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Two Stripe Beanie Free Crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

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Materials
H hook
Worsted weight yarn: For the samples I used Red Heart Super Saver

Scissors
Yarn needle
Abbreviations
Ch= chain
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc= double crochet
Fpdc= front post double crochet
Bpdc= back post double crochet
Gauge
Approximately 12dcs by 7 rows = 4” square
* Save time and check your gauge! I crochet on the loose side.
Size (approx. finished circumference x length):
Newborn (12” x 5”), 3-6 months (14” x 5.5”), 6-12 months (16” x 6.5”), Toddler,
(18” x 7”) Child (19” x 7.5”) and Adult (22” x 8.5”).
Notes
• Read all instructions before beginning.
• This hat is worked in rounds.
• The ch1 or ch2 does NOT count as a stitch at the beginning of each round.
• Always join to the 1st stitch of the round (not the ch1/ch2) and work the
1st stitch of the next round in the same stitch you joined into.
• You may replace the ch3 at the beginning with a magic ring if you’d like (do
NOT count skipped chs as a stitch).

  • I love to use THIS technique for changing color. It make perfect seamless stripes!

Instructions

Newborn
Ch 3
Rnd 1 – Work 10 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, join. (10)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st stitch and each st around, join. (20)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (30)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 2, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next 2, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (40)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (40)
Rnd 6 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (40)
Rnd 7 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (40)
Rnd 8 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (40)
Rnd 9 – Change color. Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each around, join. (40)
Rnd 10 – Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat
from * around, join. (40)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
3-6 Months
Ch 3
Rnd 1 – Work 11 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, join. (11)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st stitch and each st around, join. (22)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, dc in th 1st, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (33)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 2, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next 2, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (44)
Rnd 5-6 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (44)
Rnd 7 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (44)
Rnd 8 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (44)
Rnd 9 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (44)
Rnd 10 – Change color. Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each around, join. (44)
Rnd 11 – Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat
from * around, join (44).
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

6-12 Months
Ch 3
Rnd 1 – Work 10 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, join. (10)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (20)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (30)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 2, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next 2, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (40)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 3, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next 3, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (50)
Rnd 6-8 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (50)
Rnd 9 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join (50)
Rnd 10 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join (50)
Rnd 11 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join (50)
Rnd 12 – Change color. Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each around, join. (50)
Rnd 13 – Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat
from * around, join. (50).
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Toddler
Ch 3
Rnd 1 – Work 9 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, join. (9)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st and each st around. Join (18)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st st, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next, 2dc; repeat from * around, join. (27)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 2, 2dc in the next*dc in the next 2, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (36)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 3, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next 3, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (45)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 4, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next 4, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (54)
Rnd 7-9 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (54)
Rnd 10 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (54)
Rnd 11 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (54)
Rnd 12 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (54)
Rnd 13 – Change color. Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each around, join. (54)
Rnd 14 – Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat
from * around, join. (54).
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Child
Ch 3
Rnd 1 – Work 10 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join (10)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in 1st stitch and each st around, join. (20)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st, 2dc in the next*dc, 2dc; repeat from * around, join. (30)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 2, 2dc in the next, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around, join. (40)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 5, 2dc in the next, *dc 3, 2dc; repeat from * around, join. (50)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 5, 2dc in the next, (dc in the next 5, 2dc in the next) 7 times. Dc 1 in last 2 sts, join. (58)
Rnd 7-10 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around, join. (58)
Rnd 11 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join (58)
Rnd 12 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (58)
Rnd 13 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (58)
Rnd 14 – Change color. Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each around, join. (58)
Rnd 15 – Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat
from * around, join. (58).
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Adult
Ch 3
Rnd 1 – Work 11 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, join. (11)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in 1st stitch and each st around, join. (22)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st  st, 2dc in the next *dc in the next, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (33)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st 2, 2dc in the next *dc in the next 2, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (44)
Rnd 5 – Ch2, dc in the 1st 3, 2dc in the next *dc in the next 3, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (55)
Rnd 6 – Ch2, dc in the 1st 4, 2dc in the next *dc in the next 4, 2dc in the next; repeat from * around, join. (66)
Rnd 7-12 – Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (66)
Rnd 13 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (66)
Rnd 14 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join (66)
Rnd 15 – Change color. Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around, join. (66)
Rnd 16 – Change color. Ch 2, dc in the 1st st and each around, join. (66)
Rnd 17 – Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat
from * around, join. (66)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

12 thoughts on “Two Stripe Beanie Free Crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

  1. This is my favorite hat pattern and I have used it many times for making my hats for the shelter. Many times I vary the pattern, eliminating stripes, making only a solid stripe, or use a s a basic pattern for a character hat and adding more rows. I think when I got this last year it was a paid pattern. It is easy to say “I love this pattern.”

    1. Thanks BettyLou!
      Yes, it was a paid pattern before. This was the second pattern I had ever written so it was time to retire it.
      I love that you change it up because that’s exactly why I designed it. It’s a great base for something more special 🙂

  2. How do you modify this pattern for a 24″ head? Or should I keep it the same and it will stretch to fit?

    1. Hey Jenny,
      You should be fine with the largest size. These hats stretch pretty well. I usually say the adult fits 22″-24″ 🙂

  3. Why does your pattern Ch2 most rounds? It leaves a hole doesn’t it?

    1. Hi Joann,
      I find it doesn’t leave holes but feel free to replace it if you’d like. It is your project after all 🙂

  4. This pattern was perfect. Just what I was looking for. Will definitely be using it more often.

  5. Hi I modified your pattern and am trying to include a link on my etsy shop how can I do that?

    1. Just add the link to this post if you’d like 🙂

  6. Thank you for designing this striped easy beanie pattern .its great and I found it just in time to make all the sizes I need for all boys n men on my Xmas list. Thumbs up. Your awesome 👍👍👍💞💞💞💞

  7. Thank go for this great pattern!
    I used it to make 40 hats for 2 local homeless shelters. I hope to make it 100. Then I will pick another charity to crochet for.

    1. Oh wow!
      My goal this year is to make 3 hats a months to donate to local schools (they hand them out to kids that need them) or our local mission. 100 hats would be amazing!

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