Fishbowl Beanie Crochet Along – Starting today!

I can’t wait to grab my hook and start my Fishbowl Beanie later today! I’m making this adorable hat for my 4 year old daughter, and she got the biggest smile on her face when I showed her the picture. Who can blame her? This pattern will brighten up any day.

Fishbowl Beanie
Fishbowl Beanie

Although this cutie is sized from Preemie to Toddler, I may need to make it a little larger because my girl is not exactly a toddler anymore (*sniff*). However, that’ll be pretty easy, and I’ll explain the process next week just in case anyone else is making this hat for a bigger kid.

Fishbowl Hat - yarn
Ready to crochet!

I whipped up my gauge swatch earlier today, and I realized that my gauge with an H hook was slightly tighter than the pattern calls for. I got 14 stitches in 4 inches instead of 13 stitches like the pattern requires. I went up to an I hook and got the right gauge, but I liked my fabric with the H hook a little better. Since I’ll be altering the size anyways, I decided to go with the H hook even though it made my gauge a bit tighter.

Fishbowl hat - gauge swatch
Crocheted with my H hook

I hope you’ll join me in making a Fishbowl Beanie for a special child in your life! This adorable project comes in a handy kit, making the yarn selection easy. The best part is that each kit has enough yarn to make 2 (or maybe even 3) hats, depending on the size!

Share your progress with us here, on Facebook, or email us at to let us know how it’s going. We can’t wait to hear from you!