Sunday, May 25, 2014

a beanie giveaway.. my 150th post!

Hello and welcome to my 150th post! It feels like a bit of a milestone, so I thought I'd like to do something special...

 I started making beanies almost exactly one year ago today. My first one was for PK's birthday; since then I've made probably around twenty.

I use a combination of two free patterns I found online; to get a shape and fit I like. I've created a design and size that is a great "one size fits all" beanie. 

I've made them out of all sorts of yarn, from op shopped remnants through to a luxurious alpaca wool. 
Each beanie is unique; made with a specific person in mind. 

So far, I've gifted these to friends and family only. 

Now I'd like to make one to give away to a member of my blogging family. A thank-you for the last eighteen months of online sharing, motivation and encouragement.

I'm not a professional knitter. But I make these with love and care. 

Yesterday I took a couple of beanie models to the beach. It was a beautiful afternoon and we had fun running and jumping around. Let me tell you, these beanies will stay on your head even if you decide to turn a cartwheel or leap off a cliff!

this last beanie is made from Debbie Bliss cotton dk 8ply.

(thanks to my beautiful mini-models, Ruby and Seisia, and my lovely friend Cheryl. It was a wonderful afternoon on the beach)

So, if you like these beanies and would like to win one for yourself, please follow my blog and leave a comment below. You can include a request for colours and favourite yarn as well. Make sure you leave some contact details so I can get in touch with you.

I'll close the competition on the last day of Autumn, next Saturday night.

And I'll randomly pick a winner on the first day of Winter. I'll get my girls to pull a number out of a hat.

Thanks to everyone who has made this blogging experience so awesome. 

Have a lovely weekend, wherever you are...


  1. Congratulations on 150 posts.....Well Done !!! the beanies are wonderful, so many lovely colours.
    If you like free easy patterns have a look at Lion Brand Yarns, a U S site , but I just substitute from my stash, once you work out the ply equivilent, which is not hard if you look at the tension gauge stitch count on the yarn ball....have fun

  2. Congratulations, Deborah. I always enjoy visiting here. I would love to be entered. Thank you for the chance. :)

  3. Oh happy 150th post friend!!!! I do so enjoy your beautiful space here and always look forward to coming by for a visit!!! I would absolutely LOVE one of these beanies! They are beyond fantastic in every way! Thank you for giving us all this opportunity to win such a lovely handmade gift! Count me in!!! And a happy weekend to you!!! Nicole xoxo

  4. Well done Deb. You have such a lovely space here.
    Beanie weather is upon us here that's for sure.
    A yellow and pink one would be perfect for adding a splash of happy colour to Winter.

  5. Go deb! Hard to believe you need a beanie in where you are!

  6. Congrats on reaching the 150 Deb! So nice to see what you and your crafty girls are up to. My blog has been going rusty, too much going on but hoping to get back to it soon. My girl would LOVE one of your rainbow beanies so count me in please (and perhaps you can rustle up some winter too so she can wear it!) mel x

  7. Congrats on your 150th post! Beautiful gals and beautiful hats to boot!

  8. Very beautiful hats.
    I like the mix of colours.
    Congratulations for the 150th post.
    Miss xx

  9. They look great, I need to do this to use up my left over yarn!


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