Back Loop Only Beginner Crochet Baby Beanie

I have finally finished a pattern I started over 2 years ago. The Back Loop Only Beginner Crochet Baby Beanie in size 6-12 months.

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Materials

• Size I 5.5mm Crochet hook •

2 oz Worsted weight yarn-I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in the color Berry Stonewash •

Scissors •

Tapestry needle •

Pom (optional-may require extra yarn although my example was 1.5 oz including pom)

Stitch Key (US Terms)

MR=Magic Ring

Ch=Chain

HDC=Half Double Crochet

BLO=Back Loop Only

SC=Single Crochet

Slst=Slip stitch

Back Loop Only Instead of crocheting through both loops as usual, only crochet through the back of the stitch, furthest away from you.

Note If you prefer not to use the magic ring, you may chain 3, join to the 3rd chain and HDC into the ring.

When joining after each round, make sure to slip stitch through BOTH loops of the first HDC of the round; then begin your first HDC through the back loop only.

Crown

Make a magic ring and chain 2

Round 1: HDC into ring 10 times, Slst through both loops of 1st HDC, ch 2. (10 HDC)

Round 2: 2HDC into BLO of same stitch as join *2HDC in BLO of next stitch. Repeat from *. Slst through both loops of 1st HDC, ch 2. (20 HDC)

Round 3: 2HDC into BLO of same stitch as join. HDC into BLO of next stitch. *2HDC into BLO of next stitch. HDC into BLO of next stitch. Repeat from *. Slst through both loops of 1st HDC, ch 2. (30 HDC)

Round 4: 2HDC into BLO of same stitch as join. HDC into BLO of next 2 stitches. *2HDC into BLO of next stitch. HDC into BLO of next 2 stitches. Repeat from *. Slst through both loops of 1st HDC, ch 2. (40 HDC).

Round 5: 2HDC into BLO of same stitch as join. HDC into BLO of next 3 stitches. *2HDC into BLO of next stitch. HDC into BLO of next 3 stitches. Repeat from *. Slst through both loops of 1st HDC, ch 2. (50 HDC).

Round 6: 2HDC into BLO of same stitch as join. HDC into BLO of next 4 stitches. *2HDC into BLO of next stitch. HDC into BLO of next 4 stitches. Repeat from *. Slst through both loops of 1st HDC, ch 2. (60 HDC).

Round 7: HDC into BLO of same stitch as join. *HDC into BLO of next stitch. Repeat from *. Slst through both loops of the first HDC, ch 2. (60 HDC).

Round 8-11: Repeat Round 7.

Round 12: HDC into BLO of same stitch as join. *HDC into BLO of next stitch. Repeat from *. Slst through both loops of the first HDC, ch 1. (60 HDC).

Round 13: SC into BLO of same stitch as join. *SC into BLO of next stitch. Repeat from *. Slst through both loops of the first SC, ch 1. (60 SC).

Round 14-16: Repeat Round 13. (60 SC)

Finish off and weave in ends

That’s it. You’re done! I hope you love this baby beginner beanie as much as I do. I’d love to see your finished hats. Tag me on Instagram #turtleburgercrochet

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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