DIY: Crochet Beanie with Colorful Pompom

I became definitively crochet addicted. When I finish something, I’ve already collected a lot of patterns and ideas for the next project. And then I start again, probably already in the same evening, with the new crochet project. I have never imagined that I could become crochet addicted. But it feels good, and like to spend my evening (and sometimes night) going on with the next movie just to continue with a crochet activity. Even during the day I something check out pinterest or bloglovin and dream about it… It is fun and healthy to have a crafty project! I wish I had begun before…

This is my pinterest account if you want to check it out: http://www.pinterest.com/alerai80/pins/

Yesterday I’ve finished my last beanie made with Scottish wool bought in Norway.

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 It was my second beanie with this pattern. The first that I crocheted turn out to be for babies, as you can see it here.

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I’ll share with you both patterns.

MATERIAL:

Wool: A thin one, around 2 mm of diameter. 150 gr can be enough.

Hook size: 3.5/4 mm.

@If you choose a bigger wool and hook size obviously it get bigger than expected. Be aware.

Abbreviations used in this patterns:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet

BEANIE FOR BABIES (0-6 months)

Make a magic ring: chain 4 and sl st into the first chain.

Round 1: ch 1, hdc 10 times into the ring, sl st into top of ch 1, pull tail to tighten ring (10 stitches)

R2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, sl st in top of ch 1 (20) – crochet tail into your stitches so that you won’t have to weave it in later

R3: ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in one stitch* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1  (30)

R4: ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in next two stitches* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1 (40)

R5:  ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in next three stitches* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1 (50)

R6: ch 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around, sl st in ch 1 (50)

R7-R14: ch 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around, sl st in ch 1 (50)

R15: ch 2, *bpdc, fpdc* repeat from *to* all the way around, sl st in top of ch 2. (50)

R16 – R18: ch 2, *bpdc, fpdc* repeat from *to* all the way around, sl st in top of ch 2. (50)

R19: ch 1, sc around in each stitch, sl st into ch 1 (50). Fasten off and weave in ends.
BEANIE FOR ADULTS (even a 18 months old child can wear it, but the effect is obviously different.
Make a magic ring: chain 4 and sl st into the first chain.

Round 1: ch 1, hdc 15 times into the ring, sl st into top of ch 1, pull tail to tighten ring (10 stitches)

R2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, sl st in top of ch 1 (30) – crochet tail into your stitches so that you won’t have to weave it in later
R3: ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in one stitch* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1  (45)

R4: ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in next two stitches* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1 (60)

R5:  ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in next three stitches* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1 (75)

R6: ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in the next four stitches* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1 (90)

R7: ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in the next five stitches* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1 (105)

R8: ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in the next six stitches* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1 (120)

R9: ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in the next seven stitches* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1 (135)

R10: ch 1, *2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in the next eight stitches* repeat from *to * all the way around, sl st in ch 1 (150)

R11-R24: ch 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around, sl st in ch 1 (150)

R25-27: ch 2, *bpdc, fpdc* repeat from *to* all the way around, sl st in top of ch 2. (150)

R28: ch 1, sc around in each stitch, sl st into ch 1 (150). Fasten off and weave in ends.
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A COLORFUL POM-POM
Last weekend my mum was here and she taught me a new method for making precise pompom, but you can also make it like in the blog “A Lovely Lark“.  Here is a picture that clarify the process. It is the easiest way to make a pompom but it can get irregular and then you must be good to level out the sphere at the end.
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Have a colorful day!
Stay tuned
Ale

 

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