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It is finally getting colder. Besides being fall, it is also October, my birthday month and the month where everything is about Halloween. All in all, the perfect time to start making beanies and hats, and make them look Halloween themed.
And that is exactly what I made. A hat with a Spider Pom-Pom on top. And believe me, both the hat and the spider pom-pom are super easy and fast to make. It is the ideal beginner crochet project for this time of the year.
The picture above is one of my sons that I finally got to take pictures of my hats with. I am so happy, as he is so handsome and such a patient and wonderful hat model for me. Isn’t he cute in his new hat?
If you have never made a beanie or hat before, you should check out my recent post where I show you exactly how to make one step by step in three different ways. This tutorial seems very popular and was greatly shared on Facebook! You can find it HERE.
So let’s get started with what you need and how to make the hat as well as the spider pom-pom.
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Materials (click the names below to see which ones I used!):
- Lion Brand DIYarn in orange
- Pom-pom maker
- Caron Simply Soft yarn
- Wiggly Eyes
- Hot Glue Gun and glue
- Pipe Cleaners
- 5.0mm hook
4 dc x 2 rows = 1 square inch
Stitches used (US terms):
- dc = double crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
NOTE: This pattern is written for a teen/adult size beanie! Please click HERE to see the measurements of other hat or beanie sizes.
Round 1: Start with making a Magic Ring (if you never made one, please click HERE for the instructions) and add 12 dc’s
Now we start increasing. I will mark the number that will increase by ONE per ONE ROUND as well as show what that means in BOLD NUMBERS.
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch all around, sl st to the first st (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, *1 dc in the same stitch as the beginning chain, 2 dc in the same stitch, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (36 sts)
The first dc always goes in the same stitch as the beginning chain as you do not count it as a stitch.
Round 4: Ch 2, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the same stitch, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (48 sts)
Round 5: Ch 2, *1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the same stitch, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)
You will increase until you reach the diameter of the head you are making the beanie or hat for.
USE THIS TUTORIAL HERE TO SEE HOW BIG YOU NEED TO MAKE A BEANIE OR HAT FOR WHEN MAKING IT FOR OTHER SIZES! IT HAS A VERY USEFUL REFERENCE TABLE FOR MEASUREMENTS!
In my case, after round 5 I realized I got the diameter I needed. Now it is time to just extent the beanie to the size that equals the height of the head.
Round 6: Ch 2, 1 dc in each stitch all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)
Round 7- 12: repeat round 6
Now I would like to add a ribbing on the bottom of the beanie. If you do not like that, add and subtract rounds to get the right height. The ribbing is made out of FPDC’s and BPDC’s. If you have never made Front Post Double Crochets or Back Post Double Crochets, please click HERE for the tutorial.
Round 13 – 14: Ch 2, *1 FPDC, 1 BPDC, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)
Now you can fasten off and weave in the ends and add the spider pom-pom to make the beanie into a hat.
FIND THE SPIDER POM-POM TUTORIAL HERE!
You can also add a foam spider on top. I cut it out from a glittery black foam sheet that I bought from Michael’s Crafts Store. It already has glue in the back, so it is easy to put on.
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