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diy crochet beanie - day 19 - beanie for hikers
100 Days of Beanies, Beanies, Crochet

DIY Crochet Beanie – Day 19 – Large Crochet Beanie Tutorial

How to crochet a beanie?  In this tutorial, I show you how to crochet a beanie that is extra warm and comfy for hikers.  This beanie works quickly and shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes to complete.  The colors used in this pattern can easily be exchanged to fit whatever color scheme you like.   I personally like the bright orange color when I am hiking so I am sure to be spotted by hunters.  This would also be great for someone who walks or runs near a road.
Pom Pom (Pompon) Maker: 

Crochet Hiker Large 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):

Magic Circle (MC):
Double Crochet (DC):
Single Crochet (SC):
Slip stitch (SL st):

Large Chunky Yarn Beanie 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.
Magic Circle
Row 1: 11 DC inside MC.
Row 2: Following continuous loop pattern (we won’t be starting or stopping each individual row, but it will act as more of a spiral), place 1 DC + 1 FRONT POST st in every st in the row (22 total st at end of row).
Row 3: *1 DC in st 1, 1 DC + 1 FRONT POST st in st 2.* Repeat * around the row (33 total st at end of row).
Row 4: *1 DC in st 1 & 2, 1 DC + 1 FRONT POST st in st 3.* Repeat * around the row (44 total st at end of row).
Row 5: Follow like stitches, so for every DC st, place 1 DC, for every FRONT POST st, place 1 FRONT POST.  
Rows 6 – 14: Repeat Row 4.
Row 15: Place 1 SC in each st in the row.
Rows 16 – 21: Repeat Row 13.
Place 1 SL st in the next 10 st.
Cut and tie off yarn.  Hide tail by weaving it in the same direction that you were crocheting in, then up the inside of the beanie.

Attach a pom pom: 

Other beanie tutorials in my 100 day series: 

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