Beautifying Crocheted BeaniesBy Erin Burger – 7 Comments
Beanies, hats, skull caps, tossle caps or whatever you choose to call them are my favorite thing to crochet. What makes them fun for me is that they are essentially a blank slate to pour some creativity and personality into.
I mentioned here in the post Making a Warmer Winter a few ways to thicken and add warmth to beanies, but what about adding a little bit of pizazz?
- Add a pom pom! I don’t think many kids (or a lot of adults) can resist a beanie with a cute pom pom on top! See How to Make Pom Poms for a great tutorial!
- Sew on a applique! Make it classy with a delicate flower like the Darling Posy or the Simple Six Petal Flower, fun with a Cupcake Applique or with any of the many appliques available for sale at the Crochet Spot Pattern Store!
- Buttons, buttons, buttons! Nothing adds as much of a classic touch as a few well placed vintage buttons.
- Crochet on some earflaps! Super popular and super easy to add on to your beanie. See How to Crochet a Hat for help with adding ear covers to your beanie!
Do you have any other ideas on beautifying beanies? Have any questions about the suggestions I’ve made here? Please don’t hestitate to comment!