......I also had a very uninspiring collection of brown yarn scraps left over from previous projects. Then one night recently I had a dream that clearly showed a hat knitted with these scraps. I wasn't sure I had enough yarn. But I pressed on and here is the finished hat:
There are actually 3 different shades of brown in this hat. My camera couldn't capture the contrasting stripe properly. It is a lovely shade of pale tweedy brown. For some reason my photos showed it as either grey or mauve....which it definitely isn't. I love the colour and I used every last scrap of it. The top stripe is a darker brown than the other stripes. I was knitting by artificial light and didn't even notice the difference until I looked at it in the daylight. It doesn't matter in this hat, but could have been a minor catastrophe in something else.
I'm pleased with the way this turned out. This will fit a child up to age 3 or 4 and it will eventually go to one of the charities I knit for. It was very quick to knit and I have knitted this pattern many times before. Here is the pattern.
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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!