HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET BEANIE KEYCHAIN WITH A HEART – FREE PATTERN
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Hi everyone! I’m actually doing a thing here. I am writing my very first blog can you believe it! As a result, I thought I’d share a pattern of mine that would be a great Valentine’s/Galentine’s gift. While we should take each day to show how much our loved ones mean to us, there are official and unofficial days added to the calendar to celebrate friendship. Learn how to make this adorable crochet heart beanie keychain, free crochet pattern by just in time for Galentine’s and Valentine’s day!
A few years ago I heard about an amazing cause called Hat Not Hate, an anti-bullying campaign that was launched by Lion Brand Yarn Company. In this act of craftivism makers have come together by making blue hats to be distributed to schools to remind students that it’s cool to be kind. I created my Kind Heart Beanie keychain as a keepsake to share with a reminder for us to be kinder to one another. It is mini beanie made using waistcoat or knit stitch and a beautiful heart design is in the center. These are so awesome to give to a friend, classmates, students and teachers. They can be adorned on backpacks or your keys. I’ve seen some hang them on their visors. With February 14th approaching it always makes a nice gift for a friend or loved one.
I was inspired to make this keychain by Ashley of A Crafty Concept. She designed a beautiful Tunisian crochet heart beanie that I made as one of my donations. I loved it so much that I wanted to make a small heart-shaped reminder for us to be kinder to one another. That is how the Kind Heart crochet beanie keychain came to be! This pattern is quick, easy & the perfect stash buster! You can wear it on your keys, backpack or hook it onto your wip bag.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
CROCHET BEANIE KEYCHAIN MATERIALS
20-30 yards of any worsted weight yarn that are comparable to Lion Brand Yarn Jeans or Ombre (2 colors, one for the main color, the other for the heart)
- hook size E 3.5mm (I use my fav clover hook)
- pom pom maker also by clover size 1 5/8
- a pair of sharp scissors
- a tapestry needle
- keychain ring (I use these Prudance Nickel Steel Key rings)
- swivel clasp lanyard snap hook
- a tape measure
- stitch marker
STITCH KEY (US TERMS)
mc – main color
cc – contrasting color
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
rs – right side
wc – waistcoat stitch
sl st – slip stitch
blo – back loop only
fo – fasten off
rep – repeat
Notes: This pattern is using waistcoat stitch or knit stitch. I love using this technique because its stitches closely mimic knit. It is worked in the round from the brim up. You will be working in a spiral in continuous rounds so you will not ch 1 or sl st at the end of each round. You will work through the post of each & every single crochet (sc) around to build your beanie to the desired keychain height. When changing color from mc to cc colors, it is best to use the carry your colors method so that you avoid cutting & having many tails to weave in later on. Here’s a tutorial by Rich Textures Crochet that I found helpful if this technique is new to you: How to Crochet Knit/Waistcoat Stitch in a Round.
You can buy the PDF with chart, images to support pattern and pom pom assembly tutorial here Kind Heart Beanie Keychain.
10 wc st by 10 rows = 2 inches
Finished Dimensions: Approx. 2 ½ in wide x 3 ¾ in tall
CROCHET BEANIE KEYCHAIN PATTERN
With mc ch 4
Row 1 sc in the second ch from the hook & each ch across, this is the right side (rs), ch 1 & turn (3st)
Rows 2-22 or until your brim measures 5 inches, sc in blo of each stitch across, ch 1 & turn
With the right side facing, fold and sl st the ends together. You have now made your brim.
Round 1 using mc, sc in 24 stitches loosely around the brim. (24 st)
*From here, each subsequent round will be worked in the post of each sc. Place a stitch marker in the first sc, so you don’t lose count.
Round 2 wc in each sc around
Round 3 (mc) wc 12, (cc) wc 1, (mc) wc 11
Round 4 (mc) wc 11, (cc) wc 3, (mc) 10
Round 5 (mc) wc 10, (cc) wc 5, (mc) wc 9
Round 6 (mc) wc 9, (cc) wc 7, (mc) wc 8
Round 7 (mc) wc 8, (cc) wc 9, (mc) wc 7
Round 8 Rep round 7
Round 9 (mc) wc 8, (cc) wc 4, (mc) wc 1, (cc) wc 4, (mc) wc 7
Round 10 (mc) wc 9, (cc) wc 2, (mc) 3, (cc) wc 2, (mc) wc 8
Rounds 11 – 12 mc wc in next 24 st around.
FO and leave a long tail. Using your tapestry needle weave in & out between the stitches. Cinch and secure. Grab your pom pom maker, make a fun pom pom and attach it to your crochet beanie keychain!
Yayyy! You’re done you’ve made your Kind Heart beanie keychain! Now make a small ch to loop into your keyring. I hope you enjoyed my pattern. Thank you for all of your support! I can’t wait to see your versions! Connect with me on social media using @buddyluvscrochet and use hashtags #buddyluvscrochet #kindheartbeaniekeychain when you share your Kind Heart Beanie Keychains.
You can find the little tags I used from a maker friend @savlabot who custom made them with my logo. And the little organza bags are from my amazon shop.
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