Easy Peasy Beanie

Am still in London and it’s unseasonably warm. So much for Global warming being a myth? Keen to watch the Leonardo di Caprio and National Geographic documentary – Before the Flood. I made these easy peasy beanies before I left South Africa when it was still winter. Why call it an easy peasy beanie? Because it really is easy to make them. You can find more  – here  – and – here 

Easy peasy beanie

Easy peasy beanie

Actually made three of these beanies. I love them that much. You will see the different colours in the steps below. Naturally they’re all shades of green. 🙂

I seldom pose on my blog. Always feel a bit of a muppet. But here I am on the right in an easy peasy beanie with my beautiful daughter.

You need: –

  • fleece fabric 35 x 60 centimetres
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing machine
  • hand sewing needle

You do: –

Fold beanie in half and pin

Fold beanie in half and pin

Fold your beanie in half as per picture above – right side inside – and pin. Sew the side seam.

Fold up hem

Fold up hem

Fold up to make the lower hem. My hem was about 5 centimetres. Hand sew the hem in place using very loose stitches. I also made small stitches. If too big or too tight they pucker and pull causing the stitches to show through on the right side.

Make gathering stitches at top of beanie

Make gathering stitches at top of beanie

Run some gathering stitches at the top end of your beanie.

Sew through layers to secure

Sew through layers to secure

Now gather up the top of the beanie with your hand stitches. Pull tight and sew through the fabric a few times until the top is secure. It will be quite a tall beanie and the texture of the fleece will enable the beanie to stand up.

To make beanie shorter

To make beanie shorter

If you want a shorter beanie you can do like I did on the olive green beanie. I placed a hairband around the top of the beanie and re-sewed it a bit lower down.

Three beanies

Three beanies

And then I had three beanies in around an hour. Another great way to use up left-over fabric.

Have a great green week.

Greenie.

 

 

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