It’s a bird….it’s a plane … it’s the EASY – PEASY SUPER BEANIE!!!
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My girls can be found jumping, climbing or flying around the property, wrestling a newfoundland villain, or just normal saving the day activities all year round. But this time of year their little faces get so red from the chill in the air that we often have to bring our hero games inside. I wanted to create something that would cover their little noses and cheeks, but still be cute and stylish – DUH a Super Beanie! Maybe I could be an evil genius….
I was wandering the screens of Pinterest to see if anyone else had made a Super Hero Beanie, and I didn’t see many – and zero girlie ones. So with my trusty hook in hand I was off. I did find the perfect eye hole tutorial from Heart Hook Home, you can check out her Ninja Turtle Hat here. Her technique keeps the eye holes open and yet, not too floppy! I scaled them down a bit in size, but the idea is SUPER! I love how these hats turned out and they are easy-peasy! My girls were running around the yarn in less than an hour in their new super beanies!
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- Child size
- Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
- 1 Skein of Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee, Sugar Wheel
- Pom Pom Maker
- CH – chain
- SC – single crochet
- SK – skip stitch
- DC – double crochet
- SL ST – slip stitch
Round 1: With a lighter shade: Start with a magic ring. CH 1 to secure and CH2, counts as first DC. 9DC into the magic ring. SL ST closed (10).
Round 2: CH2, counts as first DC and DC into the same stitch. 2DC in every stitch around. SL ST closed (20).
Round 3: CH2, counts as first DC. 2DC into the next stitch. *1DC into the following stitch and 2DC into the next stitch. Repeat from * around. SL ST closed (30).
Round 4: CH2, counts as first DC. 1DC in the nest stitch and 2DC into the following stitch. *1DC into the next two stitches and 2DC into the following. Repeat from * around. SL ST closed (40).
Round 5-12: CH2, counts as first DC. 1DC into every stitch around. SL ST closed (40).
Round 13: Attach darker color and 1DC in every stitch around. SL ST closed (40).
Round 14: CH1, counts as first SC. 1SC in every stitch around. SL ST closed. SL ST closed (40) TIP: crochet loose or go up a hook size.
Round 15: CH 1, counts as 1SC. 1SC in the first 13 stitches (14). CH8 and SK 5, attach CH with 1SC in the 6th stitch. 1SC in the next two stitches. CH8 and SK5, attach CH with 1SC in the 6th stitch. 1SC in last 13 stitches. SL ST closed.
Round 16: CH1, counts as first SC. 1SC in the next 12 stitches. SK 1 (the last stitch before the eye hole) and place 11SC along the CH8 from the previous round. SK 1 and place a SC in the next stitch (the middle one from the previous round) SK 1 and place 11SC along the CH 8 from the previous round. SK 1 (this ones a little tricky, because it’s the stitch that looks like it’s starting the CH) and 1SC in the last 12 stitches. SL ST closed.
Round 17: CH1, counts as first SC. 1SC in the first 11 stitches. SK 2 stitches and 1SC in the next 9 stitches. SK1, 1SC, SK1 and 1SC in the next 9. SK2. 1SC in the last 11. SL ST closed.
Round 18: CH 1 counts as first SC. 1SC in every stitch around. SL ST closed and tie off yarn.
Although this EASY – PEASY SUPER BEANIE looks great as it is, I believe adding the two pom-poms on top makes it just a little girlie. As a mom of two little girls, I think we need more girlie super heroes out there saving the day. So IF you decide to add this finishing touch I recommend using We R Memory Keepers Pom–Pom Maker. I admit it took me a long time to get on the pom-pom maker bandwagon, but now that I have – there is no way I’d go back. I feel like I waste less yarn and end up with an even and fluffy pom-pom every time. Well, however you make your pom-poms, use the darker color yarn to create your pompoms and attached them to the top, I tied mine on two rows away from the middle magic ring. Weave in those loose ends and you are off to save the day!
This beanie was so much fun to make, and it was an easy project made with less than a skein of yarn, in fact I got two hats, one toddler and one child size out of a skein – including pompoms – with yarn to spare! I hope that your littles feel inspired to play superhero games with their new hat and I can’t wait to see your color combinations. Please tag CoffeeandCrochetGoals in your finished projects to share with all of us!