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 🙂

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.

 

 

 

 

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