Basic Striped Beanie by Nicole Bencker

Basic Striped Beanie

April 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 11.5 rows = 4 inches
in Hdc
5.5 mm (I)
50 - 175 yards (46 - 160 m)
Newborn, Infant, Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult
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The Basic Striped Beanie is a simple pattern that you can whip up in less than 2 hours. It is unisex in construction and is a great hat for newborns through adults. It can be highly personalized with the number of stripes and colors. I originally designed this pattern for charity beanies but found that I loved the pattern so much, I use it quite often for gifts as well.

• Newborn fits 14” head circumference
• Infant (3 months) fits 16” head circumference
• Baby (6 months) fits 18” head circumference
• Toddler (1–2 years) fits 19” head circumference
• Preschooler (3-5 years) fits 20” head circumference
• Child (6-10 years) fits 21” head circumference
• Teen/Small Adult fits 22” head circumference
• Medium Adult fits 23” head circumference
• Large Adult fits 24” head circumference

Skill Level:
• Easy

• I-5.5 mm hook; I use a Clover hook which I have found creates a slightly smaller gauge. I also tend to be a really tight crocheter. For these two reasons, I highly recommend working up a gauge swatch ahead of time. (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch). You may need to go up or down one or two hook sizes
• Worsted Weight Yarn - I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. Less than 100 grams or 175 yards total for hat. Amounts of each color depend on how many colors you are adding to your hat. Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
• Yarn or Tapestry needle

• 15 hdc and 11.5 rows = 4” square; use a different size hook or yarn to obtain proper gauge (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch)

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)
• Ch – chain stitch
• Hdc – half double crochet
• MC – Magic Circle
• Rnd(s) – round(s)
• Sc – single crochet
• Sl st – Slip Stitch
• St – stitch

Pattern Notes:
• Pattern is written in US terms
• Read pattern in its entirety first