Thursday, January 29, 2009

Copycat

Leslie shared her pattern for a super chunky beanie this week. Simple but stylish I could imagine myself wearing such a beanie on frosty mornings while doing the walk to school thing.

When I saw it I immediately thought of a single skein of unlabelled white single-ply thick wool I had in my stash. I'm not sure what it was and I can't even remember where it came from but I knew it wanted to become this beanie.

Chunky white

I used my yarn held doubled and the thickest tips of my KnitPicks (8mm) to get a beanie a little bit smaller overall than the pattern states, nothing a hard block couldn't fix though. I think I spent less than 2 hours knitting this. Yup, its that fast.

And yes I know. *Another* chunky knit from me, who is supposedly enjoying summer sun. Unlike our Australian neighbours who are sweltering in record temperatures we're having a (much enjoyed) cooler spell. Knitting wool is bearable once again.

And at least I'll have warm handknits at the ready once winter does arrive!

7 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

Hey, whay are you covering your face??? The hat looks good though

Carol said...

I love it!

Libby said...

Looks great - why you hiding?!

sweetp said...

Because Leslie is hiding her face in her pic too ;)

lucky knitter said...

Cute hat! I must make one for myself. I cast on for Clapotis! Very interesting pattern.

PrincessPea said...

Too cute! I love the photo!

ottomania said...

Great hat. must add one to my list. Am amazed at how much knitting you manage to get done in a month :-)