Beanie

The beanie! So easy to make and made just under an hour! I personally used a 5.5mm crochet hook as recommended and a soft merino aran wool, by Rico Designs, purchased from Woolwarehouse and this was what I was able to produce….

 

The pattern includes:

1st Round: Ch 4, slip stitch to first chain to form a circle
2nd Round: Ch 2, 3 dc in each space (4 spaces) 12 stitches total. Slip Stitch at the end of the round
3rd Round: Ch 2 (dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 1) repeat all the way around (2 dc, dc 1), slip stitch to finish the round. 18 Stitches total.
4th Round: ch 2 (dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 2), repeat (2 dc, dc 2) slip stitch to finish round, 24 stitches total.
5th round: ch2 (dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 3) repeat (2 dc, dc 3) slip stitch to finish round, 30 stitches total
6th round: ch 2 (dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 4) repeat (2 dc, dc 4) slip stitch to finish round, 36 total stitches
7th round: ch 2 (dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 5) repeat (2 dc, dc 5) slip stitch to finish round, 42 stitches total
8th round: ch 2 (dc 2 times in first stitch, dc 6) repeat (2 dc, dc 6) slip stitch to finish round, 48 stitches
9th round: ch 2, dc in each space around, slip stitch to finish round. Repeat until desired hat size, mine was 7.5 inches
SC Border: ch 1, sc in each space around the hat for 2 rows. slip stitch and tie off. Weave in ends.

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi__ixbNPhg&list=TLYyvWZu0q3Nq-Y9LBmgV70tcRQQXK7Fmt

 

One thing I would improve for next time is to use a larger hook and thicker wool, I don’t know if it was just me personally, but I think the design looks rather stretched on my head and in reality I probably would spend all day having to pull the hat back down on my head before it flew off and had a life of its own! Otherwise an extremely easy and enjoyable pattern to do! Five stars! Have fun Crocheting!

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