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Crochet Spiral Beanie

crochet spiral beanie

I found this incredibly soft Cleckheaton superfine wool in black and ox blood. The colours work so well together.

I didn't have a plan for what to make with it, but this yarn was just too beautiful not to buy.


Cleckheaton superfine wool from Australian Country Spinners

I decided to try my hand at an entrelac project, which went well until I added the edge to the first square. No amount of blocking is going to result in getting this square to lay flat. My only option is to remove the edging and try again. I put my project aside and that's the stage it's been at ever since.

Tunisian crochet entrelac square

Instead of continuing with that project I decided to make a beanie from the rest of the yarn and thought I would give a spiral pattern a shot. I found this pin as inspiration and the pattern is free in all sizes (just click through to the website from the pin)

crochet beanie worked in superfine wool

I worked up the adult size pattern and it fitted hubby just perfectly. I followed the pattern for the increases and then just eye-balled the length from there. For my last four rows of the beanie I used half double crochet instead of double crochet.

Whenever I talk about using hdc hubby always comments that only crafters would be silly enough for a half a double to mean something different then a single.

beanie doubles as a yarn bowl

This beanie also makes a great yarn bowl if you turn the brim over an inch or so.

beanie doubles as a yarn bowl

Crochet beanie doubles as a yarn bowl



16 comments:

  1. I love that spiral. It's hypnotic! And the colours are luscious! It's funny how some blokes just don't get it! Although I was chuffed the day my fella first correctly referred to it as 'crochet' instead knitting. I thought to myself, "yep, I'll keep him!"

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    1. Shows he was making an effort right? And that's what counts!

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  2. Ha! That is so funny, but so true about half a double not being a single! I love that hat, and also the colors you used for it. I'm headed right over for the pattern! :) Lisa

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    1. I'm so in love with the colours, I think they're what really make this beanie look so good.

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  3. Adorable!! The colors are perfect together!

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  4. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

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  5. The spiral is really pretty and the colors are perfect! Thanks for linking up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share Link Party. I hope you’ll join us every Sunday night at 7 with more of your creative projects.
    ~Bonnie @ Behind the Seams Sewing

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    1. Thanks Bonnie :o) I'll see you at the party

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  6. Very pretty...love the colors!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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  7. Awesome hat!! Thanks for sharing this at Bewitchin' Projects block party! I hope you will join us agin this Sunday!!
    -Shonee
    www.hawthorneandmain.com

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  8. Beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing such amazing creations to our party. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm because we LOVE to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. Lol, I've had the same conversation about the hdc... I throw math into the debate, and he gives up. At least he's finally stopped calling yarn "string".

    I love this hat! I've been obsessed with spiral patterns lately, so this is perfect. And it's often hard to tell by a picture, but that yarn looks so soft!

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