With winter break approaching, the cold is coming. What better way to combat this weather than by doing a fun activity? I started crocheting beanies for family and friends last year to give meaningful yet simple gifts.
This pattern is one of the easier ones, in my opinion, since it doesn’t do a circle base but instead more of a rectangle base. This pattern is good for all ranges of expertise, and videos will be linked below if you need help with the basics.
- Crochet hook
(Note: Any yarn can be used; just match it with the correct size hook. The size of the hook used can be found on the label of the yarn)
Crochet a base chain of single loops that measure around 13 inches.
Skip a loop, and do a half-double crochet into the second to last loop.
Crochet a half-double into each loop for the rest of the row, and at the end of the row, chain one and turn.
Continue step three until the rectangle is long enough to wrap around the head. (note- this yarn is stretched out, so it looks as if it gets smaller, but it does not)
Once the desired length is reached, fold the rectangle in half and do half-double crochets to join the two sides.
After around 10 double-half crochets, flip the beanie inside out and continue to double-half crochets. At the end, cut the string long enough to be sewn into the top
Sew the top together by weaving in and out of the top loops.
Finally, turn the beanie inside out again and sew the remaining hole in the center.
Lana Kenoyer provided all photographs in article.