Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rainbow beanie.

The days are getting colder and wetter and I have a gazillion practical things on my to knit and crochet list. Scarves and beanies and jumpers and legwarmers and gloves and and and... But when I found a picture of this hat on pinterest, I just knew it'd have to jump the queue and take the number one spot.

Who can resist a rainbow granny beanie??

Not me! That's for sure.

I used this wonderful pattern.
I used a 4.5 hook.
I used lots of scrappy bits of yarn.
I added the ears just because I like ears on beanies.
I crocheted it last night and sewed the ends in this morning.
It makes me happy.

What's making you happy at the moment?
What sort of things jump to the top of your to do list?
What are you making?
Are you going to crochet a rainbow granny beanie?
Have you ever used a recipe/pattern/idea off pinterest?

Happy Sunday lovelies.

See ya. x


  1. Hi Kate, I love this! Would you consider selling them? As far as making things...this arvo I am experimenting with sourdough fruit & cinnamon buns. Happy Sunday to you too :)

  2. must. learn. to. crochet....!


  3. utterly adorable! I know a little one here who will love to wear a rainbow beanie. Thank you for sharing.

    best - annri

  4. So cute! I will have to bookmark this. I have so many leftover skeins that need to be used.

  5. Love the hat!
    I am working on baby rag quilts for a niece or nephew that will join us soon!
    Lots of other things to do but what I really want to do is knit something for myself.
    Kylie C

  6. The weather is making me happy- sunny yesterday and I planted 225 bulbs (which will make me very happy in Spring!), more overcast today so I am sewing (she says in an excited breathy voice). Theres quinces to be jellied (no paste this year I think, to disastrous last year, and I realised after all that hard work that no one really eats it!).

  7. I have to agree with Tanya, this weather is divine. Her excitement in the comment is catchy but what I really wanted to say is
    my freshly swept driveway,
    this house,
    beginnings of some patchworking,
    finding a heap of ready cut, made, and almost done Juniper boots when I cleaned out the studio, (woo hoo)
    being alone,
    the sometimes rain.

    and the pinterest thing, well im about to endeavour to make this gigantic cotton reel holder I spotted. Looks simple but well see wont we?
    I go through so much thread its insane.


  8. Love this, I think I will have to make one. I'm not sure who for yet though!

    Rach x

  9. gorgeous - the hat and the girl :)
    i'm making a doll for my mum's birthday out of some gorgeous, bright fabric with poppies on it. she was born on ANZAC day so loves poppies. i have 2 days to finish it!

  10. Oh My gosh I love love love!! I am making a rainbow beanie at the moment (which I saw on Pinterest too) but those little ears on yours just make it ADORABLE!!!!

  11. Love it. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoy your instagram photos especially. They are stand-outs.

  12. Oh so fun. Absolutely adorable. xxt

  13. That's it - going to have a proper attempt at crochet - adore this hat as does my 5 yr old - perfect for the coming winter.

  14. The beanie and the model are adorable!
    I spend yesterdays evening at a motown concert. Singing, dancing and even the hurting feet today made me really happy!
    By the way I love your blog! I spend six months in Australia and and feel this warm feelings when I read your blog and see all these wonderful pictures. I hope I can come back one day!

  15. So delightfully cute, Kate. You have a real knack with this crochet thing. Could your little model be any cuter? :)

  16. Oh I love it! I want a big girl one! totally pinning this photo so when I can crochet that well I can make one too! :)

  17. Absolutely gorgeous Kate!
    Love all that colour on Miss P.

    I haven't made much this week, had my face and arm stitched up
    after a couple of moles removed - lovely! Eva had one removed from
    her leg as it had changed so much in 3 months.XXX

  18. I am a gypsy and each day I meet new people and have new experiences....that makes me happy.

  19. LOVE the rainbow! thanks for that, it made me smile, the sun came out and we hit the park for a play !
    and I love the different ear colours!
    heres to a pleasant week ahead for you!

  20. That beanie was worth jumping the queue for, it's so cute as is the model wearing it :)
    Inspired by you I cast on a beanie for one of my sons this morning, it's slower going than a crochet one but I have fallen head over heels for my needles again. I'm off to NZ in August so have a rather long list of yarny things I want to finish before then.

  21. Wat a sweetheart! Love the ears. x

  22. Gorgeous Kate! How do you work out what head size it's going to fit though???

  23. That is the most colourful adorable beanie...the ears are such a fun touch. happy week ahead to you and yours. x

  24. Simply wonderful!!so adorable with those bear ears!
    Thanks for the inspiration!


  25. Love that hat- will put that on my definite to do list!

  26. Fab, fab, fab :) I'll have to persuade my mum or my sister to make me one as I can't crochet but I need one!!

  27. Hi, If it makes you happy then what more can I say except it looks to be a very happy hat with those bright pretty colors :-)

    keep well


  28. You make cute crochet and cute kids for sure Kate! :)

  29. I have been making: a made a wonky quilt for the baby, and I am making a cross stitch for Busy, I made 12 rattles for wholesale and I made some cushions of course.

    and I am baking a baby in my slow cooker.
    and that is making me happy. xx

  30. Rainbows, beanie ears and those gorgeous curls peeking through - what's not to love!

  31. Wow this makes me very happy too! Just gorgeous, I want one big time! Off I go right now to start.

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    Theresa :)

  33. SO adorable! Wonderful colors, and an inspiration, too!

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