Even though I have made many crochet hats so far, I haven’t had the chance to make a beanie. You might wonder why even though I really like the look of them they just don’t seem to fit me. So I was quite happy when my friend Natascha came around to ask me if I could make her a beanie. She is working as a photographer and wanted something stylish while being on outdoor shoots. (Check out her website here if you want to see what she is up to :)) I could have come up with my own pattern but as they’re now over 600 beanie patterns available on Ravelry I decided not to bother and just customise an existing pattern. Natascha wanted a beanie in stripey blue/greens, which she could also wear during spring so a chunky hat would have been too warm for that purpose.
That’s what I came up with and I can’t wait to see it worn by her and not Mr. Bump :)
Comfy Slouch Beanie
- 6.5 mm hook
- Stylecraft Special DK in Midnight and Petrol (Petrol is one of the 4 new colours and I’m absolutely in LOVE with it)
- the pattern: Comfy Slouch Beanie by Amanda Tipton
My changes to the original pattern:
I made a colour change after every round started off with petrol.
As I wanted the hat to end in petrol I added an extra round before starting to decrease.
I also changed the edge. First I added a row of alternating 1 hdc (htr UK term) and 1 ch around in midnight. And after that I added 2 hdc (htr UK term) in the chain spaces also in midnight.
Hope this inspired you to make a beanie for yourself! And if so please let me know. And don’t forget to follow me on bloglovin to stay updated on what’s happening here :)
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This is a lovely beanie, I really like the pattern and think striped items look great, although especially in the colours you have chosen!
Thanks Hazel :) x