Mississhippi's Madness

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And now for something completely different…


I have been inspired by one of the clever knitters at My local art and craft group, June, to try my hand at knitting something a little different – and I mean little! The Craft group makes a lot of things for charity and they are going to start knitting some beanies for premmie babies to donate to the local hospitals. The beanie was so small and cute, and it is so hard to believe that someone so tiny is out there.

I enjoy knitting and particularly enjoy knitting whilst sitting down in the evening watching TV. I like to have something to do and I can watch and knit if the pattern is simple. And these beanies are very simple and quick to make. And soooo tiny!

I realised after I took the photo of the beanies I completed this afternoon, that I needed something to show how small they really are. So I took another photo…

… with my knitting ruler showing they both fit into the 5-inch span.

Care Wear Volunteers has a great basic hat pattern to use to knit these (along with a lot of other charity patterns) so I followed their guidelines and ended up with a couple of very cute, very quick to knit, beanies. (Just remember the patterns are from the US, so 4ply wool is 8ply for Aussies).

I can knit one of these and sew it up in under and hour, so these will be great to do on cold winter nights in front of my favourite TV shows. I’ll have to keep track of how many I complete. I’ll have to get some other colours though. June knitted a variegated pastel beanie and it was really cute.

2 down… more to come.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

2 thoughts on “And now for something completely different…

  1. Lainie, these are so cute and so teeny! Good on you! ..and for such a wonderful cause.
    Robyn xx

  2. the wee bonnets are sooo cute! I have tried to teach myself to knit and will take it back up again if for no other reason to make hats for the homeless

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