Spring Peeper Beanie by Nicole Bencker
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Spring Peeper Beanie

Crochet
April 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 11.5 rows = 4 inches
in Hdc
5.5 mm (I)
50 - 100 yards (46 - 91 m)
Newborn, Infant, Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, Child, Teen/Small Women's, Large Women's/Small Men's, Large Men's
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I have been loving all of the handmade spring items I’ve been seeing lately. The flowers, animals, and bright spring colors are really getting me in the mood for Spring (even though it just snowed here this morning). Even my tulips and lilies are starting to sprout but we just don’t seem to want to get rid of winter around here yet. Make a simple Spring Peeper Beanie to help fill all of your Easter baskets this year!

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:
• Intermediate

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, up to 100g or 175 yds for hat, 1g or less than 2 yds for beak, and 6g or 11 yds of white for eyes.) Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
• 2 buttons
• Stitch marker (I use a paperclip)
• Yarn needle (for sewing on beak and weaving in ends)
• Tapestry needle (for sewing on buttons)

Gauge:
• 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
• Dc – double crochet
• 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
• I work this hat in an amigurumi style which means you do not join at the end of each round or chain up to begin a new round. You use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each row.