It's taken a while to get this beanie finished for Eleanor. It's knit in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and when I came to the end of the two 50g balls which the pattern said it took, Eleanor wanted more adding. I bought another ball and continued to knit until Eleanor decided it was big enough.
Now anyone who knows me will know that I hate sewing things up so it sat in my project bag for quite a while before I picked it up and got on with it. Once sewn up it looked ridiculous, it was far too big. I'm not actually keen on the beanie style anyway but it's what the young ones seem to want. There was no way I was leaving it as it was so I unpicked it, pulled it all out and started again, stopping at the point that the pattern dictates and it looks much better.
I caught Eleanor at the door as she came home from school yesterday and got her to model it so that I could take some photos. She's got a ponytail in her hair so it's made the hat stick out a little at the back, but you can get the idea of it.
Here it is laid flat.
Archie was pleased to see Eleanor home from school.
Eleanor chose the colour of the yarn to go with her winter coat.
Here is the Blackberry Beanie pattern in case you'd like to knit this yourself. It's a simple pattern and knits up quickly.
Time to get on with the hat I promised myself now. It won't be a beanie.
Don't forget, if you haven't already entered my giveaway, you've got until twelve noon on Friday the 20th of March 2015 to do so, just leave a comment on my Sewing Machine Basics Giveaway post.