Childs Square Mesh Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern


This Free Crochet pattern teaches you how to crochet a square hat with pom poms.


For more Beanie patterns click here Crochet Beanies



This stitch is also used in the Pattern & tutorials for:

Chunky Slouch Beret

Thick Mesh Pot Holder

Mesh Stitch Scarf

Brick Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Thick Mesh Slouch Hat


Childs Square Mesh Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

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Childs Mesh Hat multi pic 3

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





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To start:
Ch 31


Round 1

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.

Round 2
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)


Thick crochet mesh Pot holder 1

Round 3
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


Thick crochet mesh Pot holder 2

Ch 1 and DC into next skipped stitch to the left. * repeat sl st into beginning stitch. (30 dc’s total)


Round 4
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.

DC Mesh Hat 2 small - 1


Thick crochet mesh Pot holder 10


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.

Round 29
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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By |2018-07-11T09:35:12+00:00January 28th, 2014|Baby Crochet, Beanies, Crochet Hats|0 Comments

About the Author:

Hi I'm Candy from Meladora's Creations and I design crochet patterns and film them on YouTube. I want to start by saying, I am by no means a professional teacher. I figure things out as I go along and I love playing with yarn! This is how I have discovered new crochet stitches. I am a mother of two and I live in Israel presently, but I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I met a man on an online game and became friends and through time we fell in love and I came out here to Israel to be together. From lack of knowing how to speak Hebrew, I had to find a way to help take care of our two kids, so after sharing my crochet projects online and being asked to do a tutorial on one of them, I finally broke down and tried it. Click on the "About Me" on the top of the page to read a longer version of my story.

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