I love to crochet! This adorable baby beanie with bear ears took me about an hour to make.
I used Baby Bee Sweet Delight Chunky Yarn from Hobby Lobby. The color is “baby’s blue.”
I needed one skein but did not use the entire skein. A skein has 109 yards and its net weight is 3.5 ounces.
The Craft Yarn Council provides a helpful chart for baby head circumferences.
Step 1: Crochet the beanie
Hook: 6.5 MM
Create a magic ring.
Chain 2 and work 11 double crochets into the ring.
Pull the tail of the magic ring to tighten and slip stitch to join the round.
Chain 2 to begin round two and work two double crochet in each stitch.
This round should have 22 double crochets stitches. Slip stitch to join this round.
Chain up 2 and work two double crochet in the first stitch and the one double crochet in the next stitch. Continue 2, 1, 2, 1 until finish this row for round three.
This round should have 33 stitches. Slip stitch to join.
Chain up 2 and work 1 double in each stitch all the way around.
Each row should have 33 stitches. Slip stitch to join at the end of each row.
Work front post double crochet. Make sure you are doing a front post (not a back post) double crochet. Work double crochet in the next stitch. Work another front post double crochet.
Work another double crochet in the next stitch so you are alternating between front post stitches and double crochets.
This round should have 33 stitches. Slip stitch right after the front post double crochet.
chain 1 and single crochet all the way around the hat.
Slip stitch to join.
When you finish crocheting the last row, weave the end of the yarn in the last row and weave the end of the yarn where you started.
Step 2: Crochet the Bear Ears
Hook: 5.5 MM
Round 1: Make a magic loop and then chain 2, make 11 double crochet in the loop. Slip stitch to join.
Round 2: Chain 1. Then 1 half double crochet in the first stitch and 2 half double crochet in the next stitch. Do this for a total of 16 stitches and then slip stitch to join.
Step 3: Attach the Bear Ears to the Beanie
I flattened the beanie with the seam in the center of the back of the beanie.
I left a long yarn tail on each ear. Thread the yarn tail through a yarn needle and baste each to the top of the beanie.
To learn how to crochet a baby beanie with a flower, click HERE.
To learn how to crochet an adult beanie and scarf, click HERE.
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