Bravo Beanie Free Crochet Hat Pattern

You may have heard of Lion Brand’s #hatnothate initiative to bring awareness to bullying. October is National Bullying Prevention month, with October 1st being the kickoff date as World Day of Bullying Prevention. Lion Brand is collecting 1500 blue hats to give out to students to wear on October 1st. If you would like to donate a blue hat here is the address:

Lion Brand Yarn Co.

HAT NOT HATE

135 Kero Road

Carlstadt, NJ 07072

*Please note that hats need to be received by September 24th!

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While blue has long been a favorite color of mine, the blue for the #hatnothate initiative represents awareness and solidarity. I used Lion Brand’s Jeans yarn in “Brand New” blue to create my hat. Choose any blue you like, they have some beautiful blues*. You can read more about how you can help and what the non profit organization STOMP Out Bullying is doing to help educate and prevent bullying.

I don’t know a parent today that doesn’t worry about this issue. I know I want my children to be safe, loved and educated at school, not poked fun of or bullied for their differences. While wearing a blue hat doesn’t actually fix the problem, it can bring awareness to bullying. We work on social skills a lot when our kids are young, but that open discussion and role playing needn’t stop there.

I’ve included the Bravo Beanie pattern below if you’d like to make one to donate, or for your own child to wear on October 1st. Bravo is Italian for good, clever, skillful, or capable. I felt these positive adjectives were perfect to capture the essence of this initiative.




Materials

150-170 yds of Lion Brand Jeans Yarn, in Brand New* or #4 med worsted weight yarn

5.5mm I hook*

yarn needle*

scissors

Stitches

Mc-magic circle

ch-chain

dc-double crochet

ss-slip stitch 

fpdc-front post double crochet



Gauge

2″ x 2″ = 7 dc x 5 rounds

Notes

  1. This hat is worked top down, in rounds.
  2. Ch 3 counts as a st, after round 6 I used a ch 3 alternative to start my dc rounds.
  3. In rounds 4-6 you will always fpdc around the previous round’s fpdc. The increase (2 dc in the same st) will always be after the fpdc.
  4. The last st of each round is a fpdc.

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Child Size Pattern, 4-11 years

 

Begin with a MC.

    1. 12 dc in Mc, join to top of first st with a ss. (12) 
    2. Ch 3, dc in the same, 2dc in the next st and in each st around, join to top of first st with a ss. (24)
    3. Ch 3, dc in the same, fpdc around the next, *{2dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next dc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (36st-24 dc & 12 fpdc)
    4. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2 dc in the next dc, dc in the next, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (48 st-36 dc & 12 fpdc)
    5. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (60 st-48 dc & 12 fpdc)
    6. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (72 st-60 dc & 12 fpdc)
    7. -15. Ch 3, dc in each dc and fpdc around each fpdc around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (72 st-60 dc & 12 fpdc)




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Brim

16. -18. Ch 3, fpdc around the next st, *{dc in the next st, fpdc around next st} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (72st-36 dc & 36 fpdc)

19. Ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st around, join to top first sc with a ss. Finish off with an invisible join. (72 sc)

Finished hat measures 7.5″ tall when laid flat.



blue crochet hat

Teen/Small Adult Size, 12+

Begin with a MC.

      1. 12 dc in Mc, join to top of first st with a ss. (12)
      2. Ch 3, dc in the same, 2dc in the next st and in each st around, join to top of first st with a ss. (24)
      3. Ch 3, dc in the same, fpdc around the next, *{2dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next dc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (36st-24 dc & 12 fpdc)
      4. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in the next dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2 dc in the next dc, dc in the next, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (48 st-36 dc & 12 fpdc)
      5. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next two dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (60 st-48 dc & 12 fpdc)
      6. Ch 3, dc in the same, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc, *{2dc in the next dc, dc in each of the next three dc, fpdc around the next fpdc} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (72 st-60 dc & 12 fpdc)
      7. -17. Ch 3, dc in each dc and fpdc around each fpdc around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (72 st-60 dc & 12 fpdc)




Brim

18. -20. Ch 3, fpdc around the next st, *{dc in the next st, fpdc around next st} rep from * around, join to top of ch 3 with a ss. (72 st-60 dc & 12 fpdc)

21. Ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st around, join to top first sc with a ss. Finish off with an invisible join. (72 sc)

Finished hat measures 8″ tall when laid flat.

 



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