How to Make Your Own Beanie Visor

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A beanie is a simple cap with no brim. The beauty of the beanie is that because it is so basic, it can be embellished to suit any style or need. If you can crochet in the round, you can make a beanie. All you need to add a visor-style bill to your beanie hat is the ability (or willingness to try) to join yarn, make a half double crochet stitch and work in the back loops of a previous row of stitches.

Things You'll Need

  • Worsted-weight yarn
  • G hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Make a Beanie

  • Chain four stitches to begin your beanie. Make a slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring and chain one. Double crochet 12 stitches into the ring, slip stitch into the the top of the first single crochet to close the ring and chain three to start the next round. At the end of each round, slip stitch and chain three to begin the next round.

  • Double crochet into the stitch at the bottom of your chain three. Make two double crochets into each stitch around. End the second round and begin the third.

  • Make two double crochets in the stitch next to your chain three. Make one double crochet in the following stitch. Alternate making one and two double crochet stitches to the end of round three.

  • Begin round four with two double crochets following your chain three. Make a double crochet into each of the next two stitches. Make two double crochets into the next stitch. Alternate making double crochet stitches into two stitches with two double crochets into the third stitch all the way around. In the next round, make double crochet in three stitches, followed by two double crochets in every fourth stitch to the end of the round.

  • Hold the circle to the top of your head to see if it covers the crown. If not, do one more round, with two double crochets in every fifth stitch around. When the circle is large enough, make one double crochet in every stitch around. Do this for approximately five more rows, or until the cap reaches over the tops of your ears and sits over the top of your forehead.

  • Make a round of single crochet stitches in each stitch around. Cut your yarn, leaving a 4-inch tail, thread it on your tapestry needle, pull it through the last stitch and weave the tail back into your work.

Add a Visor

  • Wind half your remaining yarn into a second ball. Clip the strand connecting the new ball to the original ball and take up an end from each. To give your visor structure, it will be worked with two strands of yarn.

  • Insert your hook into the single-crochet row at the edge of the beanie (from the inside of the hat toward the outside), pull through a loop (using a double strand) and chain one to join your yarn to the beanie. The join can be anywhere along the brim, but to avoid a visible seam, make sure it is away from the point where you joined your rounds when making the hat, advised Afya Ibomu in "Get Your Crochet On: Hip Hats and Cool Caps."

  • Single crochet in the next stitch and two in the following stitch, alternating until you have made 22 stitches. Chain one and turn your work.

  • Make one single crochet in the back loop of the second stitch from the hook. Make single crochets in the back loops of all the following stitches until you reach the end of the row of visor stitches. Make a half double crochet into the next stitch on the edge of the hat itself. Slip stitch in the following two stitches on the beanie.

  • Chain one and turn your work. Working in both loops, make a single crochet in the second stitch from the hook. Single crochet in the next three stitches. Make two single crochets in the next stitch. Alternate three single crochets with two in the fourth stitch to the end of the row. Make a half double crochet and two slip stitches in the edge of the hat as previously. Chain one and turn.

  • Work single crochets in the second stitch from the hook and in each stitch across until you reach the end of the row. End with a half double crochet in the next stitch and slip stitch in the following two stitches. Chain one, turn and repeat the row to finish. Cut and fasten off your yarn as you did with the beanie.

Tips & Warnings

  • To make a deeper visor, add another increase row before the final row.
  • Choose cotton or wool yarn, depending on the season.

References

  • Photo Credit girl beanie image by max blain from Fotolia.com
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