I have made my first beanie for a serviceman and I hope he likes it. 

I made it with Image result for image of wool-ease which is made of 80% acrylic and 20% wool, it is machine washable and dryable.

I used this pattern and the beanie came out super thick and warm, I  promise you, it will keep you warm even in Alaska in the winter πŸ™‚

Artisans if you want a nice thick cloth for any project please consider using the front post double crochet stitch, I think it is perfect for winter beanies.

I used a little over the one 6 oz or 106 yards, Thick & Quick yarn, I am guessing I will only need one if I am making a similar beanie for a female service member.

So, yes,  I finally Did It!! and I may make more πŸ™‚

Here it is and I used my little handmade tags that I bought blank and I wrote some instructions on what it is made of and how it can be washed and dried.


Hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday !!! 



  1. What a great way to share your talent! I’m going to check out the beanie pattern.

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  2. What a great idea and that came out great! Nicely done!

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  3. That’s really good. Well done. I love making beanies, as they grow really quick and make lovely presents. A couple of years ago I made a few for a charity in Denver and then I just kept making them for my family and friends: a big hit!

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  4. Your beanie looks wonderful. I still have not been able to master the fpdc. It is a stitch that eludes me. 😦

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    • thanks Arlene!! but this stitch is easy, just yarn over and then you slide the hook under the –body–or the tall part of the stitch that is on the row below like if you wanted to lift it up and then you yarn over again, then you want to retreat the same way (you go under pick up yarn and go back out the same way) now you will have 3 loops on your hook then you proceed to yarn over and draw 2 loops through then yarn over again and draw through the last 2 loops..please check on you tube for the visuals πŸ™‚

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      • I have tried to do a project with fpdc in the round several times I get confused. Here is a sample of the pattern I have tried from Summertime Snack Bag By: Heidi Yates from Snappy Tots


        Ch 2, FPDC around post, directly below beginning chain (referred to as β€œsame post” from now on.) See photo, below left, *hdc in next st, FPDC around same post*, repeat to end of round, sl st in top of first post to join (see arrow in photo, below right). (24 posts)

        It is in the round so I can’t easily determine where the next stitch is to put the hdc. I think I would be alright doing the stitch in rows though. I finally did that snack bag but I just did double crochet. Maybe someday I will give it another go. πŸ™‚

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        • please do, the double crochet you did could have been a fpdc, the pattern calls for you to start right under the stitch you have just slip stitch closed, but don’t worry keep practicing, i promise you when you get it, it will be a piece of cake πŸ™‚

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! And thank you for supporting the troops! <3!

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  6. stunning πŸ™‚

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  7. It certainly looks cosy. I love the effect the front post stitch gives the hat.

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  8. charityknitsforanimals says:

    looks great they are going to love it!

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