We had a beanie on the stall which was the result of my personal challenge 'how to use up granny squares'. This lovely crochet beanie in variegated brown/wine/black/blue 4 ply wool was always one of the first to be looked at and when it sold I decided that making a few more might be a good idea.. there is an appeal in the retro look of crocheted beanies and that appeal seems to double when granny squares are involved. It was made using up sock wool and the pattern was pretty much an invention.
So when this first one sold and some new ones had to be made the first worry was that there was not any of the 4 ply wool available (reasonably priced that is!) However there was a special on 2 ply wool... so fine that each ball is 800 metres of fibre!.. That problem solved and wool purchased the next challenge was to reinvent/adapt/create the pattern to suit the new much finer fibre and make sure it was big enough to fit an adult head. Having bought balls in various colour ways it made sense to make one of each to see how the colours looked... and lets face it everyone likes something different and to have choice!
The result so far, ready in time for the vintage market this weekend, can be seen above with the first square of the fourth one popped in at the bottom, the colours are pretty accurate and the finished beanie is very lightweight... Now there was another beanie but it seems to have mysteriously vanished... possibly to be worn by a family member 'for advertising purposes'?