As a follow up to this post from last week, I am happy to report that I completed three of the hats that I had posted about. And all three used up scrap yarns in my giant worsted weight scrap yarn collection. yay!
This is the Hoot Toque done in Spud and Chloe sweater – a yarn that I seem to have in small bits of every color…which is handy when you need a couple of yards for embroidery of eyeballs and a beak. I wasn’t a huge fan of learning the embroidery stitch necessary for the eyeballs. I did a lot of complaining. Almost called my friend Ellen at In Stitches just to complain about how silly embroidery is (we have a running debate about the merits of knitting vs embroidery). Anyway, it turned out amazing. I have had several adults express interest in owning this hat for themselves. It is actually available in adult sizes (even adult man).
This is the Regan – Aviator Hat worked in scraps of Astral Bath and Plucky Knitter that I had in my yarn bag of bits. I have no idea what the bases are. They both seem to be machine washable worsted. I haven’t sewn the buttons on yet but I think I am going to go with these or a black button.
This last one is the Little Heaume. I love love love this pattern. I did start it in the grey seen in the hat above. Well..that didn’t work out so well. I got this far:
The first step to knitting a pattern is to determine what yarn you need and HOW MUCH. I just cast on and started without weighing the yarn. I ran out less than an inch from the end. It was pretty crushing. So I found some white cashmere in my stash from about 7 years ago and made it again:
I think I am going to stop making baby hats now for a bit. Three hats in three days was sufficient. Perhaps time to make myself something…or start on holiday gifts. ugh.