Sunday, November 14, 2010

Crocheted Beanie with Lining

I crocheted David a beanie the other day, but I was worried that it wouldn't be quite warm enough for the winter. I decided it needed a lining, so here's what I did.
Trace the hat on a piece of knit fabric, (you'll need 2 layers). Make sure the stretch goes around, not up and down.

With right sides together, sew your layers together along outer edge. Make sure to use a stretch stitch (zig zag works). Leave the bottom open.

Slide the lining inside the hat.

Tuck the bottom edge of the lining under and sew it to the hat. (Remember to use a stretch stitch again). Also, change your bobbin thread so it matches the outside of the hat.

Finished! I you want to, you can hand stitch the lining to the outside at a few points along the side and top, but you don't have to. I'll make a girl version and show another way to put the lining in then.

Now David is just glad I'm done making it, and I'm glad his ears will be warm.

Need a crochet pattern? Here's what I did for Dave's hat.
Chain 4 and join to make a circle
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 10 SC in circle. Join with slip stitch (10 SC total)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in each stitch around. Join with Sl St (20 SC total)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, * 1 SC in each of the next 2 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, join with Sl St. You'll be increasing every 3 stitches. (27 SC total)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 1 SC in each St around, join with Sl St, (27 SC total)
Rnd 5: repeat Rnd 3, this time you'll have a total of 36 SC
Rnd 6: repeat Rnd 4, this time you'll have 36 SC total
Rnd 7: repeat Rnd 3 (48 SC total)
Rnd 8: repeat Rnd 4 (48 SC total)
Rnd 9: repeat Rnd 3 (sorry I stopped counting)
Rnd 10: repeat Rnd 4
Rnd 11: repeat Rnd 3
Rnd 12-33: repeat Rnd 4
(The hat will look narrow, but it stretches)
Also, I used 4-ply worsted weight yarn (it seemed a bit thinner than usual though)
I used a size I crochet hook, and the hat fits a head about 19 inches around. To adjust sized, just do more or less increases (repeats of Rnd 3 and 4). Then just repeat Rnd 4 til its the length you want. Good Luck!


  1. LOVE this idea! I am always looking to spice up a simple thing and the lining on the inside gives it an extra bit of love! thanks so much!

  2. Very nice, thanks for sharing. I know several people, myself included, who will be getting a toasty lined hat this winter.

  3. What fabric did you use for the lining? I find fleece a bit bulky.


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