Don’t come for me, but when i tell you, the crochet beanie is the easiest, most convinient beginners project to come across, Believe me!!!
When i made my first beanie and saw how easy it was to make it, i felt so decieved LOL! These things look so complicated, or so they did to my beginner eye!
Well if this is your first project, you will share the awe with me, if it is not, you must know how fun it is to make a beanie.
If you know me well, you should know how obsessed i am with this stitch LOL,, i cannot imagine my crochet life without it.
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What i love about these crochet beanies is how un problematic they are. You could make beanies for your entire family in a day. And on a budget!! For this beanie, i used 100g of worsted weight yarn since it is on the smaller size for the adult size. But as for the bigger size, it will not take down 2 balls, barely 1.5 balls even!.
SO who wants to make a beanie??
A little about me and my crochet life, i have always loved the knit looks and knitting in general , but there are a barely youtube tutorials that teach to knit. So i ended up learning to crochet. Saying this, i think i now understand my love for the hald double slit stitch. It looks like knit!!!
Let me explain the construction of the crochet ribbed beanie quickly, we will literally work a rectangle and fold it in half then walah! The crochet ribbed beanie has been brought to life!! Do you now understand why i felt decieved LOL!
However, with out beanie, we will add a dash of spice. instead of working one stitch the entire beanie, we will leave the last top 5 stitches for thr slip stitch. This will make the beanie curve in at the end giving it a more unique look.
Good To Know
This entire crochet ribbed beanie is worked in the back loop only. That is how we are able to achieve the knit ribbed crochet look. To work in the back loop:
The back loop is the loop that is the furthers away from you. So, when you work in to the loop, you are sort of pishing a rib towards you and working ever so slightly behind where you would normally work.
If you seem to be working the crochet beanie and yet it does not seem to be forming the ribbed look or the knit look then you want to re consider where you are placing your hook and be sure to work into the right spot.
15 stitches in 10 rows makes 4X4 inches
So incase guage swatch souds like greek to you, because i know it didnt make sense to me for a long long time, what it actually means is,….
well lets put it in an example. Assume it take 17 rows for me to work up 10 inches of the crochet ribbed beanie, the grip and tension i will use will most likely be different to yours.
It may take another crocheter 15 inches to achieve the 17 rows because their grip on the crochet hook may be looser than mine, it might be less of the grip is tighter than mine.
so basically the guage swatch measure tension. And, it is a great way to make sure the designers, (me in this case) work and yours are the same. This is important so you have enough yarn available.
to achieve this crochet beanie, you will need:
1. 5.5 mm crochet hook-
2. Worsted weigh yarn- 200g just to be safe LOL
3. Measuring tape
4. Yarn needle- to weave in the unwanted ends and seam the side close
6. Stitch markers- every crocheter needs these
7. aaaaand, your crochet skills
The finished crochet ribbed beanie measured 12 inchces from the top down and 16 inches before seaming, making it 8 inches after seaming it closed. This is the size for the small for adults.
Slst- Slip stitch
Hdslst- Half double slip stitch
US- American terms
Crochet ribbed beanie pattern
ch 46 into the second stich from the hook, place 5 slst. place a stitch marker
R1: hdslst into the remaining stitches
R2: Ch 1, hdslst into the second loop from the hook and then all the way till the stitch marker and switch to slst into the last 5 st.
R3-44- ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 5 slst and hdslst the rest. repeat rows 1 and 2 till rows 44.
If you would like a bigger size, add 4 rows and keep adding 4 rows to get your desired sizing.
at the end, the crochet beanie should be looking like……
Now it is 50 ready and you are about to rock your crochet ribbed beanie. Nobody can tell you nothing!!! LOL
Fold the work in half and grab your yarn needle. sew the sides closed. Then we can sew the top opening closed.
Cut the yarn but leave a long ( 10 inchces) tail to close the top.
So now the work is like a tube. To clos the top opening, work a running stitch at th very top of the work to create a neat close and then gather the work with a pull and tie a knot. if there is still a hole showing, you can swe it close with the needle. this will be the inside of the beanie.
Now turn it inside out and guess who just finished their beanie?
I hope you loved it. Have any questions or comments? leave them below!
Until next time, happy crafting!