Football Beanie by Nicole Bencker

Football Beanie

Crochet
August 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 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 year
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Football Beanie can be made in traditional colors of brown and white or make it in your favorite team’s colors. You can add even more color by making the stripes and laces different colors. I love this hat for those who love football but want to represent their team without wearing head-to-toe team gear. It is a simple beanie that is fast to work up and a warm hat to wear. You can also add earflaps and braids to turn it into a fun earflap hat.

Sizes:
• 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

Materials:
• I-5.5 mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Worsted Weight Yarn - I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. Less than 100 grams or 175 yards total for hat. Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
• Yarn or Tapestry needle

Gauge:
• 15 hdc and 11.5 rows = 4” square; use a different size hook or yarn to obtain proper gauge

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
• Always work a gauge swatch first.
• When working in rounds, I always start with a magic circle
• When working in rounds, the ch1 or ch2 NEVER count as the first stitch