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10/27/13

Knitting Finish: Beanie

Beannie
Beannie
Beannie

Hello friends, how was your weekend? Mine was lovely. I finished the hat/beanie that I began knitting for my husband last week. It was quite the adventure knitting the crown for the hat. I thought that I could get away from using double pointed needles (DPN); they just looked way too intimidating and very difficult to use. But as I started reducing to create the crown it became more and more difficult to knit with with the circular needles. So on Friday I rushed to the store after work and bought a set of DPN. Determined to finished the hat I researched how to use them and found this amazing tutorial from the Purl Bee it explains so clearly how to use them. Anyway, after figuring out how to use the DPN finishing the hat was very easy and enjoyable.  I love watching TV while knitting so I watched a few episodes of Sex and the City while knitting the last rows; I hadn't watch it in a while. It was the episodes when Carrie goes to Paris (the last of the series) and I think my favorite ones. 

I really love the way it turned out and my husband does too. Today was a bit chilly and he decided he was going to start wearing it. It is so soft and cozy. The pattern for the hat is called Regular Guy Beanie and you can download it for free from Raverly. I basically followed the pattern without making any changes expect I made the ribbing a few rows bigger. 

XX

Martha. 

11 comments:

  1. great looking hat. I knit scarves and that's about it. I once did 2 Christmas stockings and that was difficult for a first project. I think that did it for me. will have to try some other things soon.

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  2. Congrats on mastering those DPN's Martha, sounds like your timing was just perfect too!

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  3. Well done for persevering and trying DPN - it was worth it! Lovely hat, and I particularly like the way it comes together on the top.

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  4. Love the swirl on top - so visually effective!!! A wonderful finish - I am sure it will be useful this winter!

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  5. Love the beanie hat, and great colour!

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  6. Looks really cozy and warm! I need to get to it, too! Great picture and inspiring.

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  7. I love it. I'd love one for myself in the same colour. I will put it on my never ending to-make list.

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  8. This certainly makes me wish I could knit! I imagine your husband looks very handsome in it!

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  9. A perfect hat! What a neat, lovely-looking crown. And the color photographs so well with the pinecone. I hate DPNs (I Magic Loop all socks and sleeves) but I really don't mind using them for hats. Yay for taking on that sort of scary knitting skill!

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  10. This has turned out beautifully! love the way the crown swirls round :)

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  11. Love this beanie and the new one. Thanks for the link. I have just been working on making the most of Ravelry. It is so well set up.
    http://valspierssews.blogspot.com.au

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