Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jillie + Beanie

I'm a hat person. One hat that I LOVE on other people but hadn't successfully worn myself is the Crocheted Beanie.

It's so totally cute on Ms. Witherspoon here. I tried to duplicate this look a few years ago when I had longer hair, but it just didn't work for me.

As I was rummaging through my hat collection on Saturday, I came across a simple, off-white, crocheted beanie I had purchased a couple of summers ago. At the time, I tried, but just couldn't pull it off.

My hairstyle has changed since then. I've been growing it out and I have more prominent bangs. So I gave the beanie another chance.

I was able to maneuver my hair in such a way that the look was almost acceptable, but still a little...lifeless...boring. So I pinned on a sweet crocheted flower and viola! I can wear a beanie! I'm going to experiment more with flower size and placement, but I thought this was a decent attempt.

In my state of delight, I searched Etsy for crocheted beanies. The beautiful hats at Savannah Lane Designs caught my attention immediately and I'm so pleased to share a few of my favorites with you.

Aren't they so adorable?


In Bug's Drawers said...

I love the black beanie, but they are all very cute. And, you look great in yours. I think you wear them just fine. Have fun :)

Elaine said...

I think you look cute with your beanie! I am not a hat person....I think my face is too big to wear hats. I would LOVE a big floppy sun hat but I haven't found any I liked yet.... :/

LaNae said...

I have found a love for hats as well. Although I cannot decided if hats are ok for the casual bushiness look. What do you think? I used to have a cute beanie I do not know what happened to it. grr.

Boutique Girl said...

Ooh I love the black one!

Jilliebeanie said...

The black one is my favorite too!

Hats in the workplace? Hmm...
It's something I've never attempted. I don't really see a place for hats in a corporate environment - unfortunately.

Or maybe it just depends on the person and type of hat? Maybe a cute beret would be an option?

We may have to find an expert to consult on the matter :)

Jilliebeanie said...

Or a Fedora! :)