Where's Wally? ~ Stripy Beanie Crochet Pattern

I started reading "Where's Wally" books at the young age of six. I would love looking through all the colourful and extremely busy pages in search of 'MY' Wally... Back then I didn't have that much patience, so after a few minutes of searching without finding I would just give up.
Now, years later in a desperate attempt to prove my loyalty to Wally I have decided to make this hat/beanie!
... Ok, you caught me! I made the beanie without any thought of Wally in my head at the time, and when it was finally done It happened to remind me of Him. I just thought the back round story would sound cooler haha


Materials:
4.50 Crochet Hook
Wool/Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Colours:
2 Different 50g Balls of 8ply Yarn. {I used Red and Light Blue}
1 100g Ball of 8ply Yarn. {Note: This colour will also be your Band/Ribbing. I used Dark Blue}

Band/ Ribbing:
Make a Slip Knot with your dark blue, then chain 8. Then take your crochet hook and push it into the second chain from hook.Now Single Crochet until the end of the row. Chain 2 then push your crochet hook into the second last single crochet. Continue to make single crochet rows till your band/ribbing fits around your head. Here's a Size Guide for anyone who's busy making this beanie for someone else.
Fasten Off.
Now sew together both ends of your ribbing to form a band.

Hat/Beanie
Row 1- Make a slip knot with your red wool. Now take your crochet hook and push it through the last stitch of the band. Chain up 2. Single crochet all the way around the band.
Row 2,3- Single crochets with red wool.
Row 4,5-  Change Colour to light blue wool. Single crochet all the way around the band
Row 6- Change colour to dark blue. Single crochet.
Row 7,8-  Change colour to red. Single crochet
Row 9,10,11- Change colour to light blue. Single crochet.


Row 12,13- Change colour to dark blue. Single crochet.
Row 14- Change colour to red. Single crochet.
Row 15,16- Change colour to light blue. Single crochet
Row 17,18,19- Change colour to dark blue. Single crochet.
Row 20,21- Change colour to red. Single crochet.
Row 22- Change colour to light blue. Single crochet


Row23,24- Change colour to dark blue. Single crochet.
Row 25,26,27 Change colour to red. Single crochet.
Row 28,29- Change colour to light blue. Single crochet.
Row 30- Change colour to  dark blue. Single crochet.
Row 31,32- Change colour to red. Single crochet.
Row 33,34,35- Change colour to light blue. Single crochet.
Fasten off.
Now seam it up!

You are done!! I'm sure your hands and fingers are tired by now, but well done!
I also added a Pom Pom to the top just for fun! 

I hope you all enjoyed that tutorial, if you have any questions, comment away!
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Have a great day crocheting!


9 comments:

  1. Oh, cool! I've never done a bottom-up crochet hat... I think I'll try this pattern soon! :)

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  2. I was on Crochet Me and found your pattern. I love the simplicity and terrific design. I will be making for my 5 Grand children. Thanks for the pattern, Birdie Gee

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    1. You're welcome!! I'm super dooper glad you like it :)Xx

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  3. i've never seen a hat seamed up like that! it looks awesome. do you have a reference or a link to show how to do that? i'm loving your crochet tutorials, btw and am a new follower :)

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    1. ok now i feel dumb for missing the link to the video! nevermind :p

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    2. Haha it's ok :)
      Aw thank you! Means a lot!
      Xx

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  4. Our Vincent De Paul, Crafters for Charity makes Christmas stocking caps for the Childrens Hospital in Omaha NE. They go to the children who have cancer. The pattern we have is for knitting. Some of us only crochet. We will use this pattern for the children.

    Thank You Very Much
    Annette

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  5. Now that is adorable! So creative. My boys used to LOVE 'Where's Waldo'!

    BevQ
    http://www.bevscountrycottage.com

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  6. Thanks for the simple pattern. I have crocheted sweaters for my grandsons and would like to make toques to match, and the ribbing is the same as the sweater (I just found out you could crochet ribbing - cool!)

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