Crochet Matching Beanies for the Family with Color Made Easy

Matching Hats for the Family - Crochet Style!

In this endless winter my baby son has been outgrowing his hats almost as fast as I can crochet them for him! But the snow and cold has been unforgiving, and so one more time I needed to crochet him another hat for his growing melon. We’ve got big heads around here…it’s a struggle ;) Fortunately for me, Michaels has started carrying Lion Brands new Color Made Easy yarn in store and I was able to snag some! This is THE PERFECT basic bulky weight acrylic yarn and it made crocheting these hats so fast and easy that I decided to make one for all of us. Keep reading for the beginner-friendly free crochet pattern available in sizes baby through adult.

This fast, one-skein hat is made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick and can be finished in less than 2 hours! The chunky yarn gives it incredible warmth and texture. Top it with a faux fur pom pom and you will make yourself a modern new addition to your winter wardrobe. And best of all? The it’s a free crochet pattern!

An Easy HDC Hat in Multiple Sizes

One of my most popular patterns on the blog, hands down, is my Double Crochet Hat in 10 Sizes.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for a HDC version of this pattern, and while I still might do that with regular worsted weight yarn too, this bulky pattern is a fabulous starting point!   This pattern is written in sizes Baby, Toddler,  Child Small, Child Large and Adult.  The other good news is that it is so simple, easily adjustable and customizable!

This fast, one-skein hat is made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick and can be finished in less than 2 hours! The chunky yarn gives it incredible warmth and texture. Top it with a faux fur pom pom and you will make yourself a modern new addition to your winter wardrobe. And best of all? The it’s a free crochet pattern!

Your New Favorite Bulky Yarn

This was my first time working with the new Lion Brand Yarn Color Made Easy yarn and it won’t be my last!  For a couple reasons.  First, and most importantly, the texture of this yarn is fabulous.  I’ve never felt a bulky weight acrylic yarn with so much squish!  We have been wearing these hats for a couple of weeks now and the yarn has been holding up really nicely also.  Second, the selection of colors is great!  I always appreciate when yarns have a nice variety of solids and neutrals to work with.  And finally, I have tons of yarn left over after making these hats because the skein size is SUPER for the price.  Depending on what size you are making you could get 2-4 hats out of a single skein of yarn.  That’s a good deal!

This fast, one-skein hat is made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick and can be finished in less than 2 hours! The chunky yarn gives it incredible warmth and texture. Top it with a faux fur pom pom and you will make yourself a modern new addition to your winter wardrobe. And best of all? The it’s a free crochet pattern!

Where to Buy Lion Brand Color Made Easy?

So where can you get this new yarn?  Michaels has started carrying it in-store and online.  I have heard that certain stores aren’t carrying it yet, so if your local Michaels doesn’t have it you can always order through Michaels online.  There are 18 different colors available!

You can also obviously order this yarn from Lion Brand directly!  There are a few extra colors available on Lion Brand so if you want the most color options that would be your best bet ;)

I can’t wait to see which colors you choose!  Now enjoy the free crochet pattern.

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Supplies:

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • ch: chain

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • SC: single crochet

  • HDC: half double crochet

  • FPHDC: front post half double crochet

Gauge

5 sts x 4 rows = 2” square in HDC

Finished Size:  

Adult Height = 8.5”

Adult Width = 11”

Child (Large) Height = 8”

Child (Large) Width = 10”

Child (Small) Height = 7.5”

Child (Small) Width = 8.5”

Toddler Height = 6.5”

Toddler Width = 8”

Baby Height = 5.5”

Baby Width = 7”

Magic Circle Video Tutorial (left handed)


Pattern Notes

  • Chain stitches at the beginning of rounds do not count as a stitch

  • The end of each round is joined to the first stitch of the round with a sl st.


Instructions for the Crochet Matching Beanies for the Family

Baby

Start with a magic circle

Round 1: ch 1, 10 HDC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around (20)

Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4-7: ch 1, HDC in each st around (30)

Round 8-9: ch 1, *FPHDC in one st, HDC in one st, repeat from * around (30)

Tie off yarn and weave in ends


Toddler

Start with a magic circle

Round 1: ch 1, 9 HDC in magic circle (9)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around (18)

Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (27)

Round 4: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next two st, repeat from * around (36)

Rounds 5-10:  ch 1, HDC around (36)

Rounds 11-13: ch 1, *FPHDC in one st, HDC in one st, repeat from * around (36).

Tie off yarn and weave in ends


Child - Small

Start with a magic circle

Round 1: ch 1, 10 HDC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around (20)

Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next two st, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5-12: ch 1, HDC in each st around (40)

Round 13-15: ch 1, *FPHDC in one st, HDC in one st, repeat from * around (40)

Tie off yarn and weave in ends


Child - Large

Start with a magic circle

Round 1: ch 1, 11 HDC in magic circle (11)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around (22)

Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (33)

Round 4: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next two st, repeat from * around (44)

Round 5-12: ch 1, HDC in each st around (44)

Round 13-16: ch 1, *FPHDC in one st, HDC in one st, repeat from * around (44)

Tie off yarn and weave in ends

 

Adult 

Start with a magic circle

Round 1: ch 1, 10 HDC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around (20)

Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next two sts, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next four sts, repeat from * around (48)

Round 6-13: ch 1, HDC in each st around (48)

Round 14-17: ch 1, *FPHDC in one st, HDC in one st, repeat from * around (48)

Tie off yarn and weave in ends

Working with worsted weight yarn? Try my Double Crochet Hat in 10 Sizes - another free crochet pattern!

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