Monday, April 26, 2010

Shell Stitch Beanie


I said I would post a free patttern, so here it is. This is a pattern for the shell stitch beanie in my previous post. I LOVE this beanie because it stitches up quickly and adds a great texture to the average beanie. The pattern here is for a 0-3 months size and a child size (3-10 years), but I hope to add in the other sizes when I find a moment. Please let me know if something doesn't work up right. As always, I would love to see pics of final creations! If you whip one of these out, please email me a picture!

**Many people have asked for assistance and help, and there IS a video tutorial available!  Click here!**

YES, FEEL FREE TO SELL ITEMS MADE FROM PATTERN!  Please do not sell the pattern, but you are more than willing to sell what you make.  Please give me the credit for the pattern.  Thanks!
Hook: J
Yarn: Bernat Satin. I have used all different kinds of yarn for this though.

0-3 Months
Rnd 1: ch 4, join to form ring

Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring, DO NOT JOIN (you may want to place a marker here to keep track of Rnd)

Rnd3: 2 sc in each sc of previous round (12 sc)

Rnd 4: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch) 6 times, (18 sc)

Rnd 5: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches) 6 times (24 sc)

Rnd 6: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches) 6 times (30 sc)

Rnd 7: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches) 6 tmes (36 sc).

Rnd 8: ch3 (this counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, ch 1, 2dc in same stitch, *skip 3 sc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc* repeat from * to beginning chain. Join. (for extra help click here).

Rnd 9: Slip Stich to ch 1 space, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2dc) in first chain 1 space, (2dc, 1 ch, 2dc) in each ch 1 space around. Join.

Rnd 10-14: repeat Rnd 9

Rnd 15: ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join

Rnd 16: repeat Rnd 15

Finish Off

3-6 MONTH SIZE:


Rnd 1: ch 4, join to form ring

Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring, DO NOT JOIN (you may want to place a marker here to keep track of Rnd)

Rnd3: 2 sc in each sc of previous round (12 sc)

Rnd 4: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch) 6 times, (18 sc)

Rnd 5: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches) 6 times (24 sc)

Rnd 6: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches) 6 times (30 sc)

Rnd 7: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches) 6 tmes (36 sc).

Rnd 8: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 5 stitches) 6 times (42 sc)

Rnd 9: ch3 (this counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, ch 1, 2dc in same stitch, skip 3 sc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc repeat from * to beginning chain. Slip Stitch to Join. (before you join you will notice that there is an extra stitch ignore and join :))  For extra help click here.

Rnd 10: Slip Stich to ch 1 space, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2dc) in first chain 1 space, (2dc, 1 ch, 2dc) in each ch 1 space around. Join.

Rnd 11-14: Repeat Rnd 10

Rnd 15: ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join.

Rnd 16-19: Repeat Rnd 15

Finish.


6-12 MONTHS:


Rnd 1: ch 4, join to form ring

Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring, DO NOT JOIN (you may want to place a marker here to keep track of Rnd)

Rnd3: 2 sc in each sc of previous round (12 sc)

Rnd 4: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch) 6 times, (18 sc)

Rnd 5: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches) 6 times (24 sc)

Rnd 6: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches) 6 times (30 sc)

Rnd 7: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches) 6 tmes (36 sc).

Rnd 8: ch3 (this counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, ch 1, 2dc in same stitch, *skip 2 sc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc* repeat from * to beginning chain. Join.  For extra help click here.

Rnd 9: Slip Stich to ch 1 space, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2dc) in first chain 1 space, (2dc, 1 ch, 2dc) in each ch 1 space around. Join.

Rnd 10-14: repeat Rnd 9

Rnd 15: ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join

Rnd 16-17: repeat Rnd 15

Finish Off


12 MONTHS-3 YEARS
Same as 6-12 M0nths, but Repeat Rnd 9 one more time


CHILD SIZE: 3-10 Years

Rnd 1: ch 4, join to form ring

Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring, DO NOT JOIN (you may want to place a marker here to keep track of Rnd)

Rnd3: 2 sc in each sc of previous round (12 sc)

Rnd 4: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch) 6 times, (18 sc)

Rnd 5: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches) 6 times (24 sc)

Rnd 6: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches) 6 times (30 sc)

Rnd 7: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches) 6 tmes (36 sc).

Rnd 8: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 5 stitches) 6 times (42 sc)

Rnd 9: ch3 (this counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, ch 1, 2dc in same stitch, *skip 2 sc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc* repeat from * to beginning chain. Join. For extra help click here.

Rnd 10: Slip Stich to ch 1 space, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2dc) in first chain 1 space, (2dc, 1 ch, 2dc) in each ch 1 space around. Join.

Rnd 11-16: repeat Rnd 10

Rnd 17: ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join

Rnd 18-19: repeat Rnd 17


Finish Off
FLOWER CAN BE FOUND HERE: FLOWER PATTERN








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218 comments:

  1. Wahoooo! Thanks - these are so cute! Do you ever do hats for boys? I've got one of those too and have a heck of a time being fair with my crochet projects.

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  2. Oh gosh, thanks soo much! I love the flower you have on there...do you sell that pattern? Thanks SO much for sharing with us!

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  3. oh I just saw where you found the pattern for the flower! Thanks!

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  4. Thank you for the pattern!! Please post the other bigger baby sizes!

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  5. I just love this pattern and that it has all the sizes! I'll be mentioning it over on my blog with a picture of the one I just made!

    Thanks!

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  6. so cute, I haven't crocheted in years, I think I might just have to dust off my hooks and get busy!

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  7. These are so cute! Thanks for the pattern!

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  8. These are positively adorable! Awesome pictures, thanks! Found your blog from The Girl Creative!

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  9. Too cute! I wish I was a knitter! Stopping by From the Girl Creative Party.
    -Mama E
    www.homeandheartsblog.com

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  10. Oh my gosh! These are so cute! TFS!

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  11. I just finished this hat, its the first hat I made that actually looked like the picture. I made it too small for my daughter but it will be the perfect baby shower gift for a friend. Im so excited I found a pattern that I can make. Thanks so much :D :D And the hat and baby in the pic are soo cute

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  12. I am confused about something. The 3-6 month size is slightly larger and longer than the 6-12 month size. I can't see that a hook size change is mentioned. I don't understand why the smaller size is larger. Can you help?

    Thanks for the great pattern!

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  13. Would anyone be able to explain Rnd 9 to me (from the 0-3 month pattern)? I'm a beginner!

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  14. And Jackie - maybe the 3-6 and 6-12 month patterns are accidentally reversed?

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  15. Jackie, so sorry I hadn't gotten back to you on this! I was in Vegas when you wrote and then forgot! There is a differencein the two patterns. In rnd 9 of the 3-6 month size you skip 3 sc. In rnd 8 of 6-12 you skip 2 sc therefore the 6-12 month size ends up having more shell clusters. This is what makes the 6-12 month size larger. Does the help?

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  16. Yes, don't listen to me. :)

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  17. Thanks for this pattern! My friend fell in love with it and asked me to use it to make a beanie for her baby. Read all about it here: http://ow.ly/2aXjm

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  18. I finished my hat and it's adorable! But my bottom edge isn't straight, it's a bit scalloped. Should it be straight?

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  19. Wonder if the size would come out right if I used Mohair yarn?

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  20. A big thanks for this wonderful pattern :)
    I just finished the hat, I will enjoy to try it during a photo's shoot with a little baby girl :)
    Thanks

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  21. Hi there!

    I just made this pattern in both sizes 3-6 months and 6-12 months, saw the difference between the two, but if I put them together, the 6-12 months is smaller than the 3-6 months!? I'm a bit confused as to whether the two patterns were switched or what?! I have a 5.5 month old, on which I tried both, and the 3-6 month fits better than the 6-12 month! Help!!

    Thanks, you can email me at
    jewllori@hotmail.com

    Lori

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  23. Thank you for your beautiful pattern. It was great to use. I used worsted weight for 0-3 months with J hook and had to leave out several of the shell rows so it wouldn't be too long. Doest that sound right?

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  24. Thank you for the pattern. I made one, then another, then another.......I can't stop!
    I've made them all with 100% merino wool on a size G (6mm) hook. The sizing is so far, so good. I've tried the 12-24 month and 3-10 year.
    You can see a pic here:
    http://craftymammas.wordpress.com/2010/09/05/shell-stitch-crochet-beanie/

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  25. I absolutely LOVE this pattern! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm trying to make one for my friend's daughter, but I'm stuck. Can you please explain row #9 (6-12 months)? I don't get what it means after you join on row #8, to then do a slip stitch. It sounds like the same thing to me. Also when it says "1 space," are you meaning to skip 1 space then do the (2dc, 1 ch, 2dc) in the next?? Any help would be much appreciated!

    ashleybotello@gmail.com

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  26. I am excited about trying this pattern! Where is the pattern for the flower? It's so cute!!

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  27. Thank you for being so generous and sharing this pattern! This hat is so beautiful, works up so quickly and makes such a wonderful gift! Thank you so much again! Such talent! God Bless

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  28. thank you for sharing your pattern! Not only was it beautiful, but your instructions were very easy to read!

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  29. Hi, I just finished the shell stitch beanie. I did it in Caron Simply Soft, a turquoise color. I used Lesley Stanfield's book 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet for the flower. It came out beautiful. Thanks for the pattern, and for all the size changes. I made this for my granddaughter. She is 9 months, and I'll be able to make more as she gets bigger!

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  30. Thank you for sharing this pattern!! It is gorgeous! My only frustration is that I made it twice and both time it looked nothing like the picture and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong! :( I swear I'm following the directions to the "T" and yet it doesn't look the same...I am making the 12-3 years size..Row 9 is where I think things go wrong??
    "Slip Stich to ch 1 space,(Does this mean slip stitch in each stitch up to the ch 1 space? OR does it mean slip stitch directly into the ch 1 space?)
    (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2dc) in first chain 1 space, (2dc, 1 ch, 2dc) in each ch 1 space around. Join."
    If you could help clear this up I would be very grateful!
    Thanks again for posting this!
    And even though my hats don't look like your they are still beautiful and they work up very quickly! :)
    Thanks and Blessings!
    Brianne

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  31. In rnd 2 of each size it says DO NOT JOIN. When I do this, it makes a gaping hole that just doesn't look right. By do not join you mean don't connect the end of the ring to the beginning stitch of that round with a slip stitch? Why wouldn't you do that...am I missing something?

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    1. does that mean only rnd 2 that doesn't need slip stitch? I don't join every single round because there's no instruction to slip stitch at the end of each round after round 2. I'm confused. please explain it more detail. thank you.

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  32. I just absolutely love this hat, it's so cute! I have been trying round 8 on the 0-3 month hat over and over again and just have not been successful, I just don't fully understand it! Has anyone had success that would be willing to help me out?

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  33. Thanks for the pattern. I just made the 0-3 month size and it turned out great. I was surprised at how fast it went! I haven't fit it on a baby yet, but the size looks about right. For a newborn, I would probably take out a row or two of shells. I'll post a pic soon!

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  34. Such a cute little hat.. I was making the 3+ yr old hat, but dont know if I missed something or if it is written incorrectly.. but it didnt seem to have any type of decrease to turn it in to a hat shape, it just got wider and wider to look like a nice pot holder!.. The 3+ patter looks a bit different than the baby beanie.. I'm sure b/c of the extra shells.. still very cute.. just wish I knew what I did wrong! ~Erika

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  35. ...following up.. I decided to keep going... ahhh.. the shells make it decrease itself.. so if you're worried you're going to have a big ol pot holder like I thought.. just keep going!, it all works out in the end..! ~Erika

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  36. I'm having problems with Rnd 9 in 0-3 months.. Love this pattern though it is so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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  37. This hat is great. I'm not good at following directions but this one was so easy. And quick too! The only problem i encountered was the size. I worked the newborn pattern with the same size hook and everything and the hat fits me. Just as well, because i really love it! Thanks for the pattern.

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  38. Are you against people selling what they have made from your patterns if they give your info, that is, as the pattern creator? I know that some people are not fond of that... Just wondering!

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  39. Love your hat... i think you crochet really tight though.. i think I want to try again using a smaller hook. The 0-3size is so big already.. and this just looks like the traditional shell pattern that I am use to seeing.. and I liked the looks of you hat better.. it seems so much cuter.. Also I am on the 12 row and it seems so big! haha.. i still have more to go! Haha, I think it might almost fit my 10month old.. But I think it a little girly for a boy!

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  40. I have a question. Where is stays 6 times what does that mean? to go around 6 times?


    www.myliferightnoww.blogspot.com

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  41. I have a question about the end (join) of round 8 and the first shell of round 9. When you join the last shell of round 8, you slip stitch into the top of the ch3, correct? and the First shell of round 9, do you skip to the chain space in the shell below, or start in the joining stitch?

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  42. thank you for this beautiful freebie! can not wait to get started ;o)

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  43. Thank you SO much for this pattern! I 'featured' you on my blog today.

    http://thisiswhatilove-carmen.blogspot.com/2011/02/today-was-crochet-kind-of-day.html

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  44. I love it! I have 4 month old twins, and I have been looking for a cute pattern for a while. This is one of the easiest patterns I've seen. I whipped two of these out in just 2 nights! And I was only working after the girls went to bed. They are adorable. Thank you so much!

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  45. Thanks for sharing this pattern! I love it. Here's what I made for my daugther: http://ravel.me/davidswife06/ssb

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  46. I am having a the same problem other are having with round 9 from the 6-12 mo. pattern. I read all the comments and could not find an explaination. My hat does not seem to have the gap between the shells. I am slip knoting into the chain 1 space. Your picture shows the shells all lined up and mine are not. They actually look to be going at an angle. Please post an explaination, i really love this hat and am stuck.

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  47. I am having the same problem as Sarah, and sooo wish I could figure out how to do round 9. I love this hat so much. I am trying to teach myself and can't really find help on how to read row 9. My shells are not lined up.
    I hope you can help, and thanks for the pattern.
    kaswart@mac.com

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  48. if anyone understands row 9 for the 6-12 mo. version please explain on here. thanks

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  49. Besty posted the answer to my confusion. Click on the link below to see what she has to say. Thank you so much for clearing things up. I was slip stitching into the middle of each shell where the chain 1 was.
    http://thedaintydaisyblog.blogspot.com/

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  50. Thanks so much! Such a cute little hat. I can't wait for my daughter to be born so I can put it on her.

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  51. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing :)

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  52. Thank you for the pattern! The hat turned out great and I can't wait to give it to the new mommy at her baby shower tomorrow! :)

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  53. Thanks so much for the pattern it is adorable. I made one for both my nieces and it turned out wonderful :)))

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  54. when you sc into each stitch on rd 15 of the 6-12 size are you sc in ch 1 spaces because it seems to be too hard to do so.

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  55. I'm wondering why for the 3-6 month size you go to 42 sc in round 8, but for the 6-12 month size you only go to 36 sc? I understand that you end up with one more shell cluster in the 6-12 month size, but why the extra increase round in the smaller size?

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  56. Good Afternoon,
    I really like your Beanie-Pattern. And i've been asked to translate it in German. Would you be so kind to give me that permission. Of course it will be mentioned, that it was your work to develope it.

    Thank you

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  57. Thank you so much for this pattern, the hat turned out so cute! Thank you again so much.

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  58. I just finished the newborn beanie and the flower in Bernat's Bamboo Natural Blends in the color Lotus (a soft pink) and it's positively yummy! I do have some questions on everyone's preferences, so here goes...how is everyone attaching the flower? Are you stitching it permanently to the hat through a decorative button OR are you putting the flower on a hair clip and clipping it on the hat for easy removal? Also, what are your preferences for placement location of the flower on your hat? Directly on the side, or more toward the front, sort of partially over where one eye would fall? High up on the hat, in the middle or low near the border? I'm always interested in who's doing what and the most popular preferences! I have to finish this project in two days for a baby shower on Saturday and I'm wondering which way to go with the flower. This is a great pattern that I will be using again and again! Thanks!

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  59. Thanks for sharing your pattern! I just finished my FIRST hat! Thanks for your help!

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  60. I love, love, love this pattern. I'm new to crochet and haven't been able to make a baby hat that actually fits a baby until this pattern. I just made a matching baby/big sister set for a friend and she fell in love. Thanks!!!

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  61. I am an avid knitter, but wanted to broaden my horizons and pick up crochet. This was a bit confusing at first, as I had to turn off my knitting brain and rethink, but my wonderful neighbor came to the rescue and showed me how easy this was. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous pattern I plan on making at least one in each size for baby girl on the way:)

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  62. I just finished this pattern, and it's very pretty, but it doesn't look anything like the picture. it looks like staggered shells. they aren't in line like the picture, what did i do wrong?

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  63. Hi There, I am going to attempt to make this and was wondering if this was American Stitches and do I need to convert to Australian stitches. I am just starting out in Crochet so I need all the help I can get. Thank you

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  64. I just finished the 0-3 month hat...it looks cute but nothing like the picture of yours does! I think round 10 is where I made my own variation as it was hard to understand!

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  65. Hello from Australia.I absolutely love your little beanie and desperately want to make one but I cannot even seem to join the chains to make a circle.I am just beginning.Also What size wool and hook do you recommend and how much wool does it take?I love your blog.You sound like such a lovely mummy.I am a mummy of 7 and 4 grandbabies so knitting and now crochet are going to become my friends I'm sure if I can just get the hang of it.Thanks so much for sharing your talent freely with us.

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  66. This hat is so adorable in the pictures, but I can't get it right. I have made this pattern several times, and each time I am done I reread the pattern about 40 times to see if I did something wrong. I made the 0-3 month size and it looked like it would fit a 6-12 mo old. I also made the 6-12 mo size and it fit my 2 year old niece. I'm just curious of anyone else has experienced this problem or if it's just me. I'm going crazy over here! Please help!

    ~Sarah

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  67. Great project! I just wanted to let you know that we featured this project on our Facebook page with almost 12,000 fans. We’d love it if you’d use our Featured Blogger button, available at: http://www.dailycraft.com/thank-you-for-crafting/. Our audience loved the project and we look forward to sharing more from you. Please let us know if you have any questions or projects you’d love us to feature! Thanks!

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  68. Thank you for sharing this pattern! I can't wait to make one for my niece, future niece & of course my daughter!

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  69. Could you give me some advice on row 10? I am not quite sure how to continue the round after the ch 3 dc ch1 2 dc. Could you explain to me how to continue? I know you say in each ch1 to do the 2dc ch1 2dc but what does it mean? Do that in each chain around or in each ch1 of the vee's? Could you please help me out?

    Thank you,

    Brittany

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  70. Hey there!! I absolutely love this pattern and have adapted it as my Interchangeable Flower Hat Collection. Check out my blog @ www.stitchinsally.blogspot.com or my Etsy shop @ www.stitchinsally.etsy.com to see what I've made from this amazing pattern!!

    Thank you again!
    Sally Stitches (Amy)

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  71. Dear Brittany,

    Don't do it in every chain around! Do the "ch r dc chi 2dc" in the middle of the "v" like you said. Each "v" (or shell") kind of comes out of the center of one in the previous row.

    I hope that helps...

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  72. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! The hat comes out so cute- but the baby in the picture is adorable!! I think she sells the hat. :) I made one and linked you in my blog. Thanks! http://sweetkeeps.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-do-believe-its-friday.html

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  73. I was wondering if you could help me with the flower -- I get to the part where it says to single crochet in the "spokes" of the previous row? I'm not sure what that means, or what it means to work in the back of the flower? Help please! I love that flower and want it on my hat!

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  74. I love this hat it's so cute, I made the 3-10 size using the J hook like you mentioned but it fits my head and I don't think it'll fit my 3 yr old. I'm wondering if the yarn was too thick. I believe it's worsted weight and acrylic but i'm not sure since I got it from someone without the label. Have a suggestion on what made it too big?

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  75. Look how gorgeous mine looks:
    http://www.etsy.com/your/listings/80127849

    I love this pattern and I've made it in all sizes! I use I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby and an "H" hook.
    Thanks for an adorable pattern!

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  76. thank u...I am sending this to my grandma!

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  77. I love your leaf...can I find that somewhere?

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  78. Hi there :) First off, I wanted to thank you for sharing your amazing pattern. So much so, that I plan to sell the finished item in my Etsy store, Coconut Frosting! I will of course give you full credit for the pattern. Just wanted to let you know. Thank you again and I look forward to more of your fabulous patterns! Best, J.

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  79. Omg! I made ths!! I'm so happy. ;) can't wait to see my little ones ace in the morning!

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  80. Hi I made this and it's so beautiful. My only problem is I made it in size 0-3 months and it's about only 11 inches in circumference and I'm worried it won't fit. I want to give it as a gift to my SIL for her baby shower on November 12 , 2011. Do you think you can give me the the actual sizes ? Do you think I should just make it in the bigger size? It's so beautiful but it's also really tiny!! My e-mail is lindsay_crys@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!!

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  81. While this hat is very cute, the sizes are not accurate at all!!!! Sorry, but you shouldn't post things like they're the right size and they're not even close. Luckily a friend that tried to make this has people that know what they're talking about to help her out and I could tell her how many stitches need to be on there, etc.

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    1. if the pattern was wrong then the majority of people wouldn't be gettingthe correct sizing. You obviously didnt follow the directions exactly.

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  82. I just made this hat. Super cute! And easy directions. Pattern worked up to right sizes for me.
    Thank you!

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  83. I personally made plenty of this pattern and have had MANY orders for it. That being said, I find the pattern to be very good with sizing and haven't had a problem when it comes to the pattern and the finished product. I am very gratefull for patterns, some I make up, but htis one is a favorite of mine and my customers. So a BIG thank you to you. Keep up the beautiful work:)

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  84. Love the pattern! Just noticed that the 6-12 month only goes up to 36 sc in the top part of the hat. Shouldn't is be 42?
    LOVE the site!!!

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  85. I love using this pattern!!
    Thank you for sharing it :)

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  86. LOVE this hat. It's breathtakingly beautiful!

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  87. I just featured you over at youseriouslymadethat.blogspot.com
    Love your pattern! Thanks for sharing :)

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  88. I love this hat! Have you considered creating the adult version pattern? I want one for myself so bad.

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  89. hello. I am new to crochet and i started crocheting this hat. I am stuck on round 9 and 10..i read the additional information you provided but i still don't think i am doing this correctly. The edges of the hat are very wavy. My email is vienna_lucia@hotmail.com. I am wondering if you could email me some additional information to help me with this. Thanks. Vienna.

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  90. You are so awesome!

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  91. I love love love this pattern. I've made a few now for a photographer friend of mine and she LOVE LOVE LOVES them. I linked you up on my new blog http://crochetabitofcozy.blogspot.com with a picture of my baby girl in her adorable hat. Wanted to send a little love your way and thank you :)

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  92. I LOVE your hat! I made one for my 3 yr. old this weekend! It is sooooo cute! LOVE IT! I would love to see this pattern go to the adult size..I think I need one! :)
    I will send you a link to my blog when I post about it! :)
    Thanks again for such a wonderful free hat pattern!

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  93. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! LOVE!! I can't wait to make one :)

    Niria

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  94. Thank you for sharing this adorable pattern, and especially for including larger sizes! :)

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  95. Thanks so much for this cute little pattern. It works up so quickly. I'm addicted. Babygirl wore it to her 6 month check up, and she barely got in the door before the nurses were oohing and aahing over it. Gotta love that!

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  96. Working on the 0-3 month hat RIGHT NOW! It is turning out beautifully and I'm sooo happy with it :) Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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  97. What a darling pattern - it looks like it is hard but it is so easy. I plan to make it in multiple sizes and yarns! Thank you for providing it.

    Happy Holidays!

    Amy

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  98. When doing the last few rounds for the 0 - 3 months size hat, do you put a single crochet in the chain one space of the shell? Or only the stitches that are there already?

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  99. Thank you for the pattern! This hat is so cute!
    Bonjour de France

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  100. Well, I'm coming late to the party, but thanks so much for the free pattern!! I'm a very new crocheter and I am LOVING this hat. I'm about halfway thru and am so enjoying seeing it come together. Thanks so much for your generosity.

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  101. Thanks for the beautiful pattern! I am selling a hat that I made from your pattern. Check it out...
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/90860465/pink-crochet-hat-with-flower-and-button

    Thanks again!
    Lisa

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  102. Not sure what I am doing wrong but I seem to be increasing shells on each row and one side of the hat is lopsided??? How many shells per row is there suppose to be?

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  103. I've just made This beanie, it's sooo cute! Your daughter is absolutely adorable too. I have been browsing your blog all morning, and I LOVE IT!!!
    This blog is Excellent with a Capital E!!!

    Yours Truly,
    Isabella

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  104. Love this pattern! I am new to pinterest and posted my finished hat but with a different flower. Put your website in my comment. Hope that is the correct place to give you credit.

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  105. I absolutely cannot wait to try making this!!! And thank you SO much for the permission to sell them. I am starting to make boutique-style baby items to sell, and this definitely fits the bill!!

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  106. This is anonymous above - I posted yesterday that I couldn't wait to make this hat, and I didn't...I just now finished it up. I must admit that after reading the comments that people had been getting confused and their hats weren't looking at all like yours, I was a bit hesitant and figured I'd have trouble. I didn't at all - it only took me a couple of hours to whip it up, and I am a terribly slow crocheter!! The only thing I can say is that I made the 6-12 month size and it came out really small, but I used really thin yarn so I believe that was the problem. It still came out very cute and can definitely be worn by a smaller baby. I'm starting another one with regular worsted weight yarn and am really happy you posted this pattern!! Thank you so much!! :)

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  107. Hi, I made your amazing hat last night and it is gorgeous. I made it to your 12 months to 3 years and it has come out very small. It's for a friend, but I tried it on my 2 year old son for size and it is very snug! He doesn't have a big head at all! I am from Uk and we don't have 'wprsted weight' so I used double knit - should I be using something heavier?

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  108. Wow, I have looked for free patterns online and you are the only one whom I have found who has been generous enough to actually share them. Thanks so much for those of us with limited income it is a huge blessing. May this come back to you full circle. Blessings!

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  109. THANK YOU so much for this pattern. I just started crocheting a couple months ago and never thought I woud be able to attempt something like this! I did have trouble the first time I made it and it looked nothing like yours, after unravelling the whole thing and re-reading your instructions and all the comments I figured it out. I have now made one in 3 different sizes and the sizing seems accurate to me!
    I posted it to my blog if you want to check it out:
    http://adventureswiththedykmans.blogspot.com/2012/02/shell-stitch-beanie.html

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  110. Thanks! This pattern is so cute and easy! I've made 3 so far. http://ninnyscraftycraziness.blogspot.com/2012/02/shell-stitch-beanie-baby-hats.html

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  111. Thanks for the free pattern, think I will make this one, I have 3 grand-daughters

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  112. Thanks so much for this pattern. I'm gonna make one today!

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  113. Work your stitches in BETWEEN the 2 V's.

    \\// x \\//

    The x represents where you are suppose to work the stitches in row 10 (at least this is the row for the 3-10 hat). This is the space where you chain 1 before starting the next V.

    If your hat is really ruffled or it looks like a bunch of shells then it's wrong. I've ripped out this hat several times trying to figure it out. It now looks exactly like the picture!

    Hope this helps someone!

    Rebekah Lehman

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    1. I am having such a hard time with this!!! I have tried or 7 times and it always just looks like a bunch of shells and it is ruffly at the ends! I tried this tip but I still can't get this. Is there anything else you can think of that would help? :( Thanks!

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  114. Hello!! Love this pattern! So easy and adorable! Thank you for posting!! Quick question though.. In your pattern for 3-6mo, you have the sc around the bottom repeated 5 times.. is that correct??? All the other patterns I believe have it repeated only twice.. Just wanted to clarify! Thank you again!!
    =)

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  115. I just want to say how refreshing it is to see a pattern designer allow people to make hats and sell them (not sell the pattern, just the product). Thank you for being so generous!

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  116. I love this hat! I am about finished with one in the 12-3 years size and it's REALLY big. My daughter is almost 2 and its really big on her. I'm using worsted weight acrylic yarn, but i used an H hook instead because I was having trouble with the J. Is that why it's so big? I have only been crocheting for a few weeks so I'm just not quite sure!

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  117. I just tried it again using the right hook and it is still HUGE. It also looks like a bucket hat :( I'm really confident I'm reading the pattern correctly. There is also an ugly line of string showing through from when you join the rounds. Help please?! I love this hat and I want it to turn out right!

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    1. Hey, maybe you have a loose tension? Try using an even smaller needle...
      I tried making this for the first time using a size 4mm needle, and it was so small it only fit a dolls head. Then I tried making it with a size 6mm and it was way to big. I ended up using a size 5mm needle and it seems to be perfect for my tension.

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  118. I'd love to have a preemie pattern for this hat. I'm a nicu nurse and make caps for the preemies when I can. Always looking for a quick pattern. Thanks!

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  119. Made two of these hats, one for me and one for the kiddo…easy ! Thank you for the great pattern. I put one of my pics up and a link to your site! These work up pretty easily.
    Gabli

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  120. Hi Betsy! I just wanted to send you a link to my latest blog post, which includes pictures of my daughter wearing this super cute hat! I added a brim to it for extra protection on real sunny days. :) Thanks so much for this free pattern! I've made it several times and it's always a winner!

    http://morrowsunshine.com/2012/03/emma-mondays-3.html

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  121. finally conquered this hat! its's really the first thing, besides bracelets that i have crocheted! once i watched the video tutorial on your blog it was a breeze. super easy, super quick, and super cute! thanks!!

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  122. Such an adorable and easy hat! Thank you for the pattern!!

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  123. Love the pattern and how quickly it works up, all my friends little girls are getting these as Easter gifts x

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  124. Wow thank you! Gorgeous pattern and your little model is divine! Can't wait to start on it! :)

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  125. I saw your pattern on Ravelry originally. I really liked the 3 layer flower you used on one of the pictures. Is that the same flower you have a link for on here? I'd really appreciate it if you'd let me know :) I love this hat too. Can't wait to make it.

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  126. What are these colors called?

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  127. Thank you so much for this adorable baby/child's hat....I love making them and giving them as gifts!!!!! The little girls are so excited wearing them.Thanks again! chris palmer

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  128. What is the size? Un-stretched my hat's measuring 12 inches around... is this right?

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  129. This hat is too sweet - I just made it in white with a pink flower and a light blue button in the middle to match a baby dress I have, and it is too cute! For some reason my 3-6 month size came out quite big - I might have to try the 0-3 month size. But I'm sure it was my fault - you did a lovely job with this pattern :)

    Thanks,
    Jay's Boutique Blog
    http://jaysboutiqueblog.blogspot.com/

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  130. ~ I love this little hat pattern........I have made four as gifts since discovering the pattern ~

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  131. can anyone tell me the dimensions that one should get from the 0-3 pattern? How wide and long should it measure since it's a hat that stretches. Thanks!

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  132. The hat is sweet, and I've just finished one for a friend's new baby. But mostly I wanted to say the baby in the picture is sooooo cute in the hat!

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  133. Ok....tell me. Im in Australia (dont know where you are?), but dc seems too small? Should I be doing triple crochet? I know that Aussie stitches are different to either American or English. sc is our dc, and dc is our triple etc.....PLEASE HELP!

    Tam

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    1. I am in the USA, so use dc, or I guess your triple?

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  134. I love making these hats! would you mind telling me how many single crochets that I should have for the last rows for each size. I'm afraid that I'm making them either too tight or too loose....thank you. chris palmer

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  135. i love this hat, but i keep getting a hole at the top. it says not to join, so how do i avoid the hole? please help! thank you!

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    1. Hmmm, I'm not sure. I pull on the inner thread to tighten it. If not, feel free to join, but idk if that will help it more than pulling on the beginning thread.

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  136. I just made the hat for my great niece and it came out really nice. It only took a few hours and the pattern was easy to read. Thank you for the pattern and your baby is just beautiful.

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  137. Cute and adorable! I would like to know if you have a pattern in teen/adult sizes? I am part of a group that makes chemo caps for cancer patients, and would like to give this one a try.

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  138. thanks a lot! just made it and it is super cute!

    http://inkarapoozville.blogspot.com/

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  140. Your pattern was so easy to follow and made such a beautiful hat. Thank you very much! I look forward to following your work and patterns more. :)

    I wanted to share a picture of my hat: http://www.flickr.com/photos/65626672@N04/7445556540/

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  141. I'm feeling frustrated. I'm at round 11 of the 0-3 pattern, and this hat looks like it would fit my 11 month old and be large on her. There is no way this will fit the newborn I'm making it for. Ugh. Ripping out all my stitches and finding a newborn pattern that is actually small enough for a newborn.

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  142. I'm feeling frustrated. I'm at round 11 of the 0-3 pattern, and this hat looks like it would fit my 11 month old and be large on her. There is no way this will fit the newborn I'm making it for. Ugh. Ripping out all my stitches and finding a newborn pattern that is actually small enough for a newborn.

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    1. I'm sorry you're so frustrated. The yarn I use for this hat is Bernat Satin, which can work up thinner than other basic worsted weight yarns. Do you tend to crochet loos? If not, maybe a smaller hook would help?

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    2. Also, the 0-3 month size is not considered a "newborn" size. Try doing less pattern rows to shorten it.

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  143. This is such a cute hat. Thank you for posting the pattern. I can't wait to make it for my step granddaughters ! I will send you a picture if I succeed!

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  144. Thank you for this pattern, I have found it very easy to make, quick and just what I was looking for. I had no trouble of following your instructions at all. I will be looking round your blog for cuter ther patterns. I have to adjust sometimes because I am in Austealia and the thickness of the yarn here is different but I just adjust my hook size or number of rows. Practice is teaching ,me alot as I am a self taught. Rochester.

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  145. I just finished this hat and it came out so cute, I love it. Thanks for sharing it.

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  146. Just finished this hat using Caron Simply Soft and I'm loving it! I did have some trouble at Row 8 but I figured it out. Thanks again for the pattern!

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  147. Love this pattern!!! Any chance you have this pattern for adult size. Want to make a matching set for me and my daughter.
    Thanks!!!!

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    1. I bookmarked this today...haven't made it yet but it says it is the adult version.
      http://thedaintydaisyblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/shell-stitch-beanie-adult-version.html

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  148. I just made the kids version today for my daughter. She is so excited!!! I am tacking the flower tomorrow when I can find some coordinating yard. I used Caron's Simply soft - it is my favorite yarn - and it looks great. Now I need to make some of the newborn size for friends with new babies. Thank you for a beautiful pattern with easy to follow instructions!

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  149. Thank you for this pattern! I love it.

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  150. THis is a great pattern thank you so much for sharing for free! I consider my self to b on the verge of leaving the beginner stages of crochet and entering intermediate level stuff so I do understand quite a bit now but of course theres always going to be some kind of stitch that I havent tried. This shell stitch is one ive been meaning to try and just hadnt gotten to it until I came across your pattern. I found it very easy to understand and the pattern itself quite simple to follow as long as you read the line in full first prior to each line, or atleast thats how it was simplest for me to understand :P
    anyway, thank you again, I cant wait for my gfs lil girl to come along so she can try this new beanie on :)

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  151. one of my favorite patterns I have found so far! whipped this up very quickly and i'm excited to make a few more for friends who are expecting! thank you thank you!

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  152. I just taught myself how to crochet this week and this was my second hat. It turned out beautifully, but like others said the sizing was off for me too. I made the 6-12 and even decreased by removing the last row on the brim but it is quite wide and bucket shaped that it fits my 3 year old - unfortunately he's a boy! Would love to know how to adjust it to make it fit my daughter but I'm not too confident in trying to figure that out on my own! Thanks for the pattern!

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  153. Hi Betsy, I just tried to make the beanie but I am confused as to where the stitches are for the last 2 rows. I got through Rounds 10-14 fine, but when I got to Round 15 and then 16, I seemed to be increasing rather than closing things up. Can you please try to clarify that part? Pls reply to reichous at yahoo dot com. Thanks. Just like Sarah on July 16, 2010, my edges are scalloped more than straight. Thanks. -Jen

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  154. I just have to share with everyone that I made this hat twice. I have never crocheted a stitch in my life until trying this. I used google to learn each stitch and I found it was all very easy. My first hat turned out too big for my two month old but I found I did the dc wrong. So I made a second one using the 0-3 mo pattern and baby yarn and the hat is too small. I know it's either me or the yarn. I'm going to try again by doubling up the yarn and making it again. It's not perfect looking but it looks pretty good for a newbie like me!

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  155. Thank you so much for this pattern. I have just made one today and found it very easy. I am ready to begin another one. :-)

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  156. Thank you so much for this pattern. I have just made one today and found it very easy. I am ready to begin another one. :-)

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  157. Thnx so much for this pattern! I found your blog by Pinterest and definitely coming back!

    Greetings from Holland :)

    Kirsten
    bijbreien.blogspot.com

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  158. Thank you - just made my first one - so very very cute!

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  159. I found your tutorial on Pinterest and I just wanted to pop by and say thank you. The shell stitches are beautiful and came out just as I had hoped. I haven't crocheted in a few years but your hat motivated me to pick my hook back up. Thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial with us. My girls both have beautiful hats all ready for the colder weather :)

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    1. Hi Lindsey, can you send me a link on where to find the tutorial? Thank you so much! Miriam

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  160. Finished the hat and absolutely love it but having problems with the flower. Round 3 specifically. What part of the 'back of the flower' do u do the SC's in? How many sc do u do?

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  161. Finished the hat and absolutely love it but having problems with the flower. Round 3 specifically. What part of the 'back of the flower' do u do the SC's in? How many sc do u do?

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  162. thank u so much for ur very easy pattern..

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  163. Hi there, I read that there's a video tutorial for the shell stitch beanie somewhere. Can somebody tell me where I can find it? I have problems with the first row of the actual pattern and how to start it. Thank you!
    Miriam

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  164. Thank you for sharing this baby hat pattern! I am new at crocheting and found your instructions easy for me to follow.
    I am now your latest follower. :-)

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  165. I finally finished this hat. So pretty! I had issues with it ruffling once I did round 9. I finally read a comment on the extra help page that cleared it up. When you crochet into the chain spaces of round 8 you are supposed the skip the space created when you skip the 3 sc. Only crochet in the ch space between the the double crotchets. Once I did this it came together beautifully! Thank you!

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  166. For those that are struggling with the shape he beanie takes on at the first few pattern rounds, keep on keeping on, it WILL take the correct shape once you hwve a few more rounds under yr belt.
    Cheers
    Leanne from New Zealand.

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  167. Thanks for the great pattern! I made it as a gift and it is great for selling. I mentioned it on my blog recently and I also put in a good word for Rosie's Cozies. Here is the link http://lovelyloopscrochet.blogspot.com/.

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  168. I'm having trouble with the bottom, sc part. Instead of a straight line, the end is a v. I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong when joining. Any ideas why it's not straight?

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  169. Hi, I would like to make this hat for a one year old. How many yards or yarn do I need for it? Thank you

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  171. Thank you for sharing this amazing pattern. I am using it to create the hats that I am donating to my local hospital. In honor of the children and faculty from Sandy Hook Elementary we have challenged ourselves and our students to commit 26 acts of random kindness. One of my acts of kindness is to create 18 baby girl hats and 8 baby boy hats to donate to my local hospital.

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  172. The 3-6 month hat has an increase round up to 42 stitches where the 6-12 month size ends at 36.. Shouldn't the 6-12 month size hat be bigger? Thanks

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  173. This is the most adorable hat ever!!!! Thanks for the free pattern!!

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  174. I love this pattern, thank you so much for posting. It was my first attempt at crocheting anything that isn't a plain scarf and I found the directions easy to follow (just looked on youtube for things I wasn't sure about, like working in a round, joining stitches, basically how to crochet!).
    Thank you for making this free, I'll be making more!!

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  175. This is such a lovely beanie!thank you for posting it in bigger size also!

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  176. my cousin is having a sweet baby girl in june,and i'm attempting to make this hat for her. I've only been crocheting for a few months, and this seemed super easy....i only have one question

    My hat is SUPER small. I'm on the first row of shells and the hat is only as big as my palm. It doesnt look like it will fit any kind of baby.... Will it get bigger as i go? or did i do something wrong?

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  177. What size hook did you use for the various sizes?

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  178. This is my go-to pattern for crocheting infant, babies, toddler and girls hats for Samaritans Purse shoe box ministries. Last year I made 18 of them. Wonderful pattern!

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  179. Thanks so much for such s simple beautiful pattern :-)
    I am having so much fun with it

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  180. Is there a premie pattern for this hat?
    Thanks

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  181. hi there... i was wondering should i use just one strand of my yarn Bernat softee baby or should i use two strand for the 3-6m beanie please help thanks!my yarn says that its a light 3

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  182. I've made a couple of beanies using a variation of this pattern to fit larger heads. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/152801597/pink-orange-and-white-multicolored?ref=shop_home_active

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/152778707/blue-shell-stitched-beanie?ref=listing-shop-header-5

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