Crochet Pattern Review: Accidental Beanie
This pattern introduced me to working with cable loops or as they are more popularly known, Jacob’s Ladder. It’s a beautiful design but one that is so simple to work with, a beginner can do it. The designer of Stitches ‘n’ Scraps, Pia, does a great job at explaining to you how to create the cable loops; so there’s no fear in approaching a new stitch element.
This pattern comes in 6 different sizes that are broken down in the pattern. The way the pattern is written makes it simple enough to find your place when crocheting your pattern. I would suggest, however, that if you do print out the pattern highlight or underline the size you are working so that you can easily find your place, though it’s not necessary. I crocheted my version from my tablet and was able to find my place easily, so highlighting or underlining may be a personal preference.
Pia lists everything you need to create this pattern flawlessly. She includes all the necessary materials you need including photo tutorials on how to create the ladder. See, easy!
This pattern works up very quickly once you get a rhythm going. Be sure to test your gauge to ensure that your beanie will be the correct size.
To crochet my Accidental Beanie, I used Lion Brand’s Heartland Yarn in Yosemite.
The wonderful aspect to this pattern is that you can work it with any color that you’d like creating a beautiful kaleidoscope of colors, just like the ones in Stitches ‘n’ Scraps.
Do I recommend this pattern? You bet I do! If you are looking for a quick, easy and different beanie hat, then the Accidental Beanie is for you.