I finally did it - A complete Beanie!!!

transvibration's picture


After my reducing disaster a few days ago I picked up a ball of yarn I couldn't' find a use for and had another bash. All the tips that I received on the site have finally got me through my Beanie nightmare. Thanks again to everyone who helped.

You will notice the (on purpose) mistake at the brim. I started knitting back to front in error and flipped my knitting once I realised. This resulted in about ten rows of Purl and the remainder in Knit stitch. What a result - I love it.

I found the nobbly bump on the top a bit tricky to tame but nothing a needle and thread could'nt fix.

My next steps are to hone the techniques I have learned and knit up a few more Beanie's. The proof will be in the pudding and I shall let you all aware of my progress in my own Inimitable style ;-)

Again, I cannot thank you all enough.


P.s. sorry about the photo. I will try and get one in the daylight. I'm soo proud!

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mr.cullen's picture

Matthew, Congratulations on

Congratulations on sticking with your project (and all the frustrations associated with learning anything new) and completing it. Enjoy your new beanie. Have a good warm winter... Cullen

Tom Hart's picture

Congratulations, Matthew.

Congratulations, Matthew. It's perfect! Fits you perfectly. I'm looking forward to what you come up with next.

steve kadel's picture

proud you should be. nice

proud you should be.

nice hat and a handsome face to match

we won't just get a cat, nubby nu nu, will manifest a kitten from our love...and lint from our hemp socks

transvibration's picture

Thanks Steve. Flattery will

Thanks Steve. Flattery will get you into all sorts of trouble ;-)

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us"

smalltownknitguy's picture

Great job! No one would

Great job! No one would have ever known about your "design" mistake. Love the look of it. Hope it is as warm as my first beanie (that's me working on it in the picture).

correcttension's picture

YES!!!! Excellent job.

YES!!!! Excellent job. Congratulations, and wear it with pride!

transvibration's picture

You won't be able to prise

You won't be able to prise it off my head!

MMario's picture

Repeat after me: "That is

Repeat after me:

"That is not a mistake, it is a design feature"

It works for winddoze - and it's usually a lot more honest coming from a knitter.

transvibration's picture

I have always been too

I have always been too honest for my own good.

Craig's picture

Well done. Hope to se many

Well done. Hope to se many more items.