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour C Dark pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

5 mm hook

4.5 mm hook

When changing colours, I simply ran them up the side of the blanket, rather than cutting the yarn and having a lot of ends to deal with at the end. When you add the border it covers up the colour runs on the side 🙂

With colour A and your 5 mm hook ch 56 stitches.

Stitch key

Ch – Chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

With colour A and your 5 mm hook ch 56 stitches.

Row 1

sc into the second chain from the hook.  Miss 2 ch, 5dc into next ch, miss 2 ch, sc into next chain. Repeat this across, you will end with a sc in the last chain, turn

Join colour B to the last sc that you did.

Row 2

Ch3 (counts as first dc) dc 2 more times into the same stitch, skip 2 dc, * sc into next dc (the middle dc of the 5 dc) skip 2 dc, 5dc into sc. Repeat from * until you reach the last sc. 3dc in the last sc, turn

Join colour C

Row 3

Ch1, sc into first dc, skip 2 dc, *5 dc into sc ,skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip 2 dc repeat from * ending with a sc in the 3rd ch of your starting ch 3, turn

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B  and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Border:

Use your 4.5 mm hook, or even a 4 mm, this will help stop the border rippling.

Round 1

Don’t turn work Sl st into the gap between your last shell and sc.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) 2 dc ch 1 into same space. Along the side of the blanket dc 3 ch 1 into the last dc of a half shell stitch, skipping the scs. 3 dc, ch2 3 dc into the gap made by the first loop of your starting chain.

Along this edge, *3 dc into the same chain that you did your first shell, ch 1 3dc into the chain you put your first sc into ch1* repeat  until you have 3 dc  in your last shell.  3dc, ch2, 3 dc into you ch 3 next to the last shell.

Ch 1, 3dc, ch 1 into your half shells along this edge, again skipping your sc’s.

At the next corner, make your 3dc ch2 3 dc corner into the first sc on the next edge. Ch1 3 dc into the middle dc of the next shell. Continue along 3dc ch1 into each sc and middle dc of your shells. 3 dc ch 2 in the same space you started in, joining you ch2 to the third chain of your ch 3.

Round 2

Turn blanket and sl st into ch 2 space.ch 3, 2 dc ch1 in same space. Go around the whole blanket 3 dc ch1 in each ch 1 space, and 3 dc ch2 3dc ch1 in each ch 2 space. Into the ch2 space you started in, 3 dc, ch2, and join your chain to the third ch of starting ch 3, and finish off.

Round 3

Join colour C into any ch2 space. sc ch 5 sc in chain 2 space, ch3, sc in next ch 1 space ch 3 . So you are going to sc, ch 3 in all of your ch1 spaces around, and sc, ch 5, sc in all of your ch 2 spaces (the corners). Join your last ch 3 to your first sc in ch2 space.

Round 4

Do not turn or break yarn, slip stich into ch 5 space. Chain 3 (counts as first dc) 6dc into same space. sc into sc, 5 dc in next ch 3 space. Continue around, sc’ing in every sc, dc 5 in each ch 3 space, and dc7 in each ch5 space. Finish off by slip stitching into the last sc of previous round. Break yarn and weave in your ends.