Crochet Beanie With Stretch

The simple truth of crochet beanies is they don't have a lot of stretch to them when compared with knitted beanies. This can make crochet beanies a little more difficult to get the fit right. There are few ways to make a crochet beanie with  stretch.

Little Crochet Granny Squares

I had this enormous cone of yarn, it was more then 12 inches wide. It didn't get a dust cover while it was in storage and it ended up rather icky.

I couldn't bring myself to just toss it even though it is a funny slubby cotton.

washed yarn, cardboard centre, wound ball, 40 granny squares

I wound the yarn off the cone and washed it. After washing the yarn I would then wind it onto the cardboard centres from yarn I've already used. As you can see I'm not risking it getting icky again, I'm using zip lock bags to keep everything clean.

Initially I began working large granny squares but I had to abandon that idea as the yarn gets all twisty as you work it. Then I moved onto all sorts of fancy little squares when I realised how difficult they would be to fit together.

I've been slowly working my way through crocheting lots of little plain granny squares. 40 squares fit nicely into one large zip lock bag.

Although it was not my plan to be working on this project very much at all this winter - because I intended to work on my knitting UFO and the Tunisian crochet UFO - I have found myself gravitating towards working the little granny squares instead.

Working these little squares is very gratifying because I can work one up fairly quickly and feel as though I have achieved something. Working one little square gives me the satisfaction of doing some crafting without being so much that I aggravate my complaining joints. Being able to do even a little bit helps keep me sane.

I'm convinced I have some more of those granny squares somewhere, and it's driving me a little bonkers not being able to find them. I'm sure they will turn up as I start delving into decluttering the sewing and crafting stuff.

Crochet project

This is one more project to add to my Projects List.


  1. Glad you were able to salvage your yarn!
    I feel the same way about small granny squares. Love that they work up so quickly! ..joining them... another story! haha

    1. I find I don't mind joining so long as I use a different colour and there is a visual impact. Stitching them together bores me though.

  2. Good save! Small things give me instant gratification too. Sometimes I just don't have the ooomph for a long project!

    1. It's nice to just be able to say 'I achieved something today'. ;o)


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