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Easy Crochet tutorial for Beanie and Cowl for Preemie to Adult sizes using your best #3 (DK) weight yarn

A few months ago, I made a sun hat using the same design used in this easy beanie and cowl pattern. Since designing that sun hat, I knew straight away that I would eventually make many designs using the stitches. One of the reasons I love the stitch is that it is addictive, soothing, and full of beautiful Texture.

Another good thing about this set is that it is size inclusive! The easy beanie and cowl pattern was written and tested from Preemie sizes up to Adult large sizes. However, I felt Babies can choke with cowls and have omitted their size.

The easy-breezy cowl pattern is available as a free PDF download Today only as part of the blog hop. You can also get the whole pattern available in this Blog hop at 90% off using the link below. Fall Fashion Bundle

Not only would you love your makes from the easy beanie and cowl pattern, but would also fall in love with the beautiful stitch and texture in the set. I made a pullover using the stitch and the end result is breathtaking. You can grab the bundle (easy beanie and cowl pattern alongside the pullover here)

Check out my 12 in 1 convertible dress

Crochet reversible stitch for a convertible dress

Check out the Stitch tutorial here.

Materials for the beanie and cowl set

YARN

Lion Brand Truboo, DK, #3, (100% Bamboo, 241 yards/220 m per 3.5 oz/100g Ball)

2 (2, 2, 3) Balls in Lilac

ESTIMATED YARDAGE

150 (200, 250, 280) yards

HOOK AND OTHER MATERIALS

US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

GAUGE

Rounds 1 – 6 = 3.5” Diameter

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL – Easy

TERMS – US Terminology

ADJUSTMENTS

Increase the number of rounds if you are unable to meet the required diameter for the size you are making.

In as much as head measurements vary from individuals, do make sure you size your hat as you crochet. To do so, once you are in Round 3 of the body, check fitting of your hat to make sure it’s a good fit.

Too small? Go up a size

Too Big? Go down a size

PATTERN NOTES

Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.

Any #3 weight of yarns can be substituted.

Chains at the beginning of Rounds do not count as a stitch.

Each dc cluster is worked stacked on previous dc clusters, except for the first round of Brim, where dc is also worked in ch 1 sp between each dc clusters.

STITCHES ABBREVIATIONS

Chain(s) – ch(s)

Slip Stitch – sl st

Single Crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double Crochet – dc

Double Crochet 2 stitches together– dc2tog

SPECIAL STITCH

Double crochet Cluster = [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in indicated

stitch.

Get the Beanie Pattern on Ravelry

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Beanie =

SizeHead CircumferenceBrim
Preemie14”1.5”
Infant (XS)16”2”
Toddler (S)17”2”
Child (M)19”3”
Teen/Adult (L) Adult Large (XL)21”   22”3”   3.5”

Cowl =

SizeLengthBreadth
   
Toddler (S)6”10”
Child (M)7”    12”
Teen/Adult (L) Adult Large (XL)8”   10”  12”   14”

Part 1: Easy Breezy Beanie Pattern

Instructions:

Preemie Size.

Round 1: In a Magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

The diameter should be about 3”

Round 6: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc

Do not fasten off, continue to Body for all sizes.

Infant SizeRound 1: In a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

The diameter should be about 3.5”

Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

Do not fasten off, continue to Body for all sizes.

Toddler Size

Round 1: In a magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 72 hdc

The diameter should be about 4.25”

Rounds 8 – 9: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 72 hdc.

Do not Fasten off, continue to Body for all sizes.

Child Size

Round 1: In a magic Ring, ch 2 (do not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 72 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 84 hdc

The diameter should be about 5”

Rounds 9 – 10: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 84 hdc

Do not Fasten off, continue to Body for all sizes.

Teen/Adult small Sizes

Round 1: In a magic Ring, ch 2 (do not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, om * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 72 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 84 hdc

Round 9: Ch 2, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 96 hdc

The diameter should be about 5.5”

Round 10: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 96 hdc

Do not Fasten off, continue with the body as with other sizes.

Adult Large Size

Round 1: In a magic Ring, ch 2 (do not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 72 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 84 hdc

Round 9: Ch 2, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 96 hdc

Round 10: Ch 2, *hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 108 hdc

The diameter should be about 6”

Round 11: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 108 hdc

Do not fasten off, continue with the body as with other sizes.

For all Sizes

Section 2: Body

Round 1: Ch 3, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in first st, *skip next 3 sts, ch 1, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in next st, rep from * to last 3 sts, ch 1, skip last 3 sts, join with a sl st to ch 3. 12 (15, 18, 21, 24, 27) dc clusters.

Round 2: Ch 3, *[dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * to end, ch 1, join with a sl st to ch 3. 12 (15, 18, 21, 24, 27) dc clusters.

Rounds 3 – 4 (5, 6, 8, 8, 8): Rep Round 2.

Round 5 (6, 7, 9, 9, 9): Ch 1, *sc in dc2tog, sc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to beginning chain. 48 (60, 72, 84, 96, 108) sc

Do not fasten off.

Section 3: Brim

chain 7(7, 9, 9, 11, 13) turn

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch, 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 12 sc), locate the next 2 sts on the body of the hat, sl st into these 2 sts, rotate your work.

Row 2: Working in BLO, skip the 2 sts with sl st, sc each st across, turn. 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 12 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across, locate the next 2 sts on the body of the hat, sl st into these 2 sts, rotate your work, skip the 2 sts with sl st.

Row 4 – End, repeat Row 2 and Row 3 alternatively.

Slip stitch into last st.

With both ends of the brim together, sl st through both sides.

Fasten off.

Sew in ends

Sew a pompom.

Part 2 of the easy beanie and cow pattern

Cowl Pattern

Instruction

Chain 108 (120, 132, 144), join with a sl st to beginning chain.

Round 1: Ch 3, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in first ch, *skip next 3 chs, ch 1, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in next ch, rep from * to last 3 chs, skip last 3 sts, ch 1, join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 24 (27, 30, 33, 36) dc clusters.

Round 2: Ch 3, *[dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * to end, ch 1, join with a sl st to ch 3. 24 (27, 30, 33, 36) dc clusters.

Rounds 3 – 12(16, 21, 24): Rep Round 2.

Or to desired length.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

Block to measurement.

I can’t wait to see your makes from this easy beanie and cowl pattern, do tag me with yours !!!