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How to Crochet Beginner Hat and Matching Mittens

How to Crochet Beginner Hat and Matching Mittens

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Ainsley wearing Melanie’s beginner friendly crochet Hat and Mittens in front of the Christmas tree – December 2022.

Beginner Friendly Crochet Hat and Matching Mittens

Melanie’s Makers,

Robert again, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2023!

In this month’s blog I wanted to share two popular projects that remind me of Melanie during the winter season from her archives: Absolute Beginner Crochet Hat – Matches Mittens and Beginner Friendly Crochet Mittens

Ainsley was so excited to help model Melanie’s hat and mittens and she knew exactly where they were. She has a little cubby with all her mom’s crochet projects.

It was a happy moment for her to wear them as they keep her so toasty and also remind her of her mom.

Our heater went out and it was freezing in the house February 2022, so Ainsley got all cuddling in Melanie’s crochet projects.

Beginner-Friendly Crochet Projects

Melanie loved making these cozy hats and mittens!

I remember when she finished them for our trip to Montana a couple of years ago when she accompanied me on a work trip.

It was freezing outside but Melanie put on her warm gloves and hat and followed me all around the snowy woods while I gathered film footage for a HAMMR Productions project.

We snapped some fun photos on that trip for her blog and socials, and it was a wonderful time together.

a woman standing in a snowy landscape wearing handmade crocheted hat and mittens
Melanie modeling her crochet hat and gloves in Montana, February 2019.
Melanie getting behind the scenes of me doing drones in a Montana winter wonderland.

Busy Hands and Listening Ear

One of Melanie’s favorite things was listening to me, her friends or our children talk about whatever we had on our minds while she worked on her quilt and crochet projects.

These crocheted mittens and hats are such a warm reminder of how much love she put into every project and they’re so cute!

If you’re looking for an even simpler hat to crochet, have a look at this Waistcoat Crochet Tutorial.

Here is Melanie’s video tutorial to show you how to crochet a Hat!
a section of lavender yard crocheted into the first steps of a beginner friendly hat and matching mittens
Pick a color, grab a hook and some yarn, and settle in to make a new pair of crochet mittens or a crocheted hat!
a woman's hands working on a segment of lavender yard crocheted into the first steps of a beginner friendly hat and matching mittens
Step by Step Instructions to Crochet a Pair of Mittens
Here is the video tutorial on How to Crochet Mittens

Creative Community

Thank you again for your continued support. It helps us financially and emotionally that you all are still engaging with Melanie’s work.

We appreciate you so much! On a daily basis, I read all the comments on all of Melanie’s Social Media accounts and they bring a great deal of joy to our hearts.

If you haven’t yet watched our film about Melanie’s life and legacy Made With Melanie, it may be a good way to honor her as we approach the one-year anniversary of her passing.

I wish you all great peace and love during this new year.

– Robert

Our family from a Christmas trip to Disney in 2022. This was our first Christmas without Mel.

P.S. I recently started a blog on my website HERE, and my first post is about the process of creating my documentary film Made With Melanie. If you’re interested in that please check it out and stay a while.

Jade Shaw

Thursday 2nd of February 2023

OMG! i’m tearing up. I hope you all had a good christmas/new years despite spending it without mom! i can only imagine how all of her handmade things make it feel like she’s right there with you!! that’s what i think of any time i watch a video. thank you for continuing on her site im on here constantly checking for projects i swear i only trust melanie for any tutorials!! lol.


Saturday 21st of January 2023

It's still hard to remember that she is no longer here.. I can't imagine what it's like for you and your family.. I still watch Melanie's videos and smile, then crochet or sew something with her in mind. Many, Many Blessings to you all ❤


Saturday 21st of January 2023

I sure do miss Melanie and her beautiful personality. We were all lucky to have the time we did with her! She is still my first go-to for projects and when I need a pick me up! Thank you for continuing her legacy.


Wednesday 18th of January 2023

I found your YouTube video this morning and really liked your presentation. I am a beginner and would to try to crochet the mittens and hat...How do I find the link to obtain the printed directions for these 2 projects?


Monday 16th of January 2023

I didn’t meet Melanie until this past Christmas 2022 searching through Utube in hopes to spark interest again in crocheting after leaving my Etsy shop long ago - stress in crocheting and creativity to sell wasn’t worth it anymore. After watching her first few videos, I instantly connected. Such a sweet beautiful person and a lover of Christ. I thought…she’s leaving such a huge positive imprint in the world and I had to do the same! I quickly started sharing her videos with my sister and on my IG tagging her on items I made from her.

I didn’t realize she had passed until getting the trailer announcement after watching her videos as far as her Hawaii when she first started. It really threw me off. I was so moved by her beauty inside and out and thought okay God there’s a reason you gave her to us for a short time…let’s keep Melanie’s kindness going. I created an IG just for crafts, I’m not selling anymore but will be using the items I make for Random Acts of Kindness and just giving them away to people God puts in my heart that need that extra love. The hope is to also inspire others to view her Utube videos and continue her legacy.

Thank you for keeping her love going and I have no doubt she will reach millions more with her videos. Her love will never stop giving.

Matthew 25:23

God blessings. CB