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I love making crochet projects that go fast and quick and do not require more than 1 skein of yarn. Well, this 30 Minute Kaleidoscope Beanie uses one skein of Kaleidoscope yarn and it took me exactly 30 minutes to crochet it.
I timed myself and then presented the beanie during one of my weekly Facebook LIVE’s (Wednesday’s at 5pm PDT, come join us!).
I am absolutely in love with the colors of this beanie. The Kaleidoscope colors are so nicely mixed and present pretty and neat transitions between each color set.
As bulky as the yarn is, it makes the beanie very cozy and provides lots of warmth while wearing it.
Although, one would need to consider that the yarn is made up of 20% wool and 80% acrylic. So for anyone who might be allergy to wool would have to think about getting a different bulky yarn for this type of project.
Furthermore, I used a 9.0mm hook and only half double crochets and the suzette stitch (full tutorial is HERE). As the suzette stitch is made using single crochets and double crochets, it ideal for a beginner as well.
Adding a faux fur pom-pom provide the beanie an extra elegant look that a normal yarn pom-pom would not provide. Although, you can of course use a yarn pom-pom as well as no pom-pom all together. The choice is all yours.
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Materials (click the names below to see which ones I used!):
- Kaleidoscope yarn in color Zircon by Loops & Threads
- 9.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
- optional: faux fur pom-pom
2 suzette stitch x 3 rounds = 2 square inches
Stitches used (US terms):
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- BLO = back loop only
- dc = double crochet
- suzette stitch = 1 sc, 1 dc in the same st, skip 1 st
9.5 inches in diameter and 8 inches in height
Note: If you need help adjusting the pattern to a size other than an adult/teen size, check out my tutorial HERE, on how to do that.
Row 1: Start with a chain of 6, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, place 1 hdc in each st (5 sts), turn
Row 2 – 25: ch 1, 1 hdc in the BLO in each st, turn
After row 25, fold the ribbing in half and connect the ends by using sl sts.
Round 1: Now place 40 sc’s all around the top of the circle (ribbing). So not slip st, as you will work in continues rounds.
Round 2 – 11: *1 suzette stitch (1 sc, 1 dc in the same st), skip 1 st, repeat from * all around, sl st at the end of round 11.
After round 11, weave in and out the end of the yarn using a tapestry needle. Then pull tide and close the hole. If you leave it partially open you can even make it into a messy bun hat.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
You can now add a pom-pom if you like. I used a faux fur pom-pom, but feel free to use none at all or a yarn pom-pom. I hope you like the 30 Minute Kaleidoscope Beanie.