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Chunky Bear Beanies

Chunky Bear Beanies

Is there anything cuter than a little baby in a bear hat? These Chunky Bear Beanies work up fast in Lion Brand’s Hometown USA yarn, almost as fast as those babies grow! 😭 Chunky yarn and chubby cheeks, 🙋‍♀️ yes please!

I love gifting handmade hats for babies, and it’s all the more fun when the hat is as adorable the baby sporting it! The simple addition of the bear ears takes this hat from functional to sweet. 🐻

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Materials

Notes

  1. Beanie is worked top down in the round. 
  2. Ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
  3. Traditionally when working hdc a ch 2 is used, but I prefer a ch 1 in the round to keep my join tight with little to no gap.

Stitches

Mc-magic circle

ch-chain

ss-slip stitch

hdc-half double crochet

sc-single crochet

Gauge

2” x 2” = 4 hdc x 3 rows

Bear Ears Pattern

See the Bear Ears Photo Tutorial here.

Start with a Mc-magic circle.

  1. 6 dc into the mc, only pull closed to a semi circle, turn.
  2. Ch 1, sc into the same and in each dc.

 Leave a long tail to sew on to hat. Set aside until hat is completed. For smaller baby sizes you may want to sew on your ears after round 5 so there is plenty of room to work in the hat.

Sew on Ears

To sew on your ears lay hat flat and pin flat edge of ears to either side along the fold. Use T-pins or sewing pins to secure the ears on rounds 3 & 4 for baby sizes and rounds 5 & 6 for child-adult sizes. Use your yarn needle and a the long tail you left to sew ears to hat. Finish off.

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Hat Pattern

NB-2 weeks

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join last st to first with a ss. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} rep from * around, join with a ss. (24) 

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (24)

5-6. Repeat round 4.

7. Ch 1, sc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (24)

Cut yarn and weave in tail. 

0-3 mos

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join last st to first with a ss. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (24)

5-8. Repeat round 4.

9. Ch 1, sc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (24)

Cut yarn and weave in tail.

3-6 mos

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join last st to first with a ss. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (24)

5-9. Repeat round 4.

10. Ch 1, sc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (24)

Cut yarn and weave in tail.

6-12 mos

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join last st to first with a ss. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (32)

5. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (32)

6-9. Repeat round 5.

10. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each stitch around. (32)

Cut yarn and weave in end.

12-18 mos

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join last st to first with a ss. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (32)

5. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (32)

6-10. Repeat round 5.

11. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each stitch around. (32)

Cut yarn and weave in end.

18-24 mos

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join last st to first with a ss. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (32)

5. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (32)

6-11. Repeat round 5.

12. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each stitch around. (32) 

Cut yarn and weave in end.

2-5 years

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join last st to first with a ss. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (32)

5. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (40) 6.5”

6. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (40)

7-12. Repeat round 6.

13. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each stitch around. (40)

Cut yarn and weave in end.null

Child

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join last st to first with a ss. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (32)

5. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (40)

6. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (40)

7-13. Repeat round 6.

14. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each stitch around. (40)

Cut yarn and weave in end.

Teen/Sm Adult

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join last st to first with a ss. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (32)

5. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (40)

6. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (40)

7-14. Repeat round 6.

15. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each stitch around. (40)

Cut yarn and weave in end.

Md/Lg Adult

Start with a mc.

1. 8 hdc into the mc, join with a ss to the 1st. (8)

2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a ss. (16)

3. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in the next, *{hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)

4. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (32)

5. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (40)

6. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in the next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *{hdc in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (48) 7.5”

7. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to join. (48)

8-15. Repeat round 7.

16. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each stitch around. (48)

Cut yarn and weave in ends. 


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