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« on: October 16, 2009 08:35:24 AM »

I've spent the last year teaching myself to crochet.  It is coming along, but slowly.  Most of my work is done during the occasional lunch hour.

I decided it was about time I made myself a Beanie.  It is made using a #4 UK hook with King Cole Super Soft Acrylic Very White Chunky - did I say it was very soft!  I only had a portion of the skein left and couldn't get anymore as retailer sold out and won't be getting any more as it was a slow seller.  In my opinion it is lovely.  Really great yarn to work with and very soft.  I divert.  Partial skien of wool, so the beanie had to be open weave/finish.  also I don't like to be fully enclosed.  the purpose of the hat is to wear when I don't want to do my hair i.e. taking my two lovely mad dogs for a walk!

I think it has come up a tad smaller than I wanted.  I could have done with doing 4 more stitches in the round, but it is ok for a first beanie and using my own design.

enough waffle.....excuse the mad face & poor lighting as I am at work









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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009 08:48:58 AM »

Isn't it wonderful gratifying to teach yourself how to do something and then actually MAKE something too?  Congrats.   The hat looks great.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009 12:23:24 AM »

Nice job!  And you even did your own design... I like it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009 10:09:12 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2009 01:03:46 PM »

That is absolutely beautiful! Would you be willing to share a pattern?
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009 06:35:13 AM »

thank you.  the pattern is quite simple as I am a beginner.  I think usually you do a beanie from the crown down, but this is brim to crown.

I did enough chain stitch to round my head.  Then 2 rows of double crochet for the brim in each of chain stitiches.  Next row I did a trebble crochet then 2 chain, missed two so and then a treble, this looks like the square shape on first open row.  I repeated this till I got round first round.  The next row I did 2 trebble together and chained two with missing two and trebble two again.  repeated all way round to begining.  This pattern continued for another 2 alternate rows, pics will guide you.  then I had to take in for crown.  This was single trebble with 1 chain, but missing 2 and then a trebble. for 1 round.  the next round and into centre I did a trebble and missed 1 (no chain).  Basically the hole should be getting smaller and you have a spiral on the crown top.  The last treble was tied off to close the top.

Now depending on the wool and hook size you will have variations.  the wool I used was very chunky & soft.  So the hat is made using a #4 UK hook with King Cole Super Soft Acrylic Very White Chunky.

It has been worn for dog walking and bad hair days and it is great.  Just right for the autumn as it is still warm, but not stiffling.
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