I have discovered one co-worker who enjoys knitting. Recently, she stopped me in the hall and asked if I knew any simple beanie (toque) patterns she could make. “Sure!” I said.
Here are some of my favorites that are easy to knit (and free!):
Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits- This is a great beginner’s hat. Tin Can Knits does a wonderful job with the tutorial within the pattern as well as creating a pattern that fits all ages.
Bankhead by Susie Gourlay– I have never made this pattern, but I really like the wide ribbing. There is also a great backstory to the naming of the pattern.
Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho– Love Purl Soho, love the simplicity of this hat.
Graham by Jennifer Adams- Graham has a simple construction with a pretty easy texture pattern. It makes for great TV knitting.
What is (are) your favorite simple knitted beanie pattern(s)?
Until Next Time,
Oh The Purl Bee how I love thee. Let me count the ways…
- I love your gorgeous fiber choices. Your designers do an amazing job using great fibers (think alpaca and merino wool) in amazing colors.
- I love your simple yet classic looks. There is nothing more appealing to me that a clean line with interesting design aspects.
- I love your free patterns not only for the designs, but for their diversity.
- I love your tutorials, as I am not keen on videos. Your format of pictures and written descriptions is perfect for me.
So why this profession of love? Well I have a big vacation time coming up, and I have decided to make one of Purl Bee’s fabulous designs (if all goes according to plan). Now is the time I need to start planning out my yarn choices so I can order the yarn. Which project would you choose?
*Thank you to Elizabeth Barrett Browning for inspiring this post and for writing one of my favorite sonnets (How Do I Love Thee? Sonnet 43)
I love when Facebook suggests sites to follow. Last week, it suggested I “like” LoveKnitting.com and boy do I like it. This site is much like KnitPicks, but with a wider variety of brands of yarn (e.g., Malabrigo, Cascade, Plymouth). Another positive is the number of patterns written in foreign languages. Need a pattern in Swedish? They have you covered. So if you have extra time today…CHECK IT OUT! 🙂