Pocket Beanie Hat and Basic Booties Set

I have some denim colored yarn that is heather and it is so cute. I wanted to make it a denim theme but I couldnt find anything that looked like what I wanted so of course I had to create my own.

Crochet baby (0-3 mos) charity beanie and booties set. Denim colored yarn, Lion Brand Pound of Love

Beanie is in a spiral. No seams.

Img02_07-24-2015Basic Baby Beanie

Hook: H-Hook (5.0 mm)

Yarn: Baby Yarn or DK #3 Weight

Size: 0-3 Mos or Newborn (13-15” head circumference)

Hat width: 6.5”  Hat height: 5.5”

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 3, 8 hdc in circle, pull circle in, sl st in 3rd ch (total 9 sts)

Round 2: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in next 8 sts (total 18 sts) Do not sl st close.

Round 3: 2 hdc around 1st ch 2 post from Round 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2 st sp, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeat * to * 7 more times (total 27 sts)

Round 4: 1 hdc in same st as ch 2 st sp, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts*, repeat * to * 7 more times. (total 32 sts)

Round 5: 1 hdc in same st as ch 2 st sp, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts*, repeat * to * 7 more times (total 45 sts)

Round 6-14: 1 hdc in each st, continual sts and rounds until hat height is 5.5”

To finish: To taper off the continuous spiral of sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 sl st, F/O and weave in ends with tapestry needle

Preemie sizes:  Use F- G Hook (3.75- 4.25 mm) or 4.5 mm hook

yarn: #2 sport weight yarn works well, #3 baby or DK weight yarn (soft yarns)

Stitches: hdc or sc for preemie sizes.

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 3, 8 hdc in circle, pull circle in, sl st in 3rd ch (total 9 sts)

Round 2: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2 st sp, 2 hdc in next 8 sts, sl st to 3rd ch (total 18 sts)

Round 3: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2 st sp, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeat * to * 7 more times, sl st to 3rd ch to close (total 27 sts)

Round 4: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2 st sp, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts*, repeat * to * 7 more times, sl st to 3rd ch to close (total 32 sts)

1 lb: Up to Round 2, continue rows until desired hat length (18 sts total), hat width: 2.75”, hat height: 3 ¼”

2-3 lbs: Up to Round 3, continue rows until desired hat length (27 sts total), hat width: 4.25”, hat height: 4”

4-5 lb: Up to Round 4, continue rows until desired hat length (32 sts total), hat width: 5.75”, hat height: 5”

Larger Baby:

3-6 mos (9-11 lbs): Use I-hook (5.5 mm hook) hat width: 6.75”, hat height: 5.75”

6-12 mos: For Round 7, *2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 5 sts* repeat * to * 8 more times, (54 sts total), hat width 7”, hat height: 6.25”

Denim Beanie Pocket (measures 3.5″ x 3.25″)

Row 1: Allowing for a 4” tail, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn

Row 2: 3 sc in 1st st, ch 1, turn

Row 3: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 4: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 5: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn

Row 6: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 2 turn

Row 7: 1 sc in 2nd st, 1 sc in next 10 sts, ch 2 turn

Row 8-14: repeat Row 7, 7 times. Last row do not ch 2 but F/O with 4” tail. Weave ends in with tapestry needle.

For preemie sizes or for your preference you could make a smaller pocket. Skip Row 6 or  skip both Rows 5 and 6.

jeanschevron pocket design

With contrasting yarn, embroider design for pocket. all knots on back side. With same color thread as hat, sew on to hat. Keep all knots hidden under pocket not in hat so baby won’t feel the knots.

My son asked me what to put in the pocket….a gift card or a pacifier would fit.

Img03_07-24-2015Basic Baby Booties

G-Hook (4-4.25 mm hook)

size: Newborn 0-3 mos (3.75 inches/ 9.5 cm)

yarn: #3 weight (DK or Baby Yarn)

Foundation: ch 11, leave 1.5 to 2” tail

Row 1: 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 7 ch, 5 hdc in last ch, pull tail to close last chain to close tightly, working over tail, 1 hdc in next 7 chs. Carefully clip end tail if it is showing. 2 hdc in last space. Sl st to 3rd chain.

Row 2: ch 2, 1 hdc in same ch sp, 2 hdc in next ch, 1 hdc in next 7 chs, 2 dc in each of next 6 chains, 1 hdc in next 7 chains, 2 hdc in last 2 chs. Sl st to 3rd chain. Check to see if length is 3.75” and change hook size if size is off.

Row 3: ch 1, in back loops only, 1 sc in every ch in round including same chain of first ch and the small space at the end. Sl st to 2nd ch. (total: 34 sts)

Row 4: ch 2, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, 8 dc2tog in next 16 ch, 1 hdc in next 9 ch. Sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 5: ch 2, 1 hdc in same ch 2 space,1 hdc in next 6 ch, 6 dc2tog in next 12 chs, 1 hdc in next 6 chs. Sl st in 3rd ch.

Img04_07-24-2015Row 6: ch 1, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc3tog in the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts, Sl st in 2nd ch.

Row 7: ch 2, 1 hdc all around including same chain but not small space at end. (total 16 sts) F/O, weave in ends with tapestry needle.

Row 8: (optional) For a higher boot, add row 8.  Ch 2, 1 hdc all around including small space at the end. (Total 17 sts) F/O, weave in ends with tapestry needle.

abbreviations:

sp: space

ch: chain

sts: stitches

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

dc2tog: 2 double crochet stitches together

dc3tog: 3 double crochet stitches together

sl st: slip stitch

F/O: Finish off

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