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Bev's Basic Hodge-Podge Beanie  copyright Bev Qualheim 2011, 2014
Brimless beanie hat In 5 sizes - Babies, Elementary school kids, Teens/small woman, Women's, Mens.
Crochet Hook size G or H  (
If you crochet tightly use an I or J hook.)
3 oz worsted weight yarn - use one color, or use a hodge-podge of colors, joining whenever you run out if yarn! Looks so cool!

Gauge: 7  hdc = 2"   6 rows= 2"
Abbreviations:  ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, hdc = half double crochet, sts = stitches

This is a great way to use up your yarn stash.  I recommend using a single type of yarn, as in don't mix baby yarn and worsted weight, unless you double strand the baby yarn.  You want these to be nice and warm.   You can also make them with a strand of worsted weight held with a strand of sock yarn. There are many homeless, or those who don't have adequate warmth, and these beanies are needed by the dozens in every city!


Chain 4, join with sl st to form a ring, Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 10 hdc in ring, join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc (not in the chain2.. the ch 2 does not count as a stitch). Ch 2.

Rnd 2: 1 hdc in base of the ch 2, then 2 hdc in each hdc around,
ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 at the beginning of the round, join with sl st. Ch 2 (20 hdc)

Rnd 3: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st.  Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 at the beginning of the round. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc 
at the beginning of the round. Ch 2 (30 hdc).

Rnd 4: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. 
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 at the beginning of the round. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc at the beginning of the round. Ch 2 (40 hdc) (Stop increases here for a baby size and go to row 9)

Rnd 5: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st. 
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 at the beginning of the round. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc at the beginning of the round. Ch 2 (50 hdc) (Stop increases here for an elementary school aged child size and go to row 9)

Rnd 6: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st. 
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 at the beginning of the round. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc at the beginning of the round. Ch 2 (60 hdc) (Stop increases here for teen or small women and go to row 9)

Rnd 7: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st. 
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 at the beginning of the round. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc at the beginning of the round. Ch 2 (70 hdc) (Stop increases here for women's or men's regular hat and go to row 9

Rnd 8:
1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 at the beginning of the round. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc at the beginning of the round. Ch 2 (80 hdc) (Stop increases here for large men's hat and go to row 9- measures 24" around}

RND 9:  AFTER INCREASES... continue here for the rest of the hat, HDC in each st around until you have 20, 22, 23, 24 rounds.  End off, cut 4" tail of yarn and weave that inside.









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