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A Crochet Beanie Pattern: Little Bobble Beanie

Introducing your newest baby hat obsession – the Little Bobble Beanie! And the perfect beanie to pair with Little Bobble Blanket. Now if you haven’t read all about that pattern, head over and check it out!

But back to business… Whether you’re looking to make a beanie for a new niece or nephew or make something to keep your little ones warm, the Little Bobble Beanie pattern is perfect! Coming in 5 different sizes, there is definitely a size to meet your needs!

Inspiration

I have a new niece! Her name is Natalie and she is just a joy! She is the second daughter to my oldest brother and his wife. A little background on my family… my brothers, my cousins, and I are all very close. We were raised that way and we’ve stayed close! Our family does so much together, more so than most families, queue giant family vacations (like 23 people) to Disneyland in California and every other week dinners together, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

So when my cousin and his wife told us they were expecting, it was the first baby of the new generation (i.e. that of my brothers, my cousins, and me) and as someone who it’s relatively crafty, I knew I wanted to give something special to each new babe…

Following in my My Nana’s Footsteps

Moreover, I also knew that I wanted to follow in the steps of my grandmother and make each new babe a blanket because I still have the blanket my Nana made for me. But, what baby blanket is complete without a matching beanie?

Not a very good one, in my humble opinion. So with this new blanket design, I knew I needed a to make a matching beanie pattern. I won’t lie, this design was a bit of a struggle. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I frogged this hat about 8 times… and I am not even kidding.

But eventually, after a whole lot of trial and error, the Little Bobble Beanie pattern was born! And I couldn’t be more in love. I think it’s the perfect pairing on elegant and cute!

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Beanie Pattern Details

The Little Bobble Beanie pattern is a great staple beanie pattern! It is worked in 1 seamless piece and has the cutest (and easiest) ruffle border to finish it off. Plus with a folded brim, it will keep whatever noggin it’s protecting, that much warmer. The beanie pattern has instructions for 5 different sizes, newborn through child, so it can fit all of your little ones. I also chose to steam block my hat to help relax it, and that was the perfect choice, so I would recommend at least steam blocking your finished beanie as well.

Difficulty Level

This beanie pattern is perfect for an advanced-beginner crocheter. The beanie pattern uses basic stitches as well as a modified bobble stitch that I provide instructions on how to complete. I also have pattern notes written at the beginning of the pattern that serve as helpful reminders in the areas that could be tricky.

Gauge

Because this is a beanie pattern, i.e. a sized pattern, gauge is going to be an important piece. It is important to complete a gauge swatch if you want to ensure your finished beanie actually turns out to be the size you are making. So, all that to say that I give gauge in the pattern and I highly recommend making a gauge swatch before you get started.

Sizing

Coming in 5 Sizes, from Newborn to Child, this beanie pattern has a size to fit every little one! For my niece, I made the newborn size, which has a general circumference of 14″. In the beanie pattern, for each size listed, I do give a circumference size for the finished beanie and I would highly recommend using that to determine which size to make for your little one.

Materials Needed

  • Yarn: Yarn Bee Must be Merino (or equivalent Cat 3 weight yarn)
    • Yards of yarn needed range from 114 yards for the Newborn Size to 305 yards for the Child size.
  • Hook: 4.5mm
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors
  • Steamer
  • Blocking Mats and Pins (if desired) [I love my Knit Picks Blocking Mats]
  • Branded or Handmade Tag (if desired) [I get all of my tags from Angie & Britt – quality could NOT be better and their customer service is fabulous]
  • 1/4” Chicago Screws (if desired) [Link to the ones I used: GoldRed Copper, Multi-Pack]

Yarn

If you don’t have access to a Hobby Lobby or simply don’t want to use the yarn I used, these are some great substitutions!

  • Lion Brand Mandala
  • Lion Brand Baby Soft
  • Bernat Softee Baby Cotton
  • Bernat Softee Baby Yarn
  • Baby Bee Sweet Delight
  • Sport Weight I love This Yarn
  • Caron Skinny Cakes
  • Loops & Threads Joy DK
  • Lion Brand Coboo

Pattern Testing

One thing I make sure to do before each pattern release is to have the new pattern tested. This beanie pattern was no different!

I had some fantastic gals that tested this beanie pattern for me! They not only made adorable little beanies, in the most beautiful of colors, but they also gave me beautiful pictures and fabulous notes on the pattern!

Check out their finished beanies below!

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That’s A Wrap

Well that’s all the information I can give! I sincerely hope you’ll check out the pattern on either Ravelry or Etsy below.

Don’t forget to tag me on Facebook or Instagram @hanoveriancrochetco and use the #littlebobbolebeanie because I can’t ever get enough of seeing others creating my patterns.

And if you’re interested in a matching blanket, check out the Little Bobble Blanket! Coming in 16 different sizes, it’s the perfect companion piece to this beautiful beanie!

As always, all my love!

Katie

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PPS, if you’re looking to add some handmade touches to your home décor, don’t hesitate to check out the patterns for the Herringbone Hanging & Handle Baskets! These baskets add that homemade touch to any room in your house without looking like it. Everyone will ask where you got them from, promise!

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