Finished Project Friday – Beanie for Brain Cancer 

This afternoon I finished my very first beanie! I used a simple and satisfying pattern that I found here on Ravelry. It’s called Jules’ Slouch Hat and it is entirely hdc (US) , which is my favourite stitch. I don’t know why, I just find something soothing about it, yarn over and loop up, then simple slide through all three…do I sound like a nutter? 😁 What’s your favourite stitch at the moment? I’m also really feeling popcorns right now – love that texture!!

But, I digress. Here I am striking a pose for you, which was fun! I’m not a wearer of hats but I confess I rather like this one. It’s not staying though because it’s for a silent charity auction in aid of brain cancer research in a couple of weeks time, in a small coastal town a little to the North of here. If you would like to be involved in a similar event, just Google or Facebook (is that a verb?) ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’ – there seem to be a fair few going on in regions where it’s currently winter, as it is here.

And here’s a close up of the wool, which I’ve been raving about on Instagram – it’s ‘Circus’ California 8ply from the Cleckheaton range. I bought it on a whim online and I just love this variegated 100% wool – the colours are gorgeous and the change is frequent, perfect for a small project such as this. What’s your favourite variegated yarn?