For this project you will need 2 colors of worsted weight 10 ply (US 4 ply) yarn and a 5mm hook or US H hook and a marker of some kind.
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
YO = yarn over
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sk a st = skip a stitch
For Beanie sizes
0-6 months - stop increasing after round 2
6-12 months stop increasing after round 2 and add one more row of clusters before starting the rim.
and for 0 - 12 months you will have 36 sts and 12 clusters
1-3 years stop increasing after round 3
for years 1-3 you should have 48 sts and 16 clusters
4 years old to adults - size follow the pattern from start to end
you should have 60 sts and 20 clusters
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ch 4 and sl st into beginning ch to form a loop. Ch 2 (counts as first dc) dc 11 into loop, sl st into the top of the beginning ch 2 (12 sts)
ch 1 and pull up loop,dc 2 into same st, dc 2 in all sts around, ignoring the ch1 and pull up, sl into beginning st to end the round.
ch 1 and pull up a loop, * dc 2 in same st, dc 1 into next st * repeat til end of round, sl st into beginning st (36 sts)
ch 1 and pull up a loop, * dc 2 in same st, dc 1 into next two sts * repeat til end of round, sl st into beginning st (48 sts)
ch 1 and pull up a loop, * dc 2 in same st, dc 1 into next three sts * repeat til end of round, sl st into beginning st (60 sts)
ch 1 and pull up a loop, working into same stitch as ch 1, start to do a dc, but don't finish the st, leaving the last loop on the hook. Repeat again into same stitch as shown below ( 3 loops on hook)
Repeat again in the next st ( 5 loops on hook)
Repeat again in next st ( 7 loops on hook)
The YO and pull through all 7 loops
Then ch 2. Repeat this until end of round. To end a round, sl st into the middle section you see above, the top of the cluster. (20 clusters)
ch 1 and single crochet in same stitch. Single crochet in each stitch around. There are 3 stitches above each cluster as shown above, you will be single crocheting in each hole of the pretzel. Sl st into beginning st( 60 sts)
Rounds 7 – 12 (remember if your making size 6-12 months, do one more row of clusters before starting the rim)
You will be repeating the last 2 rounds.
Round 13 (Making the Rim)
Ch 1 and change colors for rim. Do your sc round as normal. (60 sts)
Rounds 14 - 16
ch 1 and sc into same st, single crochet in all sts working in back sts only
To get the trim on the very rim of hat.
Ch 1 and sc into same st, ch 1, sc into same st, Sk a st, * sc, ch 1, sc into same stitch, sk a st * repeat til end of round, sl st into last stitch. Ch 1 cut tail, work in ends.
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