The Jennie Beanie- Fully Graded Free Crochet Pattern

 

So excited to share another one of our popular patterns, fully graded for your enjoyment!

If you would prefer the ad-free, large font colored PDF of this pattern, you can purchase it on our Etsy shop here, or you can purchase or add to your Ravelry Que here.

While grading patterns to fit all sizes has not happened for all of our patterns, it has been something that is important to me to achieve for a while now.  Most of our beanies have already been graded to fit our “mommy & me” theme here on A Purpose and A Stitch, but I never had a chance to grade the Jennie Beanie until recently.

With the growth of popularity in this pattern this year, I decided it would be first on our list of items to grade when I took on this new project of grading old patterns.

Have a pattern of ours that you absolutely love, but want it in a different size?  Just shoot me a message with a request!  Thats how this whole concept came to be.  We had a lovely reader request this beanie in a smaller size, and it was like a wake up call for me to get my rear in gear on grading.  We have also received requests for the Twisted Seed Headband, and the Toddler Star Stitch Slouchy, so keep an eye out for those patterns to be graded soon as well.

Below you will find the free pattern for the Jennie Beanie in sizes from newborn through adult male.  If you are looking to make this pattern in a different size or weight yarn, we do have comprehensive sizing information on our PDF available for purchase in our Etsy and Ravelry shops.

For a step-by-step picture tutorial or to read the story behind this beanie’s design, please visit our blog post on it.  We also recently released a video tutorial for the Sequoia slouch, which uses the half double crochet slip stitch used throughout this pattern.  That video has been uploaded here for your convenience, but you can also visit our YouTube page for a higher quality video.

What You Need 
  • 6.00mm (US J) crochet hook (or hook to obtain gauge)1-2 skeins of *worsted weight 4 yarn- 75(100,125,160,170,210,230,270) yardsEmbroidery Needle Scissors Faux Fur Pom Pom (optional)
Completed Measurements (With Brim Unfolded)
Newborn- 3 months: 11” circumference & 6.5” tall (1.5” brim)3-6 months: 13” circumference & 7.5” tall (1.5” brim)  

6-12 months: 15.25” circumference & 8” tall (2” brim)

2T-3T: 17.5” circumference & 9” tall (2” brim) 

4T- 10 years: 17.5” circumference & 9.5” tall (2” brim)

Teen: 19.5” circumference & 10.5” tall (3” brim)

Adult Female: 19.5” circumference & 11.5” tall (3” brim)

Adult Male: 21.5” circumference & 12” tall (3”brim)

Gauge Used
16 hdc ss in blo= 4″15 rows= 4″
Abbreviations Used 
ch= chain hdc= half double crochet 

ss= slip stitch 

WS= wrong side

RS=right side 

blo= back loops only 

sc= single crochet 

dc= double crochet 
Special Stitches
hdc ss = yarn over, insert hook into designated hook/loop and pull up a loop.  Pull loop through 2 loops on hook. *For a video tutorial on working this stitch, please see our Sequoia Slouch beanie tutorial here.*
Pattern Notes
  • This pattern is written in US standard size and abbreviations
  • Measurements are meant to be as close to standard as possible, but please double check circumference needed before you begin to ensure a proper fit. 
  • The pattern is written in newborn size with (0-6 month, 6-12 month, 2T-3T, 4T-10years, teen, adult female, adult male) sizes to follow in parentheses. 
  • *I’ve also made this beanie using Caron X Pantone Yarn (as shown in pictures on this post), which is rated as a category 5 weight yarn, but is very similar in bulk to a worsted weight (category 4) yarn.  The pattern is written for worst weight yarn since that is a far more common weight yarn, but if you would like to make this in a yarn similar to the Caron X Pantone, you certainly can. This will result in a beanie with a circumference of roughly 20″.  
  • This beanie is consists of one rectangular piece, seamed together to create a cylinder, then closed up at the top.  This makes modifying the hat easy to accommodate a variety of head sizes, make sure to check out our blog post for more information on customizing the size of this beanie. 
  • The stitches that make up this beanie offer a lot of give, so while the circumference size may concern you if you have a larger head circumference, I recommend trying out the pattern as written before adding more rows. If the circumference seems too big, I recommend going down a size.  
  • Every seed stitch portion should start with a single crochet and end in a double crochet 

Pattern

Foundation: ch 28 (32, 34, 38, 40, 44, 48, 50) starting in 3rd ch from hook, hdc ss across, turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 1(WS): ch 2, hdc ss in blo across, turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 2 (RS): ch 2, hdc ss in blo 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 12, 12, 12) *sc in blo, dc in blo, repeat from * across (ending with a dc in blo), turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 3: ch 1, *sc, dc, repeat from * 9 (11, 11, 13, 14, 14, 16, 17) more times, hdc ss in blo 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 12, 12, 12) turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 4: ch 2, hdc ss in blo 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 12, 12, 12), *sc, dc, repeat from * across, turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 5-6: repeat rows 3 & 4 (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 7-9: ch 2, hdc ss in blo across, turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 10-33 (41, 49, 57, 57, 65, 73): repeat rows 2-9 (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 34 (42, 50, 58, 58, 66, 74): ch 2, hdc ss in blo 12, *sc in blo, dc in blo, repeat from * across (ending with a dc in blo), turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 35 (43, 51, 59, 59, 67, 75): ch 1, *sc, dc, repeat from * 16 more times, hdc ss in blo 12, turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 36 (44, 52, 60, 60, 68, 76): ch 2, hdc ss in blo 12, *sc, dc, repeat from * across, turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 37 (45, 53, 61, 61, 69, 77)- 38 (46, 53, 62, 62, 70, 78): repeat rows 35 & 36 (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 39 (47, 54, 63, 63, 71, 79): ch 2, hdc ss in blo across, turn (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Row 40 (48, 55, 64, 64, 72, 80): With right side facing in, bring the foundation row and last row  together and ss the foundation chs to the 3rd loops (loops furthest away from you) of each hdc of the last row across, joining the two rows and creating a cylinder.  Fasten off leaving a long tail. (26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, 48)

Assembly 

Weave the tail in and out of the top of the rows around the cylinder and pull tight to close. Continue using the tail to tie opposite ends of top together, making sure it’s completely closed.  Add faux fur pom pom if desired. 

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