A beanie or 2!

brainwave beanie
Autumn Robin enjoyed choosing his own colours!


So here are the promised pics of the beanies I hooked up last week.  The pattern is called the Brain Waves Beanie by Liz McQueen.

I made both my boys an adult sized hat from the FREE pattern, which has lots of clear instructions and is easy to follow.  The only thing I didn’t have was the stated yarn weight so made these ones from my trusted stylecraft DK Special… it took me a couple of attempts to get the guage correct because of this and my first try was disappointingly huge!! So I came down a couple of hook sizes and used a 4.5mm hook and crocheted using the yarn double stranded… which as you can see has made up a dense, snug fitting hat.

brainwave beanie with ear flaps
brainwave beanie with ear flaps

Summer Robin made a design tweak and requested the addition of ear flaps… I added one of those cute ele buttons on each hat, expecting a protest… but they loved them and you can’t ask more than that!


10 thoughts on “A beanie or 2!

  1. Love the hats, they are gorgeous and thanks for the note tips, I rarely have anything thicker than a dk weight yarn here so it’s good to know about what hook size and holding it double to get such a great fit.


  2. Wow, those hats are fabulous. I love the waves effect, it’s always interesting to read modifications to a pattern, using the yarn doubled has made it a perfect fit.


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