Beanie for Adam

So I mentioned before that I was knitting a beanie for Adam. 

Last night I cast off and sewed it up (pattern is a ribbed flat hat knitted up on straight needles, good for new knitters. Free pattern from here.) I presented the finished hat to Adam.

Except something had gone horribly, horribly wrong. 

Please see below The Beanie, not modelled by Adam because when he put in on/ perched it on, I was laughing too hard to hold a camera still.



 Doesn't even fit the five year old. 

Let's try the three year old?

Well that's a real shame.

I think it was Tilly that suggested it might fit the new baby.

Well I guess that's something. 


It'll be a winter baby after all, even if we are in temperate old Sydney. The baby's ears will not be cold, that's for sure.

And so, I cast on again, many extra stitches and in a chunkier wool.


Let's see if this works.

And if it doesn't I might have to figure out what the heck a 'gauge' is – it does seem to appear on every knitting pattern… maybe it's important. *cough* 

Tomorrow: a completed sewing project that did not fail!!


12 Comments on “Beanie for Adam

green ink
April 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Too funny!! At least there aren’t holes in it….like my knitting projects always have!! πŸ˜€

April 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I didn’t show you the top… there is a bit of a hole where it all meets up. Sure there’s not supposed to be. It seemed like a minor issue compared to the more obvious problem. πŸ™‚

International Woman of Mystery
April 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I was still laughing about this 2 hours after first seeing the pictures. heh heh heh. Better luck next time! By the way, am v. impressed with your speed. I’m knitting an adult scarf at the moment and the birthdate has been and gone a month ago and I’m still going!

April 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm

It does look very cute and gnome-like on Henry though! At least you’re having a go at knitting Fiona. The last thing I tried was half a sock about 10 years ago, giving up in frustration πŸ™‚ Btw, thanks for today x

April 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Yes, cute and gnome-like and kept shooting off his head with velocity. Thought he might fall down the stairs laughing which is when we tried it on Tilly who was actually terribly disappointed it didn’t fit. She gave it a red-hot go though. If I thought it would fit Milo I’d give it to you but it’s newborn/doll’s head only xxx

bread and buttons
April 19, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Very cute hat.I am sure the dolly will love it:)

Alex Nolan
April 20, 2010 at 9:04 am

That is the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages, and I’m still laughing!!!!

Well done you, though!. I am trying a far easier project – I’m crocheting a blanket for our bed – in squares that I will then sew together. I think it’s easier, but it’s still taking ages!!! It’s not cold enough here now for it until about October so I’m ok on my timings – at least for a bit!!!

Happy knitting xxx

April 20, 2010 at 10:07 am

Ohhh, I’m laughing so hard! You’re hilarious and the pictures are fantastic. πŸ™‚ Better luck this time around!! πŸ™‚

April 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Ahh yes, the project that went wrong. I finished one of those not long ago – a beautiful pinafore top for my 5 year old. It didn’t fit her or my 3 year old either! So upsetting. I blamed the pattern. Better luck next time hey!

Alex Nolan
April 22, 2010 at 4:06 am

Rick says ‘that doesn’t look like a beanie, it looks like a sock that’s been stretched over someone’s head’!!!


Studio Nicholson
December 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm

So beautiful work.. Which you share above. I really very impressed by that. I want to make it for my little kid.

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January 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm

This blog is very nice. This is very nice project which you share above. Every thing is just perfect. I appreciate of your work.


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