How To Crochet A Chunky Newborn Beanie
You’ll need a 9mm hook + 81 yds #6 super bulky yarn, yarn needle + scissors.
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Wrap yarn counter clockwise around your finger, pinch it together.
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Keeping it together, slide the loop off your finger. Insert your hook, yarn over (yo) + pull up a loop.
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Yarn over, insert hook in circle, yo + pull up a loop, yo + pull through all 3 loops= 1 half double crochet (hdc)
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Repeat again, keep crocheting over both strands of yarn into the circle.
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Continue crocheting into circle until you have 8 hdc.
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Once you have 8 hdc in the circle, pull the tail to close.
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Slip stitch to join the round, ch 1.
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Hdc in the first stitch.
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In the same stitch, hdc again.
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Now repeat: 2 hdc in each stitch around.
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When you have 16 stitches, slip stitch to join.
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Ch 1, place 2 hdc in the same stitch, and 1 hdc in the next, repeat 2 hdc, 1 hdc around.
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When you finish you’ll have 24 sts, slip st to join.
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Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around.
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Since you’re not increasing anymore, it will start to bowl. This is what you want. You’re now making the sides of the hat. Slip st to join the round.
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Crochet 2 more rounds: ch 1, sc in each st around, slip st to join. You’ll have 6 rounds total.
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For the final round, ch 1 + single crochet (sc) in the same stitch.
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Continue to single crochet in each stitch around.
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Slip stitch to join.
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Flip right side up. Cut yarn and pull through last stitch. Use a yarn needle to weave the tail up through the stitches.
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