Yesterday I gave you a sneak peek at our first project in the 2018 Christmas Present Crochet-Along. I wanted to start this year off thinking about our fellas. My husband absolutely loves wearing every beanie that I make for him and this one is no exception. How many guys will get beanies from you this year?
By the way, I need some name suggestions so that I can add it to Ravelry on the 19th!
Last year I was playing around with stitches and come up with a double-layered technique that can really make the difference in the warmth of the beanie. You make the double-layer as you go, so you aren’t finishing the hat then coming back to crochet over it. You’ll be making it as you go. Does it take a little longer than your average beanie? Yep…..but I promise, the guys in your life will appreciate it. Anyway, you are starting in July so there is plenty of time right?
The schedule for this projects is as follows:
July 9, 2018/Week 1/Supply List
July 19th, 2018/Week 2/ Pattern Instructions
Do you notice the yarn? Oh. My. Gosh. Have you tried the Lion Brand Jeans yarn yet? It’s soft, squishy, gives great stitch definition and is reasonably priced. There really isn’t enough good things I can say about the yarn. I think you’ll love it yourself if you’ve never tried it.
Let’s get on with the supply list:
- Lion Brand Jeans Yarn, 100% Acrylic, #4 Worsted Weight, 246 yards/100 grams, Colorways: Golden Brass and Khaki (1 skein each)
- G Hook/4.0mm
- Tapestry Needle
I think I’m going to do a “girly” version of this hat in their Capri color. What do you think?
Remember, all the 2018 Christmas Present CAL information, supply lists, and patterns instructions will be kept on the Main Page. If you ever get lost, you can find everything you need in one place.
If you want to get an idea of what happens during the Christmas Present CAL, you can check out the 2015 and 2016, 2017 projects. Maybe you’ll get some ideas from there too.
I hope you are getting excited to start this CAL with me! Let’s have our usual ELKies CAL fun in the group, so if you aren’t a member…..whatcha waiting on? Join us today!