Toddler & Child Basic Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

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I remember getting so frustrated because my kids have big heads and I would find patterns that didn’t give a circumference and were labeled “toddler” or “child” and wouldn’t fit my kids because their noggins were too big for the standard. I had the same trouble when they were babies as well. My babies couldn’t ever wear the newborn sizes for hats (you can find the preemie and newborn sizes of this pattern HERE and the infant sizes HERE). My Toddler & Child Basic Beanie pattern works for those kids who don’t always fit the standard because I have listed the head measurements that I based these sizes on! A great resource for sizing hats can be found HERE at Tot Toppers, this is my go-to resource if a customer is unable to measure a child’s head for me.

Toddler & Child Basic Beanie 1

Preschool size by Michele’s Divine Crochet

Toddler & Child Basic Beanie Information

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Skill Level: Easy

Yarn: #4 weight, I like using Red Heart With Love

Gauge:

12 dc x 7 rows = 3 inches

Gauge Swatch:

Row 1: Foundation dc 20 or ch 22 and dc in 3rd chain from hook and each ch across. <20>

Row 2-10: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same and each st across. <20>

General Supplies: Size 7 (4.5mm) hook, Tapestry/Yarn needle

Stitches and abbreviations: mc – magic circle, ch(s) – chain(s),sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, dc inc – double crochet increase, hdc – half double crochet

Sizes – Based on head circumference

Toddler (19”) – usually around 2 years old

Preschooler (20”) – 3-5 years old

Child (21”) – 6-10 years old

Notes:

Beginning chs of each round do not count as a stitch

All joins are with a sl st to first st of round.

Special Stitches

double crochet increase – 2 dc in same st

Toddler & Child Basic Beanie Pattern

Toddler

Round 1: Mc, ch 1, 10 sc in mc. Join <10>

Round 2: Ch 2, dc inc in same and each around. Join <20>

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in same, dc inc in next, *dc in next, dc inc in next* around. Join <30>

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in same and next, dc inc in next, *dc in next 2, dc inc in next* around. Join <40>

Round 5: Ch 2, dc in same and next 2, dc inc in next, *dc in next 3, dc inc in next* around. Join <50>

Round 6: Ch 2, dc in same and next 3, dc inc in next, *dc in next 4, dc inc in next* around. Join <60>

Round 7: Ch 2, dc in same and next 3, dc inc in next, *dc in next 4, dc inc in next* around. Join <72>

Round 8-17: Ch 2, dc in same and each around. Join <72>

Round 18: Ch 1, hdc in same and each around. Finish off <72>

 

Preschooler

Round 1: Mc, ch 1, 10 sc in mc. Join <10>

Round 2: Ch 2, dc inc in same and each around. Join <20>

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in same, dc inc in next, *dc in next, dc inc in next* around. Join <30>

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in same and next, dc inc in next, *dc in next 2, dc inc in next* around. Join <40>

Round 5: Ch 2, dc in same and next 2, dc inc in next, *dc in next 3, dc inc in next* around. Join <50>

Round 6: Ch 2, dc in same and next 3, dc inc in next, *dc in next 4, dc inc in next* around. Join <60>

Round 7: Ch 2, dc in same and next 3, dc inc in next, *dc in next 4, dc inc in next* around. Join <72>

Round 8: Ch 2, dc in same and next 16, dc inc in next, * dc in next 17, dc inc in next* around. Join <76>

Round 9-18: Ch 2, dc in same and each around. Join <76>

Round 19: Ch 1, hdc in same and each around. Finish off <76>

Toddler & Child Basic Beanie 2

Toddler Size by Dsey Designs

Child

Round 1: Mc, ch 1, 10 sc in mc. Join <10>

Round 2: Ch 2, dc inc in same and each around. Join <20>

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in same, dc inc in next, *dc in next, dc inc in next* around. Join <30>

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in same and next, dc inc in next, *dc in next 2, dc inc in next* around. Join <40>

Round 5: Ch 2, dc in same and next 2, dc inc in next, *dc in next 3, dc inc in next* around. Join <50>

Round 6: Ch 2, dc in same and next 3, dc inc in next, *dc in next 4, dc inc in next* around. Join <60>

Round 7: Ch 2, dc in same and next 3, dc inc in next, *dc in next 4, dc inc in next* around. Join <72>

Round 8: Ch 2, dc in same and next 10, dc inc in next, * dc in next 11, dc inc in next* around. Join <78>

Round 9-19: Ch 2, dc in same and each around. Join <78>

Round 20: Ch 1, hdc in same and each around. Finish off <78>

Toddler & Child Basic Beanie 3

Child Size by Tammy Jones

I hope you enjoyed the Toddler & Child Basic Beanie pattern! Please let me know if you make one and I would love to see what you create. You can share with me on my Facebook page, in my Facebook group (please join!) or on Ravelry as a project.

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