Smorgasbord Sundays: Knitting a Green Beanie

Knitting a Green HatNo idle hands here! They’ve been busier than ever this month with knitting Christmas presents.

I completed the pom pom baby blanket for my niece that I shared with you before. It used up 5 balls of yarn. And although it wasn’t perfect, each stitch was made with love.

In addition to knitting a dark-cranberry cable cowl for my mom, I also made one in a dusty rose for my sister-in-law.

The purple cowl I showed you before on here is the same style. I ended up keeping the purple one for myself because it was more of an ‘experiment’.

The following two cowls were super-quick to complete. I literally finished knitting 2 cowls in about 5 hours. It’s a fun and easy pattern that I recommend you try.

So, now that Christmas is over, I’m back to knitting another hat. It’s no secret that green is my favourite colour, so now I’m Knitting a Green Beanie.

(Yup, it’s the same style as the mustard hat and the purple hat you’ve seen before. I just love the style, and it’s very warm. Hehe, told you that I was going to make it in every colour!) ;)

This was what I completed before working on the Christmas presents. On my public-transit commutes to work, I’m going to do a little each day because I so badly want a swampy-green beanie! :)

Knitting a Green Hat

Here’s a closer look at it so far. This shows the brim and a little more of the hat. You can see the beginning of the swirling design.

Knitting a Green Beret

Hmm…and I don’t think I ever showed you the completed purple cowl. This is what it looks like when lying flat.

It’s so cozy and warm. I like tucking in the bottom and keeping the upper brim up. But I’ve also worn it with the top and bottom tucked in.

It looks better when worn than just lying flat.

Purple Cowl I Knit

I have a question for you! Does anyone know of a specific free knitting pattern to make mittens (for adults, not children)? I’ve looked on Ravelry already, so if you know of other patterns from various sources, please let me know! :)

Although I only wear gloves, I’m planning to knit mittens because they’re warmer…hehe and because I have lots of yarn to use. ;)

Happy Sunday to all of you! Can you believe that it’s almost the end of the year already?

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10 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Sundays: Knitting a Green Beanie

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lynette!

      I’m glad to hear that. I plan to continue sharing my future knitting projects on here. :)

      If you have any favourite knitting blogs, please let me know. I love looking at other people’s projects.

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  1. Janet "The KnitMaster"

    Try this one: http://www.interweave.com/knitting/
    I don’t know if there are any mitten patterns, but it’s a great place to start. They put out the Knitter’s and Crocher’s magazines.
    There is also this one for a pair of bulky mittens: http://knittingpureandsimple.com/resources/free-patterns/
    My best suggestion would be to go to the library and look at some books.
    I was in your country last weekend and was able to make 2 hats myself!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey The KnitMaster!

      Thank you for the informative resources. I’ll be sure to check it out!

      Wow, nicely done with the two hats!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      I really want to take up crocheting! :) It looks like you can put together things faster, and I like how you can more easily create round projects.

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  2. Jenn

    Mary, I love your knitting posts! I’m just starting to learn now since there’s a knitting club at work, and I’m having trouble just casting on. Lots of youtube tutorial videos in my future, haha. I love the colour of green you picked for the beanie!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jenn!

      WOW, that must be a lot of fun! Hehe, at my workplace, we talk about knitting, and after seeing my hat, one co-worker made 2 of them as well using the pattern. I even bought her all the same material I used! :) It’s fun being able to share these projects with others and knit along together.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Maria Emma!

      That’s soooo nice of her to crochet headbands for you! What do they look like, and what colour are they?

      Hehe, how come you want to wait until next year to learn how to crochet? Why not start this year? :) Knitting is soooo much fun, and I’m sure that people feel the same way about crocheting!

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