5 Little Monsters: Child Size Bead Stitch Hats

Child Size Bead Stitch Hats

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Last winter I posted a hat pattern, the Bead Stitch Hat, along with a matching cowl. It has since become one of my most popular patterns. I have had a few questions about how to adapt the pattern to make it a child size, the original pattern was only written in adult size. So, over the last little while I have been working on a toddler and child size version of the hat and now it is ready to share.



I ended up making 2 child size versions, one slouchy and one that fits snug against the head. I also made a toddler size, so 3 new sizes in all.


The slouchy version is probably better for older kids (and less slouchy on them) , it fit my 10 year old and she can normally fit adult size hats pretty well. When my 5 year old put it on it fit around her head great, it is the same size around as the non-slouchy version,  but was a lot slouchier on her than it was on her older sister.


The regular child size is made shorter by removing one section of the pattern repeat compared to the slouchy version. The ribbing along the bottom is a little bit thicker than the slouchy version, but slightly thinner than the adult hat.


The toddler size follows the same pattern of repeats as the child size hat but is slightly smaller in width and length.


I added faux fur pom-poms to the tops of all three hats since the original hat also had one, but they look cute without the pom-poms too. I ordered a pack of a dozen faux fur pom-poms on Amazon before I made the adult size hat back at the beginning of the year and I still had some left so I just used some of them on these hats too.


How to Crochet Child Size Bead Stitch Hats

Finished Sizes: Child Slouchy, Child, Toddler  (the Adult Size Bead Stitch Hat HERE)

You will need:

Special Stitches:

hdc in 3rd loop: work the hdc in the loop/bar behind the top of the stitch that you normally work into




bead stitch:  the bead stitch is basically a puff stitch worked around the post of the dc next to it dc in first stitch, yo, insert hook post of dc, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook around post, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook around post, pull up loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook, skip next stitch 




Child Size Slouchy (Burgundy):

Begin with magic ring, beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch

Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 10 dc, slip stitch to first dc to join (10 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, slip stitch to first dc to join (20 dc)

Round 3: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (30 dc)

Round 4: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (40 dc)

Round 5: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (50 dc)

Round 6: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 4] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (60 hdc)

Round 7: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 8: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 9: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop of each stitch, slip stitch to first stitch to join (60 sc)

Round 10: ch 2, work bead stitch all the way around following instructions above (dc in first stitch, puff stitch around post, skip next stitch), slip stitch to first dc (30 beads)

Round 11: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (60 hdc)

Round 12:  ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 13: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 14: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (60 sc)

Round 15: Work bead stitch all the way around, join with slip stitch to first dc (30 beads)

Round 16: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (60 hdc)

Round 17:  ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 18: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 19: ch 2, dc in 3rd loop of each stitch around, slip stitch to first dc to join (60 dc)

Round 20: ch 2, [front post dc in first 2 dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around (60 dc)

Finish off, cut yarn, sew pom pom to the top of the hat if using, weave in all ends


Child Size Beanie (Pink):

Begin with magic ring, beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch

Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 10 dc, slip stitch to first dc to join (10 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, slip stitch to first dc to join (20 dc)

Round 3: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (30 dc)

Round 4: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (40 dc)

Round 5: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (50 dc)

Round 6: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 4] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (60 hdc)

Round 7: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 8: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 9: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop of each stitch, slip stitch to first stitch to join (60 sc)

Round 10: ch 2, work bead stitch all the way around following instructions above (dc in first stitch, puff stitch around post, skip next stitch), slip stitch to first dc (30 beads)

Round 11: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (60 hdc)

Round 12:  ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 13: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (60 hdc)

Round 14: ch 2, dc in 3rd loop of each stitch around, slip stitch to first dc to join (60 dc)

Round 15: ch 2, [front post dc in first 2 dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around (60 dc)

Round 16: ch 2, [front post dc in first 2 dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around (60 dc)


Finish off, cut yarn, sew pom pom to the top of the hat if using, weave in all ends


Toddler Size (Blue):

Begin with magic ring, beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch

Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 12 dc, slip stitch to first dc to join (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, slip stitch to first dc to join (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (36 dc)

Round 4: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (48 dc)

Round 5: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 7] repeat around, slip stitch to first stitch to join (54 hdc)

Round 6: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (54 hdc)

Round 7: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (54 hdc)

Round 8: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop of each stitch, slip stitch to first stitch to join (54 sc)

Round 9: ch 2, work bead stitch all the way around following instructions above (dc in first stitch, puff stitch around post, skip next stitch), slip stitch to first dc (27 beads)

Round 10: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch (54 hdc)

Round 11:  ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (54 hdc)

Round 12: ch 2, hdc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (54 hdc)

Round 13: ch 2, dc in 3rd loop of each stitch around, slip stitch to first dc to join (54 dc)

Round 14: ch 2, [front post dc in first 2 dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around (54 dc)

Round 15: ch 2, [front post dc in first 2 dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around (54 dc)


Finish off, cut yarn, sew pom pom to the top of the hat if using, weave in all ends







3 comments :

  1. Love this hat, beautiful design.

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  2. On your toddler size pattern in row 1 it says to crochet 10dc, but the stitch count in 12?

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    1. It should be 12, all of the others start with 10 so I just typed it wrong. Thanks, for bringing it to my attention. I will go edit it right now.

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