Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Birth of the Beanies

When I first started knitting a few years back my sweetie, Keith, requested a knitted hat. It wasn't until recently when I began crocheting that I was able to fulfill that request. I used my niece's hat as a guinea pig since it was smaller and I was already in the process of making a scarf for her. It turned out to be a very simple project with the help of this bobwilson123 tutorial. 

The hat began much larger than I expected and I somehow miscounted my stitches. After unraveling it and starting over from scratch I was able to successfully finish it. I made it a bit longer so that it could be worn to cover the ears or be folded up. I topped it off with a pom-pom made with a small Clover Pom-Pom maker

Niece's Beanie

I began Keith's beanie the night before Christmas Eve and completed it on Christmas Eve in roughly 4-5 hours total. I was able to stuff it into his stocking as a surprise. He wore it on Christmas day and even posed for me for this blog. 

Keith's Beanie
This is a great hat for beginners and can be completed in a few hours. I'm guessing next Christmas everyone will be getting a hat from Santa. 

Materials Used 
Niece's Beanie with Pom-Pom:

  • I Love This Yarn - Agean Stripes, worsted weight (Hobby Lobby)
  • Size 5 (H/8) Crochet Needle 
  • Clover Pom-Pom Maker

Keith's Beanie:

  • I Love This Yarn - Ivory Tweed, Sport Weight Tweed (Hobby Lobby)
  • Size 4 Crochet Needle 


  1. You did a very nice job. Roughly 4-5 hours is amazing thanks for sharing. I would like to follow you back but I did not see the follow button!!!

  2. You are quick ... These hats are so nice! Almost makes me wish I continued to learn the art. Tfs

  3. Thanks for stopping by my site ladies. I'm looking forward to blogging and sharing with you this year.

    Beebeebabs...I appreciate you pointing out the missing follow button. I've updated the site so that you won't (and others) won't have that problem in the future!