Wednesday, 27 March 2013

2 Hour Slouchy Beanie Pattern

When I first learnt how to crochet I quickly realized I got frustrated easily at projects that took forever (forever being 6 hours or more) unless there was a variety of things to keep me interested, I think that's why I love to post quick patterns as I think as a beginner it's a nice confidence boost to see a project come together and also very rewarding.

When I first posted the pattern for the one hour beanie I never expected it to get as many views as it did, the response to it was just phenomenal and I feel like I need to follow up and keep with the theme of the hour based projects.

For this 2 hour beanie, I wanted to target a person who is very new to crochet (knowing just the basic stitches etc), so this pattern uses only chains, slip stitches and single crochets. Of course you don't have to be a beginner to enjoy this pattern :) I'm sure there's some veterans of crochet out there who need a simple project to help their creativity flow :)

I used regular Patons 8 ply wool (DK wool is the US equivalent)and a 4mm hook for this project.

They look better on than off!
The Band

Ch 11

Row 1: sc into second ch from hook and into every ch to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn (10)

Row 2-76: sc in the back loop only to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn (10)

Line the two ends up and sl st through both layers along the edge to join, don't finish off!

The Hat

You now want to start by putting 76 sc around the edge of the band.

Note: The best way I found of doing this is putting 2 sc in each dip :)

From this point on you don.t need to worry about working in joined rounds, we will be working a continuous round which means there will be no joins (think of a spiral)

Use a stitch marker to give you an indication of where the beginning of rounds are.

Rnd 1: *ch 4, miss 4 sc and sl st into the 5th sc* Repeat this all the way round till you reach the first loop

Rnd 2: ch 4 and sl st into the first ch 4 space (the loop), *ch 4 and sl st into the next loop* repeat around

Rnd 3-24:*ch 4 and sl st into the next loop* repeat around

Finish off leaving a very long tail

Using a tapestry needle, thread the wool from the tail and loosely weave in and out of the loops on the last round

Now pull tight!

This should bring the top of the hat closed

Secure this with a few stitches before finishing off and weaving in all loose ends

And there you go :) An easy present or a perfect hat for spring :) keep it casual or dress it up with a flower or bow

As always please leave a comment :) we would love to know how you got on and whether or not we should continue this series! Also let us know if you have any questions! we are more than happy to help :)