For this Childs Square Mesh Beanie project you will need:
HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US
YARN: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU (try not to get a stiff yarn)
100 grams / 3.5. oz
240 meters / 262 yards
For sizes 2 to 4 years old use 8 ply (3 ply) yarn
For sizes 5 to 8 years old use 10 ply (4ply) yarn
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sts = stitches
THE TUTORIAL for Childs Square Mesh Beanie
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SC In 2nd chain from hook and in all 30 stitches, put another sc into the last stitch and pivot your work and work a sc into the rest of the 29 sts on this side giving you a total of 60 sts.
sl st and ch 1 into beginning st, DC into this beginning stitch as well. *Ch 1 and sk a st, dc into next stitch* sl stitch into beginning stitch and ch 1 (30 dc’s total)
You will be working in the stitches that you skipped from last round.
The beginning stitch you work one row down below, to the right, put a DC here. See picture below
Ch 1 and DC into next skipped stitch to the left. * repeat sl st into beginning stitch. (30 dc’s total)
For beginning stitch ch 1 and working two rows down just to the right of the beginning stitch, put a DC, * ch 1 and DC into next stitch two rows down beside the dc from two rows down * so for this row it will be the dc’s from round 2. The picture below where the tip of my finger is. Always to the left of the smaller stitch two rows down.
Round 5 – 28
Continue to repeat round 4. Remember to chain in between the dc’s . When counting the rows from here on out, count from your first set of dc’s, don’t count the sc rows. So starting from your first dc row, keep working until you have 28 rows of dc’s done.
sc and ch 1 in the same spaces you were using before. sc in all sts around. (If your making this hat for a smaller child, you may wish to do a few decreases here.)
Round 30 & 31
Start your Front post Single crochets (FPSC) in all spaces around.
Rounds 32 & 33
Sc in all sts around.
Now add pom poms, tassels or flowers to the two top corners to add style! I have a tutorial on how to make your own pom pom makers below.
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