I made this crochet wavelength beanie designed by Sharon Zientara. The pattern for this wavelength beanie is from the Quick Crocheted Accessories (3 Skeins or Less) book by Sharon Zientara. The beanie is a relatively simple pattern of single crochet and front post double crochet stitches that looks quite chic.
The wavelength beanie is a gift for Ryan’s sister-in-law. I used my own head for measurement because it was going to be a surprise for her and I hope my head size is big enough to cover her curly hair.
I actually bought three skeins of Rowan super fine merino dk yarn from Romni Wools. I used just over two skeins (each was about 115 m) for the body and ribbing of the hat. I crocheted the hat in the round, size large, but with a 3.0 mm hook instead of the larger one suggested by the pattern. Once the body of the hat is done, yarn is joined at the rim to crochet the ribbing right onto the body. Once the hat is done, it needs to be blocked to straighten all the stitches and form the hat nicely.
The decreases at the top of the hat required stitch markers to keep the single crochet 3 together stitches to form those ‘seams’ along the top. It was the first time I used this method to shape a hat, but for sure I will try it again as I like the way it looks!
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