Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies

Subscribe to the Free Weekly Newsletter

Recently I had a fan request – design a hat to go with the Leaping Blocks and Stripes Blanket pattern. Well if you’ve been reading Moogly for a while, you know I love to take requests. So here we are – the Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies!

Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies :: Free #Crochet Pattern in 5 sizes for the whole family!

While I’m sure she was just looking for a baby hat to make a little layette set, one of the fun things about the Leaping Blocks and Stripes Blanket pattern is that it includes instructions for several different sizes. Therefore, I just had to design hat sizes for the whole family! Pair it with the blanket for little ones, with the Mesmerizing Messenger Bag for big ones, or let it stand alone as the great beanie pattern it is!

Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies :: Free #Crochet Pattern in 5 sizes for the whole family!

Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies

Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue and Favorites

  • US – J, 6.00mm hook
  • 75-150 total yds Worsted/Aran weight yarn (Red Heart Soft shown: White, Tangerine, Guacamole, Turquoise, and Deep Sea)
  • Gauge: After the firs t4 rows, the circle should measure 5″ across.
  • Sizes: Baby (14″-16″); Toddler (16″-18″); Child (18″-20″); Teen/Small Adult (20″-22″); Large Adult (22″-24″); Be sure to scroll down to the instructions for the correct size!
  • Unusual Stitches (click for tutorials): Magic Circle; CSDC – chainless starting double crochet; STDC – standing double crochet; Seamless Join; BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Note: Color changes for the “stripes” of the pattern are up to you – make it your own! The hats pictured all follow different patterns, but always change color after two or four rows of “leaping stripes and blocks.” Or don’t, it’s up to you! If you do not want to use the CSDC and STDC, you can substitute a ch 2 and dc or ch 3 as desired.

Baby Beanie

Round 1: With Main Color, make a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch) and dc 12 times in the ring. Join to first dc with a sl st. (12 sts)

Round 2: CSDC, dc in the first st, 2dc in each remaining st around. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 3: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (36 sts)

Round 4: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join in the 2nd st of the round. (48 sts)

Round 5: (Begin Leaping Stripes and Blocks Patternclick here for the tutorial if you are unfamiliar with the basic stitch pattern) With Next Color, STDC in any st of Round 4. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (48 sts including chs)

Round 6: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 4, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 5. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 4 (enclosing the ch 2). Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (48 sts including chs)

Round 7: With Next Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 5, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (48 sts including chs)

Round 8: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 7. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6. Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (48 sts including chs)

Rounds 9 – 12: Repeat Rounds 7-8 twice, switching colors as desired and working dc sts into the skipped sts from 2 rows previous.

Round 13: With Main Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 12, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts. *Dc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (48 sts including chs)

Row 1: (Begin Ribbed Brimclick here for the brim tutorial if you are unfamiliar with this style of ribbing. Note that we’ll be working around the hat, vertically, in short rows.) Ch 5. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch, working back toward Round 13. Sc2tog in the next 2 Round 13 sts. This is the “securing st” that attaches the vertical brim rows to the horizontal setup row. Turn. (4 sts plus securing st)

Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO of each st. Turn. (4 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the BLO of each st. Make securing stitch. Turn. (4 sts plus securing st)

Rows 4 – 48: Repeat Rows 2 –  3. Break yarn leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the brim together using the whip stitch, joining first and last rows. Be sure to work into the BLO of the last row to maintain the ribbed look.

Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies :: Free #Crochet Pattern in 5 sizes for the whole family!

Toddler Beanie

Round 1: With Main Color, make a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch) and dc 12 times in the ring. Join to first dc with a sl st. (12 sts)

Round 2: CSDC, dc in the first st, 2dc in each remaining st around. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 3: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (36 sts)

Round 4: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (48 sts)

Round 5: CSDC, dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st. *Dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join in the 2nd st of the round. (56 sts)

Round 6: (Begin Leaping Stripes and Blocks Patternclick here for the tutorial if you are unfamiliar with the basic stitch pattern) With Next Color, STDC in any st of Round 5. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (56 sts including chs)

Round 7: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 5, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 6. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 4 (enclosing the ch 2). Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (56 sts including chs)

Round 8: With Next Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 6, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (56 sts including chs)

Round 9: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 7, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 8. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 7. Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (56 sts including chs)

Rounds 10 – 15: Repeat Rounds 8-9 three times, switching colors as desired and working dc sts into the skipped sts from 2 rows previous.

Round 16: With Main Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 15, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts. *Dc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (54 sts including chs)

Row 1: (Begin Ribbed Brimclick here for the brim tutorial if you are unfamiliar with this style of ribbing. Note that we’ll be working around the hat, vertically, in short rows.) Ch 6. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch, working back toward Round 16. Sc2tog in the next 2 Round 16 sts. This is the “securing st” that attaches the vertical brim rows to the horizontal setup row. Turn. (5 sts plus securing st)

Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO of each st. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the BLO of each st. Make securing stitch. Turn. (5 sts plus securing st)

Rows 4 – 56: Repeat Rows 2 –  3. Break yarn leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the brim together using the whip stitch, joining first and last rows. Be sure to work into the BLO of the last row to maintain the ribbed look.

Child Beanie

Round 1: With Main Color, make a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch) and dc 12 times in the ring. Join to first dc with a sl st. (12 sts)

Round 2: CSDC, dc in the first st, 2dc in each remaining st around. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 3: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (36 sts)

Round 4: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (48 sts)

Round 5: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join in the 2nd st of the round. (60 sts)

Round 6: (Begin Leaping Stripes and Blocks Patternclick here for the tutorial if you are unfamiliar with the basic stitch pattern) With Next Color, STDC in any st of Round 5. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (60 sts including chs)

Round 7: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 5, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 6. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 5 (enclosing the ch 2). Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (60 sts including chs)

Round 8: With Next Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 6, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (60 sts including chs)

Round 9: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 7, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 8. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6. Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (60 sts including chs)

Rounds 10 – 15: Repeat Rounds 8-9 three times, switching colors as desired and working dc sts into the skipped sts from 2 rows previous.

Round 16: With Main Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 15, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts. *Dc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (60 sts including chs)

Row 1: (Begin Ribbed Brimclick here for the brim tutorial if you are unfamiliar with this style of ribbing. Note that we’ll be working around the hat, vertically, in short rows.) Ch 6. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch, working back toward Round 16. Sc2tog in the next 2 Round 16 sts. This is the “securing st” that attaches the vertical brim rows to the horizontal setup row. Turn. (5 sts plus securing st)

Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO of each st. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the BLO of each st. Make securing stitch. Turn. (5 sts plus securing st)

Rows 4 – 60: Repeat Rows 2 –  3. Break yarn leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the brim together using the whip stitch, joining first and last rows. Be sure to work into the BLO of the last row to maintain the ribbed look.

Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies :: Free #Crochet Pattern in 5 sizes for the whole family!

Teen/Small Adult Beanie

Round 1: With Main Color, make a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch) and dc 12 times in the ring. Join to first dc with a sl st. (12 sts)

Round 2: CSDC, dc in the first st, 2dc in each remaining st around. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 3: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (36 sts)

Round 4: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (48 sts)

Round 5: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (60 sts)

Round 6: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next 14 sts. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 14 sts. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join in the 2nd st of the round. (64 sts)

Round 7: (Begin Leaping Stripes and Blocks Patternclick here for the tutorial if you are unfamiliar with the basic stitch pattern) With Next Color, STDC in any st of Round 6. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (64 sts including chs)

Round 8: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 7. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6 (enclosing the ch 2). Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (64 sts including chs)

Round 9: With Next Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 7, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (64 sts including chs)

Round 10: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 5. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6. Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (64 sts including chs)

Rounds 11 – 18: Repeat Rounds 9-10 four times, switching colors as desired and working dc sts into the skipped sts from 2 rows previous.

Round 19: With Main Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 18, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts. *Dc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (64 sts including chs)

Row 1: (Begin Ribbed Brimclick here for the brim tutorial if you are unfamiliar with this style of ribbing. Note that we’ll be working around the hat, vertically, in short rows.) Ch 7. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch, working back toward Round 19. Sc2tog in the next 2 Round 19 sts. This is the “securing st” that attaches the vertical brim rows to the horizontal setup row. Turn. (6 sts plus securing st)

Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO of each st. Turn. (6 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the BLO of each st. Make securing stitch. Turn. (6 sts plus securing st)

Rows 4 – 64: Repeat Rows 2 –  3. Break yarn leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the brim together using the whip stitch, joining first and last rows. Be sure to work into the BLO of the last row to maintain the ribbed look.

Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies :: Free #Crochet Pattern in 5 sizes for the whole family!

Large Adult Beanie

Round 1: With Main Color, make a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch) and dc 12 times in the ring. Join to first dc with a sl st. (12 sts)

Round 2: CSDC, dc in the first st, 2dc in each remaining st around. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 3: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (36 sts)

Round 4: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (48 sts)

Round 5: CSDC, dc in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join to CSDC with a sl st. (60 sts)

Round 6: CSDC, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts. *Dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join in the 2nd st of the round. (68 sts)

Round 7: (Begin Leaping Stripes and Blocks Patternclick here for the tutorial if you are unfamiliar with the basic stitch pattern) With Next Color, STDC in any st of Round 6. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (68 sts including chs)

Round 8: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 7. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 4 (enclosing the ch 2). Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (68 sts including chs)

Round 9: With Next Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 7, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (68 sts including chs)

Round 10: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 5. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6. Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (68 sts including chs)

Rounds 11 – 18: Repeat Rounds 9-10 four times, switching colors as desired and working dc sts into the skipped sts from 2 rows previous.

Round 19: With Main Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 18, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts. *Dc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (68 sts including chs)

Row 1: (Begin Ribbed Brimclick here for the brim tutorial if you are unfamiliar with this style of ribbing. Note that we’ll be working around the hat, vertically, in short rows.) Ch 7. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch, working back toward Round 19. Sc2tog in the next 2 Round 19 sts. This is the “securing st” that attaches the vertical brim rows to the horizontal setup row. Turn. (6 sts plus securing st)

Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO of each st. Turn. (6 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the BLO of each st. Make securing stitch. Turn. (6 sts plus securing st)

Rows 4 – 68: Repeat Rows 2 –  3. Break yarn leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the brim together using the whip stitch, joining first and last rows. Be sure to work into the BLO of the last row to maintain the ribbed look.

And that’s it! With 5 sizes of the Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanie you can make hats for the whole family. And the stripey stitch pattern makes it a fantastic stashbuster too! Add a pom pom or earflaps to personalize it even more. I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

BuyCostumes Halloween Costumes

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2013 – share this pattern via links only please! You can use the green Print Friendly button below to print a copy for personal use. Seller’s policy is detailed on the About page. Get Moogly on your favorite social media sites:  Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest and Tumblr, and sign up for the Newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

Print Friendly

Comments

  1. 2

    Gigi Lee says

    Great hat pattern! I’m definitely adding this to my wishlist. Also, would you be interested in doing a roundup of Christmas angels that could be used as tree-toppers? Thanks for your consideration.

  2. 4

    Diane says

    Super cute pattern, Tamara. Can’t wait to start playing with it. Thank you for making such amazing patterns!! I really appreciate it. I love to do charity crocheting and it really helps to get such fab patterns free. Thank you so much!!

    • 7

      Tamara Kelly says

      They’re the size head they should fit – so at the bottom of the brim it’s at the bottom of the range, and then they’ll stretch a bit. :)

  3. 9

    Melinda says

    I tried to print the leaping stripes and blocks beanie pattern but the Print Friendly button will not let me print. Is there a problem with this pattern/print button or am I not doing something right? All other patterns from you have printed just fine. Would Love to start these ASAP! Thanks. :)

    • 10

      Tamara Kelly says

      It’s an external plug-in and sometimes it seems to hiccup, I have no idea why. I had one other person say it wouldn’t work today but when they tried again a bit later it worked fine. I think maybe if a lot of people are using it, it can get overloaded? I’m sorry you had trouble!

    • 11

      Melinda says

      Today the print button is working! :) So excited to get started on these hats. Thanks for all the GREAT patterns and tips!

  4. 15

    Janet Weidner says

    LOVE this pattern!! Can’t wait to make it up for my son & grandson!!! THANK YOU so much for sharing!!!!
    Saw someone else suggest Angel round-up—-how about gingerbread?? Bet there’s a bunch!!! =)

  5. 17

    Marilou Razon says

    You are really great Tamara. I’m you avid follower and so amazed with your very cute, unique and beautiful creations. How I wish I could be like you endowed with such golden hands. Keep going and God bless.

  6. 20

    says

    Hi Tamara! Another lovely pattern of yours that I couldn’t wait to start! :) I finished an adult size (just need to find my tapestry needle so I can start sewing), and I just saw one concern in the pattern. A minor thing and it may just be me misinterpreting, but in the large adult size you say this:

    “Round 8: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 4, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 5. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 4 (enclosing the ch 2). Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (68 sts including chs)”

    but I think where it says “round 4″ you may mean “round 6″, and where you say “round 5″ I think it’s “round 7″? either way, it’s a great pattern and I can’t wait to finish it up! :) Thanks again!

  7. 22

    Lynnette says

    I love your tutorials. I hope you can help me. I’m on round 7 and confused how to get started with the STDC on round 4. It seems very akward.
    thank you

  8. 24

    Phyllis says

    I am visualizing making these in my grandkids school colors….for Christmas of course….and I too crochet for charity so I’m sure a few will be made for that as well. Many thanks!

  9. 26

    cathy urbanski says

    This is sch a great pattern! I’ve been making one every day since I found it. Completely depleted all the yarn I could find. Freaking out trying to remember where the rest of my stash is hiding! LOL! Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. 29

    says

    There must be some wonderful creativity genes in Iowa stock. Hubby is from outside CR . His whole side of the family contributed those genes to our family. Meanwhile, I plod along and follow directions! Thanks SO much for the designs and inspiration!

  11. 31

    Tara says

    Hi, Tamara! I love, love, LOVE your patterns and really appreciate that they are free! This hat is adorable and I’m making a toddler-sized one right now. I just wanted to double check, what I think is a typo.

    Round 5: CSDC, dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st. *Dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join in the 2nd st of the round. (56 sts)

    I THINK it should read:
    Round 5: CSDC, dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st. *Dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join in the 2nd st of the round. (56 sts)

    I keep getting 55 stitches when I follow the directions above. Did I read it wrong? Thanks!

  12. 33

    Ana says

    Love it! Do easy to follow and your tutorials are great! I live in DSM, Iowa!! No native but is where i found love and now is my home.

  13. 35

    Traci says

    Thanks SO much for posting this pattern and tutorial….. and for free!! I’m almost finished with my first hat…. LOVE IT! And I just love this stitch! I want to make a baby blanket for a friend that’s due to deliver in January. For the hat, I’ve cut my yarn with each color change (3 colors), but for the blanket, I think I’d like to “float” the yarn like you did in the tutorial. I’ll admit that I didn’t watch the entire tutorial….I was too excited to get started! I’m hoping the rest of the tutorial shows how to do it. Again, thanks so much!!

    • 36

      Traci says

      Oh, and one more thing. For the finish, am I ending after a ‘row 2′ or after a ‘row 3′ (after making the last securing stitch)? Thanks in advance!

      • 37

        Tamara Kelly says

        You’ll make 2-4 rows with each stripe color, so in blanket terms I guess that would be a row 2. Then you work a “fill in” row like at the very end of the blanket, before starting on the brim. :)

        • 38

          Traci says

          I wasn’t clear with my question…. sorry. With the brim, do I end after a “row 2″ or after a “row 3″? Basically, do I end after making the last securing stitch, and then sew towards the outside of the brim, or do I end at the outside of the brim, and sew towards the hat body. I hope I’m not confusing you! LOL

          • 39

            Tamara Kelly says

            Ah I see now! End at the outside and sew towards the hat body. That should give you an even # of rows. :)

    • 40

      Tamara Kelly says

      😀 Thank you Traci! Floating it along side is just a matter of tension. You’ll want to sort of tug on the first st when you make a new row with a previously used yarn to make sure that it’s not too loose and not too tight. :)

  14. 41

    Kim says

    Hi, I love this pattern. Wonder if you can tell me what I am doing wrong. I am doing the child size but it comes out to small for my 6yr old granddaughter. My first 4 rows only measure a little over 4″. I’ve checked and redone it several times and it comes out the same each time. I am using a “J” hook would the “K” be too big??
    thank you.

    • 42

      Tamara Kelly says

      It sounds like you just crochet a lot more tightly than I do – not that that’s wrong, we’re just different people! Going up to a K hook would be a great solution – I don’t think it would be too big at all.

  15. 43

    Alicia says

    This was great! I made it in really girly colors as a donation to a little girl our office “adopted” for Christmas, and added a pompom on top- it is too cute!

  16. 45

    Monika says

    Hey Tamara! I really like your pattern but somehow I have issues with it (it seems beanies are not my type of thing when it comes to crocheting XD XD XD I always seem to have problems with them X_X).
    I was just wondering if you (or somebody who is just in the making of the hat?) could post some pictures concerning the last stitches of row 8 and the 4 ch – is it ok if it looks as if there were 3 dc? O.o otherwise the total stitchcount would be wrong…? I’m confused… XD (and I feel pretty dumb because noone else seems to have this kind of problem which totally speaks for my lack of competence as a crocheter :D).
    ANYWAY: Your patterns and videos rock and helped me a lot :)

    • 46

      Tamara Kelly says

      When you sl st into that ch 4 it will definitely look as if you have 3 dc there. You just ignore it in the next round. I think you’re doing fine! 😀

    • 47

      Stacey says

      I am making this hat and had the same confusion. I’m glad you asked your question, as there is no such thing as a “dumb question! ” :) And thank you Tamara for answering! 😉 I’m really enjoying making this hat.

  17. 49

    says

    What a beautiful pattern! I have a ton of nieces and nephews that will have warm little noggins this Christmas all sportiyour design♥ THANK YOU for sharing your talent with us all.

  18. 50

    Liz says

    Love this pattern. I started a baby blanket-didn’t have enough yarn so I changed it to a scarf and it looks great!! Kind of like a cowl. I am making the beanie to match. I too, didn’t get the Ch 4 but it looks OK. I especially want to THANK YOU for the other ‘tricks’ to replace the dreaded Ch3!! I’ve hated the way it looks. This is SO much better. :-)

    • 51

      Tamara Kelly says

      😀 Thank you! That ch 4 is just the best way I could find to work this pattern in the round. I don’t think it’s so noticeable in the finished hat.

  19. 52

    Carmen says

    I’ve just learned to do the CSDC, I’m only on row two of the baby Beanie my question is

    Is the CSDC considered to be the.first DC in the count

      • 54

        Anita says

        Hello, I made the large adult and found it to be way too big, my question is when you say after CSDC do you do your same 1st stitch into the same space as the CSDC? Had to undo the first beanie! Thanks for the pattern it really is a cool one for a guy!! Thanks for any help you can give me! Anita

        • 55

          Tamara Kelly says

          The CSDC counts as the first stitch, so the next stitch goes in the next stitch. Sorry you had trouble with the size! Did you get gauge and the correct stitch counts?

          • 56

            Anita says

            For some reason my counts are off, I’m guessing I didn’t count the CSDC as the first stitch and the crochet hook i’m using is a 5 and not a 6. The 6 seemed too large.

  20. 57

    Kim says

    I cannot figure out wear to slip stitch on row eight. Do I slip stitch into the SPACE of the chain four Or do I need to slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the 4 chain? I need additional instructions.

    • 58

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Kim! The instructions read, “join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp” – this means to crochet into the chain space – under the whole set of chains. Not into the 3rd ch. Hope that helps! :)

  21. 60

    Patricia Seaton says

    Thank you for the pattern and the great ribbing tutorial, Tamara. This is the first time I’ve made a crocheted ribbing for a hat and I’m really pleased that I’ve learned this. I made your pattern in the child size for the Chemo Cap CAL. Thanks again!

  22. 61

    Marketa says

    Hello,
    just wondered is the printer friendly version meant to add all the comments?
    I have started printing and realized that all the comments have printed as well and before I managed to stop the print I have already printed 30 pages…

    thank you

    PS love all your work it is aswesome what you can do xxx

    • 62

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Marketa!

      The Print Friendly should remove all the ads and the comments. Did it not work for you? Thank you!

  23. 63

    Kaaren says

    Tamera,

    On the pattern for the Toddler Beanie, it indicates on round 8 to STDC in any missed stitch of round 5…should it read Round 6 instead of 5?

    Just asking because I don’t have any skipped stitches on round 5, since I enclosed them on Round 7.

    Thanks,

    Kaaren

  24. 65

    Wanda says

    Looking forward to trying this stitch and pattern. Want to try and make a scarf or cowl from the blanket pattern. Would love to have this stitch in a fingerless mitten pattern. Thank you so very much for all the patterns.

  25. 67

    Roberta Litchfield says

    I love the look of this hat and have made several. The pattern is so easy to follow. I was getting gaps in the row where the ribbing started so i changed to sc front post, back post to make it look ribbed. Thank you for sharing.

  26. 70

    Rayna says

    I am doing the child size hat, in the rows that say chain 4 and end with slip stitch in chain 4 I am ending up with 62 stitches and not the 60, can you tell me what I am doing wrong? Do I not do the last stitches leaping down? Love the pattern its fun to do bvut this part has wracked my brain, Thank you

  27. 74

    Jera says

    I am having the worst time with joining the rounds with the leaping stripes and blocks pattern. Could I get some more detail on it? I am really having a great time learning! Thank you in advance!

    • 75

      Tamara Kelly says

      What part Jera? Is it the joining to the ch4 space? The first two chs of the ch-4 don’t count at all – they are “ghosts” used to anchor the other stitches, but not counted or used otherwise. Does that help?

  28. 76

    alyssa says

    I’m working on the child size hat. I’m finishing row 7 and I slip stitch. However I’m ending up with 62 stitches. I’ve already undone it once and did it again. If I take away the two stitches I don’t fill in the last space. But if I try to fill in the last space not only do I have 2 extra stitches I have two DC slip stitched right against the ch 4. I have pictures if you want to see what I’m asking about. I can email them. Thanks!

  29. 77

    Alyssa says

    I’m also having trouble with joining to the ch 4 space. I know it only counts as 2 st but I still have 62. And when I join my 2 DC to the ch 4 I have 3 st side by side….is that not wrong? I’m on the child size finishing round 7.

    • 78

      Tamara Kelly says

      Having it look like there are 3 sts is correct. You have to have a multiple of 4 for the pattern to work, so I’m not sure how you’re getting 62.

    • 82

      Tamara Kelly says

      I can see it there… if you’re on mobile, you might want to check on a computer, I’ve heard one other time that one or two lines of text can get dropped from mobile, I don’t know why!

  30. 84

    Priscilla says

    Just came across this (from Pinterest) and have started…however, in the leaping stripes and blocks tutorial, you mention this pattern is for multiples of 4, plus 2. I am making the child’s beanie, and have 60 stitches at the end of round 5…not a multiple of 4, plus 2. By the end of round 6, I seem to have more than 60 stitches! Help! :)

    • 85

      Tamara Kelly says

      When working it flat, it’s a multiple of 4 +2. In the round, it’s just a multiple of 4 – you don’t need sts at the ends to “anchor” it. :)
      As for too many stitches, be sure to skip 2 when you chain 2 :)

  31. 87

    Lori says

    Wonderful patterns. This one is baffling me for the hat pattern. I do have the leaping stripes & blocks down, no problem. I watched the video’s and I just don’t get the last row of 6 and the starting of row 7! That transition is stumping me. :( LOL Is there more help available? Any help with be muchly appreciated. Thank You.

    • 88

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Lori! At the beginning of Round 6, you ch 4. The first 2 chs don’t actually count as anything, they are ignored in the next row – but the last 2 chs create the ch-2 sp that get worked over in Round 7. So to start Round 7, you dc right over the ch-2 in Round 6, into Round 5. Does that help?

    • 90

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Sharon! I’m sorry you’re having trouble, if you go to PrintFriendly.com and put the URL for the pattern in, you should be able to get a copy there.

  32. 91

    Michelle says

    I have a question about the magic circle…. How do you determine the number of dc to crochet into the circle? It seems that no matter the size, you use 12 and that seems to create a flat circle. I have seen patterns by other people that use 10 dc into the circle. When I started that pattern, 10 didn’t seem to get me around the circle and it was pulling.

  33. 92

    lisa chapman says

    Hi Tamara, I am having trouble between Round 8 and Round 9. I do not understand how the chain 4 at the beginning of round 8 ties in with round 9. At the end of round 8 when counting stitches are the 4 chains from the beginning part of the final 64 stitches? I was looking for a video or photo tutorial for a visual on this but could not find one for the hat! Any help you could give me would be appreciated. I am trying to make this hat for a cancer group I volunteer for. The steps I am referring to are below:

    Round 7: (Begin Leaping Stripes and Blocks Pattern – click here for the tutorial if you are unfamiliar with the basic stitch pattern) With Next Color, STDC in any st of Round 6. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (64 sts including chs)

    Round 8: Ch 4, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6, enclosing the ch 2 from Round 7. * Ch 2, skip 2, dc 2 in the skipped sts of Round 6 (enclosing the ch 2). Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. Break yarn and finish off. (64 sts including chs)

    Round 9: With Next Color, STDC in any skipped st of Round 7, enclosing the ch 2 sp in the st. Dc in the next st, ch 2, skip 2. *Dc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in the STDC. (64 sts including chains)

    Much thanks!
    Lisa

    • 93

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Lisa! The first 2 chs of the ch 4 are like a ch 2 at the beginning of a row – they don’t count as a stitch. The second 2 chs of the ch 4 get crocheted over in the next round, like the ch 2s between the sets of dc sts. Does that help?

      • 94

        Amy says

        So then, we should slip stitch into the second chain of the chain 4? I just made this doing slip stick in top of chain four, and so in some places I have three log stitches. Thanks!

          • 96

            Amy says

            Ahhh, yes, exactly as you wrote it and clarified in another comment. Thanks so much.

            I so appreciated learning the standing double crochet and the chainless double crochet and the seamless join method. Great techniques!

            Thanks again!

  34. 101

    Shirley says

    Hi Tamara,
    Is there any way to make this preemie size to go along with the smaller size blanket? Thanks. Shirley

    • 102

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Shirley! Depending on the size of the preemie, I would use the directions for the baby size, make Rnds 1 -2 (skip rounds 3 and 4 or just 4 if it’s a larger preemie), make rounds 5-8 (or 5-10), and then skip to Rnd 13, and make that and the brim. I hope that helps!

  35. 107

    Janet.Rohrer says

    I love the stripes and blocks pattern. I have the materials for an adult hat, and would like matching fingerless mitts. Do you have directions for making them or do you plan to post a pattern for them.. Thanks for your lovely designs.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Tamara Kelly, from mooglyblog.com, is at it again! She made this incredibly gorgeous stitch look lovely for a hat, and just in time for the holidays! As always, the pattern is free, easy to read, and quick to work up. This hat should definitely be on your list for Christmas presents! (I’ve already made 2!!) […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>