Pompom Beanie no 2 {Knitting}

Friday, 24 January 2014

I had a plan, a good plan. I would use one of my favourite beanie hat patterns and make it for one of my friends. I got a yarn that seemed like the Cascade Eco-Cloud in a burgundy colour and I was off. Except that what seemed to be, was not. And the colour was lovely, the yarn was in fact like 'a thick or thin', and I thought it was going to snap throughout the whole knit - not the best knitting experience. 

Pattern: Mock Rib Watch Cap (free pattern on Ravelry).
I made this version in Cascade Eco-Cloud
Yarn: Schachenmayr Aventica Supreme in colour 00035
Needles: Circular and DPNs 5.5mm
Modification: Added a pompom as the first time (tutorial here), and made it bigger as my friend as frizzy hair.
Result: It is amazing how much the yarn changes the look of a beanie. It is not making the most of the wide brim pattern but it does add interest to the body, 
so not as bad as I thought, just different.
I made a fancy pompom using some nearly-neon yarn I have in my stash. I was clearly bold - as it was not for me...

In the end I think it works, but I really did not like knitting this yarn. I do love the colour though, and this is still my favourite pattern. So easy to knit, and such a great fit!


  1. It's girly cute! Love the pompom.

  2. Sorry it was tough to knit with, but it did turn out great. I'm sure your friend will love it.

  3. Pretty! Agreed - the colour is fantastic. I am feeling the neon!!!

  4. This is so cute and the colour is really pretty!