This is a crochet pattern review of the Jolie Beanie pattern by Hook Yarns and Loops. Reviewed by Carrie of Mountain Momma Crochet for Cre8tion Crochet.
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Carrie from Mountain Momma Crochet here! I appreciate you checking out the assessment of the Jolie Beanie.
Everyone needs at least one go-to beanie pattern. This is mine!
If you could’ve watched my husband try to take pics of me in this beanie for this blog post, you would’ve had a good laugh. After taking SEVERAL pictures where one eye was shut, I was fixing my hair, my mouth was open, I wasn’t looking at the camera, or remotely ‘put together in any way’ – it led me to learn a new skill. I never needed to know how to use the timer on my camera, but I mastered it.
My husband and I went ‘leaf peeping’ last weekend and this colorway reminded me of all the beautiful colors we saw on our trip. I’m from the Mountain State and we decided to drive north. The farther we drove, the more oranges and reds appeared in the landscape. Add in the golds and yellows, and it doesn’t get any prettier than that. The sky provided a background of light blue and even some of the trees seemed to have various shades of bark. Not very many clouds at all, and plenty of sun, but was a little chilly. Perfect beanie weather!
What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet a Jolie Beanie?
- Worsted Weight Yarn, #4 – I Love This Yarn – 875 – Royal Gorge (pictured), at least 220 yards for an adult beanie, for the largest size in the pattern, at least 280 yards
- Size I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
- Needle for weaving in ends
- Jolie Beanie, Paid Crochet Pattern by Hook Yarns and Loops via Etsy
- Pom (optional)
- Patch (optional)
Any size 4 yarn would work on this beanie. This yarn is a little stiff, which could very well be my tension. I’m also a fan of Big Twist Tweed (pictured below), which would be a fabulous substitution and is a little more flexible and gives a bit. I’ve used Lion Brand Landscapes, which makes for a nice variegated. Any time I wear a Jolie in public, I get plenty of looks and compliments on my beanie. Several custom orders too. Of the size 4 yarns I’ve mentioned, one skein would make one beanie, except for the Landscapes – if using this yarn, you’ll need two skeins for an adult hat. The Landscapes is really pliable no matter the tension, which can be a plus if you tend to hook on the tighter side. And you can’t beat the color changes! Eye candy!!
How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Jolie Beanie?
An adult-size beanie doesn’t really take too long. What’s important here, regarding time, is understanding the stitch and placement. If you can make a Triple Crochet (TC), you are halfway there. If you need a visual, there are several YouTube videos that go over this stitch and method in detail. I work full time, and by full time I mean about 10-12 hours a day, five days a week. I can normally knock out one beanie in two sittings, which is a couple of hours per ‘mini vacay’. Add in a show to stream and you too can make your own beanie. If you choose to make a smaller size, even less time and materials.
If you are looking for a nice, textured make for your fall/winter markets, look no further. The braided look of the continued rows will draw anyone in. It’s my most requested custom and my go-to when making a gift for someone.
There’s no gauge mentioned. This would only be problematic if you chose this pattern for your very first beanie. The trick with beanies is to check the length of your brim when working from the brim up. In this pattern, there are three relatively close ‘adult’ lengths to choose from, so choose wisely. Again, it goes back to what you know about what you are making. As an example, in most hooking circles a 20″ brim is an average adult circumference for a beanie. I would classify what’s provided as Adult Small, Adult Medium, and Adult Large. If you need to make something smaller, read over the advice provided and adjust accordingly.
I make my beanies a little more fitted. I use the average height for beanies and work towards that measurement. If you like a more slouchy fit, follow the pattern to the suggested length.
There are instructions in the pattern for three lengths, all of which are considered adult. If you want to make a newborn, child, or teen beanie, it can be done. I made a newborn beanie by modifying the pattern, which details the stitch count you would need to adjust. Find a sizing chart by one of your favorite designers that shows the height and circumference of your desired size and it’s a matter of having your tape measure handy.
There are basic stitches throughout – such as single crochet (SC), half double crochet (HDC), triple crochet (TC), single crochet 2 together (SC2tog) – and as you can tell from the pictures, the brim has some stitches worked in the back loop only. This pattern includes pictures and YouTube links to help you understand stitch placement. You can’t go wrong!
I’ve also tried the Barley Beanie and Lilacs and Love Beanie from Hook Yarns and Loops. Love those as well. My next purchase from this shop may very well be the messy bun beanie – The Sweeney! Ooh la la!
And if you’re looking for a scarf to pair with it, I’ve paired a Jolie Beanie with the Crochet a la Brioche Scarf. Check out my crochet pattern review – link to the scarf pattern in the Materials section!
I’d like to thank Cre8tion Crochet for the opportunity to reach out to a larger audience and for the experience of getting to place some thoughts onto digital paper.
Carrie of Mountain Momma Crochet
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