I love bulky yarn! It is definitely my favorite weight yarn to work with! I love that you can create a cowl, hat, scarf etc. in such little time with bulky yarn. I will admit, I tend to be very impatient when crocheting. I very much dislike projects that take a lot of time. When you are a mama you tend to not have a lot of time!
So my love for bulky yarn has allowed me to always be on the look-out for something new. Like usual, I was in my local craft store Michaels, browsing the yarn aisles aimlessly when I saw this yarn that completely caught my eye. As I started looking at the yarn I knew I was in trouble. The yarn I was looking at is called Facets Yarn by Loops & Threads. I am pretty much in love with this yarn. It is so unbelievably soft and the colorways are just gorgeous!
I originally thought I was going to create a cowl pattern using this yarn. As I was creating what I thought would be a cowl, I just kept imagining a beanie but with a cute pom-pom. After some trial and error with the stitch count, this is what I came up with. It is essentially a rectangle folded and slipped stitched up the side, then closed at the top. It is a super easy and quick pattern. I really hope you enjoy it!
1 Skein of Facets Yarn from Loops & Threads in Erinite. Of course you can use any of the other beautiful colorways!
About 100yds of a contrast yarn for the pom-pom. This is completely optional but in case you were wondering I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in White.
6.5mm crochet hook
Fabric measuring tape or ruler (optional)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Front loop only (FLO)
Slip stitch (ss)
Single crochet (sc)
Hdc in the second ch from the hook. Hdc in the next stitch and each stitch across (23)
Ch.1 turn, hdc in the first stitch, hdc FLO (third loop) in the next 21 stitches, in the last stitch complete a hdc. (23)
Note – For this pattern I like to crochet a hdc in the first and last stitch of the row for I feel it gives a cleaner edge. If you are confused about the FLO (third loop) hdc, there is a great video tutorial HERE.
Repeat row 2 until your work measures approx. 23″ tall. You should have what looks like a rectangle. Fold the rectangle in half with the wrong side facing you. You will then ss the shorter sides together.
Once you have ss the sides together, turn your work right side out.
Ch. 1 and begin to sc all the way around the top. Ss in the top of the first sc of the round.
Ch. 1 and sc decrease in every stitch around. Ss in the first sc of the round.
Ch.1 and complete another round of sc all the way around. Ss in the first sc of the round.
Bind off leaving a tail approx. 12″ long. Thread a tapestry needle and work your needle in and out of each sc post. When you come back to the beginning, flip your beanie upside down and pull the yarn to close the top of the beanie. Weave your yarn in and out through the top of the beanie to close the hole. Weave in any loose ends!
Note– If you would like, you can do a round of sc at the brim of the beanie.
For the pom-pom I used my clover pom-pom maker. There are also plenty tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube that show you how to create one yourself!