My Favorite Beanie: 18 Inch Doll Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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Ever since I made My Favorite Beanie, Kaylee has been asking for a hat for her doll, Fancy. I was going to make a slouchy for Fancy but Kaylee wanted a beanie to match her slouchy instead. I really love how it turned out. I even made the fur pom pom myself! I hope you enjoy the pattern. Happy Crocheting!

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My Favorite Beanie – 18 Inch Doll Size

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Materials:

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
BL – back loop
BPdc – back post double crochet
dc – double crochet
dec – decrease
sc 
– single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
sp(s) – space(s)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

16 stitches & 14 rows = 4″

Finished Size:

  • 18 inch doll size – Approximately 12″ in diameter

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • All color changes are made in the last yarn over of the last stitch of the round.
  • See finishing instructions for all sizes are the bottom of the pattern.

Instructions:

Ribbing:

With Color A,

Ch 7
Row 1:
 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (6 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 4 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (6 sts)
Row 3-56: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-56, sc 56 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc, change to Color B, leaving a long tail with Color A when fastened off. (56 sts)

Main Hat:

Round 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into each st around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (56 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next st; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (56 sts)
Round 3-4: Repeat Round 2 (56 sts)
Change to Color C
Round 5: Repeat Round 2 (56 sts)
Round 6: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 6 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (48 sts)
Round 7: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 5 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (42 sts)
Round 8: Repeat Round 2 (42 sts)
Change to Color D
Round 9: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 4 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (35 sts)
Round 10: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 3 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (28 sts)
Round 11: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 2 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (21 sts)
Round 12: Repeat Round 2 (21 sts)
Change to Color E
Round 13: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc around the post of the next 2 sts, 1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. (14 sts)
Round 14: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *1 BPdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (7 sts)

Finish:

  • Using Color A‘s yarn tail and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail and yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn around the last round and pulling the yarn taught.
  • Place the pom pom in the center and sew in place using pom pom strings. (Note: If your pom pom strings are not long enough, you can tie them into a knot on the inside of the hat)
  • Weave in all ends.

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