FREE Knitting Pattern: Slouchy Beanie

Free knitting pattern: Slouchy Beanie by thisblogisnotforyou.comHello my lovely readers!

I’ve got a little treat for you! Well, at least for the knitters amongst you!

As promised, I took the time to make a PDF pattern with instructions for knitting the slouchy beanie with the pretty lace and cable pattern I’ve knitted 4 times already. You can see some examples here and here.

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The pattern is fairly easy in my opinion. I only started knitting last year and knitting a beanie isn’t hard at all once you’ve got the hang of knitting with circular needles.

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If you stumble upon something in the instructions that isn’t explained, google it. There are loads of very helpful Youtube tutorials and blogs on knitting techniques. That’s how I learned.

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I’ve encrypted the PDF pattern with a password which you can find right under the download link. Also, there is a printer friendly version of the pattern without pictures. Please respect that all of this is copyrighted material.

Lace and Cable Slouchy Beanie

Slouchy Beanie pattern printer friendly

PDF password: freeL&CSBpattern4u

You can download this pattern for free. If you want to share this pattern, just link to this page. Copying, distributing or uploading this material and/or the password somewhere else without permission is not allowed.

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Beanie, mittens and scarf: lace and cable pattern

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Hi everyone! Hope your all having a wonderful Christmas season.

As you can see in the pics it’s way too warm and sunny for December here in the UK and Germany. Well, I won’t complain. I’m pretty sure it will get very cold soon enough.

Anyway, expecting somewhat colder weather I was busy knitting myself a new scarf, mittens and a beanie on time for Christmas season. I actually finished this a month ago, but didn’t have time to take decent pictures. Well, here they are!

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This was my first try at knitting and I knitted the scarf first using a fairly simple lace and cable pattern. I’m really glad that I used quite an ambitous pattern for my first knit, now I know how to work a cable as well as a lace pattern. I first started with a simple stocking stitch, but this became way too boring too soon. One major mistake I made was knitting ALL the knits tbl (through the back loop), but you barely see the difference so it wasn’t too bad after all. But I have no idea why I did this. Should have read my Knitting for Beginners Book more closely I guess.

I used self-striping wool (for 7-8mm needles, 50g/90m) and circular 8mm needles. I used 5 balls of wool for the scarf, about 1.5 for the owl mittens and 1.5 balls for the beanie.knitted beanie, mittens and scarf by

I actually made these owl mittens from Mollie Makes twice, this time for myself. I love them, although I have to wear a pair of gloves underneath as these are not warm enough for the cold and misty London mornings.knitted beanie, mittens and scarf by

I struggled whether to knit the scarf into a loop or not. In the end I decided to knit a normal scarf (40 cm x 180 cm) and added two buttons on the bottom. Using the holes of the lace pattern, this allows me to wear it like a loop scarf if I want to.knitted beanie, mittens and scarf by

Or, alternatively, like this:knitted beanie, mittens and scarf by

I actually had to knit the beanie twice…the first one was way too big and instead of starting all over again, I (silly silly me!) decided to wash it at 60° hoping it would become smaller. Haha. Smaller it was, but it also looked very, very awful and felted (of course!).

Well, I had to order new wool and made a new one which now fits perfectly.knitted beanie, mittens and scarf by

I made up the pattern for the beanie myself, as I couldn’t find one that matched my scarf.

Since it’s Christmas time, I’m working on a downloadable FREE PDF version of this pattern for you! So keep your eyes peeled!

Have a wonderful, happy Christmas!


Ps: I guess you’re all eventually getting annoyed by the knitting posts. No worries guys, I finished some sewing projects and am just about to write up the posts 😉 More sewing coming up soon, I promise :-*

Pretty in pink: handmade owl mittens and a beanie

handmade knitted owl mittens by thisblogisnotforyou.comHi everyone! Yes – I’m still alive (and making handmade stuff)!

I was busy working and helping to prepare my brother’s wedding. My sewing machine is covered in dust and my to-sew-list keeps growing relentlessly. But while babysitting a few times a week I still get to knit quite a lot.
I’ve made two beanies, two pairs of mittens and a scarf so far. Working on socks and a third beanie at the moment. Enough wool to get started on a couch blanket is on its way 🙂

I haven’t had time to take pics of all the knitted makes, but here some pics of the pink mittens and beanie I made for my sister-in-law.

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You’ll probably have seen these owl mittens already as everyone who knits already made these at least once, after they appeared in the Mollie Makes magazine a few weeks ago.
I used two different wools – the same two colours I used for making this beanie:
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It’s a lace & cable pattern I made myself. Unfortunately you can’t really see it in this picture. But I’ll be making at least another beanie with this pattern and will take proper pictures then!

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