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Father’s Day Crocheted Beanie

Father’s day was lovely yesterday, Richard started his day off by doing what he loves… riding his mountain bike. He went on a 50km bike ride through the farms, came home and had a full breakfast. My folks joined us for a family braai for lunch, it was a lovely day…

I have been wanting to make Richard a wool beanie hat for quite some time, so on Saturday afternoon, I got out my crochet hook, (yes, you did hear me correctly, crochet hook) and some chunky Merino wool and I started making him a beanie. It was such a quick project, I really want to keep making them!
I see another obsessive phase of crochet beanie making starting here, if I say so myself!
I think it was the amount of time it took to put this together, if I remember correctly, an hour tops… I crocheted Richard’s in a chunky handspun Merino yarn called Cement Wash…

The girls were so excited about their dad’s beanie that they asked me how I made it, I showed them and within 45 minutes they had both made themselves one!

Ok, so if you would like to make a Father’s Day Beanie, here are the instructions…
Just so you know, I have never written a crochet pattern, so I hope this makes sense:)

Chunky wool
Size 10 crochet needle
Wool needle for sewing up.

What I did was, measure around Richard’s head and then took the measurement in inches. I then subtracted 1 and a half inches so that the beanie would have a snug fit.
Chain enough chain stitches to measure the measurement you have taken, let the chain stretch a little to reach the measurement. ( measure around the head just to be sure:)
Join your chain in the round and start crocheting.
Double crochet into each chain loop and keep going until you have reached the curve of your head, about 8 rounds, yours might be different. You will have to keep trying it on for the correct size and fit.
Then double crochet into every second chain stitch for possibly 2 rounds and then into every third chain stitch for a round (or so…)
Finish off with your wool needle and if there is a slight opening, thread through a few chains and pull tight to close the opening.
And there you have it a Father’s Day Beanie!

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