Type 2 Beanie
We only use SOFT yarn for these beanies. Keep in mind that not all yarns are created equal. For example, “Red Heart with Love” yarn is thicker (worsted weight) and will probably take a J hook to create good stitch spacing and tension with the beanie (as per pattern). “Caron Simply Soft yarn” is thinner and will probably require a smaller hook like an H or I to create a beanie with tight-enough stitches and tension.
Yarn: Red Heart with Love
Hook: 5.50 mm (I)
Gauge: 3 sts per inch / 2.75 rounds per inch
(These beanies are for Elsa, Anna, Jasmine, and Captain Jack Sparrow “beanie style” wigs)
- Soft yarns only
- Half double crochet pattern may be used. Make sure the stitching is tight, as we do not want them to appear “hole-y” and want the beanies to help keep girls’ heads warm. For those who crochet loosely, a single stitch may need to be used instead of a half-double.
- Please try your beanie on a child or a foam mannequin head that can be purchased at JoAnn’s for $5. Make sure that the brim is not too tight or loose so that the beanie will fit comfortably over a little one’s head. We want to make sure that our beanies will fit our girls’ heads comfortably and as perfectly as possible 🙂
- The Snow Queen and Princess beanie style wigs (pictured above) allow for some creative styling in using different colors and we encourage only skilled crocheters to make these beanies. These beanies remain bare with yarn attached to the bottom to create an illusion of braids flowing from underneath the beanie. We attach crocheted flowers to the Snow Princess beanies and crocheted snowflakes to the Snow Queen beanies.
- Beanie should measure 7 inches long, from crown to brim, when laid flat (see pic below).
6-10 years (fits 21″ circumference, 7″ height)
R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop  R2: 2 hdc in each st around  R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x  R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x  R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x  R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x  R8: 1 hdc in each st around  R9-18: repeat R8  R19*: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O  [callout1]
*You may choose to finish the beanie without the slip stitch at the bottom. The Magic Yarn Project will weave in an elastic band to ensure a good fit. Slip stitch or not, make sure your beanie is 7in long from crown to brim.
Please note: Anna Beanies should only be 6.5in from crown to brim. Bangs will be added to these wigs so the length can be shorter.
5min video with special Beanie Instructions!
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!!!