I’ve fallen in love with the Aubrey Beanie pattern by Deanies Beanies. The pattern uses chunky weight yarn guaranteeing a fast knit and it is well written making it enjoyable to complete.
I became aware of the pattern through Kat from Ashwood Fibre Works. Kat stopped by my booth at Woolstock this year and purchased some of my chunky yarn. She is an awesome creative that sells her handmade items online and at markets. The day after Woolstock she was already posting a picture of one of her hand-made hats knit up with my yarn! It was beautiful. I knew I had to make one for myself.
Kat made her beanies using the colorways Potpourri and Raspberry Truffle. Aren’t they pretty? She has since told me both these hats sold at her last market.
After sourcing the pattern online, I cast on the required number of stitches and the rest as they say is history. Working the rows of ribbing was simple enough and the pattern with the cables was easy to follow. One Thursday afternoon at knitting group I cast on the hat and cast it off a few days later. I had yarn to spare and that made me happy. I always worry as I see the yarn decreasing and the pattern still calling for more rows to knit. I had made the first hat in Natural and I wanted to see how it knit up in another of my colorways. I used Scarlet Sunset for my second hat and I love it even more than the first.
I think the Aubrey Beanie would make an excellent Christmas gift for a teacher, crossing guard, delivery person, friend, or family member.
The chunky yarn I stock is 100% SW merino, 106 yards per 100 grams and is perfect for this hat.
I can’t wait to make another one of these beanies!
Until next time, stay safe and happy knitting!