Recently, I have knitted an easy project, but in colours I have found most challenging!
The project: an AFL Hawthorn Football Club inspired beanie for a female friend of mine. Hawthorn Football Club colours are dark brown and yellow, not the most flattering of colours and not ones I’d automatically chose to go together in a beanie (if you are a Hawthorn supporter you are welcome to give me a “boo-hiss”).
However, I took on the challenge because she and I have been friends since we were little kids (4-years-old) and I love her very much. I imagine her wearing the beanie to the football on a freezing winter’s day and it makes me smile to know, that even if her team looses (another ‘boo hiss’), her head will be toasty.
I visited a favourite yarn store of mine Yarn and Co, where the owner and I went through all the browns and all the yellows to come up with the best combination; Cleckheaton Perfect Day in Chocolate and Sublime Merino in Mustard.
The beanie is almost finished, I’m pretty happy with how it looks so far; it’s my take on a football beanie.
The question is What colour pom-pom? Yellow? Brown? Or a mix of both? Comment below with your choice. I will post a picture of the finished beanie.
And to my oldest friend, I loved knitting this for you. The beanie is filled with warmth and love, and may your team always win!