Beanies

In a marvellous blog I read called It’s Finally Lunch, one of the authors (there are two) said that it is “just about beanie time”.  She was in Lake Tahoe though – I don’t think that it is quite time to start wearing hats and gloves in London yet.

I love beanies and keep buying new ones in my Quest For The Perfect Beanie.

I bought this from a bar boot sale when I was fifteen. It still looks okay but I'm not all that keen on wearing black if I can help it
I bought this from a car boot sale when I was fifteen. It still looks okay but I’m not all that keen on wearing black if I can help it.
This Berghaus beanie I bought for my first ever skiing trip (La Plagne, 2001). It is good for keeping my head warm but not terribly stylish so I keep it for skiing
This Berghaus beanie I bought for my first ever skiing trip (La Plagne, 2001). It is good for keeping my head warm but not terribly stylish so I keep it for skiing only.
This I absolutely LOVE - I bought it in Marks & Spencer in 2004. It doesn't look like anything here but it is really nice on - halfway between a beanie and a beret.
This I absolutely LOVE – I bought it in Marks & Spencer in 2004. It doesn’t look like anything here but it is really nice on – halfway between a beanie and a beret.
This I bought from Snow & Rock when I was looking for a
This I bought from Snow & Rock when I was looking for a “slouchier” beanie. In practice though, I turn over the rim because I find this one quite heavy at the back – feels as though it’s going to fall off the back of my head
This is new and was an absolute BARGAIN.
This is new and was an absolute BARGAIN.  It hasn’t been cold enough to wear it yet.

I also have a dark pink beanie which I bought at the same time as the last one pictured.  Both were from Harwoods (the chandlers in Yarmouth).  I’ve left the pink beanie in the IoW as it looks a bit matchy-matchy with my pink Landsend mac (but looks great with my purple IoW Berghaus jacket) so I haven’t got a picture of it here.

What I really want is the sort of beanie that Lisbeth Salander wore in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (English language version).  Having a look at Google, I don’t think I’m the only one.

Although it is still really quite warm in London, I have started seeing people wearing beanies.  Either they (1) are from hot countries and feel the cold, (2) are making a style statement and don’t mind if their head gets sweaty or (3) feel that their hair is not presentable (beanies are super for disguising this not-very-serious problem).

Update: I took a photo of the pink beanie I leave in the IoW because it was bugging me to leave it out.  Yeah, I know I’m weird.

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