Whether you are an expert or beginner at crocheting, beanies can be a load of fun to make. Beanies make great presents for you and for others. Nevertheless, they will keep your head warm. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Skills Needed: Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is a plus, however isn’t necessary. You can always learn as you make the beanie. There are great internet sites and books that provide patterns for beanies and teach you to crochet at the same time.
Materials: All you need is a crochet hook and yarn. It does not matter the size of the hook or yarn, since beanies come in all sorts of designs. Note that some beanie patterns may require you to use a particular weight of yarn and hook size in order to create the exact size of the beanie in the pattern. Remember to create the gauge swatch if there is one provided in the pattern. Since everyone crochets differently, you may need to choose a hook that is smaller or larger than the hook specified to obtain the right gauge.
Crocheting the Beanie: To crochet a beanie there are many different crochet patterns that you can learn and explore. The basic idea is to start by making the top of the beanie by crocheting multiple stitches into a circular shape. Then the number of stitches is slowly increased each time you crochet around the circle to form the shape of the beanie. Once the crocheted beanie is as wide as you want it, keep crocheting without increasing the width. Continue to crochet in circles around the rim of your beanie until it is the length that you desire.