True story.. I actually had the idea for this crochet hat pattern back in 2020 when I learned my cousin and his wife were expecting a little boy. The first Garden Party Beanie and Blanket set that I made was in blues and grays. It was something I just whipped up on the fly and I adored it!
But because it was a gift, and I’m never quick at actually writing up patterns and grading them, I ended up giving the beanie and blanket away before I could finalize the patterns. I knew that meant I would have to make another set, and when I learned that some family friends were expecting a little girl, I knew that was my opportunity!
From there, the Garden Party Beanie and Blanket patterns were created! Read on to learn more about the Garden Party Beanie, the crochet hat pattern, or hop over to he Garden Party Blanket blog post to read all about the matching blanket.
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Beanie Pattern Details
The Garden Party Beanie is an easy, simple crochet hat pattern. It is worked in 1 seamless piece starting with the brim and working upwards. Plus with the option to make your beanie with or without a folded brim, the pattern is customizable to you! The beanie pattern has instructions for 5 different sizes, newborn through child, so it can fit all of your little ones.
This crochet hat pattern is perfect for an advanced-beginner crocheter. It uses basic stitches and just requires some knowledge of pattern reading. I also have pattern notes written at the beginning of the pattern that serve as helpful reminders for any of the areas that could be tricky.
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. I do provide you with gauge in the pattern and I highly recommend making a gauge swatch before you get started.
Coming in 5 Sizes, from Newborn to Child (3-10 years), this crochet hat pattern has a size to fit everyone! In addition, for each size listed in the pattern, 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.
For this crochet hat pattern I used Baby Bee Sweet Delight from Hobby Lobby, but if you don’t have access to that yarn, any Category 3 yarn should work! Below are some other options you can check out!
Hobby Lobby Must be Merino
Lion Brand Ice Cream
Lion Brand Baby Soft
Paintbox Yarns Simply DK
Bernat Softee Baby Cotton
Bernat Softee Baby Yarn
Sport Weight I love This Yarn
Caron Skinny Cakes
Loops & Threads Joy DK
Lion Brand Coboo
One thing I make sure to do before each pattern release is to have the new pattern tested. This knit hat pattern was no different!
I had some fantastic gals that tested this crochet hat pattern for me! They not only made hats in 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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And if you’re interested in a matching blanket, check out the Garden Party Blanket. It’s the perfect companion piece to this beautiful beanie!
As always, all my love!
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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!