Its Beanie Season! And one my of my favorite things to crochet. There are endless patterns (free and paid) to choose from. The colors choices and combinations of course go on and on. But then Pom or no Pom? Fur pom or yarn pom? Whatever you decide beanies are quick and easy and are great for craft shows and gifts. I picked a few patterns I wanted to share with you!
Little Monkeys Crochet has a beanie that I fell in love with. It’s not crocheted in the traditional fashion of in the round from top to bottom or bottom to top, it’s crocheted very differently. You start at the top in the round, but after your third row, you chain and rest turns in to this beautiful pattern of bean stitches and camel stitches all incorporating both the brim and the body of the hat. This beanie can be fitted, slouched or even a bun beanie. And the messy bun beanie used a hair elastic! That’s why I loved it. Three hats in one pattern! Head over to Little Monkeys Crochet and check out Her Malia Beanie patterns. I made both a bun beanie (white – left) and a fitted bean with a fur pom (rose – right).
Yarnspirations has a Twisted Cable beanie that’s crocheted from the bottom up. I liked this one because I loved the crochet cables. This free pattern can be found on both Ravelry or Yarnspirations. And there is even a video tutorial which helped me understand a lot of the rows where the cables were made. I used two different yarns for each hat. The hat on the left used Lion Brand Scarfie in charcoal. I loved the softness and ombre effect I got. I topped this one with a silver faux fur pom. The hat on the right I used Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in off white and complimented it with a warm brown faux fur pom. I’ve already got my eye on that Caron Simply Soft Tweed in the Taupe for another beanie! I purchased my faux fur poms from a local Etsy seller. You can find her shop here.
A friend asked for a hat set for her and her daughters. She mentioned she had a hat she already had and loved, but it was getting very old and probably wouldn’t survive the season. Checking my go to place, Ravelry, I found this Pearl Puff Beanie and it matched her current hat almost identically. She requested the bow addition to hers and the the girls. When creating the smaller beanies, I just chained less and omitted a row or two. Here you have mom size, child size and toddler size. All three of these were crocheted using I love this Yarn found at Hobby Lobby in Ivory Tweed with matching bow, Dark Country Blue with a Light Peach bow and Greybeard with the bow in Rosy Cheeks. I love how the two puff stitches together form hearts. Its a nice fitted hat with some give and stretch where needed.
I could crochet beanies all week. I like to crochet large projects too, but I prefer smaller ones, like beanies, where I can get one or two done in the evening after work and feel a little accomplishment for the day. 😉