Free Kufi beanie hat crochet pattern




WOW!!!
Here is the first crochet pattern I have ever written down! I've crocheted with my grandma since I can remember, but I always just did it. This is my first pattern. Because of this, even though t is super easy and quick, for now I will only recommend it to more intermediate crocheters. I have checked and rechecked it and made many hats from it, so I have tried to make it as correct and clear as possible, but if you make this and have any suggestions for clarity or correctness, please contact me at rika[underscore]24[at]yahoo[dot]com.


You know those little crochet baby beanies that everyone weaves the ribbon through and attaches cute little bows and flowers? They are super popular as photography props right now. Anyways, I saw one in a magazine and didn't realize how popular it was, but decided to try to crochet one myself....then realized they were everywhere! So, even though you can totally buy them in lots of different colors, here is a pattern I worked out so you can make one yourself. I've only seen them for sale in solid colors, so with this pattern you can do variegated yarn, change colors, anything you can think of!

This pattern has graduated sized for Preemie, NB, 3-6M, 9-12M, 18M, and 24M. Have fun!!


Please feel free to link to these instructions. You may sell items made with these instructions but you may not sell these instructions as your own pattern. If you do sell items made with these instructions, please give credit to Erika Luke and link to or provide URL to these instructions.


Notes:

Sizes conform to 'standardized' ASTM sizes. So they should fit the following head girths:
Preemie: 13.75"
NB: 15"
3-6M: 16.625-17.625"
9-12M: 18.125-18.625"
18M: 19.125"
24M: 20"

I used worsted weight yarn when I made my hats.

Use Hook J for all sizes except preemie which uses Hook I
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Very last row will be done with Hook I for all sizes except preemie which uses Hook H.


This pattern is worked in the round with NO slip stitch connecting end of round with beginning, except as noted.

Gauge - preemie: 2" = 10 SC; 1" = 5 rows
Gauge - all other sizes: 2" = 8 SC; 1" = 4 rows

SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet

All sizes are worked the same for the first 9 rounds. After 9 rounds, skip to the direction for the size you want:

Chain 2
Round:

1: 6 SC in second chain from hook.
2: 2 SC in each stitch from round one. (12 SC)
3: * 1 SC in first stitch from round 2, 2 SC in second stitch, repeat from * around. (18 SC)
4: * 1 SC in first 2 stitches from round 3, 2 SC in third stitch, repeat from * around. (24 SC)
5: * 1 SC in first 3 stitches from round 4, 2 SC in fourth stitch, repeat from * around. (30 SC)
6: * 1 SC in first 4 stitches, 2 SC in fifth stitch, repeat from * around. (36 SC)
7: * 1 SC in first 5 stitches, 2 SC in sixth stitch, repeat from * around. ( 42 SC)
8: * 1 SC in first 6 stitches, 2 SC in seventh stitch, repeat from * around. ( 48 SC)
9: * 1 SC in first 7 stitches, 2 SC in eighth stitch around, repeat from * around. (54 SC)


Preemie:

Round 10: Chain 3 (this is equivalent to first DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 11 more times. Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 2 DC. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 11-13: Slip stitch in first two stitches from chain. Chain 3 (this is a equivalent to a DC). In the space between the 2nd and 3rd DC of the shell stitch, 3 DC. *In the space between 2nd and 3rd DC of next shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 11 more times. In last half-shell, 2 DC in the space between. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 14-16: SC even in each stitch, 54 stitches

Round 17. Switch to hook H. SC even in each stitch, 54 stitches. Connect to first stitch of row with a slip stitch. Secure and hide yarn end.


NB:

Rounds 10-11: SC even in each stitch, 54 stitches in each round.

Round 12: Chain 3 (this is equivalent to first DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 11 more times. Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 2 DC. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 13-15: Slip stitch in first two stitches from chain. Chain 3 (this is a equivalent to a DC). In the space between the 2nd and 3rd DC of the shell stitch, 3 DC. *In the space between 2nd and 3rd DC of next shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 11 more times. In last half-shell, 2 DC in the space between. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 16-18: SC even in each stitch, 54 stitches.

Round 19. Switch to hook I. SC even in each stitch, 54 stitches. Connect to first stitch of row with a slip stitch. Secure and hide yarn end.



3-6M:

Round 10: * 1 SC in first 8 stitches, 2 SC in ninth stitch around, repeat from * around. (60 SC).

Rounds 11-13: SC even in each stitch, 60 stitches in each round.

Round 14: Chain 3 (this is equivalent to first DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 13 more times. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 15-17: Slip stitch in first two stitches from chain. Chain 3 (this is a equivalent to a DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *In the space between 2nd and 3rd DC of next shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 13 more times. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 18-20: SC even in each stitch, 60 stitches.

Round 21. Switch to hook I. SC even in each stitch, 60 stitches. Connect to first stitch of row with a slip stitch. Secure and hide yarn end.




9-12M:

Round 10: * 1 SC in first 8 stitches, 2 SC in ninth stitch around, repeat from * around. (60 SC).

Round 11: * 1 SC in first 9 stitches, 2 SC in tenth stitch around, repeat from * around. (66 SC).

Rounds 12-15: SC even in each stitch, 66 stitches in each round.

Round 16: Chain 3 (this is equivalent to first DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 14 more times. Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 2 DC. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 17-19: Slip stitch in first two stitches from chain. Chain 3 (this is a equivalent to a DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *In the space between 2nd and 3rd DC of next shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 14 more times. In last half-shell, 2 DC in the space between. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch..

Rounds 20-22: SC even in each stitch, 66 stitches.

Round 23. Switch to hook I. SC even in each stitch, 66 stitches. Connect to first stitch of row with a slip stitch. Secure and hide yarn end.

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18M:

Round 10: * 1 SC in first 8 stitches, 2 SC in ninth stitch around, repeat from * around. (60 SC).

Round 11: * 1 SC in first 9 stitches, 2 SC in tenth stitch around, repeat from * around. (66 SC).

Round 12: * 1 SC in first 10 stitches, 2 SC in eleventh stitch around, repeat from * around. (72 SC).

Rounds 13-17: SC even in each stitch, 72 stitches in each round.

Round 18: Chain 3 (this is equivalent to first DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 16 more times. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 19-21: Slip stitch in first two stitches from chain. Chain 3 (this is a equivalent to a DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *In the space between 2nd and 3rd DC of next shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 16 more times. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 22-24: SC even in each stitch, 72 stitches.

Round 25. Switch to hook I. SC even in each stitch, 72 stitches. Connect to first stitch of row with a slip stitch. Secure and hide yarn end.


24M:

Round 10: * 1 SC in first 8 stitches, 2 SC in ninth stitch around, repeat from * around. (60 SC).

Round 11: * 1 SC in first 9 stitches, 2 SC in tenth stitch around, repeat from * around. (66 SC).

Round 12: * 1 SC in first 10 stitches, 2 SC in eleventh stitch around, repeat from * around. (72 SC).

Round 13: * 1 SC in first 11 stitches, 2 SC in 12th stitch around, repeat from * around. (78 SC).

Rounds 14-18: SC even in each stitch, 78 stitches in each round.

Round 19: Chain 3 (this is equivalent to first DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 17 more times. Skip 3 stitches. In fourth stitch from previous shell, 2 DC. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 20-22: Slip stitch in first two stitches from chain. Chain 3 (this is a equivalent to a DC). In next stitch, 3 DC. *In the space between 2nd and 3rd DC of next shell, 4 DC. Repeat from * 17 more times. In last half-shell, 2 DC in the space between. Join to beginning of row, at the third chain stitch with a slip stitch.

Rounds 23-25: SC even in each stitch, 78 stitches.

Round 26. Switch to hook I. SC even in each stitch, 78 stitches. Connect to first stitch of row with a slip stitch. Secure and hide yarn end.