I’ve been searching for a great scrap busing pattern for a while now. It’s something that I think is important when you sew to sell as the last thing I want is for all my leftover textiles to go to landfill. So, when the Brindille & Twig Band Beanie caught my eye last week I knew I had to give it a go. This is a basic beanie pattern suitable for children from premature to 6T.
What I Loved
- The PDF pattern is seamless and really easy to stick together.
- The instructions were very straightforward – the pattern is ideal for beginners.
- Very little fabric is required – less than 0.25 metres for all sizes, making it great for scrap busting.
- Only two pattern pieces – I’m all about simple patterns at the moment!
- Each hat takes about 10-15 minutes to make – cutting out included!
What Wasn’t So Great
- A three thread overlocker stitch is recommended. I have a love hate relationship with my overlocker – I love her when she works but I haaaaaaaate threading her. So switching from a 4 to 3 lock stitch isn’t something I want to do for an easy pattern.
- No layers were included in this pattern. I still managed to cut it out ok but with the pattern pieces being small, it is quite confusing to stick to the right line at times.
Tips for Next Time
- I’m not sure there’s anything I’d do differently to what the pattern instructions state.
The Brindille & Twig Band Beanie is a fantastic pattern and one that I plan to use for scrap busting going forward. I have already used it to make some baby hats for my Etsy store and imagine I’ll be making a lot more in the future as well. While I haven’t tried making a Beanie for Ember yet, it’s something I definitely plan to do soon.
The Band Beanie can be made in sizes premature to 6T and requires a lightweight rib knit. I used cotton jersey on the two pictured and this worked fine. The PDF version of the Brindille & Twig Band Beanie can be purchased from their website for $4.50.