Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 34- Beanie Blast Review


I have been really slack concerning my blog, and now with 2016 just around the corner I find myself behind with 4 reviews for Annie’s Hook & Needle Club. This time- I sincerely apologize.

The Beanie Blast is the first of the reviews that will be posted by the first of the new year. This kit comes with a skein each of blue, green and white worsted weight yarn. I will need a J hook and a tapestry needle to complete the crochet pattern. There is also the option of a pattern for knitting, but I prefer the crocheted ones. The patterns are an easy level, only requiring a working knowledge of the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), single crochet (The Single Crochet) and single crochet decrease (Single Crochet Decrease). So I am looking forward to this relaxing project.

I really enjoyed working this kit; it offered the added challenge of switching back and forth between three colors. (Changing Colors) You are given a choice of working a man or woman’s hat, I opted for the first.

The yarn was in unmarked labels, which makes it impossible to duplicate. This is the one thing I do not like about the club, as most of the kits arrive with these labels. If I like something, I usually enjoy crocheting several of them for friends and to sell. This yarn was easy to work with and looks fashionable when done.

The kit also came with a pattern for a headband which was completed quickly and only has eleven rows. The smaller pattern also gives you some experience with working multi colors and working in rounds.

The pattern was marked on an easy level, but I found myself having to pay close attention so as not to make an error. It was easy to read however, I would advise you to take the time to count each row to ensure no mistakes.

I know that everyone has different crocheting speeds, but for me this was a project done in three afternoons and served as the perfect small project I like.

Hats are also fun to crochet and come in handy so I have rated the Beanie Blast kit an 8. Losing one point for unmarked yard labels, and although the pattern was easily followed I am subtracting one point for the writing. I believe some people might have trouble with the instructions concerning the transition from hat to the ribbing.

Have you made some hats for this winter yet, if not there is some plenty of cold winter ahead. How about as Christmas gifts?

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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2 Responses to Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 34- Beanie Blast Review

  1. Cricket Fox says:

    I just cant get hats going, I can knit them better then crochet.

  2. I think knitted ones are pretty also. But do not give up on the crochet ones. There are several different patters and more then one way to start them. You might come across a pattern that you enjoy.

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