Crocheting is definitely my first yarn love. But every now and then, it's nice to trade it my hook for a pair of knitting needles. It's fun to do something different and to challenge myself by learning some new techniques. The new circular knitting needles I got for Christmas were calling my name, so I decided to give them a test run with this lovely hat pattern.
This pattern is a copy cat version of the popular C.C. beanies I've been seeing all over the place. Clementine Knits and Crochets is graciously offering this pattern for free, so you can find it here if you're interested in making one of your own.
This pattern is definitely not designed for brand new knitters; it requires a bit of know-how to pull it off. That being said, I'm a total knitting novice and I managed it (more or less). I switched the brim of the hat to a normal ribbing instead of a twisted ribbing because it was making me slightly insane (gotta preserve whatever sanity is left). But other than that, I just followed the pattern without any major issues.
I did have to learn a few new techniques for this hat. If you're a knitting newbie like me, here are a few links to techniques that might be helpful for you while working on this hat:
I just love how this hat turned out! It's currently my new favorite hat to wear. So if you want one of these snazzy beanies of your own and aren't afraid of a little knitting, then you should definitely go for it. Or, if you're strictly a crocheter, I actually ending up designing a crochet version just for fun. So check back soon for the free pattern. Happy crafting!
Edit: You can find the crocheted version of this beanie here. I also created a slouchy version (my personal favorite), which you can find here, and a messy bun version, which you can find here.
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