Recently I taught a beginner crochet class on how to crochet a beanie. I always try to write my own patterns for classes to avoid any copyright difficulties, and so Tina (the owner of The Wool Stop) and I decided on the yarn to use & I whipped up a simple hat. And so, the Thornbury beanie was born. It was promptly stolen by one of my 12 year old boys. And then my husband asked for one.
Following the course, most of the attendees have made more than one hat already. They seem to be addictive! The yarn that we used is a great price and comes in really interesting colours. We used Rico Creative melange chunky (the darker coloured hat), you only need 1 ball and it comes in at under £4. For a hat. Bargain! I also used West Yorkshire Spinner's Blue faced leicester variations roving yarn, which is gorgeous. It's the lighter coloured one in the photos. If you can get hold of some - do so!
The pattern is written with beginners in mind, and includes ideas for personalising/ changing the shape to a slouch or tam style hat. The pattern download will cost you a bargain £1!
You can buy the Thornbury beanie pattern by clicking the button. This will take you to my Ravelry store - you don't need to be a member or Ravelry to buy, and you can pay with Paypal.
Let me know if you make a Thornbury beanie of your own. And then be careful who you show it to - they might want one of their own!