Written by Alyssa Scott
Do you have trouble eating your bananas before they go bad? A great way to extend the life of your bananas is to cover their stems to reduce the amount of ethylene gas (a ripening agent) they can absorb. A great DIY hack is to cover the stems of your bunch of bananas using aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
These solutions, while helpful, are not very attractive to look at. So we injected a little bit of whimsy into the equation! Check out this crochet banana saver hat which can be slipped over the aluminum foil to keep your bananas fresh and stylin’!
- Darn Good Twist Sport Weight Silk yarn (5 grams)
- 3.5mm crochet hook
- 2 small buttons
Let's Get Started!
Make a magic ring.
Row 1: Ch1, 6sc. Slst join
Row 2: Ch1, 2sc in each st. slst join (12 sc)
Row 3: Ch1, *Sc, 2sc in next st* *around. Slst to join. (18sc)
Row 4: Ch1, *2 sc, 2sc in next st* *around. Slst to join (24sc)
Row 5-12: Ch1, Sc around, slst to join (24 sc)
Ch 14, working into back bumps of chain.2 sc into second chain from hook, sc, 2 sc into next stitch, sc , 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc into next stitch, 4 sc. 1 sc into first st of main body round, 2 sc. *Ch 14, working into back bumps of chain. 2 sc into second chain from hook, sc, 2 sc into next stitch, sc , 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc into next stitch, 4 sc. 1 sc into first st of main body round, 2 sc.* Repeat around, slst to join.
Break yarn, weave in ends. Attach button eyes.
[Music] Alrighty the first thing you're gonna have to do when you're working the legs of the octopus banana saver is chain 14. It's really important that after your chain all these single crochets are going to be worked into the back bumps of the chain. [Music]
The next thing you're gonna have to do is two single crochet into the second chain from the hook, then single crochet into the next stitch. Two single crochets into the next stitch and a single crochet into the stitch. After that two single crochets into the next stitch one more single crochet, two single crochets into the next stitch. [Music]
Finally four single crochets up the leg. [Music]
[Music]Last but not least, single crochet into the next stitch of the main body of the octopus and do that twice. All you have to do now is repeat around until you've got eight legs.[Music]
It’s as simple as that! With one skein of Darn Good Twist sport weight silk yarn, you can create banana savers for all your potassium loving pals. If you create a banana saver of your own, we’d love to see! Share a photo and tag Darn Good Yarn. Happy Crafting!
Alyssa began working at Darn Good Yarn in the spring of 2021. She has been knitting and crocheting as a hobby since childhood. Alyssa graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies, with a minor in Social Justice