Monday, March 18, 2013

Slouchy Beanie Pattern


Oliver, my youngest son, at 1.




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24 comments:

  1. I just finished making this for my 2 yr old granddaughter! Can't wait for her to model it! :) Easy Easy pattern! Less than 2 hrs to make. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you!! Love hearing that it worked out and was easy! That's really what I was going for with this one. Super quick and easy! I've made this one the morning of an outing just to match the outfit. :)

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  2. Hello, I'm à french women and i like this Slouchy Hat !!
    I'am going to try this pattern soon ;)
    You've got à lovely son.
    Sorry for my English :)

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    1. Thank you so much! (and your English is totally fine!!) Super happy you like it!

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  3. I made TWO of these beanies today! I blogged about there here: http://toocutesewclever.blogspot.com/2013/08/busy-busy.html

    Thanks so much for the fantastic pattern!

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  4. I love making hats..thanks for the pattern...

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  5. Love the look of this hat! Making the 22" with the H hook, do I follow the counts in parentheses?

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    1. That is correct. The larger sizes are in parenthesis.

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  6. I was wondering what is a "magic ring"? Where are the directions for making it? Thanks, Sylvia

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    1. Hi! I haven't done a tutorial on it but you can find one here. http://ambassadorcrochet.com/2012/02/14/how-to-make-a-crochet-magic-ring/

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  7. Im using your pattern to make a hat for a 8yr old girl fighting leukemia so of course she currently doesn't have any hair im little worried about sizing I can't go around her at the moment so I can't measure her head any suggestions on what I should do?

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    1. I do hope I can help. On many occasions, I am asked to make a child's hat and the only things I know about them are gender and age. I work in terms of averages when deciding how big to make the hat. From about years old until they reach puberty in their pre-teen years, or so, children don't have much head growth. If I were making the hat, I would estimate her head is about 20" in circumference based solely on the average size for her age. Without hair, of course, the circumference would be smaller slightly smaller but not too much. If you aim for 20", I believe it will fit well enough now and it will allow some stretch as well. Bigger is better than smaller especially in kids stuff. Also, if you allow your final end to be woven in but not well enough that you can retrieve it later, this hat can easily be sized, if only slightly, if needed. Again, I do hope that helps. I know how difficult it can be to guess at sizes and hope it fits. Best wishes for the dear child, as well.

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    2. *from about 2 or 3 years old

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  8. Danielle, I just printed off your wonderful slouchy hat pattern. I am a very new crocheter and I am confused already in the first round! I have finished the DC Ch1, 11 times. It continues; Sl st to ch3 in beg ch4, 12 DC 12
    Ch 1. This is what confuses me...where do I do the 12 DCs ch1s? Is this another round?
    I am so excited to make this hat for my 3yr old triplet grandsons! Thanks for your guidance to this newbie.

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  9. Danielle, at the end of round 1, it sounds as if we do another round with the DCs and ch1s after we Sl st into chain 3 of chain 4. Does this make sense to you? I dont know where the 12 DC and Ch1s go. Can you talk me through it, please?
    My little 3 year old triplet grandsons are going to love these hats if Granny can figure this out!
    Thanks so much for your generosity!

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    1. Those 12DC, 12Ch1 is just the total stitches for that round. Does that make sense? It does look a little confusing now that you pointed it out! Thanks so much for asking!!

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    2. Thank you so much! When I get these finished I will try to send you a photo of the boys wearing them, if you would like.
      I appreciate your help with this~

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    3. You're so welcome and I would love to see the end result! Also, this is my old blog. I've moved everything, including this pattern over to www.byddhines.com. :-)

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  10. Hi Danielle, firstly your son is just gorgeous and secondly I love love love the beanie. The pattern is super easy but I am having a hard time making the correct size. Ive had to failed attempts 1 too big the other too small. My son is almost two I tried the child size too big then the toddler size but there is no "slouch" could it be my hook size? I have done a conversion for sizing as im in Aus. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    1. It could be the difference in hooks sizes. This pattern does change even with the slightest hook size. Because heads sizes vary by age and individual, I can be very difficult to get sizing spot on. It sounds like the toddler size fit but wasn't slouchy. As you repeat rows 5 - 11 you can add a few more rounds of repeats to get more length in the hat which will help add that slouch. I do apologize for the delay in replay as we've been away on holiday but I do hope this helps!

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  11. I've tried making this hat twice and there is no slouch to it...

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    1. I'm sorry to hear you had trouble. As it is hard to get the perfect size for everyone due to individual head differences, the bests thing to do is use size instructions that fit the heads circumference and if you need more slouch, add a few more repeats of round 5 to make the hat longer and, in the end, a little more slouchy. A few repeats can make a big difference. I hope this helps!

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  12. Can I use this pattern to make a plaid slouchy for 6 - 12 month old..........I found a pattern that looks similar to this and the child but it starts at 4 years old.....I need to get 6 -12 month old and 3-4 ?? year old in the next week.....Thanks for your help.

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  13. I don't understand the round 12 14 16 when you say SC 2 together in next DC and ch 1 space. Like 2 what? Are you single crocheting the dc and the ch1 together?

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