Nil’s Quick Beanie
Pattern | Koolhaas by Jared Flood
Yarn | 100purewool.com Merino Worsted 3 ply in Blue & Bluish
Needles | 4.5 mm & 5 mm circulars
I finished this in the beginning of the month but never got around to blogging about it due to all the excitement with my soaps as well as going through salesforce reporting assignments.
I must be frank – I have never knitted much for my hubby. Every time I offered to knit something, he would declined. If I made something on a whim, I end up being the one to wear it like that blue entrelac scarf I made a few years back. So it was not surprising that whenever I do knit something for him, I either take ages or…urm, I just don’t do it. Hehehe.
This time around, *he* asked for a knitted item but only because his trusty beanie sported a hole and stank to high heaven. It was something his late grandma made for him and I could see that he cherishes it. He continued to wear it year after year and only recently when his dad bugged him to get a new one, did he finally ask me to make him one. But true to form, he gave me a pretty tight deadline and was quite picky with the colour.
“Nothing too bright” (when I suggested a nice red)
“Nothing too small or weird” (when I suggested a pattern)
The pattern he originally picked was…well, complicated so I got tired and settled on Koolhaas which I had done before for my brother. I knew it was a forgiving pattern which allowed for plenty of stretch. In the end, Nil was quite happy with the knit but not so happy with modelling it for me (as you can see in the picture).
I still have half a ball of yarn left so will either chuck it away until I need it for something small or…make another hat with it?