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,
Returning to one’s routine is always tough. This week, I have been trying really hard to focus on work tasks. It has been difficult. I would rather think about my wedding in 83 days or knitting or snacks (haha).
Here are the current projects on the needles:
This is the front of a new sweater called Mimic by Veronika Jobe. This yarn was previously a sweater I had knit 4 or 5 years ago. The sweater looked horrible as I knew nothing about gauge back then. The sweater ended up coming out too wide and too short. I unraveled it a year ago hoping to find something better to do with the yarn. Hopefully, this pattern will yield me a better garment.
My second Nutkin sock is going well. I just turned the heel and and progressing with the foot.
What are you working on this Wednesday?
Socks, Socks, Socks how I love you. You are wonderfully addictive and you keep my toes warm on these brisky San Francisco days.
Here are some patterns I have been drooling over:
Here Be Dragons by Rachel Gent
Monkey by Cookie A
What sock patterns do you drool over?
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! 🙂