Stitches used: Double crochet, Half double crochet, and Single crochet.
0312 Black Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo
0784 Bon Bon Print Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo
100 % Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight yarns
My daughter liked Martin’s Blue heart slouchie beanie so much she wanted one for herself. I had not yet mastered the fpdc so I did Martin’s just as a double crochet beanie. DC is a lot longer than a fpdc. So it ended being a slouchie.
On this Slouchie I did 6 increasing rounds then went directly to crocheting the heart. I carried the heart color instead of cutting and rejoining. I did this cause my daughter thought that the heart color peeking through the black looked cool. I agreed.
When the heart graph was complete I did 4 rounds dc in black. I then did a round of sc with a strand of each color held together. I fastened off the black and did a round of hdc and a round of sc in the bon bon print.
If you recall I did a post about the heart beanie I made for Martin. In it I wrote that I was giving the front post double crochet stitch another try to make a beanie. The first attempt photos are shown below.
Inside of beanie.
Outside of beanie.
I got to looking at the beanie and decided I would start over. I didn’t like how it was looking with the red showing through the white and vice versa as I carried the unused color strand along and the heart was not lining up correctly. I also decided to make the larger 2T-3T size rather than the 6-12 months size. I think Martin is gonna be a big boy. 🙂
I couldn’t figure out any other way of changing to red other than cutting and joining to get the proper look. I kept the white attached but did not stitch it in as I crocheted the heart. I left it hang across the back and picked it back up when I returned to the main body of the beanie.
Here is the final result. I think I may have gotten the hang of the front post double crochet.
Here is the pattern I used:
Bubblegum Heart Beanie by Amanda Evanson from MNE Crafts From her “The Emy Collection – Emy’s Beanie”