|Cascade 200 - Camel and Cabernet|
Beanies are great gift knits as they can usually be finished quickly, but I wanted a design that was a little different than a straight-up rib or stockinette. I also wanted to knit stripes as I love how they look in contrasting colors.
And then I found what I was looking for: the Christopher beanie designed by Jane Richmond. It's two hats in one with a solid side and a striped side and I think it'll look great on all ages -- a teenager, a young adult, and a (ahem) older man. I'm knitting my first one (yes, there will be several) in a solid camel color and then a striped camel/cabernet on the reverse side.
I cast on last night because my yarn order from WEBS arrived (did you hear me squealing?), and I'm looking forward to seeing how this beanie develops. If you've knit this hat before, I'd love to know your color choices for inspiration.