Sewing for Men: Mr October a Beanie bonanza
It is Beanie weather here in Dorset this week. Luckily we were prepared, I have been sewing stretch knit fabric beanies for Marc (with a ‘C’) aka my ‘talented other half’…
Whilst perusing patterns from the new Named clothing collection I spotted the perfect pattern for the old man! I thought if I made it a little bigger it would be perfect for Mr October as part of my sewing for men series. Marc loves a Beanie.
The black one was made from some fleece scraps but did not stretch well. I used an old jumper to make the mauve one and left the original ribbing as a hem. The green one came from the back and front of one of Marc’s old sweaters. Bonus.
Some of these pics were taken during a Sunday stroll with the pooch down by the river, its a wonderful light and we spotted a heron!..
Of course after all that hard work taking pics we retired to the pub for refreshments. The pooch came too and even wore the beanie for awhile!
A note for you:
This pattern is ideal for a super quick Sunday sew if ever you fancy making one or two.It is available as a PDF. Easily sewn up without the need for an over-locker.
The iron on motifs were bought in various haberdashery shops and online.
I have also written a review with a few more details on the Foldline website (scroll down to below the pattern details for the review)
More of my previous ‘Man sews’ can be found here
What do you think?