In today’s tutorial, we are going to do

the Teeny Weeny crochet caps. This pattern is available in four different

sizes. We have in the very back, we have up to 3 months size. We then have a newborn size, just like

this. We also have a 5 to 6 pound preemie size, and we also have the

preemie preemie of 3 to 4 pounds. As you can see when you lay them all out, you can see that they are different

sizes, and they are also different heights. The pattern that we’re doing today, will

be listed on the title of this video. In today’s tutorial we’re going to do a

newborn size, for the Teeny Weeny crochet Teeny Weeny crochet cap, and you’re going to need a 4.5mm size crochet hook, or a US size 7. You can get a total of 6 of these hats

out of one Karen Simply Soft yarn ball. So as promised this pattern comes in

4 different sizes and all of the sizes are available in this very easy to

follow pattern instructions So we have preemie sizes of 3 to

4 pounds. We have another preemie size of 5 to 6 pounds. We have a

newborn of 7 to 9 pounds and then up to 3 months of 10 to 12

pounds. Now the title of this video is indicating what size that we’re going to

be working on today. So it says right here in the instructions on how many

hats. So it says…you see how there’s different

colors ? Those are what’s indicating in the instructions as

we go on through..throughout this particular idea. So we’re going to start off in the

instructions for example, and if we’re doing the preemie size of 3 to 4

pounds, it will say you do all of this and then it says 3 to 4 pounds only. So this

is only going to apply when you’re working on this one, and then you’ll see

in other instructions of what you need to do – so if sizes 5 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12

all of this here instead. So you just have to watch these

particular colors. Now for this particular kind of project, it says that

for 1 hat, one ball will make 15 hats. And then the

next size of 5 to 6 months …oh sorry 5 to 6 pounds of the preemie it’s 10 hats. The next size of newborn it’ll be 9

hats and then up to 3 months you can get 6 hats out of one Karen Simply Soft

yarn ball. So without further ado, let’s start

working on this project together and let’s begin now. So let’s begin with our Karen Simply

Soft yarn. Let’s create a slip knot and this is for beginners as well. So the

first 3 rounds on any one of the 4 sizes are identical to each other

and let’s begin to do that now. So here’s our slip knot on the hook, remember that

it never counts as 1. So we need to start at the top of the

hat, and work our way down to the forehead of the child. So let’s begin. We’re going to chain 3, so

remember the 1 on the hook never counts as 1. So 1…2…and 3…and what it’s

asking us to do is do 8 half double crochets in the 3rd chain from the

hook – which is basically the first one that we started with. So let’s just wrap the hook going into the 1st chain…pull

through… you have 3 loops on your hook, pull

through all 3. That’s 1 of 8. So let’s continue to do that. So wrap in,

pull through, pull through all 3 so that was number 2….OK ? and……that was 3. Now the straggler here, see how i’m just

laying it down on top ? So that it covers over the ring ? It’s just a way of securing that without

ever having to worry about it. So that was 5…6…7…and 8. So what you need to do, it says here, join

with a slip stitch to the 1st half double crochet. Well we had to do 8, so just looking

back – if you’re confused – count backwards – so you’ve got 1

underneath, so 1…2…3…4…5… 6…7…and 8……..right there. So if you’re ever confused at what you’re

looking at, just count backward at this point, and join it with a slip stitch,

and that’s the center ring Let’s move along, to round number 2. So we want to start off with chaining of 2.

And what we have to just do, is we go err….just chain 2….1 and 2…And into

the same stitch right underneath you want to half double crochet 2 times. So 1…and 2. You will notice in the

instructions that the chaining of 2, in any starting of the rounds, does not count as

a stitch – so just don’t count that as a stitch, so it’s not included as a half

double crochet. So we’re going to put 2 half double crochets into each stitch

going all the way around. Now if you’re thinking about this, how

many stitches are you going to go all the way around ? It’s a total of 8. OK. So we’re just

adding 2 half double crochets into each one going all the way around. Right in the very beginning here, is

where you need to really worry about your stitch counts, to get them right So at the end, what I want to do, is that

I want to count each group of 2 and there should be a total of 8, when

I’m done that. So i can either just count it out loud as I’m going here, or i can

just count it, what I’ve done. I think there’s 7 here because I

still have one left. So 1…2…3… 4…5…6…7… Here’s my last one here. So you probably

thought – OK well there, if your new crochet there, there is actually 2 this

one is extending into the first one so that’s why it doesn’t count. So we want to join this with the top of

the beginning half double crochet to finish that off , and that was round

number 2. So let’s move along to round number 3………..Round number 3. We’re going to start out by chaining 2,

remember that does not count as a stitch, and then the next one available to you,

so right directly underneath you’re going to have 2 half double crochets.

So 1…and 2 and then in the next one, that we have here, it says 1 half

double crochet in the next one. So it’s just going to be by itself. So the repeat

pattern on this entire round, is that one of them which is this next one is going

to have 2 half double crochets, and the next one is just going to have 1.

OK, so we’re just increasing size. So the next one is going to have 2… and

then the next one is going to have 1. so please do that same configuration,

going all the way around for round number 3. So then coming up all the way around in

the end of round number 3, the last one should be one single crochet by

itself so. And how do I know that’s to be true ? We

started off with 2, and then 1, 2 and 1, 2 and 1. So the very last one, should just be a 1

OK, because the next one is a 2. So once you get that done, just join it

to the beginning half double crochet that we started with. I just went into a gap by accident. Make

sure it is to an actual stitch, not to a gap space because it’ll appear very obvious

if it’s separating. So that is round number 3. So now what we’re going to do, is that

we’re going to move on to the size that we’re doing in this particular video, in

order to do the rest of this. So let’s begin to do round

number 4 and 5. As we continue our journey here and this the largest size, up to 3 months. So

you can see that this round shares the same rounds of 3 of the other sizes

out of the 4 – and that’s the 5 to 6 pounds, the 7 to 9 pounds and this is the 10 to

12 pounds, which is up to 3 months. So let’s begin. We’re going to chain 2,

remember that..that does not count as a stitch in this particular pattern. And

we’re going to put 2 half double crochets into the same stitch – right

underneath it. And then the next 2 are going to be 1 half double crochet each.

So the repeat patterning for this one here, is that the net one is going to be

2 half double crochets into the same stitch, and then the next 2 stand by

themselves. So 1 and 2. OK ? So just

repeat one more time. So just 2 into the next, and 1

into the next 2. So continue that same idea, going all the way around. So 2 and then 1….1.

2…1…1. 2…1…1. all the way round. I’ll see you back

here, and we’ll start off round number 5. So as I come back all the way round, I

want to join it to the beginning half double crochet. So let’s move along to round number 5.

So round number 5, you’ll see that it shares the same round as doing the

7 to 9 pounds to newborn size. So let’s do this one. We’re going to

chain up 2. So 1 and 2. And it will be 1 half double crochet in each of

the next 3. So I’m going to come directly underneath this one, for the first

one. So the first 3 will be by themselves. OK ? And then the next one will be 2 into

the same one. So that’s the repeat for this entire

revolution. So remember, it’s going to be 3 by itself, so 1…2…and 3. And

then the next one is by itself, so the next of one…..sorry, there’s 2 into the

same one. So please do that all the way round for

round number 5. So I’m concluding round number 5. I’m just

going to join it to the beginning half double crochet. So now we’re going to

move up to the next round of this. We just have 1 more growth round to do,

and this one here we’re going to chain 2 and it’s going to be 2 half double

crochets into the same one underneath. And then this time what we’re going to

do, is that we’re going to be putting a half double crochet in the next 3 will

be by themselves. OK. So 1….and two…and three. Just like that. And then the next one is

going to be 2 into the same one. So it’s kind of the very similar to what

you just did in the last one. OK. So its 1…2…and 3, and the next one is

going to be 2 into the same one. So please do that same patterning, going all

the way round, for this particular size. So as you come all the way back around,

you’re just going to slip stitch to the top of the first half double crochet. So

now we’re done growing this particular hat, and now it’s ready for taking its

final shape. So if I look at another one here, you can see this what we’re going

to be doing. So what we have to do for this size, so we have to fold it in half,

and it has to be a 5 inches between the top here and to the brim. So if I pull out my measuring tape here.

OK. So I have to get to 5 inches. So right over here. So i’m going to continue to go

round and around, just like I’m about to show you. And we have to get a total of 5

inches, and then we’re going to do a brim So to do all remaining rounds for this…

this how what we’re going to do, is that we are going to chain 2. Remember that

doesn’t count as a half double crochet, it’s just more of a builder. And we’re

going to half double crochet once in each stitch going all the way around. So

you just have to continue to do this all the way round, there is no more growing.

So what I’m going to do, is I’m going to meet you back here just to review on how

to slip stitch, when you’re finished a revolution, and then how to start the

next. And you have to get to the 5 inches on your own, and then i’m going to

show you how to do the final border at that particular point. OK. So it’s 1 half double crochet in each

stitch going all the way round. So as you come up all the way back

around, you’re just going to half double crochet and then slip stitch to the

beginning half double crochet, as you finish each revolution as you making

your way to the 5 inch mark. To start another round just chain up 2, and again just half double crochet in

each one of the stitches going all the way around. So I want you to do this, and I want you to

continue, so you get the 5 inches that you need. And then when we come back then

we’ll do the brim together. So I’ll see you here in just a moment. OK. When I last left you, I was

telling you to get the 5 inches and here we are – we have 5 inches just

like you have. And now we’re going to finish off our final revolution together.

So to do the final revolution, you chain 1, and you put 1 single crochet into

each one of the stitches going all the way around. So I’m going to leave

that to you. When I come back, I’ll show you how to finish off. If you’re gifting

this to somebody, you want to see how I’m finishing it off for getting in my tail

ends, so that the tail ends never fall out. Nothing worse than giving this away as a

gift, or your own child wearing it, and the tails are hanging out good. You know it’d

bother you in the end

finish this off. As you get all the way back around, it’s just single crochet in

each one of the half double crochets, and then you’re just going to join it to the

beginning single crochet. So I want you to cut your string about a foot long, and

I want you to pull that string through a loop, and I want to grab a darning needle.

So if you put the yarn through a darning needle, and then put it through

it will never fall out. So here’s how I do it, and it’s a quick

little tip for you, and I finish all my crochet projects this way as well. So if

you slide your needle underneath into the fibers, OK ? right underneath, just like this, and

you go in 3 different directions it’ll never fall out. So just come

through once….go back in the same direction, but through a different set

of fibers. If you go in the exact same path, then it

falls out. So different set of fibers, and then back once again, in the other

direction. So 1, 2 & 3, just like that, and you can just safely cut your strand

right down into the project, and you’ll never see it coming out. So now just turn it inside out, that

strand that we worried about in the very beginning, we can just safely cut that

out too. And now you’ve got a hat that’s perfectly

ready for the donation box. if you’re doing this for charity, or if you are

doing this for somebody that you love, or a child that may be in your life. So this is how you make these hats. These

are up to 3 months. We have all the different sizes available for you in

this particular pattern. So we have our newborn

size – so look at the difference ! We then had our first preemie, like this,

and then we have the ultimate preemie like this. So you can see the differences

of all three of the sizes. So until next time – I’m Mikey, on behalf of The Crochet

Crowd, as well as your Yarnspirations.com, have a great day ! We’ll see you again real soon.

My hat is getting too big 🙁 I dnt know why. It can fit my head.

love this pattern, so easy…making them for the Nursery at our local hospital. TY B Bello

love this pattern! do u go up any bigger? x

Beautifully simple and clear. Thank you!

so what do I need to do if when folded it doesn't = 5 inches

where do you get your darning needles from?? I have looked everywhere and can't find any like yours and the ones you use seem to make weaving in ends soooooo easy.

Whats the best yran to use for babies

Beautiful crochet Thank you,and God bless.

Thanks a lot Mickey it is beautiful , i just finish my daughter newborn and TOPISSIMO thanks again

The pattern for these hats is good, but I've found chaining 2 at the beginning of each row gives it a clunky seam. I've been chaining one instead and it's a much smoother finish and less noticeable seam.