Beautifying Crocheted Beanies

By 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!

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  1. Sarah Dee says:

    There are other things too that you can put on. My favourite is an edging around the rim. A crocheted flower on the side would also look great!

  2. Cami says:

    How about a super-pretty bow? 🙂 I like the pattern. I just did one like that the other day!!

  3. Erin Lea says:

    a brim would be good, though I don’t know how to make one that sticks out. I assume there are plastic inserts you can buy? Or just use cardboard?

  4. Jiggy says:

    do you have a pattern for a long “nightcap” style hat for a premie, small baby?

  5. Angela says:

    Hi Rachel,

    You have helped me out so much. I really appreciate you and what you do. Now can you please help me again? I am having such a hard time sewing ears on a beanie hat. Go figure?
    Do you sew the ears inside out? I tried and the inside of the ear is so bulky I’m afraid it will irritate the baby’s head. I can’t figure out how to sew the hears on top of the hat so that the baby doesn’t feed the part that is sewn on. It is so bulky and thick. What am I doing wrong. The pattern says after sewing the ears in the round to fold in half and sc across and then attach ears to hat by sewing. So I place the ear on top of hat and turn hat inside out and sew but it feels so thick on the inside from folding the ear and sc it together. Is there a better way to make the ears and sew on? I hope this make sense to you. Thank you for your help.

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