Simple Knitted Beanies

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.

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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. classic-cuffed-hats-wt-600-20-662x441

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,

-Whit-

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WIP Wednesday

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.

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My second Nutkin sock is going well. I just turned the heel and and progressing with the foot.

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What are you working on this Wednesday?

I ❤️ The Purl Bee

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) 

 Love It!

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! 🙂

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