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Another Version of the Infamous Genuine Mudpie Beanie Pattern

This lilac chunky crochet beanie is a treat to make. I’m aboslutly hooked on Genuine Mudpie’s slow hat pattern. After making a short beanie version of this pattern with Aran yarn – which looks amazing – I’ve been waiting to try it with different size yarn and hook.

I love crocheting with chunky yarn as it takes much less time to create projects but the price point often puts me off buying anything new.

Then, my mum shared this awesome trick from Briana K where with some clever moves you can turn 1 skein of lightweight yarn into something chunky.

It is soooooo clever and it saves you having to wind up separate balls.

I’ll admit at first it didn’t make any sense to me so watch the video at least 3/4 times before you atempt it.

Once you understand how the lopping is working to create the 3 strands, you’re off.

Lilac Chunky Crochet Beanie Pattern

Instructions: ***UKTERMS***

Materials:

  • 150g lightweight yarn (aran/DK) turned into chunky yarn with the above method (or work 3 strands together).
  • 9mm Hook

Creating the first panel:

CH25, +1 (the +1 creates height to start the next row – do not count) = 25 ST
R.125SLST BLO, +1, TURN= 25 ST
R.225SLST BLO, +1, TURN (these 2 rows are the base)= 25 ST
R.324SLST BLO (SKIP the last stitch), +1, TURN= 24 ST
R.4(SKIP the first stitch), 23SLST BLO, +1, TURN= 23 ST
R.522SLST BLO (SKIP the last stitch), +1, TURN= 22 ST
R.6(SKIP the first stitch), 21SLST BLO, +1, TURN= 21 ST
R.720SLST BLO (SKIP the last stitch), +1, TURN= 20 ST
R.8(SKIP the first stitch), 19SLST BLO, +1, TURN= 19 ST
R.918SLST BLO (SKIP the last stitch), +1, TURN= 18 ST
R.10(SKIP the first stitch), 17SLST BLO, +1, TURN= 17 ST
R.1117SLST continue up the ridges and skipped stich at end of R.3/5/7/9
which should be 8SLST until the last ridge is remaining
= 25 ST
R.1225SLST BACK DOWN TO BASE= 25 ST
1st half of the panel is complete
R.1317SLST, +1, TURN = 17 ST
R.1417SLST BACK DOWN TO BASE = 17 ST
R.1519SLST, +1, TURN = 19 ST
R.1619SLST BACK DOWN TO BASE = 19 ST
R.1721SLST, +1, TURN = 21 ST
R.1821SLST BACK DOWN TO BASE = 21 ST
R.1923SLST, +1, TURN = 23 ST
R.2023SLST BACK DOWN TO BASE = 23 ST
R.2125SLST, +1, TURN = 25 ST
R.2225SLST BACK DOWN TO BASE = 25 ST
2nd half of panel is complete
REPEAT FROM R.3
MAKE MORE PANELS TO GO AROUND WIDTH OF YOUR HEAD
SEW SIDES TOGETHER WITH NEEDLE

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