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This Beehive Beanie was inspired by the need to remember how important our bees are whilst they are all hiding away from the cold! This quick, easy crochet hat uses chunky yarn and is great for beginners. This beanie is super versatile and cosy. It can be worn as a sloughy beanie or beret style to keep you looking chic all through the cold days!
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Skill Level and Special Stitches
This is a super easy pattern using simple stitches so is suitable for beginners. The hat works up in about an hour or two so is a great evening project.
Size 6.5mm hook
Approximately ~100yds (95m) 75g of Chunky Yarn. The item pictured uses of Bergere de France Filomeche chunky (aff) in pepite.
Other: Yarn needle & scissors
Get a better look at the beanie below:
The hat is one size with guidance on how to make it larger or smaller.
I hope you enjoy this pattern, and as always, don’t forget to tag me in your finished makes! Nothing makes me happier than seeing my designs brought to life by others. I love the colour choices and personal touches you add to the patterns!
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Until next time.
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