Is 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!
I get motivated when I see a project from start to finish. In case there are others who are like this, I decided to show some photos of the hat’s progress!
It starts off slow, but once you get more into the pattern, you can really see the hat growing.
It doesn’t look like much at this point, but keep on truckin’…
Finally, we’re getting somewhere!
Here’s the top view!
Without my camera’s flash and in natural light, I think you can better see the stitch definition and the personality of the hat:
Below are a couple of photos that I took with my iPhone and posted on Instagram. You’ll notice that in artificial light, the brown becomes more evident.
Basically, it’s the green version of this one I made before:
Now for the links I promised at the beginning of this post!
- Free online pattern for how to make this hat
- Awesome YouTube tutorial for how to make this hat step-by-step (This is how I was able to even make the hat! I learned new techniques like how to ‘make one’ and do a SSK, etc. by following the video and pattern.)
- Yellow beanie I knit
- Purple beanie I knit
- All my knitting posts (in case you’d just like to browse)
If you decide to knit this hat, please let me know and share photos, if possible!
What are you currently knitting? If you don’t know how to knit, what’s the first thing you’d like to try making? If you’re an experienced knitter, what’s the most complicated thing you’ve ever made?
Edit: Wow! I’m really honoured that Christine (iKNITS) retweeted my tweet about this blog post!