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How do you crochet a beanie?

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To crochet a beanie, start with a chain. Double up the initial rows, start a pattern of single crochet and chains, and finish off with a tailor's knot. Crocheting a beanie takes roughly an afternoon for the average crocheter to complete and requires yarn, scissors, a crochet hook and a yarn needle.

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  1. Start in the center

    Start by crocheting a chain of five. Loop the chain, and slip stitch the two ends together.

  2. Crochet the first round

    Crochet one chain stitch to turn, then work two single crochet stitches into each chain stitch for a total of 10. Slip stitch the final single crochet into the first.

  3. Increase the diameter

    Crochet one chain to turn. Repeat the process of working two single crochet stitches into each stitch in the first row. When you reach the end, work one single crochet into the slip stitch from the first row, and slip stitch to complete the second row. Row two should have 21 single stitches.

  4. Maintain the diameter

    Crochet a chain stitch to turn, and work one single crochet into each stitch from row two for a total of 21 again. Slip stitch to complete the row.

  5. Start a new increasing sequence

    Chain one to turn. Crochet one single stitch into the first two stitches of row three. Work two single crochet stitches into the third. Repeat this pattern across the entire row for a total of 28 stitches. Slip stitch to finish.

  6. Increase the width

    Chain one to turn. Work one single stitch into the first six stitches from row four, then two stitches into the seventh. Repeat this sequence all the way around for a total of 32 stitches. Slip stitch to finish.

  7. Maintain the width

    Chain one to turn. Work just one single crochet stitch into each stitch from row five. Slip stitch to end the row.

  8. Chain between single crochet stitches

    Chain one to turn. Work a single stitch into the first stitch from the row below. Chain one. Repeat this sequence all the way around for a total of 32 single crochet stitches and 32 chains. Slip stitch to finish.

  9. Create the body of the beanie

    Chain one to turn. Crochet a single stitch into the chain stitch from row seven. Chain one, and work another single crochet into the next chain from row seven. Repeat this process all around the row for a total of 32 each of single crochet stitches and chains. Slip stitch and chain to turn. Repeat this row until you have the desired length of your beanie.

  10. End off

    When the beanie is the desired size, complete the final single crochet in the row, but do not slip the stitch. Cut the yarn so it leaves a 6-inch tail. Slip stitch to end, but pull the tail all the way through to make a tailor's knot. Use the yarn needle to weave the tail into the final row of crocheting.

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