All around home is farmland and forest. Bright green & yellow grasses contrast with deep green gum leaves. All with a warm golden overlay from the dust and timber. The sky is massive and I’m constantly amazed by how many clear sunny days we have here.

But now, as if by magic, we live in the clouds. Winter has come, my first one at home.

There is a pinch to the air, a coolness. It makes warmth on skin contact a pure pleasure. Extra hugs, extra freshly-brewed cups of tea to hold and extra layers. The first thing I turned to when I noticed a change in the air was a beanie. Something for the early mornings and late evenings spent doing just one more row. And I haven’t taken it off since. Softer than the clouds I’m living in, a slight slouch, a squishy rib, lightweight and incredibly warm – this beanie is perfection.

wool days my beanie knit pattern girl in the hills in the clouds
A slight slouch, a squishy rib, lightweight and incredibly warm – this beanie is perfection.

This is our first official Wool days pattern; we’ve made it a free download for everyone so that you can get acquainted with our design & pattern style. As with all the patterns we will be designing, we’ve started with a beautiful silhouette, and from there filled in the shape with different options for textures and techniques, in both knit and crochet, that are suitable for a range of skill levels.

There are 2 ‘My Beanie’ PDFs – one for knit and one for crochet. Both have 3 different crochet & knit patterns all exploring the same shape. All are suitable patterns for beginners, and are a fantastic introduction to our pattern style and yarn for those long time lovers of good wool.