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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern: Ribbed Women's Beanie

I've had many requests for additional sizes of my Ribbed Toddler Hat so here is the first in line and coming shortly will be the Men's & Children's sizes (I'll link them when available).

Thanks for stopping by! 

Size: Women's, 21-22" head circumference

Worsted Weight Yarn, approx. 175-200 yd.
Size I (5.5mm) Hook
Tapestry Needle
Optional: Pom-Pom
                or learn how to make your own here: How to make faux fur pom-poms

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Fpdc - Front Post Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl st - Slip Stitch

-Ch 2's count as a dc.
-Joins are made with a sl st to the first dc made, not the ch 2.
-This pattern uses a magic circle, if you don't know how to make one you can learn with this quick video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64O9WVJucFA

Gauge: 4 dc = 1".

Row 1: Magic Circle, ch 2 (counts as a dc throughout), 11 dc in circle. Pull circle tight and join. (12)
Row 2: Ch 2, fpdc around same (this fpdc is to be worked around the ch 2 from the previous row). *Dc in next and fpdc around same.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (24)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same, fpdc around next. *2 dc in next, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (36)
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, fpdc around next. *Dc in next, 2 dc in next, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (48)
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same, fpdc around next, *2 dc in next, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (72)
Row 6-21: Ch 2, dc in same, fpdc around next. *Dc in 2, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (72)
Row 22-23: Ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc in same and in each around. Join. (71)

Fasten off, sew in ends and attach your pom-pom.

Photo Tutorial: How to Make Faux Fur Pom-Poms!

You'll be surprised just how easy it is to make your own pom-poms and you will save a bunch of money too, especially if you take advantage of Hobby Lobby or Joann Fabrics 40% off coupons!

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: Approx. 4"

Faux Fur Fabric (9" x 9" piece, unless you would like a larger pom-pom)
Scissors or X-acto knife
Tape Measure
CD or similar round object (optional)
Poly-fil (optional)
Yarn (approx. 1 yard per pom-pom)

Step 1
Select your desired faux fur!

Step 2
With the fur side down, lay your fur on a flat surface. This is best done outside depending on the fur your chose, it can get pretty messy.

Using the CD as a guide, mark 8 inches horizontally and vertically. 

 Step 3
Using the lines you marked, join them and draw a circle. It does not need to be a perfect circle. As you can see, mine isn't!

Step 4:
Cut the circle out. I found the X-acto knife works best for this, you will lose less fur. Set aside your fur scraps. 

Step 5:
With your tapestry needle and yarn use the basting stitch to work around the entire circle.

Step 6:
Now, place the fur scraps (or poly-fil) in the center of the circle. 

Step 7: 
Gently pull both ends of the yarn to close your pom-pom. 

Step 8:
Use the tapestry needle sew the rest of the opening shut & knot the two ends together.

Ta-da! All done and ready to be attached to your favorite crochet or knit beanie!