Friday, December 29, 2017

Simple Crochet Beanie

Lately I've been busy crocheting my little hands off making winter hats to donate to my local parish's outreach ministry. They hand out hats, gloves, and other personal items to help keep our homeless people warm during these damp, cold winter months in the Puget Sound area.  The ministry was specifically asking for men's hats. While I've crocheted a number of hats before, they were primarily for kids, meant more for looks, and placed form over function. I wanted to use a pattern that was more focused on keeping the wearer warm. None of the patterns I had in my arsenal was going to cut it. Seeing I didn't have an appropriate pattern on hand, I conducted intensive research. Okay, it was more like a five minute Google search.

I settled on following the Beginner Ribbed Crochet Hat Pattern found on Eating Out Loud. He described the ending product as warm yet stretchy and comfortable, which is what I was looking for. I used some Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn, Camouflage Print (Note: affiliate link) that I had left in my yarn stash from a previous project that worked great for this project. The end result came out exactly how it was described. 

It is an easy pattern to follow and great for mindless crocheting in front of the television to de-stress after a long day. A stress reliever that can help charity. BONUS! This pattern served as the base I used to get creative and play around with some different stitch combinations. I'll post some of the results once I finish them up, take pictures, and write down what I did. In the mean while, I recommend this pattern. It is also good for those just starting out in crochet.

Happy hookin' and stitchin'!

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