Hi everyone! After I made those cute little Crochet Owl Hats for the girlies, I thought I’d better make something for Turbo too.
Boys are a bit harder in my opinion with all of the fun little crafts, but when he suggested we make a Denver Bronco’s hat I thought it was a great idea!
So here it goes, my first homemade crochet beanie!
Now, I’m not a skilled crochet person, actually I’m self taught as of a few weeks ago. However I figured if I pulled off the owl hat, a striped hat should be a piece of cake! And I was right, it was super easy.
Anyone could do it.
So let’s get started shall we?
- Medium Worsted Weight Yarn (Pick your favorite team colors. We choose the dark blue for the main hat, then white and orange for accent strips.)
- 5mm Crochet hook
Some abbreviations you’ll need to know to follow the pattern:
- ch – chain
- SC – Single Crochet
- DC – Double Crochet
See, there’s only 3 basic stitches! YOU CAN DO IT!
- Start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.
- Join your rounds to the first DC, NOT the chain.
- Do NOT count the chain 2 as a stitch.
For newbie’s like myself…if you haven’t crocheted much I would encourage you to look up video tutorials on those stitches prior to beginning. There are plenty of them to choose from on YouTube and I found them really helpful when starting the pattern.
You’ll also want to watch the below video tutorial on creating a magic ring to help get your hat started. I found this DC Corochet Magic Circle Tutorial that starts with a Double Crochet and it helped greatly! Thanks Rebecca From ChemKnits!
(This fit Turbo – 9 years old, and me – … um, let’s just say “I’m an adult.”)
- Start with Magic Ring, Chain 2, 9 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
- Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
- Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
- Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
- Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
- Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
- Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
- Round 8: 2 Dc in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
- Round 9: 2 DC, DC in next 29, repeat around (62 DC)
- Round 10-12: DC around (62 DC)
- Change color to first accent color (i.e. white), join and ch 2
- Round 13: DC around (62 DC)
- Change color back to main hat color (i.e. blue), join and ch 2
- Round 14: DC around (62 DC)
- Change color (2nd accent color i.e. orange), join and ch 2
- Round 15-16: DC around (62 DC)
- Change back to main color (i.e. blue), join and ch 2
- Round 17: DC around (62 DC)
- Round 18: SC around (62 SC) and fasten off.
** Pattern Credit: For rounds 1-9 I followed the basic top half of the pattern from Repeat Crafter Me’s owl hat since I was familiar with it. Then I improvised for the remaining rounds. And dang, it turned out well!
The only thing I would’ve done differently if I could have found one, is added a few more rounds to the brim, then stitched on one of those fancy embroidered team logos.
But I couldn’t find one.
And Turbo was itching to get this thing on his head.
Round 19: Give your super adorable hat to someone special! Not only is this great for game day, but for keeping those little ears warm as well in the winter months!
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy crochet beanie tutorial! If you happen to take on this project, make sure to send me a pic or leave a comment below.