Being a crafty mum blog, doesn’t mean that I can’t feature some man craft. So, as a keen knitter when I noticed hubby was often wearing a store bought beanie over winter I thought to myself that just wouldn’t do and on the long “wish to knit” list it was added.
One rainy day I suddenly felt the need to cast on so I did some stash-busting and used some Noro Shirakaba that I’ve had for so long they have now discontinued it!
The silvery greys make it a great hat for any outfit. Not that guys worry about that too much!
The pattern is called Miki Hat and it’s by Jane Ellison. It actually comes from the same book called Noro Men that I made my husband a scarf from a few months ago. The pattern has two versions so it can be made up as either a mens beanie (fitted like this one) or there are instructions to make it a slouchy type beanie too.
The hat is knitted flat (not in the round) and easily seamed together up the back with mattress stitch and the interesting cable is made without the need for a cable needle.
Without even telling him I was making it, he spotted me knitting one day and he said “That’s Noro isn’t it?”. Love a man who knows his yarn!
You’ll find the Ravelry details for my knitted Noro mens beanie here. I’m up to 83 projects on Ravelry so I’m wondering if it’s possible for me to make it to the big 100 before Christmas! It’s a challenge I’m giving myself in the hope that I’ll make it there.
I love knitting for my family the best as it’s such a fabulous feeling when I see them wearing items I’ve made them. I go all warm and fuzzy. They appreciate all the time effort and love I put into it which is great so I’ll keep knitting away.
Who do you love knitting for the best?