Knitting Session – Friday, March 9th, 2018

Yes men knit too.

I thought I’d try something new on my blog since I recently started writing about re-opening my hat shop on etsy (coming soon).

I think it would be great for people to be able to see photos of me working on my products.

So I’m starting a new category called “Artist At Work”. You may wonder why I’m not calling it “Knitting Sessions”, or “Crochet Sessions”, or anything like that since I will be selling my handmade hats in my etsy shop. Well the reason is this. I do a lot of different things that can be considered “art”. From yarn work, to drawing, to digital art, and even digital scrapbooks (most of those kept to myself -but you may find some on my website eventually if I decide to share them).

I don’t want to have to create a seperate category for every activity that I do if I’m going to be sharing “behind the scenes” photos like this one.

The photo in this post is me, sitting out on my blue bench in my front yard around 4 p.m., enjoying some sunshine today while working on a new hand-knitted men’s basic beanie with a self striping yarn (that means the yarn has a pattern printed through it which creates a striped pattern in the item you’re creating).

I’ll post a progress photo of this hat I’m working on soon.

Camouflage Stripes Hand-knit Men’s Basic Beanie Show And Tell

In this post I am sharing 12 photos of a camouflage stripes hand-knit men’s basic beanie that I just finished today.

I recently mentioned on my blog that I am planning to revive my hat shop on Etsy, and start selling my hand-knit and crocheted hats. I have been making and selling them off an on since 1999. Well my latest break from it is over, and I am ready to get back in the game.

I fell in love with making hats in 1999, shortly after getting out of the Army. Crocheting and knitting was something I loved doing as a child, and these creations have been something that has been a passion of mine for many years in my adult life.

The hat you see below is not for sale currently. It was one I started making for a family member quite a few years ago that got put away and forgotten about when my life focus veered off to other projects (I’m constantly busy with something). Well when I most recently decided to revive my hat shop again, I realized I had to finish this hat in order to get my double pointed knitting needles to finish another hat I’m currently working on. So here it is…

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 1

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 2

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 3

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 1

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 5

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 6

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 7

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 8

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 9

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 10

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 11

Camouflage Stripes Basic Beanie Photo 12

You’ll notice the hat has a slightly slouchy fit. This is because I make them to fit the way I love to wear them. The same way that I don’t like wearing tight fit clothes, I don’t like my beanies too tight on my head. So I knit these so they fit comfortably and with a little bit of slouch at the top. Not only does the style look great, but it ensures a great fit for everyone since these are made as “one size fits all”.

I hope you like the hat and the photos, and please follow my website for updates on the newest hats I’ll be posting and selling. Note: sales of my hats (when I have some available) will be within and to United States residents only. I hate dealing with foreign customs and refuse to do that again this time around. Thanks for checking out my blog post.