Type 1 Beanie

Type 1 Beanie (These beanies will be covered with “hair”)Beanies for full yarn wigs

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  • Yarn: Red Heart with Love, Red Heart Soft, Caron Simply Soft (we only use SOFT yarnfor these beanies so they will be comfortable enough for tender scalps to wear)
  • Hook: 5.50 mm (I) (depending on the thickness of the yarn and the tension in your crochet stitches, you may find you will need to use a J hook or an H hook to get the right tension in your stitches)
  • Gauge: 3 sts per inch / 2.75 rounds per inch
  • Colors: Red red-heart-super-saver-chunky-yarn-cherry-red-7, yellow aa76e1be-b8d0-4b59-a5c3-131a38863c69, white Large_0346164, purple purple yarn, pink Caron-Simply-Soft-Yarn-pink, blue blue yarn, dark red/maroon Dark red brown yarn dark red yarn, and black Large_0346201

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(fits 21″ circumference, 7″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]

R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]

R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]

R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]

R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]

R8: 1 hdc in each st around [56]

R9-18: repeat R8 [56]

R19: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O

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A few pointers to help you make a perfect­sized beanie:

● Beanie should measure 7 inches long, from crown to brim when laid flat (above photo). Depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet, you may need to add an extra few rows along the brim of the beanie to make it long enough. 

● The stitches should be just loose enough to pass a size H crochet hook through (this is how we attach long strands of yarn for the “hair”) but tight enough to still hold shape well when yarn is attached.

● Please either try your beanie on a child’s head or on a styrofoam mannequin head measuring 21” in circumference (we have a link to buy one off Amazon on our website). We want to make sure that the beanie will not be too tight or short for a child’s head (which is not much smaller than an adult’s head). Many of our crocheters have found that they have had to add rows to the circle to make the hat wide enough and length to the brim to make it long enough. We want to ensure that these wigs will perfectly fit the little ones who receive them so please double check your beanie’s fit before mailing it to us. 

● Many people have difficulty crocheting a slip stitch along the brim that will be loose enough to slip over a child’s head. If this is the case for you, please feel free to omit the slip stitch. We will weave in an elastic band along the brim to ensure a comfortable fit.

● Please put your name, state, and city on a piece of paper and either slip it into the beanie or pin it to your work so that we can put your information on the greeting card that will be sent with the wig.

5min video with special Beanie Instructions!

red beanie

Mail finished beanie to:

The Magic Yarn Project

PO Box 83 Palmer AK 99645

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Write: your name, city, and State, on a small piece of paper, and either slip it into your beanie or safety pin it on before you ship your work. We will make sure your information is on the greeting card that goes off to the little one 🙂


Thank you Magic Makers!!!

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