“This beanie works up quick and easy. It’s given in one size, but you can crochet it to any size you need from baby to adult simply by adjusting the ribbing rows in a multiple of two. And it’s got an optional pom pom for those who enjoy them.” ~ Rhelena
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver #4
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm & I/9-5.50mm
1″ over 4 sts.
*Change your hook size to obtain the gauge.
Laying flat it measures 9″ across by 8.5″ high.
*These are our finished measurements. If yours don’t fit within these measurements, please check your gauge.
Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Esc = Extended Single Crochet
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Special Stitch Instructions
Extended Single Crochet (ESC): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through one loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
Row 1: With H hook, Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 7 chs. Turn. (8 sc)
Rows 2-64: Ch 1, blsc in each st across. Turn. (8 sts) Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference to fit around head, and making sure to end in an even number of rows.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free lps of starting chs.
Working in the Round
Rnd 1: With I hook and working along the ribbing edge and into every ribbing row. Ch 1 and sc in each ribbing row around; join with sl st in first sc. (64 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next st, (esc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * around to last st; sk last st; join with sl st in first esc. (32 esc and ch-1 sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, *sk ch-1, 2 sc in next esc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. (64 sts)
Rnds 4-22: Rep rnds 2-3 ending last row at rnd 2.
Rnd 23: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as join and into each esc st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off leaving a 10″ tail. Weave tail end through last round made and pull tight. Weave tail end in to secure.
Wrap the yarn over four fingers roughly about 100 times. Going in between the middle two fingers, wrap a double strand of yarn around the yarn and pull somewhat tight. Then cut along the sides of the hand and remove from hand. Take the double strand of yarn and pull it as tight as you can to secure all the loose strands. Trim down to desired size. Refer to this tutorial on making a pom pom.