2. Did you know that knitted beanies, like this one, are started on the brim and knitted up to the crown, whereas crocheted hats start at the top and work out to the edge? Fascinating huh!
3. Farmer Bren wears a beanie most days to protect his ears from the wind. He has two favourite beanies that his Nana once knitted for him. She was the most amazing knitter. I think for the rest of my life I will try to make him his favourite beanie.
4. Knitting this beanie from wool that a blog friend hand spun and then gifted to me was the most wonderful feeling. Thanks Tracy!
5. Knitting this beanie from hand spun pushed me a little bit closer to buying some merino sheep to have our own certified organic wool source.
6. The one hundred and ten meters of wool it took to knit this beanie were the first one hundred and ten meters entered into my newly installed KnitMeter. Its over there on the side bar. Oh my goodness, I really am a knitting geek now, there's no denying it.
7. This beanie is Raveled here.
8. This beanie was knit while watching season two of Weeds.
10. I love this beanie pattern. I'm pretty sure that I'll knit a few more in the future. But I think one of the best parts of it isn't the pattern at all, its the bit at the end of all the written, knitting stuff where the author wrote: Feel free to distribute it, copy it, profit from it, learn from it, discard it, and/or share it. Pah! on copyrights that keep loved ones warm! Pretty cool huh!
Finally, thank you all for the wonderful Birthday messages you left for him yesterday. You guys are the best chuck out the rest!
See ya! XX