Crochet Cross Stitch Toddler Beanie with Flower Accent

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to crochet. I taught myself to crochet while I was pregnant with Nugget and it has been a favorite hobby of mine ever since. One of my favorite things to crochet are beanies. They work up quick and are comfy, cozy, and stylish. I have made beautiful basic beanies, as well as fun character beanies like gingerbread men, Frankenstein’s monster, ninja turtles, and many others.

I am always looking for a new pattern to try, or character to make, so I decided why not start making my own patterns. With that was born this beautiful crochet cross stitch beanie right here. It has a fun cross stitch effect that is easy and enjoyable to make. If you are someone who is familiar with crocheting basic beanies, and wants to try out something new, this pattern is for you. You can switch up the colors for a fun and funky look. By adding the included flower pattern, or leaving it off, you can make this a suitable hat for boys and girls alike.

So without making you wait any longer here is the patter!

Crochet Cross Stitch Toddler Beanie With Flower Accent (Made to fit ages 1-3)

Crochet Cross Stitch Toddler Beanie with Flower Accent

Designed by Tiffany Almas

The pattern and photographs contained in this post are property of Tiffany Almas. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed. Please feel free to sell finish products from this pattern. I just ask as a courtesy that you please credit where you got the pattern. Thanks ūüôā

If you have any trouble with this pattern please feel free to contact me via the contact form or by emailing me at nuggetandsprout@gmail.com.

Materials Needed

  • 4.00 mm Crochet Hook
  • Worsted/Medium Weight Cotton or Acrylic Yarn (Size 4)
    • The sample hat was made using Caron Simply Soft, but it also works up nice with I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby. Note, using a different yarn may throw off sizing/gauge.
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Yarn Needle for weaving in ends

Dimensions/Gauge

Dimensions: Approx 18in (45.7cm) hat circumference, 7 (17.8) hat height. Note when you finish increasing at round 7 the diameter of hat should be approx 6in (15.2-16cm) across.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s)   Chains
  • sp         Space
  • sc    Single Crochet
  • sl st    Slip Stitch
  • sk st Skip Stitch
  • st(s)     Stitch(es)
  • dc        Double Crochet
  • rnd       Round
  • prev     Previous
  • MR    Magic Ring
  • BLO Back Loop Only

Special Stitch

In the pattern for the flower you will have to do a picot stitch (st). To do this you will ch 3, next insert your hook back into the center of the base dc st, then yarn over and pull through all loops on hook

Notes

  • In rounds 1-7, the ch 2 at the start of each round will NOT count as a dc.
  • Remember in rounds 8-15 you will be joining in the chain 2 spaces and these will count as dc.
  • Picot stitch (st) in Flower pattern is the point of each petal.
  • Please note I stitch tighter than most people, so be sure to check your Dimensions/Gauge.

Pattern

Hat

Rnd 1: Form a MR, chain 2, dc 10 into MR, sl st into first dc, pull tail to close ring. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st and each st around, sl st into first dc. (20 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st,* 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, Repeat from * around ending with 2 dc in last st, sl st into first dc. (30 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and the next st* 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, Repeat from * around ending with 2 dc in last st, sl st into first dc. (40 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and the next 2 sts,* 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, Repeat from * around ending with 2 dc in last st, sl st into first dc. (50 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, and the next 3 sts * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, Repeat from * around ending with 2 dc in last st, sl st into first dc. (60 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, and the next 4 sts * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, Repeat from * around ending with 2 dc in last st, sl st into first dc. (70 dc)

Here is where you start the Cross Stitch

Rnd 8-15: Ch 2, dc in the last st of the prev rnd, sk st, *1dc in next st, dc in sk st, sk st, repeat from * around, join with sl st into chain 2 sp.

***At this point you can choose to switch colors or continue on with the same color.***

Rnd 16: Ch 1, 1sc in same st and each st around, join with sl st into first sc of round. (70 sc)

Rnd 17-18: Ch 1, 1sc in BLO of same st and each st around, join with sl st in first sc of rnd. (70 sc)

Finish off and weave in ends

Flower

Rnd 1: Form a MR, ch 2, 6 hdc into ring, join with a sl st, pull tail to close ring.

***At this point you can choose to switch colors or continue on with the same color.***

Rnd 2: *Ch 5, sl st into next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st into first ch 6 space. (7, ch 5 sp.)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2dc, Picot st, 2dc, hdc, sc) in each chain 6 sp around, join with sl st in ch 1 space. (7 Petals)

Rnd 4: *Ch 7, sl st around each sl st between each petal from the prev rnd, repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first ch 7 space. (7, ch 7 sp.)

Rnd5: Ch 1, (, (sc, hdc, 2dc, 1 tr, Picot st, 1tr, 2dc, hdc, sc) in each chain 8 sp around, join with sl st in ch 1 space. (7 Petals)

Finish off, leaving tail long enough for sewing onto side of beanie.

I hope you all enjoy this pattern. Please let me know what you think and feel free to post pics of what you make. I would love to see your creations using this pattern. Also if you are looking for a more basic beanie check out my previous post here, where I show you my favorite way to crochet a basic beanie. Hope you all have a blessed day.

P.S. If you are struggling and interested in seeing a video, or looking for a different size in this hat, please comment below or send me a message. I would love to help anyone out that I can.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Tip – Simple School Artwork Storage Idea

This weekend we starting cleaning out our office/guestroom to make room for Sprout’s nursery. Oh boy was it a shock. I had not realized exactly just how much stuff we have, or kept from when Nugget was a baby. Plus add in all the¬†hand-me-downs from amazing family and friends, and you got a walk in closet that is busting at the seam.¬†While we¬†did get¬†the office area relocated into our bedroom, the 15+¬†bins of baby stuff are still waiting for me to go through. I¬†may write a declutter and update post on how that is going soon. But for now I want to share with you my Tuesday Tip for a simple school artwork storage idea.

Don’t forget to read my previous Tuesday Tip HERE

During the¬†process of¬†clearing out the¬†office area¬†I came across all the “school” artwork¬†Nugget has done while at her Mom’s Morning Out program over the past year. I kept telling myself I was not going to keep all these papers, but I couldn’t bring myself to throwing¬†them away. So, now I needed a way to store¬†it.¬†I also needed an artwork storage option¬†that would not take up a ton of space.¬†Artwork Storage Solution

I started looking around at what I already had on hand, and I found this empty binder filled with page protectors. It was perfect. I could fill it up with all her artwork, then store it on the shelf. I love that it is now all safe, out of the way, and we can go back to look through it together. So, while the mess of baby gear is still to be contended with, there is at least one less pile of papers cluttering up the space.Artwork Storage Solution

Well that is it for this Tuesday tip. A simple artwork storage¬†solution for your little ones school projects that you can not bear to throw out.¬†What solutions do you have for storing school artwork and projects? Please share by commenting below. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

Artwork Storage Solution

Strawberry Lemonade Homemade Ice Pops

A couple weeks ago I posted my favorite recipes to make with strawberries (you can it find here) and in that post I mention using my strawberry & banana smoothie mixture to fill these Zipzicle (aff link) pouches. This got me thinking about what other mixture I could use to fill them. Since strawberries are still on sell, and still a huge pregnancy craving, I wanted to incorporate them again and thought why not make a strawberry lemonade mixture.

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I already had everything on hand, so yesterday Nugget and I got in the kitchen and gave a try at making some Strawberry Lemonade Homemade Ice Pops. They were super quick to whip up, and made enough for a small trial batch. If you love this recipe, and I am sure you will, simply double to make a larger batch. You could also take this a step further by making fresh lemonade, but I had the powdered mix on hand and was looking for something easy and fun to do with Nugget in the kitchen.

Strawberry
Strawberries, Powdered Lemonade, and some Zipzicles is all you need!
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops

4oz Strawberries, Puréed
1 cup of water
1 scoop Powdered Lemonade Рany brand will do.

  • Place strawberries in blender to pur√©e.
  • Measure out 1 cup of water and add in 1 scoop of lemonade powder. Mix well.
  • Add pur√©e to Lemonade and mix well.
  • Fill each Zipzicles (aff link)¬†pouch with mixture and seal. I find it easiest to use a¬†funnel for this.
  • Freeze and enjoy!

This recipe makes enough to fill 4 pouches. You will probably have a little extra, so add a little ice and enjoy as a drink.

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These Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops are ready for the freezer

I know we will be making these a lot as the hot summer days of the south¬†soon approach, and I my hope is you will give them a try¬†as well. If you do please¬†leave a comment below and let me know what you think, and while you are here don’t forget to share and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

 

Ultimate Springtime Bucket List for Kids

Ultimate Springtime Bucket List for Kids

Yesterday was the First Day of Spring! YAY! This got me thinking about some fun Springtime activities to do with Nugget! I had planned a few Spring and Easter themed crafts already, but I wanted to add more activities. Plus I wanted to get us outside to enjoy the nice weather before the crazy hot summer days of the South show up, forcing this pregnant Momma to retreat inside.

Now I know Spring does not always mean nice weather, so I have included some fun activities that are great for rainy days. These yucky days are perfect for making popcorn and watching movies, or even getting out in the rain to jump in mud puddles.

To keep all these wonderful activities fresh in my mind, and always at hand, I loved the idea of a printable bucket list. So at nap time I created our own Ultimate Springtime Bucket List. My plan is to slip this list into a photo frame to set out on the counter top with a dry erase marker. Now it is always in sight, reminding me of fun activities, and it allows Nugget the fun of checking the activities off as we do them.

Springtime

It wouldn’t be nice if I did not share this bucket list, so below is a printable for you and your family to use this Spring. ¬†Make sure when you print you choose to print it in “Actually Size” and not to “Fit”. Then trim up with edges, put in your favorite 8×10 inch frame and enjoy the Springtime fun!

Get Your Ultimate Springtime Bucket List – HERE

*Credit for Graphics used in printable goes to www.jessicasawyerdesign.etsy.com

As always please comment below and let me know what you think of this list. Are there any fun activities you would add to it?

A Look at Our Bookshelf Favorites

Books and reading have been a huge part of my life. From an early age I remember my dad reading Curious George to me, and my mom always seemed to have a book in the car reading on long trips.  To this day my parents keep a bookshelf full of books from my childhood for grandkids, nieces, and nephews to browse through. I love to go through them, remembering which were my favorites, and sharing them with Nugget!

Now as a parent I am continuously working on growing our bookshelf with amazing titles for Nugget and Sprout. My hope is as they grow into adults they love and treasure these books, and reading, as much as I do. About a year ago I came across a consultant who sold for Usborne Books and More! I pick up a few books for Nugget, and my love affair with their books started. Below you will find a few of our favorites from Usborne, as well as a few I purchased off Amazon.

Usborne Bookshelf Favorites
  • You Choose and Just Imagine – these books offer open ended questions and beautifully illustrated pages to help spark the imagination. It is wonderful¬†at¬†creating endless conversations and dialogue between you and your child.Bookshelf
  • Usborne Phonics Readers – these books are great for early reader, but great for little ones too. They have short rhyming sentences that the littles find fun and entertaining. Bonus, the hubby loves reading these as well.¬†Bookshelf

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Amazon Bookshelf Favorites

I have been trying help Nugget learn more about science and nature. I came across this book from The Berenstain Bears (aff link). We love it. It talks about seasons, things in nature, and even introduces kids to simple machines and scientific tools. Bookshelf

Recognizing letters and sounds is another topic we have been working on to prepared Nugget for Kindergarten, and I have fell in love with another amazing book, AlphaTales¬†(aff link). It is¬†a box set that includes 26 books. Each¬†book focuses on a letter and it’s sound. It even comes with a teaching guide and plenty of suggestions to help introduce,¬†and reinforce letter recognition and sounds. In addition , a new animal is introduces in each book and Nugget love the hide-and-seek page and chant at the end.Bookshelf One final book we have been enjoying lately is this I Am a Big Sister (aff link), Book! Nugget loves for us to read about her becoming a big sister. ¬†I love how it is helping prepare her, plus is¬†it gets us talking about the changes to come with the arrival of Sprout.¬†Bookshelf

That is what we are currently loving on our bookshelf! What are some books you and your kids are currently loving? I would love for you all to comment below with any recommendations!

My Top 10 Phone Apps for a Busy Mom

Aside from the basic social media apps like Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram they are very few apps I have on my phone.

I am not one to sit here and play game after game, so what apps I do have on my phone are there to make my life a little easy or to save me a little bit of money!

I thought today I would share with you my top apps. Some you may have heard of, others may be new to you, but I think they are all great apps for a busy mom looking to save time and money!

So here they are and in no particular order

  1. Ibotta

    This is a cash back program. Just head to your grocery store and shop! Check the app for items you buy everyday and scan them in to earn cash back. You can sign up here. When you use this link you get $10 for signing up and I will earn $5.

  2. Amazon

    I love Amazon Prime and shop on there regularly, so I love having this app at my finger tips. If I need a gift or supplies for a project I can get it in 2 days and no need dragging the kiddos to 20 stores to get things.

  3. Cartwheel app from Target

    With this app you can get additional savings to your already 5% when using your Red Card. Download the app, sign up, and scan items as you shop. If there is an additional saving that pops up add it to your list then have the cashier scan to save!phone

  4. Jo-Ann

    You can check out the weekly add for your local store, shop online, and get great coupons that you don’t have to print out! If your a crafter and love to shop Jo-Ann you need this app.

  5. Pic-Collage

    I use this app to create fun and adorable collages of picture to post on social media for friends and family on their birthday’s or special days. I also create cute inspirational quotes. The app is free, but you can pay $1.99 to remove the watermark. You can buy additional backgrounds and stickers, but they have plenty of free cute ones as well.

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    Created using Pic-Collage
  6. Starbucks

    If you love Starbucks then I am sure you have signed up for rewards. This app is great to keep up with your rewards, and to store and reload gift cards you get. You earn stars per dollar spent to earn free drinks.

  7. Awesome Calendar-Personal Planner

    I recently came across this calender and fell in love! I can add custom colors for each family member’s events, add cute stickers, and they even have a photo calendar to see what photos I took each day! They have a free version, but I did pay $4.99 for the full version.¬†phone

  8. Pigment – Coloring Book for Adults

    This app is for simply relaxing, because let’s face it as a mom we need some down time. This may not be the app for everyone, but I know for myself and many others coloring is a nice way to unwind, so this is a great app to try. You can go premium and get access to all the features, but I just use the free features.¬†phone

  9. Amazon Music

    What I love about this is it is ad free and with my prime account I can get access to a ton of songs, play list and stations at no charge. I can also create and dowload playlist for myself, the kiddos, and the hubby to play anytime.

  10. Wink

    If you are a busy mom who always forgets to buy and send a birthday card like I do. You have got to check this app out. They have tones of categories to choose from. Some cards are sweet, others are funny, and some a little risqué! phone

So which phone apps do you love? Do you see any you need to try? Comment below to tell us what you think and don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Instagram,¬†and Pinterest!

My Top 5 Recipes to Make with Strawberries

This pregnancy has brought on a whole new set of cravings completely different from my pregnancy with Nugget. With her all I wanted to eat was french fries, ice cream, and cake donuts with chocolate milk. Now I admit I still have a sweet tooth, and I want to indulge at times with a treat like some of the ones below, but I am happy to report that this time around my cravings are a bit healthier.

In the early part I could not get enough broccoli, and protein in any form is what I still crave the most, but now we are over halfway to the finish line and I think I could eat my weight in strawberries. I guess it is a good thing they are coming in season and on sale at our local grocery store. So, I stocked up on this weeks 3 for $5 sale on strawberries.Strawberries

Now for the most part I want them fresh out the carton, washed, and as a side with breakfast. Even frozen and blended in a smoothie will give me my strawberry fix, but with all these strawberries around it has got me thinking about some of my go to treats made with strawberries. I figured since I was already making a list of treats to make why not share it with all of you.

So without further ado, here are my TOP 5 recipes to make with strawberries…
  1. EASY STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE ROLLS – These are a hubby favorite.
  2. EASY STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE ROLLS РI used low fat vanilla greek yogurt and whole milk because it was what I had on had, but they still turned out perfect!
  3. SWEET STRAWBERRY COBBLER– Only 5 ingredients and you have a delicious dessert.
  4. HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE РPerfect for Bagels or a stuffed french toast
  5. HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY FRUIT ROLLUPS¬†– These are Nugget’s favorite. I usually double the amount of strawberries and add sugar to taste (about 4-5 TBS) for a larger batch.

Strawberries

I mentioned freezing strawberries, and I love doing this for smoothies, so I wanted to give you all a BONUS RECIPE and share how I make my favorite STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE .

  • Throw a peeled banana, about 4-5 frozen or fresh strawberries, a container of low-fat vanilla greek yogurt, a handful of baby spinach, some ice, and a splash of water into a blender. Blend until smooth, pour in your favorite glass, and enjoy. You could also pour this mixture into Popsicle molds, or these Zipzicle¬†(aff link) ice pop pouches, for a cool summer treat.

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So what are some of your favorite strawberry recipes? Share below or give some of these a try and tell me what you think. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for more fun and informative post.

 

Tuesday Tip-Removing a Stubborn Fake Tatoo

For Valentine’s Day I bought these adorable tattoo treats for Nugget to take to her class along with some candy. Of course while we made up the treat bags she had to have a one¬†for herself. So mommy obliged.

Tattoo
Still there

Over a week later and that tattoo was still going strong. I tried scrubbing in the bath, but it would not budge. All that did was irritate her skin. I went looking for a more gentle way to remove the tattoo and I came across the idea of using coconut oil.

Tattoo
I gave it a try, and oh am I glad I did. No irritated skin or child whining that something is burning or that I was rubbing too hard. It worked great, and left Nugget with super soft skin.

How to Remove the Tattoo…

I rubbed the oil onto the tattoo gently for about 20 second with my finger, than used a paper towel to wipe away. Repeated (about 2 times) until it was gone. That’s it! So simple!

Tattoo
All Gone!

That’s it for this Tuesday Tip. If you liked this tip make sure to follow along to get notifications of more in the future. Also, if you give this tip a try ¬†comment below and tell me what you think, or share with us your tried and true for removing these stubborn fake tattoos.

Favorite DIY Surface Cleaner Using Essential Oils

So I have spent this beautiful Sunday inside, all day, cleaning!!! After months of neglect, (thank you “morning sickness”) I finally had the urge and energy to clean the entire house.

Now before you judge, things did get wiped down, vacuumed, or had a broom taken to it here and there. This was all done thanks to a wonderfully understanding hubby, but today was the first time in a while everything was giving a deep scrubbing.

Now one of my favorite things to use when cleaning is a natural based cleaner. With asthma and allergies always rearing their ugly heads, chemical based cleaners get the best of me. So a few months back I got on Pinterest to search and after reading a few articles and recipes for a natural based cleaner I thought I would give a stab at making my own cleaner.  A bit of distilled water, some vinegar, and a few essential oils later and I had a wonderful surface cleaner.

I will say each of these ingredients has it’s own purpose, but I am no expert on this and would suggest doing your own research if this is a concern of yours. So, instead of boaring you with all that I figured I would share with you the top 3 reasons why I love this cleaner.

  1. This cleaner leaves everything smelling fresh
  2. It does not leave a residue behind
  3. It cuts grease better than any cleaner I have tried

Now that you know why I love this cleaner give the recipe below a try. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

DIY Cleaner

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What you will need:
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 10 drops of Lemon Essintial Oil of your choice¬†
  • 10¬†drops¬†Lavender Essential Oil of your choice
  • Glass Spray Bottle¬†(aff link)

Instructions: pour all the ingredients into a 16oz. spray bottle using a funnel. Gently shake.

How To Use: Each time you use this cleaner gently shake, spray on to desired surface* and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel.

 *Please note that vinegar is not recommended for marble or granite surface. It is known to etch away at the stone.

My Favorite Crochet Beanie for Baby and Toddler 

Today we are having one of the few cold days we have been getting here in the south this winter, so I thought I share with y’all one of my favorite things to crochet. A basic beanie. This is a simple pattern and works up so quickly. It nice to throw on to cover a messy hair day, plus it is easy to dress it up by adding a cute little crochet floral piece or turn it into a fun character hat.

I know there are a ton of patterns already around for a basic double crochet beanie, but below I wanted to share the best techniques I have found to create a straight and seamless looking hat that is soft and beautiful for baby and toddler.

*Before I get started with the pattern I want to start off with a disclaimer. I tend to crochet tighter than most. Therefore you my need to find the right hook and tension that will work for you to get the right sizing on your beanie!

Materials:
  • Worsted weight yarn in color of choice (My favorite for these beanies is I Love this Cotton from Hobby Lobby)
  • Size G (4.00mm) crochet hook (I know this seems like a small hook but “I Love this Cotton” tends to be a thinner worsted weight yarn, plus I like a tighter looking stitch)
  •  A tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Crochet

Notes to help give you a straight seamless look to your hat.
  • Ch 2 will not count as dc.
  • Remember to pull sl st tight. This will help create a seamless look to the hat.
  • By only putting 1 dc into the same st as the sl st in Rnd 3 and on you will create a straight seam.
Abbreviations:
  • Rnd: Round
  • Ch: Chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • st: stitch
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • in: inches

Crochet Pattern:

Rnd 1: Start with a magic circle and ch 2. Make 10dc in the circle. Join with sl st into first dc and pull st tight. (10dc)
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Rnd 2: Ch 2. 2dc in same st as joining st and each stitch around. Join with sl st into first dc and pull st tight. (20dc)
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Rnd 3: Ch 2. dc in same st as joining st. *2dc in in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around, ending with 2dc in last st. Join with sl st into first dc and pull st tight. (30dc)
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Rnd 4: Ch 2. dc in same st as joining st and next st. *2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around ending with 2dc in last st. Join with sl st into first dc and pull st tight. (40dc)
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Rnd 5: Ch 2. dc in same st as joining st and next 2 sts. *2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around ending with 2dc in last st. Join with sl st into first dc and pull st tight. (50dc)
  • At this point your hat should measure around 4.25 in across. For a baby size hat (0-3 months) you will stop increasing at is point. Jump down to Rnd 8 to see how to finish hat.
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Rnd 6: Ch 2. dc in same st as joining st and next 3 sts. *2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around ending with 2dc in last st. Join with sl st into first dc and pull st tight. (60dc)
Rnd 7: Ch 2. dc in same st as joining st and next 4 sts. *2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around ending with 2dc in last st. Join with sl st into first dc and pull st tight. (70dc)
  • At this point your hat should measure around 6 in across. For a toddler size (ages 1 -3) you will stop increasing at this point. Jump down to Rnd 8 to see how to finish hat.
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Rnd 8: Ch 2. dc in same stitch as joining st and in each stitch around. Join with sl st into first dc and pull st tight (50dc) (70dc)
Repeat Rnd 8 until hat reached desired length. For a hat that comes to bottom of ears it will need to be approx. 5 in for a baby hat and approx. 7 in for a toddler hat.

Here are a few compleated hats I used this basic beanie pattern on. Crochet