Sunday, October 12, 2008
Gansey knit beanie, slouchy-style
A slouchy-style beanie featuring Gansey textured diamonds is the perfect gift for women travelers. Oversized beanies care for your hair - they give complete protective cover without flattening your hairstyle.
The very easy beanie e-pattern is knitted in the round on circular needles throughout for a seamless, professional looking finish - double-point needles are not required for the ribbed top.
Whether you have no hair or a lot of hair the slouchy style beanie in sport-weight yarn is very flattering. Single-color Gansey patterns create a "damask" appearance to the knitted fabric. When knitted with a sport-weight yarn this knit fabric has a soft, elegant drape.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is the pink month. The month we take time to focus on our mothers, sisters, daughters and girlfriends. Knit a pretty beanie for your sister this month to show you care. Knit it in her favorite color. My sister Maureen has lots of favorite colors - one of them is electric blue. This pattern is now available at Bandana Heads on Etsy.