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Stashbuster Beanie Hat

It’s time to stop feeling guilty about your yarn stash and put it to good use instead! This is a really simple baby’s beanie hat pattern decorated with a pretty boat motif. Make sure you always use a very soft yarn if making something that will be worn on a baby’s head.

 

Crochet Stashbusters

 

Yarn and materials

Baby yarns with a high merino wool content, such as Rooster Baby Rooster or Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (approx 125m/136yd per 50g/1¾oz ball)

  •    1 ball of Off-white or Ecru (A)

   Part ball each of shades:

  • Pale green (B)
  • Pale blue (C)
  • Scraps of red, white and blue for the boat motif

 

Hooks and equipment

3mm (US size D/3) and 2.5mm (US size C/2) crochet hooks

Yarn needle

 

Tension

18 sts x 13 rows over a 10cm (4in) square working in half-treble using a 3mm (US size D/3) hook.

 

Size

To fit age 3–6 months

 

Finished measurements

Circumference: 36cm (14in)

 

Abbreviations

approx. approximate(ly)

ch chain

dc double crochet

dtr double treble

htr half-treble

qtr quadruple treble

rep repeat

ss slip stitch

st(s) stich(es)

ttr treble treble

WS wrong side

 

 

Hat

Using A and 3mm (US size D/3) hook, make 4ch, ss in first ch to make a ring.

Round 1: 2ch, make 8htr into ring, join with ss in first 2-ch.(8 sts)

Round 2: 2ch, 1htr in same st, 2htr in each st to end, join with ss in first 2-ch. (16 sts)

Round 3: 2ch, 1htr in same st, *1htr in next st, 2htr in next st; rep from * to end, join with ss in first 2-ch. (24 sts)

Round 4: Rep Round 3. (36 sts)

Round 5: 2ch, 1htr in same st, *1htr in each of next 2 sts, 2htr in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts, 1htr in last 2 sts, join with ss in first 2-ch. (48 sts)

Round 6: 2ch, 1htr in same st, *1htr in each of next 7 sts, 2htr in next st; rep from * to last 7 sts, 1htr in each st to end, join with ss in first 2-ch. (54 sts)

Round 7: 2ch, 1htr in same st, *1htr in each of next 8 sts, 2htr in next st; rep from * to last 8 sts, 1htr in each st to end, join with ss in first 2-ch. (60 sts)

Rounds 8–14: 2ch, 1htr in each st to end, join with ss in first 2-ch.

Join in B.

Round 15: 1ch, 1dc in each st to end, join with ss.

Join in C.

Round 16: 1ch, 1dc in each st to end, join with ss.

Fasten off.

 

Boat motif base

Using red and 2.5mm (US size C/2) hook, make 9ch, 1dc in next ch from hook, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in next ch, 1dtr in next ch, 1tr in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc, ss in first ch.

Fasten off.

 

Boat motif sails

Using white and 2.5mm (US size C/2) hook, make 11ch, make 1dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in each of next 2ch, 1dtr in next ch, 1ttr in next ch, 1qtr in next ch.

Fasten off.

Working on other side of ch just worked with WS facing, join blue in underside of second dc, 1dc in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in next ch, 1dtr in next ch, 1ttr in next ch 1qtr in next ch, 6ch, join with ss in next ch.

Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Sew boat motif sail onto boat base using yarn needle and attaching to the center bottom chain of the straighter edge of the bottom of boat.

Sew boat motif onto hat.

 

Find more great ways to use up yarn leftovers of one ball or less in Crochet Stashbusters by Nicki Trench. To get more fab blog posts like this one - direct to your inbox - be sure to sign up to our mailing list here.

 



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