I needed a quick way to use up some scrap yarn before my closet became overrun with those little colorful yarn balls, so I started making these beanies and basically couldn’t stop for several days. I really found making them to be quite addictive! I made all different sizes and color combinations. Some of them were given away as Christmas presents, and those pictured are the ones I have left.
These beanies were made from the bottom up – I made the brim by going back and forth in rows, slip stitched it together, then worked in decreasing rounds until I reached the top. The pom poms are the cherry on top and were made with my pom pom maker. (You can get a set from Walmart.com for under $4, and they’re so much fun to make!)
These striped beanies are a great scrap buster and super fast, so get creative with your colors and get crocheting!
Here’s the free pattern:
Yarn – worsted weight, 2 colors, small ball of each
Hook – 5.00
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hk – hook
St – stitch
Sl st – slip stitch
Hdc – half double crochet
Hdc2tog – half double crochet two together
In color A, Ch 8
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn
Row 2: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st, here and throughout) Working in back loop only, sc in 1st st and each st across, turn
Repeat row 2 until band matches the circumference of the head.
Sl st last row to first row
Now you will be working in the round, slip stitching the last stitch of each round to the first stitch.
Round 1: Ch 1 and sc evenly around – one sc for each row
Round 2: Ch 1, Hdc in each sc around, changing to color B on last yarn over of last st
Round 3: Ch 1, Hdc in each stitch around, changing back to color A on last yarn over of last st
Round 4: repeat round 2
Round 5-6: ch 1, Hdc (color B) around, changing to color A on last yarn over of last st of row 6
Round 7: repeat round 2
Round 8: repeat round 3
Rounds 9-10: ch 1, with color A, Hdc around
Round 11: ch 1, hdc2tog in first 2 st, *1 Hdc in each of next 4 st, hdc2tog in next 2 st, repeat from * to end
Round 12: ch 1, hdc2tog in first 2 st, *1 Hdc in each of next 3 st, hdc2tog in next 2 st, repeat from * to end
Round 13: ch 1, hdc2tog in first 2 st, *1 Hdc in each of next 2 st, hdc2tog in next 2 st, repeat from * to end
Round 14: ch 1, hdc2tog first 2 st, *1 Hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next 2 st, repeat from * to end
Round 15: ch 1, hdc2tog in first 2 st and each 2 st across
Using yarn needle stitch top together.
Make largish pom pom in color B and attach.
Weave in ends.