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Free Crochet Headbands Pattern Roundup

Free Crochet Headband Pattern Roundup

Headbands are such a cute accessory, and great for the warmer months when hats are no longer needed except to block the sun. Here are over 20 FREE crochet patterns headband from all my crochet blogging buddies!

Free Crochet Headband Pattern Roundup

Patterns Featured in the Photo:

More Fantastic FREE Patterns!

The Amazing Grace Headband by Beatrice Ryan Designs

The Mandy Headband by Hatch-ed With Love

Crochet V-Stitch Headband by My Merry Messy Life

Dotted Headband by Jessie at Home

Button Flower Headbands by Fiber Flux

Crochet Cabled Headband by My Hobby is Crochet

Twisted Headband Crochet Pattern by Posh Pooch Designs

Crochet Flower Bud Headband by Dearest Debi

Crochet Pucker Headband by My Merry Messy Life

Puff Flower Stitch Headband by Dearest Debi

Ear Warmer Headband by Patterns for Crochet

Free Crochet Headband Earwarmer Pattern by Lisa Auch

Beautifully Blushed Headband and Flower Pattern by Hopeful Honey

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Crochet for Cancer – Crochet-A-Long and Prize Worth $125!

Crochet for Cancer - Crochet-A-Long and $125 Prize from Red Heart Yarns!

Welcome to my first-ever crochet-a-long for charity! Over the next two weeks, we are going to be making four projects (or more if time allows!) to mail to a chapter of Crochet for Cancer, Hooks of Hope, located in Eastern Pennsylvania. They give crocheted items to hospitals all across America to patients undergoing chemo and radiation. We have 9 bloggers participating and have compiled all of our best hat patterns for you to choose from to make your projects. Hooks for Hope will randomly choose a package postmarked on or before April 28 to win a prize package from Red Heart Yarn, worth $125!! They will also choose 4 other lucky winners to receive a handmade plarn bag with yarn goodies inside!

Crochet for Cancer - Crochet-A-Long and $125 Prize from Red Heart Yarns!

Most all of us know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. It’s an unfortunate reality in our modern times where toxic chemicals abound. So I love that I can help make things a little brighter by using crochet for someone who is undergoing chemo. And to do it with some of my favorite crochet bloggers and all of YOU? Well, that’s just pure fun! So let’s put our talents to good use – there’s nothing that says love more than a handmade gift.

Here are the bloggers participating! Thank you!

If you need a pattern, here are the patterns from the bloggers participating below. If not, make your own!

My Merry Messy Life

Beatrice Ryan Designs

I’m Hooked

Curious Tiff Crochet

KT and the Squid

Elk Studio

Grammy Dirlam

Moogly

Please Read the Requirements for Your Donation, per the Crochet for Cancer website:

  • Must be new – never worn
  • Clean – free of perfume, pet hair and smoke
  • Placed individually in clear ziplock style plastic bags
  • Soft yarn is best- cotton, acrylic, silk, fleece or a blend is best. Do not use wool or alpaca as they can irritate the scalp.
  • We accept baby, children, youth, and adult hats.
  • Please use patterns that do not have gaps or large holes. A tighter stitch is best so that it covers the scalp.
  • Be sure to wash your hands on a regular basis while making the caps.

They also accept other items, which are fine if you want to use these instead for the CAL.

  • Scarves
  • Blankets (all sizes)
  • Prayer Shawls
  • Be creative, we accept any type of gift item to give to a person fighting cancer. For example, a crochet pink ribbon pin to support breast cancer awareness.
  • Yarn, Yarn, Yarn!!!
  • We accept gift cards to purchase yarn and supplies from the following locations: Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, AC Moore Crafts, Wal-Mart, and JoAnn Fabric.

Please Mail Your Package to (postmarked on April 21 or after to receive the prize):

Hooks of Hope
c/o Melissa Wortmann
P.O. Box 163
Neffs, PA 18065

International Readers

We would still love for you to participate by donating your projects to your local hospitals or charities. Let us know what you’re up to by sharing on our social media! (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, etc).

The Fabulous Prize – $125 Worth of Yarn From Red Heart!

Here is the prize that Red Heart Yarn has graciously provided to participate in our event! 

UPDATED 4/10 – Due to your comments and suggestions, the Contest Rules have changed to make it more fair for everyone:

The Crochet-A-Long is open worldwide, but the contest is better suited to residents of the US and Canada, although anyone is welcome to mail a package to Hooks of Hope. Contest rules:

  1. Complete the challenge by making at least 4 projects (or two large projects, like a blanket or shawl)
  2. Mail your package to Hooks of Hope (address above)
  3. Make sure your package is postmarked on or before April 28, 2014
  4. All packages with that postmark will be entered into a raffle three weeks after April 28 on May 19 (to give time for all the packages to come in the mail).
  5. The first package drawn will receive the grand prize from Red Heart. The 2nd through 5th packages will received handmade plarn bags with yarn goodies inside from Hooks of Hope!

Crochet for Cancer Prize Package from Red Heart Yarn

So, share the projects you’ve completed and are sending in on any of my social media and comment with what you’ll be making below! Use the hashtag #CrochetForCancerCAL so we can follow each other!

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Crochet Sweetheart Bunting Decoration – Free Pattern

Crochet Sweetheart Bunting - Make this adorable decoration for Valentine's Day with this free crochet pattern!

Welcome back to the fourth and final part of our crochet-a-long! If you’re just joining us, for the past week and a half, we’ve been doing a mini mystery crochet-a-long for Valentine’s Day which means I was posting patterns to make, but no one has known what the end result will be. We started with the lacy granny triangles, then made simple crochet hearts, and most recently made heart triangles. Now, we are going to put it all together!

Crochet Sweetheart Bunting - Make this adorable decoration for Valentine's Day with this free crochet pattern!

Attach the Remaining Hearts to the Triangles

First, we are gonna take those four remaining hearts and attach them to the bottom of every other lacy granny triangle. Of course, if you want a nice dangly heart at the bottom of every triangle, just make more hearts. See the pictures below for help.

Crochet Valentine's Bunting - how to attach the hearts to the triangles

I wanted mine to dangle a bit, so I made the space in between the two about one inch.

Crochet Valentine's Bunting - how to attach the hearts to the triangles

Crochet Valentine's Bunting - Free patterns and full photo tutorial to make this adorable decoration!

How to Put the Bunting Together

Step 1: Pick the color you’d like for the yarn chain that will hold it all together. I chose pink (smile). Chain 15

Crochet Valentine's Bunting - Chain 15

Step 2: Yarn over and insert your hook into the middle of the top of one of your triangles. You’re going to work three double crochets into the middle of the top of all of your triangles to connect them to the chain.Crochet Valentine's Day Bunting - step 2 photo tutorial

 

Step 3: Once the hook is inserted, pull up a loop. This part is very tricky because the yarn on your hook will want to unwind. Keep your index finger firmly over the yarn on your hook to keep it straight. Then, you should have 3 loops on your hook. If it unwinds, you will just have two loops. This might take a few tries!

Crochet Valentine's Day Bunting - step 3 photo tutorial

 

Step 4: Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on your hook, again, taking care to keep your index finger on the yarn on your hook to keep it from unwinding.

Crochet Valentine's Day Bunting - step 4 photo tutorial

Step 5: Yarn over again and pull through the remaining two loops. One double crochet done!

Crochet Valentine's Day Bunting - step 5 photo tutorial

Step 6: Work two more double crochets in the same space.Crochet Valentine's Day Bunting - step 6 photo tutorial

Step 7: Chain 15 again and start the process over with each triangle.

Crochet Valentine's Day Bunting - step 7 photo tutorial

Once you’re finished, share your finished project on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google Plus page and use the hashtag, #CALMyMerryMessyLife so we can all find each other!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Sweetheart Bunting - perfect decoration for Valentine's Day!

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Simple Crochet Heart – Free Crochet Pattern

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Photo Tutorial

This little crochet heart is quick and easy to make, perfect for your Valentine’s Day projects or anytime you need to add a touch of sweetness!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Sweet Little Heart

This is also part of a crochet-a-long I held on the blog where we made a Valentine’s bunting decoration.  You can start with the first free crochet pattern – the lacy granny triangle, then the crochet heart triangle, and then a post on how to put it all together.

Simple Crochet Heart Pattern

Materials

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 1 (counts as first SC)
  • 10 DC in ring, 1 SC in ring
  • SL ST to CH 1 to close ring

Round 2

  • Skip two stitches from round 1 (or just 1 space)
  • In that second space, work 3 DC’s
  • Next space, 1 DC, 1 HDC
  • Next space, 3 SC
  • Next space, 1 HDC, 1 DC
  • Next space, 1 DC, 1 HDC
  • Next space, 3 SC
  • Next space, 1 HDC, 1 DC
  • Next space, 3 DC’s
  • SL ST in next space
  • SL ST in the middle of the next DC post
  • SL ST to fasten off the heart and cut the tail. Done!

Photo Tutorial

Step 1: work a magic ring, or chain 3 and slip stitch to close the ring. Then, chain 1 (this counts as your first single crochet stitch) into the middle of the ring. Then, work 9 double crochets through the middle of the ring. The last stitch is a single crochet. Then join the circle with a slip stitch to the top of the chain 1. (The picture below has one mistake – that last stitch in the circle that is supposed to be a single crochet is actually a double crochet – made a mistake during the photo shoot. Had to make note of that for your experts out there with trained eyes!)

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 1

Step 2: To start round two, we will not work any chains. Instead, skip 2 double crochets (or just one stitch space) from the first round and in the next space, work 3 double crochets.

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 5Step 3: In the next space, work 1 double crochet and 1 half double crochet.

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 5

Step 4: Work 3 single crochets in the next space.

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 5

Step 5: To make the point of the star, work 1 half double crochet, then one double crochet in the next space. In the space after that, work 1 double crochet then 1 half double crochet (in the same space).Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 5

Step 6: Working back on the other side of the heart, we repeat what we did on the first side, but work backwards. So, start with 3 single crochets in the next space.Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 6

Step 7: For the last stitches of the heart – in the next space, work 1 half double crochet, then 1 double crochet. In the space after that, work 3 double crochets.Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 7

Step 8: In the next space, work a slip stitch. Then, work another slip stitch in the middle of the next post. Slip stitch to knot it closed and cut the tail.Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 8

Done!

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - finished heart

Now go make 8 of these to use in our mini mystery crochet-a-long (CAL)!

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Photo Tutorial

Be sure to check out the other patterns in this series, the Lacy Granny Triangle and the Heart Triangle so you can make the full project pictured below! Crochet Sweetheart Bunting

Crochet Sweetheart Bunting - Make this adorable decoration for Valentine's Day with this free crochet pattern!

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Lacy Granny Triangle – Crochet-a-Long #1 {Free Pattern}

Lacy Granny Triangle - Join the My Merry Messy Life Crochet-a-Long to make a mini project for Valentine's Day!

A free pattern for a lacy granny triangle, perfect for making a bunting! Welcome to the first pattern of the first crochet-a-long at My Merry Messy Life! Over the next week, you’ll get three patterns to create a project for Valentine’s Day. Stick around and share pictures of your progress on any of my social media channels – Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag, #CALMyMerryMessyLife so we can all find each other’s pictures!

Here’s the first pattern. I’m making 4 of them in four different colors. The idea is that you choose your own color scheme and yarn, so we each have our own unique project using the same pattern! You can also do each round in a different color!

Lacy Granny Triangle - Join the My Merry Messy Life Crochet-a-Long to make a mini project for Valentine's Day!

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle

Full photo tutorial below.

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • DC = double crochet
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • BLO = back loop only

Materials

  • 1 ounce of worsted weight yarn
  • H hook

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring (or do a magic circle)
  • CH 3
  • 1 DC in ring
  • CH 3
  • 3 DC’s in ring
  • CH 3
  • 3 DC’s in ring
  • CH 3
  • SL ST to top of the first CH 3, round 1 complete

Round 2

  • CH 3
  • 1 DC in the next space in BLO
  • (now working in the corner) Work a corner (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC)
  • Work the second side – 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces, BLO
  • Work a corner
  • Work the third side – 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces, BLO
  • Work a corner
  • Finish the first side – DC in the last space
  • SL ST to top of CH 3 to close

Round 3

  •  CH 3
  • 1 DC in each of the next 4 spaces in BLO
  • Work a corner (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC)
  • Work the second side – 1 DC in each of the next 9 spaces
  • Work a corner
  • Work the last side – 1 DC in each of the next 9 spaces
  • Work a corner
  • Finish the first side – 1 DC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • SL ST to top of first CH 3 to close
  • Done!

Photo Tutorial

Step 1 – Make a magic circle, or chain 3 and slip stitch to form a ring. Then work 1 DC in the ring next to the CH, then chain 3.

Lacy Granny Crochet Triangle - Step 1

Step 2: work 3 double crochet in the ring, chain 3, 3 double crochet in the ring again, then chain 3 again. Work 1 more double crochet (to complete the first granny stitch of to make 3 double crochet). To close the round, work a slip stitch in the top of the first chain 3.Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - Step 2 in the Photo Tutorial

Step 3: Start round 2 with a chain 3. Working in the back loops only, work 1 double crochet right next to the chain 3.

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - Crochet a Long at My Merry Messy Life

Step 4: Working in the chain 3 from round 1 (the triangle corner), work 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet.

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - How to work the corners

Step 5: Finish round two by crocheting 3 double crochets in the back loops only of the previous 3 double crochets from round 1, then work another corner (3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet). Repeat the next side with 3 double crochets in the back loops only, then work the last corner (3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet). End of round 2.

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - End of Round 2

Here’s what rounds 1 and 2 should look like, before we move onto round 3.

Completed Rounds 1 and 2 of the Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle

Step 6: Round 3 – Chain 3. Then work 4 double crochet, one in each of the next 4 spaces, in the back loops only. You can really see in this picture the back and front loops.

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - round 3

Step 7: Work a corner into the previous corner (which is the chain 3). It’s 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 more double crochet.

Crochet Granny Lacy Triangle - Photo Tutorial

Step 8: Work 1 double crochet in each of the next 9 spaces, back loop only.

Crochet Granny Triangle - Free Pattern and full crochet tutorial

Step 9: Work the next corner (in the previous chain 3). 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet. Work the next side, which is again, 1 double crochet in each of the next 9 spaces (so 9 double crochets total for each side). The last side is only worked half way, since we started it in the middle of the side (see the orange line below, that is what we are working). So work 1 double crochet in each of the next four spaces, back loop only again. Then, work a slip stitch at the top of the last chain 3 to close it. Done!Crochet Granny Triangle - Free Pattern and Tutorial - closing up the last round

Check back on Monday morning for the next prompt, where you’ll have the next week until Friday to complete it (since we are generally much busier during the week, I’m allowing for more time to finish it). Ask any questions here in the comments below, or on any of my social media channels! Merry Crocheting!

 

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Sugar Love Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Sugar Love Crochet Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

A free crochet pattern for a girly and sweet baby blanket that’s textured and fun!

Sugar Love Crochet Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

As you may know already, I have three kids and they are ALL boys. I love my boys to pieces and wouldn’t trade them for a million girls, BUT I sure do long to buy those girly clothes and crochet girly things. Thankfully, my sister just had a baby girl, so now I can go to town! She’s gonna be spoiled, starting with the baby hats I crocheted for her and now this blanket.

This blanket uses many different stitches and textures so it is so interesting to look at and feel. I love how it turned out! Remember to use the green “Print Friendly” button at the bottom of the post to print the pattern easily.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Sugary Sweet Baby Girl Blanket from My Merry Messy Life

Crochet Sugar Love Baby Blanket

Written and designed by Sara of My Merry Messy Life ©2013. Please do not copy this pattern, but you are free to link to it and use it to sell your own handmade items. For more info, see my Legal page.

Abbreviations

  • chain = CH
  • half double crochet = HDC
  • Refer to the stitches used below for the rest of the abbreviations

Stitches Used in the Pattern

  • Bobble Stitch – *Yarn over, insert hook into space and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * four more times. Then yarn over and pull through all the remaining loops.
  • Pucker Stitch – Treble crochet in one space, single crochet in next space.
  • Cluster V-Stitch – See my full photo tutorial on the cluster v, or it’s just – *Yarn over, insert hook into space and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, and pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain). Yarn over, insert hook into same space and pull up a loop (4 loops remain). Yarn over and pull through two loops, then yarn over and pull through the remaining 3 loops. CH 1. Repeat from * but do not CH 1 again.

Materials

Sugar Love Crochet Baby Blanket - Close-Up of the Stitches Used

The Pattern

How this Pattern Works – Important Tips

This blanket is comprised of several different stitches – the cluster-v, bobble, pucker, half double crochet, and mesh. The most important thing is that your beginning completed first row is divisible by both 2 and 3, I chose 72 half double crochet stitches (after a chain of 75). Then, you can hop around to all the different stitches creating whatever look you want! Each project will be unique. I provide instructions on how to work a half double crochet row after each special stitch row in case you get confused. The second most important thing is that you count your stitches to make sure it stays the same. Whenever I got lazy and didn’t do it, the blanket would start getting smaller or bigger and I’d have to frog it and start counting again. Nothing more frustrating than that!

  • CH 75 (or any number that is divisible by 2 and 3, plus 3 chain at the end)
  • In the 3rd CH from hook, HDC
  • 1 HDC in each space all the way down (72 HDC total)
  • Any combination of the following stitches. One I did often was:
    1 HDC row
    1 pucker stitch
    2 HDC rows
    1 Bobble row

Another stitch example

  • 2 HDC rows
  • Mesh row
  • 1 HDC row
  • 1 pucker stitch row
  • 1 bobble row

 Sugar Love Crochet Baby Blanket - Free Pattern at My Merry Messy Life

How to Work the Pucker Stitch Row

  • CH 1
  • SC in same space
  • *TR in the next space
  • SC in the next space
  • Repeat from * all the way down (72 stitches total)

How to Work the Cluster V-Stitch Row

  • CH 3
  • DC in same space
  • SK 2 spcaes
  • *Work a cluster v-stitch in the next space
  • Skip 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way down, but end with just a double crochet in the last space

How to Work the Bobble Row (make sure to work it on the WRONG side so the bobble pops out on the right side)

  • CH 1
  • SC in same space
  • SC in next space
  • *Work a bobble stitch in the next space
  • SC in the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way down

HDC after Bobble Row

Even though the bobble stitch is worked on the wrong side, I found it was easiest to work on the wrong side again for the HDC row after the bobble row. So, CH 2, and HDC in the same first space. Then, work 1 HDC in each space all the way down. It is tricky to find each space, but look for the chain at the top of the row to see where to put your hook and know that it’s 3 stitches per bobble.

Mesh Row

  • CH 3
  • DC in same space
  • DC in next space
  • CH 1
  • SK 1 space
  • DC in next space
  • DC in next space
  • CH 1
  • SK 1 space
  • Repeat from * all the way down, ending with a DC in the last 2 spaces

HDC after Mesh Row

When doing a HDC after a mesh row, work 2 HDC’s in the CH 1 space, and only 1 HDC in between the two double crochets of the mesh row.

Cluster V-Stitch Row

  • CH 3
  • Double crochet in the same space
  • SK 1 space
  • Work a cluster v-stitch in the next space
  • Skip 2 spaces
  • *Work a cluster v-stitch in the next space
  • Skip 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way down, ending with a DC in the last space

HDC after V-Stitch Row

When doing a HDC after a cluster v-stitch row, work 2 HDC’s in the CH 1 space of the cluster-v, and only 1 HDC in between the cluster-v’s

Sugar Love Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial for the Border
Leave all the tails loose as you crochet. Then, crochet 4 rows for the border

How to Crochet the Border

  • 1 HDC in each space all the way around, but 3 HDC in one of the stitches of the corners
  • Make 4 of those rows
  • Then fold over, tuck the tails in as you whip stitch the border closed with the same colored yarn to cover up the tails.

Sugar Love Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern - Close-Up of the Border

Another shot of the border:

Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern - Close-up of the border

Make the matching hats to go with the blanket!

Sugar Love Crochet Baby Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern via My Merry Messy Life

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Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt – Granny Stitch Star (free pattern)

Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt - Granny Stitch Star - Free Pattern via My Merry Messy Life

I made this crochet Christmas tree skirt for my kids’ tree and I just love how it turned out! It’s merry and bright, and so very ruffled. I love the granny stitch star blanket pattern that makes it look even more Christmassy!

Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt - Granny Stitch Star - Free Pattern via My Merry Messy Life

Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt

Written and designed by Sara of My Merry Messy Life, ©2013. See my Legal page for terms of use.

For a printable version, click on the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of this post.

Materials

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Yarn: 1 skein of each (about 20 ounces total) – Bernat Handicrafter Holidays Sparkle Christmas Yarn in Red (where to buy) and White (where to buy) (each of those skeins is about 9 ounces) and the Lime is from Red Heart Yarn in Shimmer (about 3 ounces) (where to buy)

Hook: J

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet
  • SK = skip
  • Granny Stitch = 3 double crochets in the same space
  • Increasing Granny Stitch – 3 double crochets in the same space, chain 3, 3 double crochets in the same space
Crochet Granny Stitch Star Christmas Tree Skirt - Free Pattern by My Merry Messy Life
Here is a close-up view of one of the points of the star.

The Pattern

Notes:

  • Alternate your colors each row {white, red, white, green} repeat that pattern, except for rows 1 and 2 which I did just white
  • To make the skirt larger, you’ll need more skeins and you’ll need to add more of the last row onto the skirt until you get the desired length.
  • Measurements – the skirt measures about 13 inches wide, from each point to the center circle

Row 1 (white)

  • CH 39
  • In the 3rd CH from hook, work 2 DCs
  • *Sk 2 CH’s
  • Work a granny stitch in the next CH
  • Repeat from * all the way down until you have 12 granny stitches

Row 2 (white)

  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in between each granny stitch below
  • Repeat all the way down (22 granny stitches total)
  • DC on the top of the first CH 3 of the row below (to create a bar to start the next row on)
  • Fasten off

Row 3 (red)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in between each granny stitch below
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (42 granny stitches total)
  • DC on the top of the first CH 3 of the row below
  • Fasten off

Row 4 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in the next space
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (62 granny stitches total)

Row 5 (lime)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (82 granny stitches total)
Granny Stitch Star Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern
I like how the skirt has the star points – it makes it more interesting than just a plain circle.

Row 6 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (102 granny stitches total)

Row 7 (red)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (122 granny stitches total)

Row 8 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 5 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (142 granny stitches total)

Row 9 (lime)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 6 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (162 granny stitches total)

Row 10 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 7 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (182 granny stitches total)

Row 11 (red)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 8 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (202 granny stitches total)

Row 12 (white)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 9 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (222 granny stitches total)

Row 13 (lime)

  • SL ST onto the CH 3 of the row below
  • CH 3
  • *Work an increasing granny stitch in the next CH 3, then 1 granny stitch in each of the next 10 spaces
  • Repeat all the way down, ending with an increasing granny stitch in the last space (242 granny stitches total)
Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern - Granny Stitch Star
Here is what the tree looks like under my kids’ tree – see how thick and layered it is? It really hides the tree stand and floor.

 

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Crochet Fox Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

A free crochet pattern for a friendly fox hat, complete with sizes from newborn to adult! This is perfect for a fox-lover or for Halloween costumes and is warm enough for the whole winter.

Crochet Friendly Fox Hat - Free Crochet Pattern for ALL sizes!

When I asked my oldest son (who’s 4) what he wanted to be for Halloween, he said very quickly, “a fox!” In the days to follow, he also came up with a moose, a “daddy deer,” a bear, a lion and several other wild animals. But the fox was first, so I went to work on a fox hat. When it was all finished, Gabe refused to wear it and would run away when I brought it out. I couldn’t for the life of me understand why the sight of it repulsed him, until I discovered he was scared of it. I tried to think like a preschooler and realized all I had to do was add a little smile and voila! He now loves it!

Check out my other hat in this series – the Shabby Happy Lion I made for our two-year-old.

Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing Vanna’s Choice yarn for this project. This yarn is so soft, yet still strong and warm so it’s perfect for winter hats on a budget.

Materials Needed

  • Vanna’s Choice Yarn by Lion Brand in radiant orange, white, and black
  • Hook (unless otherwise stated for the face pieces): H, 5.0 mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle to sew on pieces and sew in tails

Tutorials to Help You

Newborn to 3 months

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 7 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (8 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (16 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (24 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (32 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6 (work an increasing stitch just 2 times this round, doesn’t matter where)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 19 spaces
  • 2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 19 spaces
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (42 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 7-17

(or keep working rounds until the hat is about 6 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (or mark with a stitch marker and eliminate the CH 2 and SL ST at the end of the round, in other words, work a continual round)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of CH 2 (42 HDC total)

Rounds 14-17 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

 

3 to 6 months

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 7 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (8 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (16 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (24 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (32 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 9 spaces
  • *2 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 9 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (44 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 7-20

(or keep working rounds until it’s about 7 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (or mark with a stitch marker and eliminate the CH 2 and SL ST at the end of the round, in other words, work a continual round)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of CH 2 (44 HDC total)

Rounds 17-20 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

 

6-12 Months (16 to 18 inch head)

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 7 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (8 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (16 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (24 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (32 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (48 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 7-23

(or keep working rounds until it’s about 7.5 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (or mark with a stitch marker and eliminate the CH 2 and SL ST at the end of the round, in other words, work a continual round)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of CH 2 (48 HDC total)

Rounds 19-23 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

 

Toddler – 12 Months to 3 Years

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 9 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (10 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (20 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 8-25

(or keep working rounds until it’s about 8 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Rounds 21-25 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

Child Size – 3-10 Years

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 9 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (10 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (20 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH  2 (30 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Round 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (60 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 8-25

(or keep working rounds until the hat is about 8 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (60 HDC total)

Rounds 20-25 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

Pre-Teens and Teens

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 9 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (10 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (20 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH  2 (30 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Round 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (60 HDC total)

Round 8

Work an increasing stitch only 5 times this round (an increasing stitch is 2 HDC in one stitch).

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 11 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 11 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (65 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 9-28

(or keep working rounds until the hat is about 9 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (65 HDC total)

Rounds 23-28 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

 

Adults (for a 22-23 inch head)

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 9 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (10 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (20 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH  2 (30 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Round 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (60 HDC total)

Round 8

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 5 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 5 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (70 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 9-34

(or keep working rounds until the hat is about 9 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (70 HDC total)

Rounds 30-34 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

Free Crochet Pattern for a Friendly Fox in ALL sizes

Trick for sewing the ear flaps on symmetrically

Fold the hat in half and use sewing pins to tack one of the flaps onto the hat. Tack the other one to the other side in the same position. Whip stitch the flaps on with the sewing pins still attached and then remove them when finished.

Ear Flaps

Knowledge of  a half double crochet decrease stitch is necessary to complete the ear flaps. If you’ve never worked one, here is my complete photo tutorial!

Row 1

  • CH 16
  • In 3rd CH from hook, work a HDC
  • 1 HDC in each CH down  (13 HDC total)

Row 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces (11 HDC total)

Row 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces (10 HDC total)

Row 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in each of the next 4 spaces (9 HDC total)

Row 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in each of the next 3 spaces (8 HDC total)

Row 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC  in each of the next 2 spaces (7 HDC total)

Row 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces (6 HDC total)

Row 8

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces (5 HDC total)

Row 9

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces (4 HDC total)

Row 10

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in the last space (3 HDC total)

Row 11

  • CH 2
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces

Finish off

Friendly Fox Crochet Hat - Free Crochet Pattern for ALL Sizes

Trick For Sewing On the Face Parts Symmetrically

I have spent many a precious hour sewing and resewing facial parts onto projects before and have found the best and easiest way to do it is to tack all of the pieces onto the hat with sewing pins first. It takes more time up front, but saves lots of frustration and time later!

Eyes

Change to a G hook, use white yarn

Row 1

  • CH 10, work 1 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook
  • Work 1 SC in each space all the way down (8 total SC)

Row 2

  • CH 1 (counts as first SC)
  • 1 SC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • 1 SC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 SC  in each of the next 2 spaces (7 SC total)

Row 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first SC)
  • 1 SC in the next space
  • 1 SC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 SC in each of the next 3 spaces (6 SC total)

Row 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first SC)
  • 1 SC in the next space
  • 1 SC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 SC in each of the next 2 spaces (5 SC total)

Row 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first SC)
  • 1 SC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 SC in each of the next 2 spaces (4 SC total)

Row 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first SC)
  • 1 SC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 SC in the last space (3 SC total)

Row 7

  • CH 2
  • 1 SC decrease in the next 2 spaces

Free Crochet Patterns for Fox and Lion Hats by My Merry Messy Life

Pupils

G hook, use black yarn

Round 1

  • CH 2, SL ST to form a ring (or use a magic circle)
  • 7 SC in ring (8 total)

Round 2

  • CH 2
  • 2 SC in next space
  • *1 SC in next space
  • 2 SC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around (12 SC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2
  • 1 SC in each space around (12 SC total)

Sew into middle of the eye triangles

Nose

Use a G hook

Round 1 (black yarn)

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 1, 4 SC in ring (5 SC total)
  • SL ST to beginning CH 1

Round 2

  • CH 1, SC in same space
  • 2 SC in each space around (10 SC total)
  • SL ST to beginning CH 1

Round 3

  • CH 1, SC in same space
  • 1 SC in next space
  • 2 SC in next space
  • 1 SC in next space
  • Repeat from * around (15 SC total)
  • SL ST to beginning CH 1

Round 4 (switch to orange)

  • CH 1, 1 SC in same space
  • 1 SC in next space
  • *2 SC in next space
  • 1 SC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * around (20 SC total)
  • SL ST to beginning CH 1

Rounds 5-10

  • CH 1
  • 1 SC in each space around (20 SC total)
  • SL ST to beginning CH 1

Friendly Fox Crochet Ears Zoom

Ears

These ears are worked in the round as little pointy hats. It makes the ears very sturdy so they stand straight up like real fox ears. First CH of each round counts as a SC.

  1. Row 1: CH 3, SL ST to form a ring (or do a magic circle), 5 SC in ring (6 total)
  2. Row 2: CH 1, 1 SC, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC, 1 SC in each of the last 2 stitches . SL ST to CH 1.
  3. Row 3: CH 1, 1 SC in same stitch, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, *2 SC h, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, Repeat from * one more time. SL ST to CH 1.
  4. Row 4: CH 1, 1 SC in same stitch, 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC , 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC, 1 SC in each of the last 4 stitches. SL ST to CH 1.
  5. Rows 5-16: Ch 1, SC in each stitch around.

Smile

  • CH 13, finish off
  • Ch 3 for the short line
  • Leave a long tail for sewing onto the hat

Crochet Braids for Crochet Hats and Beanies

Braids

Take 10 strands of yarn and cut them 24 inches long

Fold them in half as a group and knot onto the end of 1 ear flap by inserting the loop into a space at the point of the flap and pull the ends of the strands through the loop.

Divide evenly into 3 groups and braid. Tie off the end of the braid with a strand of yarn and trim the ends so they are even.

Need another character hat for Halloween? Check out my monster crochet beanie and my shabby happy lion beanie!

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Sugar Love Crochet Baby Girl Beanie – Free Patterns

Here is an adorable and free crochet beanie hat pattern for the baby girls in your life! I made these sweet little hats for my sister’s baby, who is due in a few months. I just love how they turned out – so cheerful and adorable! I can’t wait to see them on her tiny little head.

Sugar Love Crochet Baby Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern via My Merry Messy Life

Sugar Love Beanie – Newborn Size (0-3 months)

Will fit an approximately 14-16 inch head.

Written by Sara of My Merry Messy Life ©2013, please see my Terms of Use for my crochet patterns.

To print the pattern, just use the Print Friendly button at the bottom of this post (you can delete the parts you don’t want!).

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • TR = treble crochet
  • Bobble Stitch – *Yarn over, insert hook into space and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * four more times. Then yarn over and pull through all the remaining loops.
  • Pucker Stitch – Treble crochet in one space, single crochet in next space.
  • Cluster V-Stitch – See my full photo tutorial on the cluster v, or it’s just – *Yarn over, insert hook into space and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, and pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain). Yarn over, insert hook into same space and pull up a loop (4 loops remain). Yarn over and pull through two loops, then yarn over and pull through the remaining 3 loops. CH 1. Repeat from * but do not CH 1 again.

Materials

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  • Hook: G for the newborn to three months hat, Hook: H for the 6-9 month hat
  • Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink (where to buy), White (where to buy), Pistachio (where to buy), Strawberry (where to buy), Cobalt Blue (where to buy), Orchid (where to buy),

Sugar Love Crochet Baby Girl Beanie Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

THE CROWN

Round 1 (soft pink)

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 7 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH (8 HDC total)

Round 2 (soft pink)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (16 HDC total)

Round 3 (white)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (24 HDC total)

Round 4 (orchid)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (32 HDC total)

Round 5 (pistachio)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (40 HDC total)

Round 6 (cobalt blue) (work an increasing stitch just 2 times this round, doesn’t matter where)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 19 spaces
  • 2 DC in next space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 19 spaces
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2(42 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

Closeup of the Cluster-V Stitch and Bobble Stitches for the Sugar Love Crochet Baby Beanie pattern

THE SIDES

Work any combination of the next stitches, making the hat 5.5 to 6 inches long. Just make sure you keep the 42 stitches, so it is divisible by both 2 and 3.

Pucker Stitch Row (strawberry)

  • CH 3 (counts as first TR)
  • SC in the next space
  • *TR in the next space
  • SC in the next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 3

2 HDC Rows (white then soft pink)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (42 HDC total)

Cluster V-Stitch Row (pistachio)

  • CH 3
  • Work a cluster v-stitch, or just part of one since you now have the CH 3.
  • Skip 2 spaces
  • *Work a cluster v-stitch
  • Skip 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 3

For the rest, just follow the above instructions:

  • 1 HDC row (orchid)
  • 1 pucker row (cobalt blue)
  • 1 HDC row (strawberry)
  • 1 cluster v-stitch row (orchid)
  • 1 HDC row (soft pink)
  • 1 bobble stitch row (orchid)

15 rows total

Crochet Baby Beanie Hat - Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Girl

6 – 9 months (16-18 inch head)

Hook: H

THE CROWN

Round 1 (soft pink)

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 7 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH (8 HDC total)

Round 2 (soft pink)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (16 HDC total)

Round 3 (white)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (24 HDC total)

Round 4 (pistachio)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (32 HDC total)

Round 5 (orchid)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (40 HDC total)

Round 6 (cobalt blue)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (48 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

Crochet Baby Beanie for a Baby Girl - Free Pattern!

THE SIDES

Work any combination of the next stitches, making the hat 5.5 to 6 inches long. Just make sure you keep the 48 stitches, so it is divisible by both 2 and 3.

Pucker Row – white

  • CH 3 (counts as first TR)
  • SC in the next space
  • *TR in the next space
  • SC in the next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 3

2 HDC rows – orchid then soft pink

  • CH 2
  • 1 HDC in each space around (48 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2

1 Cluster V-stitch row – strawberry

  • CH 3
  • Work a cluster v-stitch, or just part of one since you now have the CH 3.
  • Skip 2 spaces
  • *Work a cluster v-stitch
  • Skip 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 3

For the rest, just copy the above instructions:

  • 1 HDC row (2 inside the cluster-v, 1 HDC in between the cluster-v’s) (white)
  • 1 pucker row (pistachio)
  • 1 HDC row (cobalt blue)
  • 1 Cluster V-stitch row (orchid)
  • 1 HDC row (soft pink)
  • 1 pucker row (white)
  • 2 HDC rows (pistachio)
  • 1 bobble row (orchid)

17 rows total

Merry Crocheting! Leave a comment if you have any questions.

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Sweet Pea Crochet Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern for a Sweet Pea Beanie

A free crochet pattern for a sweet, feminine hat that suits a girl of any age.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Sweet Pea Beanie via My Merry Messy Life

This is another hat I’ve made for our family friend who is battling cancer and wants some happy hats to keep her spirits up. See the other crochet beanie here (also free crochet pattern), done with the woven stitch and some scrumptious yarn with a fun crochet flower. This one is a new stitch on the blog – the iced shell stitch. I learned it from my favorite crochet book, “Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia” (where to buy).

It is such a pretty stitch and I plan to also make this hat for my little niece-to-be, so check back for a newborn size. Although, all you have to do is change the width of the crown, using my Hat Measurements for Crochet and Knit post and length of the sides and you can make this hat any size you want! You will need your last round of the crown to have a multiple of 3.

Crochet Sweet Pea Beanie with the Iced Shell Stitch - Free Pattern!

Sweet Pea Crochet Beanie – Adult Size (see below for preemie and newborn sizes)

Will fit an approximately 21-23 inch head.

Written by Sara of My Merry Messy Life, ©2013

Abbreviations

  • DC = double crochet
  • CH = chain
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • SC = single crochet

Materials

  • Hook: H
  • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink (where to buy)
  • Button or Flower to sew on


Pattern

The crown of the hat

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 11 DC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH (12 DC total)

Round 2

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 2 DC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (24 DC total)

Round 3

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 1 DC in next space
  • *2 DC in next space
  • 1 DC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (36 DC total)

Round 4

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 DC in next space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (48 DC total)

Round 5

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in the next space
  • 1 DC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (48 DC total)

Round 6

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 1 DC in same space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 DC in next space
  • 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH (60 DC total)

Done with the crown!

Crown of Hat for a Preemie

CH 3, SL ST to form a ring

Round 1

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 11 HDC in ring (12 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around (24 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space (24 total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space*
  • Repeat from * all the way around (36 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Crown of Hat for a Newborn

Round 1

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 11 HDC in ring (12 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around (24 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC),  1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces (32 total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around (32 total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces*
  • Repeat from * all the way around (40 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Crochet Iced Shell Stitch via My Merry Messy Life

The Sides – Iced Shell Stitch

Adult: Round 7, Newborn – Round 6, Preemie – Round 5

  • Work a standing SC where you just work a SC in the space
  • CH 3 and skip 2 spaces (or 3 DC’s, however it’s easier for you to understand)
  • *SC in next space
  • CH 3 and skip 2 spaces (or 3 DC’s, however it’s easier for you to understand)
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • Join with a SL ST to the CH 1

Adult: Round 8, Newborn – Round 7, Preemie – Round 6 (shell round)

  • CH 3 (counts as first DC)
  • 2 DC in same SC space (so it looks like 3 DC’s in the same space)
  • SC on the CH 3
  • *3 DC in next SC
  • SC in next CH 3
  • Repeat from * all the way around (21 shells {3 DC in same SC space} total)
  • Join with SL ST to top of first CH 3

Adult: Round 9, Newborn – Round 8, Preemie – Round 7 (chain round)

  • CH 1
  • SC on the top of the middle DC of the 3 DC’s from the previous round
  • *CH 3
  • SC on top of the middle DC of the 3 DC’s from the previous round
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • End with a CH 3 and SL ST to the beginning CH 1

For an adult – Repeat Rounds 8 and 9 five times to make a total of 16 rows, ending with a shell round (round 9).

In other words, it looks like this:

  • Round 10: Shell Round
  • Round 11: Chain Round
  • Round 12: Shell Round
  • Round 13: Chain Round
  • Round 14: Shell Round
  • Round 15: Chain Round
  • Round 16: Shell Round

The Sides for Preemie and Newborn Sizes

I have not worked the hat for preemie and newborn sizes, so I’m honestly not sure how many rows of this particular stitch you’ll need. But, using my Hat Measurements for Crochet and Knit post, you just keep crocheting until you’ve reached the correct length for those sizes of heads.

  • Preemie – 5 to 5.5 inches long (or shorter if it’s a very small baby, but then it can be rolled up if it’s too long)
  • Newborn 5.5 to 6 inches long

Crochet Iced Shell Beanie - Sweet and Pretty for Any Age Lady - Free Pattern

Hope that makes sense! Leave a comment if it doesn’t.

Here’s another hat I made for our family friend – also a free pattern! The Cheery Lime Beanie.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Cherry Lime Beanie - Adult Size

It would also pair nicely with one the most popular posts on my blog – the Shell Headband. This free pattern comes with an explanation on how to make it for any sized head!

Free Pattern for a Sweet Crochet Shell Headband for any size

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