YARN: Bright, dark Turquoise 100% NZ wool; polyester felt hand-stitched label.
NB: this colour is incredibly difficult to photograph accurately and I couldn't find a match on Pantone.
SIZE: Large (ideal on a head measurement 53cm to 57 cm)
Made over the space of a few days in Level 4 Lockdown, 2021, this beanie kept me occupied and sane.
ABOUT THE SLOPPY BEANIE:
This beanie is a copy of one I bought when I was working at Pop Up Globe in Sydney a few years ago. That one was made on a machine with polyester thread and has a seam in it. Despite these things, it's my favourite hat. I decided to sit down and copy it, making it "in the round" instead of flat. The first version of it was made in the softest alpaca. I've made it in all sorts of other yarns since.
Your beanie will stretch sideways a little over time.
Care for it the way you would any other handknit wool item: gentle handwash in tepid or warm water; rinse in cool water; gentle spin or squeeze dry; dry flat in the shade.