A crocheted beanie can be decorated in so many fun ways to use as part of a costume or to make cold weather dressing a little bit fun. Last Purim I crocheted a canary costume for my daughter and somehow did not have time to share it with you, not to mention that the timing just wasn't quite right. So I now introduce my crocheted canary beanie!
I'm sorry dear readers, but I really don't have the time at the moment to write you a pattern, but I'll give yo some basic instructions so that you can easily duplicate my design. DO examine my photo carefully and copy the proportions of the features for the best results. Eyes need to be close together or they end up looking quite silly as I found out as I was experimenting with the proportions.
- Crochet a basic beanie in the size and color that works for you, edge the beanie with a picot stitch
- Crochet two eyes as shown with black shaft buttons as the center
- Add eyelashes to the eyes as follows: attach yarn and chain 5, *slip stitch back down the chain to form the first lash. Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches (on the last row of the eye) and then chain 5. Continue around from * making seven eyelashes.
- Crochet a triangle for the beak
- Crochet six loops at the top of the hat, all beginning at the center of the hat. I used two colors of yarn and varied the sizes of the loops
- Sew the eyes and nose to the hat, and that is it!