Sunflower Beanie

Sunflower beanie - beginner crochet pattern, simple and easy. And it is so cute! This is a picture tutorial to guide you through the process of making this crochet hat easy and effortlessly.

sunflower hat
sunflower beanie

I made this beanie for my toddler, but you can make it in any size for the baby, teen or adult - all sizes are included. You can also experiment with the colors and petal shapes - let it be lily, carnation, lotus - the choice is yours! This easy beginner crochet pattern is a great idea for a handmade baby shower gift, you can make it fast and easy!

Recommended yarn for Sunflower Beanie crochet pattern: medium worsted weight (weight category #4). I used Red Heart Super Saver in Linen. (you can also use any solid color in earthy tones). For the sunflower: Red Heart Super Saver in Coffee and Bright Yellow.

Recommended crochet hook: J 10 (6.00 mm) or suitable size to obtain the gauge.

The gauge: 13 SC in 4'' (10 cm); 14 rows in 4'' (10 cm).

The stitches and abbreviations used in Free Crochet Sunflower Beanie Pattern: CH - chain, SC - single crochet, DC - double crochet, slip stitch.

Please note:

SC 2 (the # of stitches is AFTER the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in two stitches of the previous row.

2SC (the # of stitches is BEFORE the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in one stitch (increase).

SIZES AVAILABLE for Free Crochet Sunflower Beanie Pattern:

Preemie: 11-12 1/2" (28-32 cm) head circumference

Newborn - 3 months: 13-14 1/2 " (33-37 cm) head circumference

3-9 months: 15-16 1/2" (38-42 cm) head circumference

9-18 months: 17 - 18 1/2" (43 - 47 cm) head circumference

2-5 years: 18-19" (46 - 48 cm) head circumference

Child to Teenager: 19-20 1/2" (48 - 52 cm) head circumference

Adult: 21-22" (53-56 cm) head circumference


THE ROUND TOP OF THE CROCHET BEANIE.

Every crochet hat starts from the top (every knit hat starts from the bottom). The top is a flat circle. If you do not plan to make stripes, do not make a slip stitch at the end of each row and do not make a CH stitch at the beginning of each row, work in spirals instead to avoid a seam. Attach the stitch marker to the end of the first or the second row to indicate it and move the stitch marker up as the work progresses.

CH 3

Join in a ring with a slip stitch

Here is a ring - the beginning of the hat!

Row #1: Make a SC in a ring

Row #1 continued: Make 5 more SC stitches in the ring, total is 6 stitches in this row.

Attach the stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the row

Row #2: 2SC  in each stitch, total = 12 stitches in this row.

Row #3: [SC, 2SC]. Repeat [  ] 6 times around the row, total = 18 stitches in this row.

Row #4: [SC 2, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. This means: make a SC in the first stitch of the row, make a SC in the second stitch of the row, make two SCs in the third stitch of the row and repeat this pattern 5 more times. The total = 24 stitches after completing of this row.

Row #5: [SC 3, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 30 stitches after completing of this row.

Row #6: [SC 4, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 tomes around the row. Total = 36 stitches after completing of this row. Preemie size: skip rows 7 - 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #7: [SC 5, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 42 stitches after completing this row. Newborn - 3 months size: skip Rows 8 - 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #8: [SC 6, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 48 stitches after completing this row. Size 3-9 months: skip Rows 9 - 12 and go to Row #13

Row #9: [SC 7, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 54 stitches after completing this row. Size 9-18 months: skip Rows 10 - 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #10: [ SC 8, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 60 stitches after completing this row. Size 2-5 years: skip Rows 11 - 12 and go to Row #13

Row #11: Size Child to Teenager only: [SC 19, 2SC] Repeat [ ] 3 times around the row. Total = 63 stitches after completing this row. Skip Row # 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #12: [SC 9, 2SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 66 stitches.

This is the round top of the sunflower beanie - the flat circle. The diameter of this circle depends on the size of the hat you are making and generally it equals the desired head circumference divided by 3.14.

THE SIDES OF THE CROCHET SUNFLOWER BEANIE.


This is where you don't increase the stitches in the row. You make stitch in the stitch of the previous row for the needed number of the rows and the total number of the stitches in unchanged from the row to the row until you reach the needed height of the hat at the forehead.

Row #13: SC in each SC all around the row.

Preemie size: Make 9 or 10 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

Newborn - 3 months size: Make 11 or 12 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

3-9 months size: Make 13 or 14 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

9-18 months size: Make 14 or 15 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

2-5 years size: Make 15 or 16 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

Child to Teenager size: Make 16-17 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

Adult size:Make 17 or 18 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.


When you do not increase the number of the stitches and continue to make rows without increase, the flat circle starts to shape into a bowl.

After the slip stitch in the last row of the sides of the hat make a row of slip stitches all around - it will create a finished look and prevent the hat from excess stretching.

THE SUNFLOWER.

Make the flower separately and sew it on the Sunflower Beanie.

The center of the sunflower: (dark brown yarn):

Make a flat circle exactly as you've done for the round top of the sunflower beanie:
CH 3 join in the ring
Row #1: SC 6 into the ring
Row #2: 2 SC in each SC – total 12 stitches
Row #3: [SC, 2 SC in one next stitch] repeat [ ] 6 times– total 18 stitches
Row #4: [SC 2, 2 SC],  repeat [  ] 6 times– total 24 stitches
Row #5: [SC3, 2 SC ], repeat [  ] 6 times – total 30 stitches
Row #6: [SC 4, 2 SC], repeat [  ]  6 times – total 36 stitches. Size Preemie: slip stitch, fast off. Other sizes - continue.
Row #7: [SC 5, 2 SC], repeat [  ] 6 times – total 42 stitches. Size newborn - 3 months : slip stitch, cut off the yarn. Other sizes – continue.
Row #8: [SC 6, 2 SC], repeat [  ] 6 times – total 48 stitches Size 3-9 months: slip stitch, cut off the yarn. Other sizes – continue.
Row #9: [SC 7, 2 SC], repeat [ ] 6 times – total 54 stitches.  Size 9-18 months: slip stitch and cut off the yarn.
Row #10: [SC 8, 2SC], repeat [ ] 6 times – total 60 stitches. Size 2-5 years: slip stitch and cut off the yarn.

For the teen and Adult sizes only:

Row #11: [SC 9, 2 SC], repeat [  ] 6 times, slip stitch and fast of.

The ready center of the sunflower.

The petals of the sunflower (yellow yarn):

Attach yellow yarn to the brown center of the Sunflower.

Step 1: CH 6

Step 2: Slip stitch in the second stitch from the hook

Step 3: SC in the next stitch

Step 4: DC in the next stitch

Steps 5-6: DC, DC

Step 7: Slip stitch in the second stitch of the brown center. The first petal is ready!

Repeat Steps 1-7 for each petal around the brown center of the sunflower.

Note: when you finish the last petal, cut off the yellow yarn leaving approximately 15 in (38-40 cm) - you will use it to sew the sunflower on.

Sew the sunflower to the top of the hat.

The Sunflower beanie is ready!

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