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diy crochet beanie - day 27 - chunky criss cross beanie crochet tutorial
100 Days of Beanies, Beanies, Crochet

DIY Crochet Beanie – Day 27 – Chunky Criss Cross Beanie

How to crochet a beanie?  In this tutorial, I show you how to crochet a chunky yarn beanie that is extra warm and comfy and should fit most head sizes.  This beanie works quickly and shouldn’t take you more than 1 hour to complete.  The colors used in this pattern can easily be exchanged to fit whatever color scheme you like.   If you would rather have a variegated yarn look, then just use two different colored strands of yarn while you are creating your beanie!
Pom Pom (Pompon) Maker:
How to Crochet a Brim:

Crochet Beanie Video Tutorial:

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This beanie is part of a series of beanies that I am creating to donate to my local homeless shelter.  The goal is to complete 100 beanies in 100 days, all using unique patterns that I am going to share with you each day. 

Stitches used in this pattern (and their corresponding tutorials):

Attach Yarn to Crochet Hook:
Chain (CH):
Slip stitch (SL st):
Double Crochet (DC):
Single Crochet (SC):

Chunky Criss-Cross Beanie Crochet Pattern:

Crochet Hook: K / 10.5 / 6.5 MM
Yarn: 4 Medium ~ 2 Strands ~ Big Twist Value brand (any yarn will work for this pattern)
Note: for this entire pattern, we will be treating the two strands of yarn like they are one, crocheting them simultaneously.
Attach yarn to crochet with a slip knot.
Row 1: CH 8, turn.
Row 2: 1 SL st in each of the BACK BUMPS in the row (8 total st at end of row) CH 1, turn.
Row 3: 1 SL st in each of the BACK LOOPS in the row (with the exception of the turning CH at the beginning of the row) (8 total st at end of row).
Rows 4 – ?: Repeat Row 3 until this reaches roughly 16 – 18 inches, depending on the size of the person’s head you are crocheting this for.
Connect the two short ends of your brim by placing 1 SL st in each of the corresponding stitches in the row (8 total).
Row 5: Place 24 criss-cross stitches around the brim, spacing them as evenly as possible, SL st into the top of the CH 2. 
Rows 6 – 10: Place 24 criss-cross stitches in each row.
Row 11: Place 2 regular criss-cross st, then place 1 decreasing criss-cross st.* Repeat * around the row.
Row 12: *Place 1 regular criss-cross st, then place 1 decreasing criss-cross st.* Repeat * around the row.
Row 13: Place decreasing criss-cross st across the row.
Row 12: SC 2together until the hole at the top is very small.
SL st into st on the opposite edge of hole.
Cut and tie off yarn.

Attach a pom pom: 

Other beanie tutorials in my 100 day series: 

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