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Stars and Stripes Crochet Beanie - FREE Pattern

Stars and Stripes Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

Hello, hello, hello my friends!  It is a lovely Friday and we are gearing up for a nice hike as a family.  After such a slow start to summer, we’re trying to take advantage of every sunny day that comes our way.  However, before kicking off our family fun day, I thought I would share my newest crochet project with my awesome readers!  The Stars and Stripes Beanie and just in time for Independence Day!

I am super excited because my entire family loves the 4th of July.  Delicious food, family & friends, and FIREWORKS!!!  It also means being outside after dark in the chilly air of the Pacific Northwest.  Since I am the annoying mom that loves to have her kiddos decked out in holiday gear, I just hate it when I have to add mismatched weather gear so my little ones won’t freeze.  This year I decided I would beat the weather and design some hats to keep my littles cozy and holiday cute while watching the fireworks.

This pattern works up quickly and it uses my favorite stitch… the star stitch!  Feel free to sell on a small scale any beanies you make from this pattern, but please do not sell my pattern nor use my pictures.  I would greatly appreciate a link back to this post, but it’s not a requirement… just appreciated!

Sizing for Stars and Stripes Beanie:
This beanie fits an average toddler between the ages of one to three years old.  If you would like a different size, you can increase or reduce the number of increasing rounds and you can do the same for the length.

Stars and Stripes Beanie Supplies:
I Hook
Red Yarn – I used Caron Simply Soft Autumn Red
White Yarn – I used Vanna’s Choice White
Blue Yarn – I used Caron Simply Soft Dark Country Blue
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Notes & Stitches
*Chains do not count in total stitch count
Magic Ring
Chain – ch
Slip Stitch – ss
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Star Stitch
Single Crochet – sc
Reverse Single Crochet – rsc

Stars and Stripes Beanie Crochet Pattern:
Magic Ring
R1:  RED YARN
Ch2, 10 hdc, ss in top of first hdc
(10 total stitches)

R2:  RED YARN
Ch2, 2hdc in each stitch, ss in top of first hdc
(20 total stitches)

R3:  WHITE YARN
Ch2, *2hdc in first stitch, 1hdc in next stitch* repeat ** around, ss in top of first hdc
(30 total stitches)

R4:  WHITE YARN
Ch2, *2hdc in first stitch, 1hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat ** around, ss in top of first hdc
(40 total stitches)

R5:  RED YARN
Ch2, *2hdc in first stitch, 1hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat ** around, ss in top of first hdc
(50 total stitches)

R6:  RED YARN
Ch2, *2hdc in first stitch, 1hdc in next 4 stitches* repeat ** around, ss in top of first hdc
(60 total stitches)

I STOPPED INCREASING HERE… hat diameter was 5 inches.  Be sure your total stitch count is an even number.

R7 – R12:  Alternate WHITE and RED Yarn every two rows
Ch2, 1hdc in each stitch, ss in top of first hdc

Once you have completed the 12th row, you will now begin the star stitch.  I do want to reference The Spruce as a resource for learning how to crochet the star stitch if you do not already know how to crochet it.

Star Stitch – this is a two-row stitch.  The first row of stitches will build the top half of the star and the second row of stitches will finish the bottom half of the star.  The star stitch needs to be completed on an even number of stitches.

First star stitch of the round…
Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from your hook and pull up a loop.  Insert your hook into the 3rd chain from your hook, and pull up a loop.  Insert your hook into the 4th chain from your hook and pull up a loop.  Insert your hook into the first stitch, and pull up a loop.  Then insert your hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop.  Then yarn over and pull your hook through all 6 loops.  Ch 1 to finish the stitch.

The next star stitch…
Insert your hook into the ch 1 you just made and pull up a loop.  Then insert your hook into the strands on the side of the last loop made in the prior stitch and pull up a loop.  Next, you will insert your hook into the ch space that the last loops of the prior stitch were worked in and pull up a loop, then pull up a loop in the next stitch, and then pull up another loop in the next stitch.  Yarn over and pull all 6 loops through, and then ch 1 to finish the stitch.

*When pulling up all six loops, be sure to keep your yarn loose.

R13:  BLUE YARN
Ch5, around completing the top portion of the star stitch, ss in ch2 spot
(30 total top half stars)

*do not chain 1 after you close the circle on the last start stitch (right before you ss) – it will make too big of a hole.

R14:  BLUE YARN
Ch2, 2hdc in each eye spot, ss into ch2 (30 total completed stars)

R15 – R16:  BLUE YARN
Repeat R13 and R14

R17 – R18:  RED YARN
Ch2, 1hdc in each stitch, ss (60 total stitches)

R19:  WHITE YARN
Ch1, 1sc in each stitch, ss (60 total stitches)

R20:  WHITE YARN
Ch1, 1rsc in each stitch, ss, and finish off (60 total stiches), finish off and weave in ends.
Length:  7.25 inches

Stars and Stripes Beanie

If you complete this project, I would love for you to share a picture in the comment section!  If you’re looking for the perfect 4th of July tote to pack the evenings snacks while waiting for the fireworks, check out Repeat Crafter Me.  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers,
Lisa

 

Stars and Stripes Crochet Beanie - FREE Pattern

 

Stars and Stripes Crochet Beanie - FREE Pattern
Girls Baseball Hat Crochet Pattern - Dreams and Caffeine

Girls Baseball Hat Crochet Pattern

Hello fellow crocheters!  I have a special treat today for anyone who loves baseball, baby girls, and crochet… a girl’s crochet baseball hat pattern.  My nephew, who used to play baseball in college, recently had the joy of his wife delivering a healthy baby girl and I wanted to make a welcoming gift that paid homage to her baseball loving father.  Hence, the girls crochet baseball hat pattern was created!  And, because I like to share, I wanted to offer up the pattern for free to all of my visitors!

The pattern I am posting is written for 0-3 months, but you can adjust the number of stitches and rows to get the hat size you need.

Materials:

HAT

Hook I/9 – 5.50 mm

Caron Simply Soft Medium 4 – White

FLOWER

Hook H/8 – 8.500 mm

Red Heart Shimmer Medium 4 – Red

Yarn Needle

Button

 

STITCHES

Magic Ring – MR

Chain – Ch

Slip Stitch – SS ST

Single Crochet – SC

Double Crochet – DC

Half Double Crochet – HDC

*The chain 1 stitch does not count in the stitch count total

 

GIRL CROCHET BASEBALL HAT BODY

Magic Ring; chain 1

Row 1:  10 HDC in MR (10 total stitches); SS ST in the top of previous Ch1

Row 2:  Ch1; 2HDC in each stitch (20 total stitches); SS ST in top of previous Ch1

Row 3:  Ch1; *2HDC in first stitch, then 1HDC in next*, repeat from the * until the end of row (30 stitches); SS ST in top of previous Ch1

Row 4:  Ch1; *2HDC in the first stitch, then 1HDC in the next two stitches*, repeat from the * until the end of the row (40 total stitches); SS ST in top of previous Ch1

 

I stopped increasing here because my hat measured 4.5”, which is a great size for a newborn. 

 

Row 5:  Ch1; HDC in each stitch (40 total stitches); SS ST in top of previous Ch1

Row 6:  Ch1; DC in each stitch (40 total stitches); SS ST in top of previous Ch1

Row 7:  Ch1; HDC in each stitch (40 total stitches); SS ST in top of previous Ch1

Row 8:  Ch1; DC in each stitch (40 total stitches); SS ST in top of previous Ch1

Row 9-11:  Ch1; SC in each stitch (40 total stitches); SS ST in top of previous Ch1

Finish off and weave in ends – my final length of the hat was about 4.5”

 

CONGRATS!  You have now finished your hat…onto the flower we go!

 

GIRL CROCHET BASEBALL HAT FLOWER

Ch41

Row 1:  SC in 2nd loop from the hook, then *Ch2, skip 1 stitch, SC in next stitch*, repeat from * until the end of the row, making sure to SC in last chain, Ch1 and turn

Row 2:  Ch2, DC, HDC, DC, SS in first stitch, then *SC, DC, HDC, DC, SS in next stitch*, repeat from the * until the end of the row

Finish off leaving a long tail to sew onto hat.

 

ASSEMBLING the GIRL CROCHET BASEBALL HAT

Using the yarn needle and red yarn, I stitched on the V’s on each side to resemble baseball stitching.  Then I sewed the flower on… positioning is 100% up to you.  Lastly, I sewed the button in the middle of the flower.  You now have one adorable girls crochet baseball hat!

I really hope you enjoyed my pattern!  Please feel free to sell to your hearts galore any hats made from this pattern, but please do not sell my pattern nor use my pictures.  I would greatly appreciate a link back to this post, but it’s not a requirement…just greatly appreciated!

I would love for you to share pictures of your completed hat or any comments! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will try to help as much as I can.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Cheers to Crochet!

Lisa