In time for our recent winter holiday, I realised that even though I’ve made, oh, about a million crochet hats, my husband and daughter really needed a new one each. Well, no. They didn’t. But I wanted to make them one!
Ages and ages ago I made myself a beanie using this design by Stephanie from All About Ami, and to be perfectly honest, it’s my all time favourite super warm beanie design. Coming from Canada, I think Stephanie can be considered something of an authority on cold weather designs, no?
I had a ball each of the Scheepjes Vinci colours I used for my Chunky Crochet Brioche Cowl, both perfect for my loved ones. A lovely pink/blue blend for Raina, and a steely grey for my Handsome Husband.
Raina’s not such a fan of being my crochet model, and much more interested in carrying snow “rocks” so I struggled to get a pic of her in it. Luckily it fit me too!
And then there’s my husband. Seriously, I’m not exaggerating when I say he’s handsome. I can’t get enough of this!
And I’m not a beard fan either. But he ROCKS it in that hat!
The pattern is very simple, I whipped each hat up in a couple of hours, and the Scheepjes Vinci is SO warm! One ball is just the right amount, just make sure you have enough left over for a pom pom. I wasn’t sure if I’d have enough, so I quickly took the other end of the yarn and wrapped it around my fingers to make a loose pom pom and it worked beautifully. I used an 8mm hook and a tapestry needle to sew the top closed and weave in the ends. Easiest hat ever!