Of course, the beanie for the little darling should not only meet the childish taste, but it must first and foremost keep warm. Particularly children quickly have to struggle with earaches or even middle ear infections. That's why prevention is especially important in the winter, but also in the transitional seasons. To kill two birds with one stone, it is a good idea to crochet the beanie for the child yourself. A beanie is sufficient if you primarily want to protect your child's head from the cold. If the little darling tends to suffer from earaches, you should choose a hat with earflaps.
Beautiful Children’s Beanies for Every Occasion
Children's beanies are a must in the cold season, because they protect the head and ears from the harsh wind and icy temperatures. To make your child or baby look especially chic, you can also crochet a beanie yourself, instead of getting it in the standard look from the nearest store. Here in the category " children's beanies" you will find many unusual, creative designs for this very purpose, which can be easily implemented thanks to the understandable instructions. But you can also discover caps, airy summer hats and much more here. For example, you could try your hand at a fun panda hat that also comes with earflaps and additional gloves, or you can discover colorful owls, fish, summery designs and much more in our gallery.
Crocheting Children’s Beanies for Beginners and Advanced
Even if your child wants a special beanie, perhaps with an animal motif or bright colors to surpass the accessories of friends, you do not have to despair as a crocheter. Our portal has crochet patterns for both beginners and advanced crocheters, with which you can finish a pretty, unique little hat. Perhaps, if you are new to crochet, you should choose a tutorial where you start the beanie at the top. Then you can keep trying the fit every now and then. Also, the looser you crochet, the more flexible the hat will be and the better it will fit the child's head.
What to Consider When Crocheting Kids’ Beanies?
Especially with children's beanies it is difficult to follow standardized size charts. After all, the little ones are still growing. Therefore, before you start crocheting the children's beanie, it's best to measure the circumference of your child's head. On the one hand, you should consider the taste of your child, but on the other hand, you should make sure that the hat will serve its purpose. In summer, the crochet beanie should have a brim for sun protection, while in winter it may have earflaps. In addition, the material used must be suitable for the sensitive skin of children. Against the wind and sun, cotton may be sufficient as a mixed fiber with polyester. On the one hand, the material absorbs sweat and also protects against drafts. Against the cold, you should opt for something cozy. Sheep's wool looks nice, but children often find it very scratchy. Instead, polyacrylic or the fine merino wool is suitable.
Tips for Crocheting a Children’s Beanie
A simple beanie made of single-colored wool can be spiced up if you decorate it with a nice motif at the end. For boys, this could be a car, for example, and for girls maybe a horse or any other favorite picture. Small additional elements also look good, for example in the form of a pinned crochet flower or a pretty bead decoration. Equally a noble satin ribbon and much more can be integrated - just be creative, there are no limits to your imagination!
Working Together is Even More Fun
To ensure that your child likes the finished beanie, you should always involve him or her in the choice of color and design. This way there will be no unpleasant surprises at the end and the beanie will be worn with pleasure in the future. If your child is already big enough, you could also simply crochet together. Working with needle and thread together with parents is not only fun for the offspring, but also promotes motor skills and strengthens concentration.
Crocheting Children’s Beanies with Earflaps
To prevent your little darling from getting an ear infection in the winter, it makes sense to protect not only the head from the cold, but also the ears from drafts. Therefore, it is recommended to crochet a children's beanie with earflaps. This is not difficult, because you start, as in the case of a beanie for the transitional period, with a thread ring for the top. You crochet the top of the hat first, increasing stitches in each row. Then you continue with the bottom part - without increasing stitches. Only when you have reached the last row, crochet on the two earflaps.
Crocheting Beanies for Children
Not only for adults, but also for children the beanie is very popular, especially in the transitional period. And the best thing is, the cool beanie can be crocheted by the beginner themselves without any difficulties. If you do not want to start with the top of the beanie, start with the bottom edge. To do this, cast on and combine as many chain stitches as needed for the chain stitch ring to be comfortably placed around the head. Then, following the instructions, keep decreasing stitches until you reach the top. By the way, a children's beanie looks even prettier with multicolored stripes.
Crocheting a Kid’s Beanie with Bobble
If the little whirlwind is not at all to put on a cap, adding a pretty accessory to the headwear is often the only solution. Animal appliqués or a bobble can be used for the child's beanie. The children's beanie with a bobble can be a little more pointed, so that the fuzzy decoration is particularly well accentuated. Only when the crochet work is finished, you sew the separately made bobble to the top of the hat. The pompom becomes a special eye-catcher if it is made of a different color than the beanie itself.
Crocheting Children’s Beanies for the Spring
If you get careless in spring, when the first rays of sunlight are peaking, you often have to pay for it with the flu. Therefore, you should not let your offspring out of the house too early without headwear. In the transitional period, of course, it does not have to be a thick woolen cap that keeps the head and ears warm. You can quickly crochet a light little hat for spring. Use a synthetic yarn and crochet as loosely as possible with large stitches. Alternatively, you can also choose a large-mesh shell pattern instead of the often-chosen double stitch variant.
Writing and Selling Crochet Patterns for Children’s Beanies
If you are one of the hardworking crocheters who create their own designs, we would be happy if you share your experience with other users of our portal. You can offer your self-made crochet patterns for children's beanies at a fair price. Just put your ideas on paper in easy-to-understand sentences and illustrate your explanations with lots of helpful pictures. More information about selling your crochet patterns can be found in our guide to selling crochet patterns.
Here You Can Find Help for Crocheting Children’s Beanies
Crocheting children's beanies is not always as easy as it seems from the crochet pattern. If you have problems because you don't quite understand an explanation, you can either use our help pages or post your problem in the forum for discussion. Of course, you are also a welcome guest there with your own suggestions and creative proposals. Usually, the creators of the respective instructions are also available as contact persons for any questions. On our Facebook page, you can also contribute ideas and good suggestions. And if you are interested in tips and tricks for crocheting, we recommend our YouTube channel, which regularly offers interesting news.