The weather is officially getting colder and we are approaching towards winter ( it has even started snowing in some parts of the world)! So it's definitely beanie season! Last year I made the Urban Slouchy Beanie so this year I went for something completely different! I used a chunky acrylic and wool blend in black and grey to make my Big Pom Beanie and a 9mm (M/13) crochet hook! It's actually the first time I'm crocheting with such a soft (oh the softness) yet chunky yarn! I love the feeling!:) I alos added a big pom pom on top to make it cuter and more stylish!:)
The beanie measures 45cm (18inc) in circumference and it's length is 28cm (11inc) with the pom pom. You might find the size a bit small but due to the chunky yarn it's ok!
Big Pom Beanie
With grey and 9mm (M/13) crochet hook
You are going to crochet using two basic stitches, the sl st (slip stitch) and the sc (single crochet stitch)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (6)
Row 2: sl st into each sc across, turn and ch 1 (6)
Row 3: sc into each sl st (6)
Row 4: sl st into each sc across, turn and ch 1 (6)
Repeat Rows 3&4 until you ribbing measures approx. 45cm (18inc) or until you reach your head circumference.
Fold the piece in half to form a circle and sl st the two sides together. Fasten off.
With black and 9mm (M/13) crochet hook
Attach new color and ch 1
Row 1: sc in each st, sl st to starting ch (mine was 38)
Row 2: ch2 and hdc in each st around, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (38)
Row 3: ch 2, *18 hdc, hdc increase in next st* repeat from * 1 time, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (40)
Row 4: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (40)
Row 5-9: repeat Row 4
Row 10: ch 2, *3 hdc, hdc2tog* repeat from * 8 times, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (32)
Row 11: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc2tog* repeat from * 8 times, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (24)
Row 12: ch 2, *1 hdc, hdc2tog* repeat from * 8 times, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (16)
Row 13: ch 2, * hdc2tog* repeat from * 8 times, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (8)
Fasten off and sew open end closed.
Make a big pom pom using a pom pom maker in grey, and sew it onto your beanie!