Baby Bear wanted a warm beanie to take to Europe with her for January and February. I had a big bag of yummy skeins of handspun in a variety of colours donated by Yarnivorous when she left Melbourne a few years ago. She expressed a desire for the beanie to be made from a selection of appropriate thick warm yarns, and this is the result.
It's just a very plain beanie with a double fold-up brim for extra warmth and a pom-pom. I used The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd which gives sensible basic patterns for things like beanies, gloves, jumpers, etc based on the weight of the yarn. Yes, I had to do a tension square! And then another one because the first time I cast on I obviously had too many stitches!
Baby Bear says it is nice and warm, she loves the colours, and the 11 year old boy she is staying with (obviously, a whole family, not just a boy!) likes to steal it!
I don't finish things very often these days, but this was a quick knit for a specific purpose and therefore I actually managed to get it done.