A beanie or 2!

brainwave beanie
Autumn Robin enjoyed choosing his own colours!

 

So here are the promised pics of the beanies I hooked up last week.  The pattern is called the Brain Waves Beanie by Liz McQueen.

I made both my boys an adult sized hat from the FREE pattern, which has lots of clear instructions and is easy to follow.  The only thing I didn’t have was the stated yarn weight so made these ones from my trusted stylecraft DK Special… it took me a couple of attempts to get the guage correct because of this and my first try was disappointingly huge!! So I came down a couple of hook sizes and used a 4.5mm hook and crocheted using the yarn double stranded… which as you can see has made up a dense, snug fitting hat.

brainwave beanie with ear flaps
brainwave beanie with ear flaps

Summer Robin made a design tweak and requested the addition of ear flaps… I added one of those cute ele buttons on each hat, expecting a protest… but they loved them and you can’t ask more than that!

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10 thoughts on “A beanie or 2!

  1. Love the hats, they are gorgeous and thanks for the note tips, I rarely have anything thicker than a dk weight yarn here so it’s good to know about what hook size and holding it double to get such a great fit.

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  2. Wow, those hats are fabulous. I love the waves effect, it’s always interesting to read modifications to a pattern, using the yarn doubled has made it a perfect fit.

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