The Kayak Beanie was inspired by nature and good times. On a beautiful October day I happened to go kayaking in the picturesque Scappoose Bay in Oregon. The scenery was just breathtaking and the feeling of gliding across the water on a kayak so serene, I was under the spell long after.
In that same evening, I was inspired to crochet the easy beanie and decided to call it Kayak Beanie. As you might guess, the name has everything to do with my adventures that day but also the gorgeous yarn from Lion Brand.
This is an easy ribbed textured beanie to crochet, using only half double crochet stitches and one skein of yarn.
It measures about 9 inches from side to side and you can add removable faux fur pom pom as well.
VIDEO TUTORIAL OF KAYAK BEANIE
WRITTEN PATTERN OF KAYAK BEANIE
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I use the beautiful Lion Brand Landscapes Fusion. It is medium size weight category 4. One skein (109yds/3.5oz – 100m/100g) is enough for the beanie. The content of the yarn is 100% acrylic. Crochet hook is size 5.5 mm. You will also need tapestry needle.
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Abbreviations: ch = chain hdc = half double crochet blo = back loops only RS = right side WS = wrong side sl st = slip stitch
- Ch 31.
- Row 1 (WS) – hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each hdc (30 hdc), turn.
- Row 2 (RS) – ch 1 (doesn’t count as stitch), hdc blo in each stitch, turn.
- Row 3 – ch 1, hdc in each stitch, turn.
- Rows 4-46 repeat rows 2 and 3 alternatively.
- Fold the piece wrong side facing out and seam together with sl st inserting hook through last row stitches and foundation chain loops.
- Cut off yarn and leave a long tail for stitching the top.
- You can keep the beanie turned inside out while stitching the top, or turn right side out at first and finish inside.
- Insert needle in first hdc and out the next row, repeat all around and pull the top tighter.
- When the hole is only about half inch wide, insert the pom.
- If you use the pom with elastic band, make a double knot and keep stitching to close the hole around the band.
- If you use the pom with clasp, leave a small hole and attach the loose side of clasp.
- Weave in all ends.
If you enjoyed making this beanie, check out my other fun hat & beanie patterns here.
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