Flower Fairy Baby Beanie

flower beanie 1

I made this for a friend’s baby. It is based on the hat worn by the Double Daisy flower fairy. It is for a child approximately a year old? To be honest, I don’t know much about babies and how big their heads are.

This pattern uses a 4mm hook and 8 ply wool (although I used 12 ply because I had some super fancy 12 ply lying around just begging to be used). It is written in American crochet notation.

flower beanie 2

Stem

With brown wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in each stitch (backloops only) (12 stitches)

Rounds 4 – 6: sc in each stitch (12 stitches)

Round 7: (decrease two together) x 3, sc in the next two stitches, increase in the next three stitches, sc in the last stitch (12 stitches) (this should create a little kink in the stem

Rounds 8 – 9: sc in each stitch (12 stitches)

Flower

Change to green wool

Round 10: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 11: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 12: sc in the first three stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 13: sc in the first four stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 14: sc in the first five stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (42 stitches)

Round 15: sc in the first six stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (48 stitches)

Round 16: sc in the first seven stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (54 stitches)

Round 17: sc in the first eight stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (60 stitches)

Round 18: sc in the first nine stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (66 stitches)

Round 19: sc in the first ten stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (72 stitches)

Round 20: sc in the first eleven stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (78 stitches)

Rounds 21 – 31: sc in each stitch (78 stitches)

Change to red wool

Rounds 32 – 33: sc in each stitch (78 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in end.

Petals (make 11)

With red wool

Attach the wool to the brim of the beanie

Row 1: sc 7, turn (7 stitches)

Row 2 – 8: sc in each stitch (7 stitches)

Row 9: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next three stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (5 stitches)

Row 10: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next stitch, decrease the last two stitches together (3 stitches)

Row 11: decrease the remaining three stitches together (1 stitch)

Fasten off, weave in end.

The eleventh petal will have 8 stitches in row 1 and thereafter instead of 7 (because 11 x 7 is only 77, not 78, so the last petal needs an extra stitch so there is no gap)

 

Finishing

Block the petals and then sew the tips of three of them to the body of the beanie so they don’t get in the baby’s eyes.

flower beanie 3

I hope your baby enjoys the beanie. I think it made my friend’s little girl look a lot like a fairy, although she did seem to enjoying eating it more than wearing it 🙂

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