Leprechaun Lad/Lass Beanie by Nicole Bencker

Leprechaun Lad/Lass Beanie

Crochet
March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Hdc
5.5 mm (I)
60 - 175 yards (55 - 160 m)
Newborn, Infant, Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Women's/Medium Adult, Men's/Large Adult
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Last year, I designed the Leprechaun Beanie for my son after I made him a bobble beard hat. I loved the beard so much; I wanted to design a different beanie to go with it for St. Patrick’s Day. Now that my daughter is no longer a baby, I saw the need to add a little something for her as well.

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

Materials:
• I-5.5mm 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 go up or down one or two hook sizes
• Worsted Weight Yarn, I used I Love This Yarn in Jellybean (up to 100g), Limelight (2g), Black (10g), and Yellow (1g). Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
• Worsted Weight Yarn, Baby Bee Hushabye in Apricot Jam (up to 50g) You can use any yarn, I used a cotton/acrylic blend to give the “hair” a different texture from the hat
• Tapestry needle to sew on appliqués and to weave in ends

Skill Level:
• Intermediate

Gauge:
• 16 hdc and 12 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)
• Approx – approximately
• Bpdc – back post double crochet
• Ch – chain stitch
• Dc – double crochet
• Fpdc – front post double crochet
• Hdc – half double crochet
• Rnd(s) – round(s)
• 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.