It’s been a little while since I have posted anything. I have been super busy the past couple of months finishing off outstanding orders, making christmas presents and experimenting with patterns for new items to share with you all. Now I have finished everything, I can’t wait to share those new FREE patterns. The first one being these super cute Beanie Pom-Pom winter hats!
I don’t usually buy or use chunky yarns but I had a few balls of chunky yarn that were passed to me and was wondering what to make with them. My daughter asked for a new winter hat, so I started looking into this.
Firstly I looked up sizing guides. My daughter is 7 years old so I looked up what size to make for her and came across 2 different ways to ensure the hat would fit.
The first way is to measure, in inches, the head from the centre of the crown to the earlobe, then add 3 or 4 extra inches for the folded brim. This measurement will be known as the Length of the hat. Then measure around the largest part of the head (usually easier to start in middle of forehead and measure around. Subtract 4 inches from this measurement. This will be known as the width of the hat.
The second way for sizing is to follow the size guide below. This is a general approximate size for each age group (these sizes include the added inches to length and the subtracted inches for width, so you do not have to worry about changing the sizes). If you cannot measure the persons head, this would be the easiest way to make to size, but the first way would be more accurate for an individual person.
|Newborn||8 Inches||9 Inches|
|0-3 Months||9 Inches||10 Inches|
|3-6 Months||10 Inches||12 Inches|
|6-9 Months||10 Inches||13 Inches|
|9-12 Months||10 1/2 Inches||14 Inches|
|1-2 Years||11 Inches||15 Inches|
|Toddler (3-5 Years)||11 Inches||16 Inches|
|Child (6-10 Years)||12 Inches||17 Inches|
|Teen||13 Inches||18 Inches|
|Small Adult||13 Inches||19 Inches|
|Large Adult||14 Inches||20 Inches|
Before you start:
Please read pattern fully before making your item. This pattern is written is US terminology. The item is worked in rows back and forth, with a ch2 and turn at end of each row. This ch2 is not classed as a working stitch. Gauge is not important, but try to crochet the same tightness all the way through.
- 6mm Crochet Hook
- Chunky Yarn in desired colour (for the ones shown in the photo at the beginning of this post, I used Stylecraft Chunky for the Pink one and King Cole Magnum Chunky for the blue one. But any chunky yarn, super chunky or Aran yarn would work. Even DK for a lighter hat may work). Different yarns will change the amount of stitches and rows required.
- Pom-Pom of your desired colour
DC- Double Crochet
BLO- Back loops only
F/O- Fasten Off
SL ST- Slip Stitch
Make a starting chain that measures the right length for the size of hat you are making. Then add an extra 2 chains.
1) DC in 3rd from hook and across. Ch2 and turn.
2) DC in BLO across. Ch2 and turn.
Repeat row 2 until the piece measures the right width required. Do not fasten off. Your piece should look similar the photo below (smaller or larger depending on what size you have done).
Fold the piece in half length ways, so the 2 shorter ends are touching and SC the two smaller sides together, F/O leaving long tail for sewing.
Weave the long yarn tail evenly through the stitches in the open side and pull tight to close the hole. (Hole will not close completely but you can either sew it closed or leave the opening and cover it with the pom-pom). You can either f/o yarn or keep it on to sew pom-pom on with. This is the inside of the hat, so now turn the hat the right side out and fold up the brim. Your hat should look similar to the photo below.
Place pom-pom over opening at top of the hat and sew it on tightly. And you have finished your Beanie Winter Pom-Pom hat!
I hope you enjoy making your own Beanie Winter Pom-Pom hat Thank you for supporting MyBelle Creations and I hope you follow me on Facebook and Instagram. Please share and tag me in your finished items, I would love to see them all.
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