Blue Bird Beanie

This beanie is made with Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Aruba, White, and Bright Yellow

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

tr- triple crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) with a J-10 (6.0 mm) needle in BLUE

BEANIE (6.5” high and 15” flat diameter)

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (12 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (24 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (36 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 3 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 st, 2 dc in the next st dc in the next 3 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (44 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around to the end. Join with sl st to first dc. (44 dc)

Row 6-10 – repeat row 5  (44 dc)

Row 11 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with st to the first sc and fasten off.  (44 dc)

EYES (Make 2) 

Using WHITE, ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round) and then 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to the first dc. (12 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round) and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.  (24 dc)

BEAK (Make 1)

Using YELLOW, ch 4 and loop to make a ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round) and then 5 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to the first dc. (6 dc)

Row 2 –  ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (12 dc) 

Putting it together:

  • Sew Eyes in between Rows 5-9, with sides touching.
  • Sew beak in between eyes, over Rows 7-8
  • Cut 15-20 strands of 3 inch long pieces of yarn, tie at top of the beanie in the center of Row 1.
  • Puffy paint eyes in black, in a cross eyed manner

Happy Crocheting! Wear with HOPE and be warmed by LOVE.

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