10.14.2011

Bambeanies Giveaway!

TGIF everyone!  Things really couldn't be any better, it's Friday, I'm leaving for Rhinebeck in the morning, and I'm the next stop on Woolly Wormhead's Bambeanies Blog Tour.  When Woolly asked me to participate last month I said yes with out a moment's hesitation and knew exactly what I wanted to do...  knit a hat from Bambeanies for one of my favorite toddlers who lives in Baltimore!  The patterns in her book are just too cute!  I have to say, I LOVE Woolly's photography, it is NOT EASY to photograph kids and she has a style that shows her hats, and the kids playful spirits SO WELL.... I am in awe : )!

Pixeta
Damsel
Aurora
Bella and I spent quite some time flipping though the designs choosing the perfect one for Carmyn, we considered Damsel, Pixeta and Aurora but finally settled on Queenie.
Queenie
Once Queenie was chosen it was time for me to stash dive.  I knew I had to use soft yarn as the little miss I am knitting for is a wee bit sensitive and I ended up deciding that I wanted to do a striped garter stitch.  So, I chose Three Irish Girls Cashmerino Worsted in Carey and Alisha Goes Around Tiding of Magpies in Peony (held double).  The cashmerino is perfectly squishy and soft, and the Tidings has sparkles, perfect for a two-year old girl! 

Then it was time to get down to the business of swatching... the pattern calls for DK weight yarn at a gauge of 5 sts/in over garter stitch... I got 4.25 sts/in with the Cashmerino, and so cast on for one size smaller which ended up working perfectly.  The sizing and techniques section in Bambeanies is comprehensive and EXCELLENT and I referred to it more than once as I got ready to cast on!
My version of Queenie
What do you think?  I have to say I LOVE getting to take a break and just follow another designers pattern.  Of course I changed it, because of my yarn choices, but that's just how I roll...  Queenie was so quick to knit up, garter stitch in the round with simple slipped stitches to highlight the crown sections: BRILLIANT!
Side view of Queenie
And guess what?  Queenie looked so cute on my borrowed model that I just had to give it to her.... Luckily there is enough yarn for a second one (and it's perfect Rhinebeck knitting) so Carmyn will still get one too! 

So, who wants to win a copy (pdf) of Bambeanies?  Leave a comment letting us know which hat you'd like to make out of the book for a chance to win.  Comments will be open until Wed Oct 19th at 9 pm.  Winner will be chosen at random the next day!  (Make sure you remember to leave a way for me to get in touch with you in your comment!)

48 comments:

  1. Aurora for sure!

    http://maggiesudduth.com/

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  2. I really love Aurora. I have 2 daughters. Both would wear it. Might have to make it. SOON!

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  3. They are all so cute!! I think I would most like to make Damsel, but I love them all! blessings ~ tanna

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  4. I like Damsel--love the whimsical addition of the buttons. But I think I would make ALL of these hats! Love them!

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  5. Tough choices - I like Moochie, Emilia, Aurora, Quinn - but I think the one I knit first would be the one that my niece chooses. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  6. Boy, they're all lovely, but I think I'd make Queenie - or maybe Aurora. The models make the hats all look wonderful!

    Looks like this book is a winner. Hope I win.

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  7. Nupkin is so cute! Well, they all are, but that one looks particularly fun to make.

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  8. My nephew probably *needs* me to knit Quynn for him ;)

    sillylittlelady(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Nupkin is my favourite - love those little bobbles so much!

    sarahinaudlem@gmail.com

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  10. These patterns are all so cute I'm not sure which I WOULDN'T want to knit! I love gift knitting for my friends with children and this would give me a ton of options.

    peatmoss83 at hotmail dot com

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  11. Adorable! Rocketeer would be my first hat from this book

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  12. I love the photos of Aurora! WordLily AT gmail DOT com

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  13. I would have to make Aurora and Quynn right away. Love Woolly Wormhead hats!

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  14. I love them all and with four granddaughters I would probably have the opportunity to make them all!

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  15. Oh so cute! I love Nupkin and Aurora the best, though!

    DeborahSW on Ravelry

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  16. I love Aurora and Queenie! I want to knit them for two of my little people in my life!! Just love the whole book!

    Contact Patti knit1bit@yahoo.com

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  17. I would like to make it for my grandchild that also lives in Baltimore.

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  18. My grand-daugther really needs the Aurora hat--hope I get the pattern

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  19. Quynn would keep little ears warm here in the north.
    rav id: yarnbasket

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  20. I would make Queenie for my daughter!

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  21. I'm only allowed to pick one??? Tough decision! I guess I'd do Quynn first, because the covered-ear shaping is so cool, and it would look great in handspun...

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  22. I'd like to knit Queenie, Damsel, Aurora, ...... how do you pick just one???

    jendada on ravelry

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  23. Oh, I love Aurora! I've been wanting to make it his for my Great Niece for some time!

    Pam

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  24. I like Damsel and Nupkin, but they are all cute! I have some buttons so I'd probably make Damsel first.

    I'm justine0lark-at-gmail-dot-com

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  26. My youngest would be so cute in quynn!

    Jenboh on ravelry

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  27. Queenie would be the first choice, using some of the stash that the 3yo granddaughter has "stashed" for herself!

    Jkhoeft@yahoo.com

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  28. Damsel for certain sure!! I know a lovely little damsel that will look charming in it!!!!

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  29. I think Bimple would be perfect for my new grandson. They're all darling! Thanks for the chance. Wish I were going to be at Rhinebeck this year.

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  30. I love them all-- honestly-- I'll start at the beginning and make them all:)
    ditetre(at)mac(dot)com

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  31. Oh my gosh! I love pixeta! I know the perfect little girl who would love that!!

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  32. Those hats are all so cute! How can you pick just one!! Love your stuff by the way!

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  33. I think the Pixeta looks really lovely, with that funny tail at the end. I would knit that one for myself ;-)

    Have a nice day, all! Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

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  34. Nupkin would be my choice! Thanks for ther chance to win.

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  35. Corby for the girls and Quynn for the boys. Love all the designs but especially the simple ones.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    (jacpurl on Ravellry)

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  36. Aurora looks so cute. I could see a few little girls I know wearing that one quite nicely.
    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    MariAngel (Rav id)

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  37. For me, it would be Aurora first, I know a couple of little heads that would be warm and cozy under that hat!

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  38. They're all adorable, but I thin Pixeta is just such a cutie!

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  39. Pixeta. I'm a little obsessed with earflap hats at the moment. I love Wooly Wormhead's designs! (psluter@yahoo.com)

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  40. I have a niece for whom Emilia would be perfect!!!

    Jaimie

    Rav account is jhoops7

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  41. So many wonderful hats to chose from! I love Moochie and Damsel.

    Diana505 - Ravelry ID

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  42. I have a soft spot for pixie hats, so I'm going with Pixetta

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  43. They are all cute as a button…but I have to choose Damsel as my first cuz it has Buttons!. It will be perfect for my Munchkin Mikayla. And then it will be…hm-hm…which one for Zachy Zu??
    Thank you for sharing your talent and treasures on your blog.

    tentoadfrog@att.net

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  44. I would like to make Polpo...and Moochie...and Bimple...

    Sweetie41 on Ravelry

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  45. I like the Queenie Hat but they are all cute.

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  46. Aurora, because if you ask my 3 year old (Sarah) her name she will say "I'm Princess Aurora."

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