Crochet Newborn Beanie Tutorial



hi everyone this tutorial is for a crochet newborn beanie and it's a pretty basic beanie this is the little beanie that I made this is going to be what its gonna look like I'm doing this for someone at work um her daughters having a baby girl and she showed me the yarn and the size hook that she'll be using so for this tutorial you will need a ball of yarn I'm using Burnett softy chunky and the recommended crochet hook is 8 millimeter so you will need an 8 millimeter crochet hook pair scissors tape measure and yarn needle make sure you have enlarged eye so that you can get the bulkier yarn through the needle so a newborn hat is about 13 inches circumference this one is exactly 13 stretched out and from the top to the bottom this one is 5 inches but I think newborns are anywhere from 4 and a quarter to 5 inches and you know depending on your attention your hat might come out a different size so let's get started so there's a couple of ways you can start your hat off it's usually worked from the top down the first way I'll show you is by chaining four one two three four and then you slip stitch back into the first chain which creates this ring and then you will chain two and that does not count as a double crochet from here on and throughout the pattern so your first round is 12 double crochets into the ring so to do a double crochet I just did one there you yarn over insert your hook into that ring pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over and pull through two so that's how you do a double crochet so that is one way to start the Hat my favorite way is don't using the magic ring to do the magic ring you'll wrap your yarn around insert your hook into the ring pull up the loop and then chain two so there's the ring that you would have had with the first method of starting the Hat this way I find that once you are done and you pull on the tail and it tightens the top a little bit better so with the magic ring method you change you remember this does not count as the first double crochet so I will go ahead and do 12 double crochets into their magic ring yarn over insert the hook into the ring pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two so there's your first double crochet I find that it's helpful if you keep your thumb and no finger holding the base so that's not floppy and kind of you're chasing the yarn and having everything go everywhere so let's do that again yarn over insert your hook pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two there's your second double crochet yarn over into the ring pull up the loop yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two yarn over into the ring pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over and pull through two so you need a total of 12 that is one so this is the chain two that doesn't count one two three four that's four double crochets I need a total of 12 so there's five you and it's always good to go back in count me if you're not sure I did that a lot when I first started and it really helped 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 so you'll notice I crocheted over the tail so that I don't really have to weave it in at the end you can just cut off what's remaining so what you want to do now is pull it tight so with the magic ring method it cinches up the middle a lot better than the other way so now you want to slip stitch to the top of the double crochet to the beginning so make sure you go through both loops pull up a loop and then pull through the one on the hook so that's just slip stitch and to close it up for round two it's going to be an increase round what that means is you will start putting two double crochets into each stitch so this will count as one stitch because that's the one that we just went into and then this is the next one this is the next one so they're pretty easy to see especially with the larger size yarn so we'll start off by chaining two and this does not count as a double crochet so your first stitch is the one you're coming out of go ahead and do two double crochets into that same stitch yarn over insert your hook pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over and pull through two and that's your first double crochet do it again yarn over insert hook into the same stitch yarn over pull through two yarn over and pull through two so now you'll have two double crochets into that one stitch and since this is an increase round you do the same for all of the stitches all the way around yarn over insert your hook pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two into the same stitch again yarn over insert your hook pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over and pull through two so go ahead and do that all the way around two in each stitch this is an increase round and for newborns the hats are so small that this is the only increase round that we're going to do you so I'm at my last one there's one and there's two so I'm going to slip stitch into the top of the first double crochet insert your hook pull the yarn through both loops so it's always a good idea to double check that you have 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 so at this point because we're working on a newborn you want to measure your work to see how long it is and at 4 inches and I'll try and provide a link to the chart that I use at about 4 to 4 and a quarter inches is where you want to stop increasing for newborns so like I said that is the last round that we will be increasing from here on out we will only be doing one double crochet into each stitch so around 3 let's start by chaining 2 and that does not count as a double crochet so your first stitch goes into the same stitch the chain 2 is coming out of insert your hook pull up a loop pull through two pull through two so now I'm going into the next stitch we're no longer increasing so we're only doing one double crochet into each and every stitch yarn over insert your hook pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two you here I'm at my last one I'll go ahead and slip stitch to the top of the first double crochet so this is the right side of the Hat you can tell the wrong side looks a little different so that was around three four round four you do the same thing as round three chain two double crochet into that very first stitch and one double crochet into each stitch all the way around you you so here I am back at the beginning if this is my last double crochet stitch and again I want to slip stitch to the top of the first double crochet so you can see that once you stop increasing it starts to curve and make this hat shape so for the for the newborn beanie it's one two three four five rounds so I'm on round four I'll go ahead and do one more round and you want it to be about four and a quarter inches to five so chain two does not count as a double crochet yarn over insert your hook pull through two pull through two so do your double crochet in each stitch around just like you did on the previous round you and you want to double crochet into the last stitch and slip stitch to the top of your first double crochet so now you should probably measure to see how big the hat is so this is about 4 1/4 so that's about the right size for a newborn and you know it's if you're not sure it's always better to build a bit bigger it's the baby can grow into it and you know it's better it's bigger than it being too small so I'm going to put 2 single crochets around the edge just to make it a little bit prettier to do a single crochet chain 1 and that doesn't count as a single crochet insert your hook into the same stitch pull up a loop with two stitches on your hook you yarn over and pull through both of them so that's the single crochet it's a little bit but there's less steps than the double crochet so again insert your hook into the next stitch pull up a loop yarn over and pull through to insert your hook into the next stitch pull up a loop yarn over pull through to insert into the next stitch pull up a loop yarn over and pull through two so you want to do this in each stitch one single crochet all the way around until you get to the beginning you so now I'm on the last stitch single crochet and slip stitch to thee this is where we chained one that's our first single crochet slip stitch in there chain one so now we're doing the second round of single crochet so you did the same thing you did in the previous round all the way around you so here I am at the last stitch again – one last single crochet and this is your chain one right here and your first single crochet insert your hook and do a slip stitch now you can fasten off to do that cut off your yarn leaving a tail and then yarn over one last time and pull it through that loop all the way through tighten it now put your yarn in your needle so this is why a large is a good idea because this yarn is a little bit bulky and I'm already having trouble sometimes it helps to just snip it and give it a fresh tip so because this is the right side of your hat you want to weave it in on the inside so let me just show you what the wrong side and the right side kind of looks like so this you can see the double crochet stitches nicely this one is the wrong side and it doesn't look too bad but it is the wrong side of the Hat I mean unless you prefer it that you know type of look that's completely fine so let me flip that back over and just weave in through the yarn on the inside of the Hat I like to just make another knot in most of my hat just to kind of extra security so by wrapping your yarn around your needle once holding your thumb there pull the yarn tight that kind of makes a knot and then I just kind of weave back and forth there's it's really up to you how you want to weave the ends in go back and then just cut off your yarn and then you'll do the same for the top so this is the tail that was in the beginning of your work and you can choose to cut it off because we crocheted around it I like to just do a little bit more weaving just so that it doesn't fall apart so do another knot wrap my yarn over then you don't once tighten it weave it in a little more just want to make sure it doesn't fall apart and snip that tail be careful when you're cutting I have accidentally snipped one of my stitches while I was cutting it off and if as you can imagine that was very frustrating because I pretty much ruined the Hat and had to start over so this is the completed hat this one's been kind of stretched out and so this one looks a little smaller so you can add a pom-pom or some buttons maybe a crochet flower or two really up to you thanks for watching I hope that helped

33 Replies to “Crochet Newborn Beanie Tutorial”

  1. Your video is great and easy to follow. The only problem is the magic circle. I've read many complaints in crochet groups about it letting go along the way if it isn't tied off before it's woven in. Weaving it in and cutting off the extra is not anchoring it. It needs to be knotted first.
    Otherwise, your video is spot on.

  2. The video is excellent but, you are soft spoken. Could you please turn up the volume of your microphone because you have the tendency to
    whisper when explaining.Thank you very much.

  3. I had no idea you had a youtube channel. I have been an instagram follower. Very nice to hear and see you. I hope you have a microphone added cause you are very soft spoken. Looking forward to more vids.

  4. This pattern works great with Bernat Blanket yarn! Do you have a pattern for matching baby booties, no scratch mitts, or diaper cover using the same size yarn? Very hard to find baby items made with the chunky yarn, but it's so super soft yarn that it seems perfect for baby items! Thanks very much! ๐Ÿ˜‡

  5. Thanks! I've been searching for this chunky yarn. I'm using bernat softee chunky too. I already made a beanie from another tutorial, but the yarn wasn't same. So I got trouble with the size. Again, thank you!

  6. Thank you for this! Itโ€™s the only one I could get to make sense to me and easy pattern to follow for a beginner! God Bless you

  7. Great video! Quick question, I went to your etsy shop looking for more sizes for this pattern and did not see any or on your website. Do you have other sizes for this pattern or only the newborn size? I was also looking for the chart link you mentioned in the video and missed it! I prefer this chunky pattern over the small crochet pattern in all sizes ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  8. thank you, you explain so well, easy to follow you. can these instruction be the same for regular yarn ,not chunky?

  9. thank you, magic ring very helpful. Only suggestion is speak a little louder, I had a hard time hearing your comments, regardless, video was very helpful. Much appreciated.

  10. Thank you so much for the video it is very easy to understand all instructions. I will make this beanie baby hat ๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. Thanks, this was easy and simple. I'm curious if you have a video on how to make this fit an adult man with same style?

  12. If I use a thinner yarn or want it to fit bigger and need to do another increasing round, would I still do 2dc in each or every other?

  13. Wowwwww tht was soooooo nice of u..if possible plz lemme knw if u hve anythng on lil booties also.I wanna crochet it for my baby bfre she arrives in my world n am gonna crochet this beautiful beanie this weeknd as i need to get this type of wool frm walmart.plz do mention me once again the name of da bernat wool u used n also lemme knw whether i can get tht wool in multicolour or fouble colour like tht?
    ThanQ soooooo much once again as i hve only couple of months to deliver
    ThanQ ๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. I thank you ssssssssssoooooo much I dislike the magic ring with a great passion and I was very happy to find this,ย  great wisdom showing it both ways ,you have great teaching skills, may God continue you with your talent, looking forward seeing more teaching , I have tried so many other baby hats and none came out this small, again blessing Iย  was very happy to find this, rain was pouring so heavy , you writing the instructions helped me because I was not hearing your teaching

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