So now that the rush to make ‘market things’ is over, I decided to make something for myself.
I picked up a couple of balls of Lang Bazar yarn a couple of months ago because I loved the colours and feel of them. At 7 CHF a ball, they weren’t exactly cheap but not ridiculous either so of course they came home with me 🙂
At 37m per 50g ball they are pretty small so I was hoping that 2 balls would be enough to make myself a beanie, I figured 14 CHF is ok for a beanie but 21 CHF is getting a bit silly, seeing as I still had to make it. As an FYI Swiss Francs are pretty close to both the Aussie and US dollar in value at the moment – in case you’re wondering how much that works out to.
I wanted a simple beanie – nothing fancy, and nothing to distract from the stunning colours of my yarn so I ended up settling on single crocheting in the back loop only and working in a round. I just kept increasing until I had my desired diameter then single crocheted until it was long enough… well, actually, until I ran out of my pretty yarn Thankfully I had some lovely grey yarn in my stash that complemented the colours in my beanie so I switched to that and did normal single crochet for the remaining three rows I needed to get it to the length I wanted.
I love my new beanie – shame it’s summer and I have to wait a few months to wear it