THE POP TOWN BEANIE CROCHET PATTERN
About The Pop Town Beanie
The design for this beanie “popped” into my head one day while I was working on another crochet project. It features the popcorn stitch which creates a three dimensional cluster of yarn that looks like popcorn.
I love making popcorn stitches. They give beautiful texture and they are fun to make but creating a beanie with full-on popcorn stitches everywhere was very challenging. I tried working from top to brim and brim to top, but neither approach gave me the look that I was going for. Then voilá, the solution suddenly came to me!
The problem was that the decreasing of the stitches was sacrificing the look of the top of the hat and the increasing of the stitches was messing up the brim. What I decided to do with the beanie was make a straight rectangle first and then close it up at the end.
It turned out exactly like I wanted and it was easier to make! No decreasing or increasing stitches, just 4 simple rows to create this beautiful and unique beanie.
If you want a project that doesn’t require you to focus on your count, this will do the trick. After the first few rows you will create a habit and muscle memory will carry you on the rest of the way.