This beanie took me roughly an hour but this can vary depending on what speed you work at, though this project is easily finished within a few hours.
Its a great little afternoon project, if you're stuck for ideas or even for a last minute gift for someone.
I think this will be a great hat for spring/summer as it leaves a lot of room for your own customization, this would look great with some metallic buttons sewn to the rim, a flower or even a bow sewn on the side of the beanie.
You can alter this pattern to be as long or as short as you want it, the following pattern is only what I did :)
Its best to use the the chunkiest wool you can find to achieve a nice look, though I'm yet to try this out with a thinner wool so please let me know how it turned out if you try!
|The beanie looks alot better on than off!|
For this pattern I used a 8mm hook and super chunky wool, I probably used maybe half to three quarters of a 100g ball,
I didn't find that tension was particularly important for this project as I naturally crochet very loosely and it still fit my head, if you find that maybe the beanie is too small then try changing to a larger hook or change to a smaller hook if its too big.
Note: The chain at the beginning of every Rnd counts as 1 dc/1 sc
Rnd 1: Ch 4, dc into the 4th ch from the hook and ch 1, in the same chain space *dc + ch 1* 6 more times (8) Join with first ch with a sl st.
Rnd 2: Ch 4, *1 dc + chain 1* twice in each chain space (16) Join with the first ch with a sl st.
Rnd 3: Ch 4, *1 dc + ch 1* twice in first chain space, *1 dc + ch1 in next dc, 1 dc + ch 1 twice in next dc* repeat to end of Rnd (24) join with the first ch with a sl st.
Rnd 4 - 12: Ch 4, 1 dc + ch 1 in each chain space, join with sl st (24
Rnd 13: Ch 1, 2 sc in each chain space, join with first ch with a sl st (48)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc all the way around, join with sl st (48)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
|Not the best picture since my hair is covering most of my face!|
It actually went down to below my ears :)