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Weekly Update: Baby Set & Creeper Beanie

Hello everyone!

*note* Great news!! I finally found a new link to the baby bootie pattern on Craftsy enjoy!

I am just dropping in to show you guys what I have been up to this week. I made a creeper hat for my son and a cloche baby hat with matching booties size 3-6 months. I am very happy with how everything came out. I also made my daughter a Bolero but I don’t have the photos downloaded into my computer yet. Sorry! I have been hard at work with my new website which I hope to share with you in the weeks to come. I hope you enjoy these pieces.

Baby Cloche and Booties with Bow

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The booties are a free pattern by Mellony Bester. The cloche hat is my own design but I do not have a pattern available yet. The bows are from bobwilson123 you can find a video tutorial here.

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Those little bows are too cute and super easy. The best project I have found for scraps so far.

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Creeper Beanie

From time to time I make my son a beanie. This time he requested a Creeper Hat. He likes playing a computer game called ‘MineCraft’. If any of you have sons this could be a good option for you.

crochet-creeper-beanie.jpg 008It’s just a single crochet beanie with a black border and appliques in the shape of the creepers face. I am going to make a couple of more versions of this beanie until I am happy with it. This was the first test and it came out pretty good.

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Here he is pretending to be attacked by a creeper, I think lol.

That’s all for this week. As always I would love to see your creations. Share your photos with us. Send them to I do feature other crocheter’s work from time to time on my blog and Facebook page.

Thank you for visiting this week! Best wishes from Crochet Cricket.

Happy Hooking!

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Wednesday Update: More Hats

Good Day everyone,

It seems I am still on the hat craze. I really enjoy making crochet hats they are fun to make as gifts and in high demand up here in the north.

This week I made some little baby girl beanies with a shell edging I think they came out nicely.

Crochet Baby Beanie with Flower



I used a self-changing colored yarn for the first one and added a small flower.

Crochet Baby Beanie with Heart


For the second hat I used Redheart Shimmer yarn and added a heart.


My daughter’s baby doll was kind enough to model for me.

Warm Winter Hat

I also finished a long over due project this week. The warm winter hat I began quite some time ago. I have just had so many projects going I couldn’t get to it. It feels good to finish a project! Less yarn laying around attached to stuff.


You can find a link to this free pattern on a previous post called Crochet Hat Madness: Projects in Progress. One reason it took me a while to finish other than being overloaded on projects was that I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for the edging. I decided to change it and just decrease over the cables until they were down to just 1 DC which became the FPDC for the last row. You can see how the cables point at the bottom.

Chunky Modern Beret

Finally, I have been working on a new pattern this week that I am calling a Chunky Modern Beret. It is somewhat of a slouch hat but made more like a beret with a lacy pattern.


My mother-in-law modeling for me. I am really pleased with how it came out. This too is a self-changing colored yarn.


You can really see how pretty the colors are from the side.

I will test this pattern on a few more hats before sharing it with you. But don’t worry it’s already in the works!

Busy! Busy!

Well that is what I worked on for this past week. Hope you guys enjoyed this post! I am working on a creeper hat for my son and a ninja turtle hat for my daughter so look for those in the next week or two.

I’d love to chat with you on Facebook or follow you on Pinterest.

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!



Free Pattern: Easy Boy Beanie

Hello and Good morning!

I will be sharing my new free beanie pattern perfect for the boys:

Easy Boy Beanie


Yarn – Patons Classic Wool Worsted Weight


Color A -Natural Mix


Color B – Dark Olive

*note* I will be lining this hat with fleece. We live in the north. If you do not want to line your hat you may want to choose a softer fiber for a small child. Acrylic yarn would work fine with this pattern.

US Terms

4mm hook

Two ways to begin Round 1:

R1-R5 color A

Ch 4. Join. 11 Dc into the ring. (12 stitches)

Magic Ring. Ch 1. 12 Dc into the ring. (12 Stitches) pull on tail to close the loop

*note* For a less noticeable seam replace the ch 3 at the beginning of each Dc row with a *ch 1. sc in same sp. ch 1*. Then join into the top of the ch 1 to end the row. Also, avoid joining the new color to the same st as the end of the previous round for a less noticeable seam.


R 2 – Ch 3. Dc in same st. 2 Dc in each st around. Join. (24)

R3 – Ch 3.  2 Dc in the next st. *Dc in the next st. 2 Dc in the next st* repeat around. Join. (36)

R4 – Ch 3. Dc in next st. 2 Dc in next st. *Dc in the next 2 sts. 2 Dc in next stitch* repeat around. Join. (48)

R5 – Ch 3. Dc in the next 2 sts. 2 Dc in the next st. *Dc in each of the next 3 sts. 2 Dc in the next st* Repeat around. Join.  (60)

*note* This is where I stopped increasing to make my beanie. If you want a larger beanie, continue to increase in this manner 1-2 more rounds is usually enough for adult sized hats.

I did a striped pattern for this hat to make it look more boyish. The pattern is single stripe/single stripe/double stripe/double stripe. Again if you are making larger beanie just continue that pattern.

Beanie Body

R6 – (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in the same st. 1 Sc in each st around. Sl St to join in the beg sc. Fasten off.

*note*beg ch 1 stitches on sc rounds are not counted.

R7 – (color A) Attach yarn. Ch 3. Dc around. Sl St to join in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

R8 – (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in the same st. 1 Sc around. Join. (60)

*note* work your tails in as you go stitching over the top of them

R9 – ch 1. sc in the same st. Sc around. Join. Fasten off.

R10 – (color A) Attach yarn. Ch 3. Dc around. Join.

R11 – Ch 3. Dc around. Join. Fasten off.

*note* you should see a set of single stripes and a set of double stripes now. You can choose to do only single stripes or only double stripes for your beanie. 

R12 – (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc around. Join. Fasten off.

R13 – (color A) Attach yarn. Ch 3. Dc around. Join. Fasten off.

R14 – (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc around. Join. (60)

R15 – Ch 1. Sc in same St. Sc around. Join. Fasten off.

R16 – (Color A) Attach yarn. Ch 3. Dc around. Join.

R17 – Ch 3. Dc around. Join. Fasten off.


*note* the brim is where you will make the beanie fit snugly on the head. It is here you need to do your decreasing. If the beanie fits well already you can just keep the stitch count the same. If not on Round 18 decrease 1 sc every 6 stitches. If you need more decreasing repeat this on Round 19 as well. Until your beanie fits how you would like it to.

R18 -R21 (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in same stitch. Sc around. Join.

R22 – (optional) I did a fpsc/bpsc ribbing to add a slight edging detail. This can also be done with hdc or dc. If you use hdc or dc to make a ribbed detail like this do Round 21 with the same stitch as round 22. If you pick HDC then do rounds 21-22 in HDC etc.

Here are the directions to do round 22 with double crochet:

–DC ribbing–Must have an even number of stitches. Always Begins with a Bpdc and always ends with a Bpdc. Ch 3 counts as a Fpdc.

Round 21 – Ch 3. Dc around. Join. This is the foundation for round 22.

Round 22 (ribbed round) Ch 3. Dc around the back of the next Dc post(bpdc). Dc around the Front of the next Dc post(fpdc). Alternate this pattern in each stitch around. Ending with a Bpdc. Join in the top of the Ch 3.

I hope you guys enjoy this pattern!

Please leave a comment. I’d love to chat with you. Let me know if you have issues with the pattern or suggestions for the pattern. And of course show me what your easy beanie looks like!

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Until Next Time Happy Crocheting


Copyright Please do not copy this pattern. This pattern is the property of Crochet Cricket. You are free to make as many Easy Boy Beanies as you would like, to give them for gifts or to sell them in small quantities. Please do not mass produce this Beanie.

You are welcome to share this pattern. You must provide a link to this site and name Crochet Cricket as the designer.


Wednesday Update: Baby Beanie Hats

Hiya everyone!

Hope your having a great Wednesday. I have been working on a request for baby beanies and one of my Shell Beanies with flower. I really like this way everything came out.

Take a look!

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I added some strips to make them more masculine. These are for a baby boy.

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I am really happy with this one I love the tiny strips near the bottom.


The third Shell Beanie with Flower I have made came out very nicely. Here it is packaged and ready to go. I usually fold them in tissue paper as well.


Well that’s “What I’m Working on Wednesday” for this week.

Until next time, wishing everyone a great afternoon!!


White Crochet Shell Beanie hat with flower

And the crochet hat madness continues…This is my second crochet shell beanie hat with flower. I really enjoy making these hats and I have had several requests now for them, I am pleased to say. You can find all the links you need to make this beanie by reading my original post. Click here.



I am really excited about my new business cards. Though I am just dabbling at the moment with business ideas its always good to be prepared I say.

white-crochet-shell-beanie-with-flower close up

white-crochet-shell-beanie-with-flower close up

I made a slightly smaller flower for this beanie. I believe I used a 5mm hook on the larger flower and a 4.5mm hook on this one. I prefer the 4.5mm hook flower personally.

white-crochet-shell-beanie-with-flower side

white-crochet-shell-beanie-with-flower side

From the side you can see very well the shell pattern that makes this beanie so beautiful.

Tomorrow is Fantasy Friday so check in for that! Until then keep spreading crocheted happiness :D!!



Crochet Hat Madness: Shell Beanie with Flower

Good Day everyone!

I have some tasty treats in store for you guys today. A new washcloth gift set and of course there is Fantasy Friday within hours! But to start off my newest crochet beanie. This beanie was made for a family member and I am very pleased with it. I followed the Crochet Geeks video/written tutorial to make the main body of this beanie. Then I added a brim and a flower.

green crochet shell beanie hat with flower

crochet shell beanie hat with flower

I am really pleased with the brim on this beanie. After the last row of shells I did a row of single crochet followed by one row of double crochet and two rows of fpdc/bpdc ribbing.

green crochet shell beanie hat with flower close up

crochet shell beanie hat with flower close up

You can do this beanie hat without this brim. It’s up to you. If you do use this brim you can do as many rows of fpdc/bpdc as you want its up to you.

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crochet shell beanie with flower

I added a button detail. This is optional as well. I followed the Crochet Geek for this flower its called “Cheerful Crochet Flower”. I didn’t even realize that both of these patterns are from the Crochet Geek until I began to write this post. She is really excellent.

Well there is my Crochet Shell Beanie with a Flower. Tell me whatcha think. I’d love to hear from you guys. Hope you enjoy these tutorials! Until next time Happy Crocheting!!



Crochet Hat Madness: Projects in Progress

Hello everyone,

I am still working on crochet hats and beanies and I have a few that are really turning out nicely. I really enjoy making hats and I am getting better with each one in skill which is very exciting. Practice makes perfect! If you want to make crochet hats you should check out bobwilson123 and Crochet Geek on youtube for some great tutorials.

Here are my latest creations with links to their free patterns/tutorials. I hope you enjoy these!

Works in Progress:

Warm Winter Hat

a warm winter crochet hat with ribbing made with patons classic wool

warm winter crochet hat with ribbing from crochet garden front view

This is a warm winter hat. Free pattern is available at Crochet Garden. I am really enjoying this pattern. It is a nice thick hat and takes an entire ball of yarn. I would have two balls of yarn to be save you may need a little more than one ball. The ribbing on this hat gives it a knitted feel.

a warm winter crochet hat with ribbing from crochet garden back view

warm winter crochet hat with ribbing from crochet garden back view

Double Crochet Shell Beanie

a double crochet shell beanie hat made with patons classic wool jade

double crochet shell beanie hat

I absolutely love this beanie it’s so pretty. It is quick to make and I would think a beginner with basic stitch knowledge would be able to follow the tutorial. Clare at bobwilson123 does a great job explaining how to make this beanie.

Click here for link to free tutorial.

a shell crochet beanie hat made with patons classic wool forest color

shell crochet beanie hat pattern by crochet geek

This is a shell crochet beanie and I think the pattern is great. I am not sure about using this multicolored yarn. What do you guys think of the colors with this pattern?

I am going to make a solid colored one to compare. I am also thinking of changing the brim and adding a flower. With this one I am up for any advise you guys would have.

Crochet Geek offers this free written pattern here and you can also find a link to her youtube tutorial as well as a matching scarf pattern there.

Puff Stitch Slouch Beanie

a crochet buff stitch slouch beanie worn to the side

crochet puff stitch slouch beanie worn to the side

This is my crochet puff stitch slouch beanie which I have already made a post about. Check it out if you are interested in making this beanie. I really enjoyed making this one. Here are some new photos with the beanie being worn on the side.

a crochet puff stitch slouch beanie hat made with patons natural blend wool

crochet puff stitch slouch beanie hat close up view

Well there are my hat projects in progress. I can’t wait to get them all finished up! Please leave a comment and tell me what you think. I am open to suggestions and critiques.

Enjoy! And until next time Happy Crocheting!