Daily Archives: January 13, 2013

Smorgasbord Sundays: Finished Knitting a Green Beanie

Finished Knitting a Green HatIs it a flying saucer? Is it a frisbee? Is it an apple pie? No! It’s a Green Beanie I finished knitting!

I did a little bit during each of my commutes to and from work. Knitting really makes the time fly right by. (Plus I have a bad habit of ‘people watching’ on the bus and subway, so by knitting and looking down at my needles, I’m no longer being ‘nosy’…hehe!)

The funny thing? Although this is the third one I’ve made using the same pattern, I think my first attempt (the yellow hat) came out the best! How did that happen? Beginner’s luck?

There are soooooo many mistakes in this green one, even though I tried to be really careful. Being a beginner, I sometimes couldn’t tell when I made a mistake until it was too late to fix it.

Nevertheless, I will still wear and love this green beanie! After all, you know that I’m a greeeen fieeend! ;) And I actually like how no two hats come out exactly the same – one-of-a-kinds are awesome!

What was exciting to find out after I made this was that the yarn sometimes looks green, but in certain lighting, there seems to be some brown showing! When I looked more closely at the yarn, it’s apparently not a straight green. I love nice surprises like this!

In this post, I’ll show you a few progress photos from start to finish, as well as the hat at different angles and in different lighting. You’ll also find links to the free online pattern I used and the two other beanies I knit (yellow and purple).

I urge you all to try your hand at knitting this. Not only is it fun and rewarding, but it’s verrrry challenging for a beginner. So…when you finish it, you’ll be pleased with the outcome, even if you made lots of mistakes like I did! :) The lumpiness of the pattern conceals even major errors!

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