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Newborn Cable Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Using a fine weight yarn is perfect for delicate baby things, but finding patterns can be a challenge. Here’s a super quick and classy design. You can make several of these adorable beanies and you can have one for every outfit.

Newborn Cable Beanie CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Newborn Cable Beanie
designed by Kim Guzman © January 2016
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished Size

Hat body 14″, lower edge 12″, height 4.75″ (to fit newborn to 3 months)

According to the CDC, a newly-born baby can have a head circumference of 12″ to 15″. The best any crochet or knit pattern can do (even ready-to-wear purchased from a store) is give you an average. With a pattern, you can adjust size slightly with your tension or you can allow the baby to grow into it. A hat labeled newborn will never mean that it will necessarily fit every single newborn straight out of the hospital.

Materials

  • Cascade 220 Fingering weight yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 273 yds per 50g): One hank (or approximately 130 yards)
  • Suggested hook sizes: H-8 [5mm] (larger hook) and G-7 [4mm] (smaller hook)
  • Stitch marker (or small piece of scrap yarn)
  • Needle (for weaving ends)

Notes

Hat is worked top-down, in joined rounds.

Shown in #9421 Blue Hawaii, #7802 Cerise and #8903 Primavera.

Gauge

After round 3, approx. 2.75″
After round 5, approx. 4″
After round 8, approx. 5.5″

Special Stitches

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): Yarn over, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the back of the stitch and out the other side of same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr): Yarn over twice, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the back of the stitch and out the other side of same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times.

Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc): Yarn over, with hook in back of work, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the front of the stitch and out the other side of the same stitch (hook is in back of work again), yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Back Post Half Double Crochet (bphdc): Yarn over, with hook in back of work, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the front of the stitch and out the other side of the same stitch (hook is in back of work again), yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.

Front Post Half Double Crochet (fphdc): Yarn over, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the back of the stitch and out the other side of same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.

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Newborn Cable Beanie CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Pattern Instructions

Round 1: With larger hook, ch 3, skip 2 ch (counts as first hdc), 7 hdc in next ch, sl st to top of beginning ch-2: 8 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around each hdc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 16 dc.

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around each dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 32 dc.

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around first dc, fpdc around next dc, [2 fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc] around, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 48 dc.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), *sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc (mark dc of third fptr with stitch marker), working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, hdc in marked dc, remove stitch marker, rep from * to last 6 dc, sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc, working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, sl st to top of beg ch-2: 56 sts.

Round 6: Ch 1, 2 bpdc around same st as joining, *fpdc around next 6 tr, 2 bpdc around next hdc, rep from * to last 6 tr, fpdc around next 6 tr, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 64 dc.

Round 7: Ch 1, bpdc around first and next dc, *fpdc around next 6 dc, bpdc around next 2 dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, fpdc around next 6 dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 64 dc.

Round 8: Ch 1, bpdc around first and next dc, *sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc, working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, bpdc around next 2 dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc, working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, sk ch 1, sl st to first dc: 64 sts.

Round 9: Ch 1, bpdc around first and next dc, *fpdc around next 6 tr, bpdc around next 2 dc, rep from * to last 6 tr, fpdc around next 6 tr, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 64 dc.

Round 10: Ch 1, bpdc around first dc and next dc, *fpdc around next 6 dc, bpdc around next 2 dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, fpdc around next 6 dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 64 dc.

Rounds 11-16: Rep rounds 8-10, do not fasten off, change to smaller hook.

Round 17: Now with smaller hook, ch 1, bphdc around first and next dc, *fphdc around next 6 dc, bphdc around next 2 dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, fphdc around next 6 dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first hdc: 64 hdc.

Round 18: Ch 1, bphdc around first and next hdc, *fphdc around next 6 hdc, bphdc around next 2 hdc, rep from * to last 6 hdc, fphdc around next 6 hdc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first hdc: 64 hdc. Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in all ends securely.

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