Bear Hugs Baby Beanie by Kirsten Holloway

Bear Hugs Baby Beanie

Crochet
January 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
3.25 mm (D)
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
150 - 180 yards (137 - 165 m)
0-3 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler
US
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Every baby needs at least one bear hat in their collection! This highly textured beanie is thick and warm--definitely a must for cold weather. It would also make a cute photo prop.

Materials Needed:
3.25mm (D) hook – Ears, 0-3 months
4mm (G) hook - 0-3 months, 6-12 months
5mm (H) hook - Toddler
1 skein Lion Brand “Wool-ease” or other thinner worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft, and Patton’s Wool may work well too).
yarn needle
scissors
stitch marker (for ears)

Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
bpsc = back post single crochet
bphdc = back post half double crochet
fphdc = front post half double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
dc3tog = double crochet 3 together. This makes a small bobble.

Additional Notes:
-This pattern uses the Basket Stitch on the top. This means working a lot of post stitches. Please make sure you are comfortable with post stitches before attempting this pattern (or you will drive yourself nuts!).
-I crochet with very loose tension. This is important to keep in mind as you work this design. I also used a lighter weight worsted yarn (Lion Brand, “Wool-ease”) so if you use a different yarn such as RHSS or Vanna’s Choice, you may get different results.
-Finished 0-3 month hat should measure, unstretched, 6 ¾” wide by 5” tall, excluding ears. Ears should measure 1 ½” tall by 1 ¾“ wide. Finished 6-12 month hat should measure, unstretched, 8” wide by 6” tall, excluding ears. Ears should measure 1 ¾“ tall and 2” wide. The hats should have plenty of stretch. Gauge is 15 stitches per 4”.
-It may be possible to make a 3-6 month hat by following the Newborn size hat pattern, and using a 4.5mm hook I have not personally tested this however.