Beanie Number One

Beanie Number One

DSCF0499 Well, here it is, my first ever crocheted beanie. It looks a lot like a bathing cap, and I hope it isn’t mistaken for a chemo hat! I love it of course, because I like the colours, and it is going to do what I need it to do, keep my hair out of my eyes on windy summer days. The original video was good, as far as instruction was concerned, but oh my what a ride as to sizing. The first beanie fit my hand. For the second beanie, this one, I decided to wing it with sizing advice, measuring my head, then dividing by pi, and and increasing until the circle I was crocheting was the size calculated. But that was a bust, as I continued I realized the beanie would fit a basketball, or a giant, but not me. So I started using a smaller hook, better. The next size smaller, better still. I ended up going four hook sizes down to get the beanie to fit me! I graduated down from a 6 mm to a 3.5 mm hook. The last rows were teeny tiny and hard to do, but I managed.

I am going to take my new beanie out for a walk in the sunshine! My Mom says the clouds are coming, so I am getting out there while the sun shines!

Worldly Distractions


Date: 1:00 PM EDT Thursday 23 March 2017
Condition: Mainly Sunny
Pressure: 103.5 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: 0.8°C
Dew point: -9.3°C
Humidity: 47%
Wind: SW 17 km/h
Visibility: 24 km


“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”
Ray Bradbury
1920 – 2012

They teach these lessons early in life around here.


  1. That is a nice washcloth Bex! I love the crocheted washclothes. The cotton I used was from Bernat, called Handcrafter, and it is wonderfully absorbent, it rinses out really well, and it dries relatively quickly. Attila likes his too. Enjoy! I see you have changed colours! I have yet to learn that, so many exciting things to come!

  2. I just uploaded a new picture of the beanie Teri, after seeing your comment. This one has a few flaws, the stitches near the top are a little uneven (authentically human) and the finished edge on the bottom can be discerned (which may be normal, I don’t know).

  3. TopsyTurvy (Teri)

    I see it, now. Some nice, spring-y greens in there. 🙂

    Our temp is actually up to 55F/13C, today! I was amazed it went up as quickly as it did. We had rain during the night but no sign of it since then. Sometimes the sun actually breaks through the clouds.

    Heehee! The incision from my operation is finally closed. No more clinic trips to have the dressing changed. Yay! Just have to treat the new skin gingerly for a few days.

  4. Teri, so glad to hear your incision is closed and that your recovery is almost complete. Just in time for warmer weather!

    Yesterday afternoon the temperature went up in the afternoon, but the sun did not peek out at all. This morning it is cloudy out there, with rain predicted, and freezing rain for tomorrow. Our forecast tells us that we only have a few more nights of below freezing temperatures.

    I like the colour of my hat. I wore it to the grocery store, and Attila was under strict instructions to watch to see if there were any stares or reactions. Apparently me and my hat went completely unnoticed. This is a good thing! Now I can wear my beanie when I have to go out in public in the summer, concealing my hair when it is having a bad day, which is often does.

  5. TopsyTurvy (Teri)

    Our temp went unexpectedly higher, yesterday. We made it to 61F/16C. But now rain has moved in and it’s a huge area so we may have rain all day. Ah, well. Maybe that means some of my hyacinths will finally start to come up.

    Have a nice weekend, Maggie!

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