So I’ve had to go to town this morning which is a pain in the bum (can you tell I hate going out in public?). Other than having to interact with people (urk) it totally messes with my Thursday routine; wake up, cup of tea, blog. I like this routine, it keeps me going. Today, however, I quite enjoyed my trip into town for a couple of reason. Firstly, (probably most importantly) it was not raining, which for an early winters day in the UK is a bit of a novelty! The sky was quite bright and clear while the air was bitterly cold which gave me the perfect excuse to pull my Funfetti Shawl out the cupboard and double wrap it around my face! The second reason today was surprisingly delightful was my Costa breakfast: toasted panettone and a gingerbread latte! Complete Christmas noms! My latte came with a tiny gingerbread man on top! I wish I had thought to take a picture before I bit his head off… Talk about a bad blogger…. Aaaaanyway, I’m still happy to be back home and blogging from the comfort of my dining room table to tell you about today’s simple crochet project!
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So you’ve all seen the yarn I bought right? Showed it off in this post. This was for winter hats, and my goodness have I made winter hats!! The first of which was based off my very easy knitted hat pattern. The second of which was my puff stitch beanie (Easily my favourite…. don’t tell the other hats) and this is the final hat. Now for this hat, I had bought a lovely squishy variegated yarn: James C Brett Marble. It’s quite beautiful, though the colours changes are somewhat subtle. So I really wanted a simple stitch to show off the colours. And so my easy crochet beanie was born.
I feel I need to add my apologies here for terrible photos of the actual hat, it was snapped up by its owner before I could do a proper shoot with it, however, I will be updating these photos when I can take better ones.
Easy Crochet Beanie
1 ball James C Brett Marble or your favourite DK yarn
4 mm Crochet hook
Pom pom Maker
Round 1: 12 DC into a Magic Ring, sl st to join
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, sl st to join 
Round 3: *2 DC in one stitch, 1 DC in next stitch* repeat from * to * until end of the round. Sl St to join 
Round 4: *2 DC in one stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * until end of the round. Sl St to join 
Round 5: *2 DC in one stitch, 1 DC in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * until end of the round. Sl St to join 
Round 6: *2 DC in one stitch, 1 DC in next 4 stitches* repeat from * to * until end of the round. Sl St to join 
Round 7: *2 DC in one stitch, 1 DC in next 5 stitches* repeat from * to * until end of the round. Sl St to join 
(This is the point where the circumference of the circle was the same as my head, you can measure your head and the circle to get yours perfect. Need it smaller, just go back a row. Need it bigger, just add another row or 2 of increases until it is right)
Rounds 8-15: 1 DC in each stitch around, until the hat is long enough to roll up and wear comfortably.
The Pom Pom!
I thoroughly enjoyed making a pom-pom with variegated yarn, it was lovely to see how the colours turned out. You could try different ways of wrapping it but I went back and forth across the pom-pom maker in lots of layers to spread the colour about.
Because we are using a relatively thin yarn and the biggest pom-pom maker we can find I recommend filling it as much as you possibly can to make the fluffiest possible pom-pom!! If you need help using a pom-pom maker you can check out this post.
Sew your pom-pom to the top of your hat and weave in your ends! Be proud of your amazing hat and make an excuse to go out in the cold to wear it and show it off!!