American Girl Doll Beanie Pattern
On Wed, Dec 30, 2015, I crocheted a beanie hat for one of my nieces who will use it for her American Girl Doll.
Photos of Finished Hat
American Girl Measurements:
Total Height: head to toe 18"
Chest: under the armpits over the shoulder blades and across the chest 11 1/2"
Waist: around the waist 11"
Hip: around the fullest part of the hips 12 7/16""
Neck to Waist: from the cervical to the waistline 4 3/16""
Inside Leg: from the crotch to the soles 6 11/16"
Arm & Shoulder Length: from the side of the neck to the wrist bone 6 7/8"
Head Circumference: around the head right above the ears. 12 7/16"
Diameter of beanie should probably be 3.5 to 4.0 inches.
Hat height should probably be 4.25 to 4.5 inches.
I used a worsted weight #4 yarn. It was a self-striping, 100% wool yarn that I bought at Artisan Knitworks, located in Farmington, MI. The yarn came from a mill or farm in Nebraska. It was a discontinued and discounted yarn. The yarn is a little crinkly. I bought three skeins because I liked the colors.
Yarn details from the label:
- Lana Boucle'
- "Colors inspired by the earth, sea and sky uniquely blended in luxurious wool."
- Brown Sheep Company, Inc.
- Mitchell, Nebraska
- Color: LB303 Pewter Pink
- Paint Lot: 002
- Net Weight: 100g
- Approx. Yardage: 180 yds
- Stitch Gauge: 17sts to 4" - 6 rows to 1"
- Needle Size: 8
- Fiber Content: 100% Wool
- Made in the USA
- Dry clean or hand wash gently in cold water using Top of the Lamb Shampoo with vinegar added to the final rinse and lay flat to dry.
- Do NOT use Woolite.
- Do NOT machine wash.
- Do NOT use heat or pressure to block.
The yarn contains the colors: white or very light grey, medium grey, dark blue-ish grey, pinkish colors, and red wine.
#4 worsted wt yarn
Started with H-hook.
Ch 4. Slip st into first ch to make a ring.
Round 1: ch 3. 12 dc into ring. join with slip st into the top stitch of the ch 3.
Round 2: ch 3. 2 dc into each st. join with slip st.
Round 3: ch 3. 1 dc into first st. then 2 dc into next st. repeat from * around. join with slip st.
Diameter now should be 4-inches. If so, then end increases.
Round 4: ch 3. 1 dc into each st around. join with slip st.
Round 5: ch 3. 1 dc into each st around. join with slip st.
Round 6: ch 3. 1 dc into each st around. join with slip st.
Switched to G-hook.
Round 7: ch 1. 1 sc into each st around. join with slip st.
Round 8: ch 1. 1 sc into each st around. join with slip st.
Switched to F-hook.
Round 9: ch 1. 1 sc into each st around. slip st to join.
Ended when hat height was 4.25 inches.
Turned hat inside out and wove in the ends. For the hole at the top, wove in the tag along the inside edge of the hole, and when the yarn was pulled, the hole closed neatly.
Possible Future Options
To limit the use of sc stitches.
Round 6: switch to G-hook and continue with dc stitches.
Round 7: switch to F-hook and continue with dc stitches.
If necessary, then Round 8: F-hook. ch 1 and do sc st around.
Sweater and Beanie pattern
1: Ch 6, join with slip st to form ring.
2: Ch 3, work 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of beg ch. 3 - 12 dc.
3: Ch 3, dc in sl st, 2 dc in ea dc around, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3 - 24 dc.
4: Ch 3, dc in sl st, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat between * around, ending
dc in last dc, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. - 36 dc.
5: Ch 3, dc in same place, dc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.
Repeat between * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3 - 48 dc.
6: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
7-11: Repeat row 6.
12: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each dc around.
Must have used thin yarn because patter states a D-hook.
I crocheted this hat in January 2016 for the doll that's owned by my Stepdaughter. I used the same pattern, pretty much, that I used for the first hat, except for the color changes. I also added a little flair on the final row. I used Red Hart yarn.
Fringe or ending idea came from this: http://headhuggers.org/patterns/cpatt07.htm
Alternate Round 15: chain 3, SC in next st, chain 3, SC in next st,
Repeat pattern from * to * and finish off.
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