I’m on a roll with men’s beanies! Here is the third one this month: a two tone grey and black beanie for my brother. He regularly sends me photos of his car thermometer reading -4 and other unimaginable temperatures so he needs a hat. I used the same pattern from Ravelry.com that I used for my dad’s hat. It is also available at the creator’s blog, Da Perfect Mix. I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids yarn in true grey and black and a 5.5 mm/I hook.
Finished two tone beanie!
I followed the pattern up to round 9 where I did ch 2 then *1 dc in next 7 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.* repeat around then join with first dc. I started with one double crochet in every stitch around for round 10 but in most of the coming rounds I added 3-4 double crochets (every 15th stitch or so) per round to make the hat large enough. For the last three rounds I switched to the black yarn. I had intended to switch back forth to create two stripes of black nestled in grey but the hat was getting too long. I like this two tone look so it was a happy accident.
Dangling yarn and a stitch marker mouth
I started this hat Friday night, slept for quite a few hours, did a bunch of non-crochet things most of Saturday, and finished it Saturday evening in less than 24 hours. That makes this a great, quick gift hat pattern. If you live in Florida, like I do, you can start making one for yourself on the first cold day and have it ready in time for the last day of winter on the next day!