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Birds of a Feather Beanie – All Sizes – Free Crochet Pattern

 

This Free Crochet pattern teaches you how to make a crocheted beanie using the “Birds of a Feather” Crochet stitch. This is done using two colors and basic stitches.

 

For more Beanie patterns click here Crochet Beanies

 

Other patterns that use this stitch are:

Birds of a Feather Slouch Hat

Birds of a Feather Scarf

Birds of a Feather Fingerless Gloves

 

Birds of a Feather Beanie – All Sizes – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this project you will need two colors of 4 ply US, 10 ply AU yarn. 5 mm / H hook 

For this Birds of a Feather Beanie project you will need:

HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US

YARN:   two colors skeins of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

100 grams / 3.5. oz

240 meters / 262 yards

Tapestry Needle 

 

Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sts = stitches
sk = skip
Sc dec = single crochet decrease
CS = Cross Stitch – For help, see this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaSm4nUAhd0

* = repeat what is in between.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no need to cut your yarn as you change colors ever round. Just drop one color and replace it with the other color. Do not carry the yarn with you, just let it hang there waiting for you when you reach the beginning of your round again.

MC = Main Color
SeC = Secondary Color

 

 

THE TUTORIALS:

 

RIGHT HANDED VERSION

 

LEFT HANDED VERSION

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To Start: – with MC
ch 3 and sl st into beginning ch to form a ring.

 

Round 1 – with MC
ch 2 and dc 11 into ring, sl st into top of ch 2 to end round (12 sts)

 

Round 2 – with MC
ch 2 and dc into same stitch, dc 2 in all sts around, sl st into top of ch 2 to end round (24 sts)

 

Round 3 – with MC
ch 2 and dc into same stitch, *dc 1 into next stitch, dc 2 into next stitch* repeat. sl st into top of ch 2 to end round (36sts) Stop increasing here and continue below if you are making a newborn size hat. 0-3 months

 

Round 4 – with MC
ch 2 and dc into same stitch, *dc 1 into next 2 stitches, dc 2 into next stitch* repeat. sl st into top of ch 2 to end round (48sts) Stop increasing here and continue below if you are making a baby hat size hat. 4 to 10 months

 

Round 5 – with MC
ch 2 and dc into same stitch, *dc 1 into next 3 stitches, dc 2 into next stitch* repeat. sl st into top of ch 2 to end round (60 sts) toddler to adult female stop increasing here.

 

For a man with a big head

Round 6
ch 2 and dc into same stitch, *dc 1 into next 4 stitches, dc 2 into next stitch* repeat. sl st into top of ch 2 to end round (72 sts)

 

 

 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER STITCH
Once you are done increasing to your desired size

You have two options on how to color your hat. I am showing you how to color it in this pattern like shown above, with lightest color being the birds. But there is another option. If you like, you can begin the next row with the MC and have this look as shown in the hat below, making the MC the color of the birds. It’s up to you.

 

 

 

Round 1 – with SeC 
ch 1 and dc into same stitch. Ch 2 and sk 2 sts, *dc into next stitch, ch 2 and sk 2 sts * Repeat. sl st into beginning st.

Two tone Gloves 1

 

 

Round 2 – With MC
sc into beginning st you just sl stitched into. *Then CS by skipping a st and dcing into the next stitch. Then dc into the st you just skipped to complete the CS. Sc into next stitch* Repeat. sl st into beginning st. With rounds 2 and 3 now completed you now have your first set done. Set = when 1st and 2nd rows are completed.

 

Two tone Gloves 2

First set



Two tone Gloves 3

Start of second set



You will repeat rounds 1 and 2 of hat to complete a set. Depending on the size hat your making, you will have less sets before starting your rim. See sizing below.

Newborn size – 3 sets before starting rim
Baby – 4 sets before starting rim
Toddler – 4 sets before starting rim
Child / Adult woman – 6 sets before starting rim
Man with large head – 6 sets before starting rim

Once you have your correct amount of sets done, you’re ready to start the rim.

Depending on the size of hat your making, you will have a different amount of rows for each size.

 

Rim For Newborn

Rounds 1 – 3 (3 ROUNDS)
sc in all sts around. Sl st into next st and ch 1, cut yarn. Hide tail

 

Rim for Baby
Rounds 1 – 4 (4 ROUNDS)
sc in all sts around. Sl st into next st and ch 1, cut yarn. Hide tail

 

Rim for Toddler
Rounds 1 – 3
sc in all sts around.

 

Round 4
sc 5, sc dec 1, repeat 3 more times bringing your st count to 56 sts then sc in rest of sts around. (56 sts)


Round 5
sc in all sts around. Sl st into next st and ch 1, cut yarn. Hide tail

 

Rim for Child / Adult female and same for Men
Rounds 1 – 5
sc in all sts around. Sl st into next st and ch 1, cut yarn. Hide tail

Feel free if the rim is to loose to decrease a few stitches on rim.

 

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