I like this Aran hat pattern. I have knitted it many times. The pattern gives instructions for sizes ranging from newborn to youth. This time I knitted 2 baby size hats (pale green) and 1 toddler size hat (light brown). The green hats knitted up quickly as expected. The light brown hat took longer because the wool was so painfully rough that I even had second thoughts about its suitability for a toddler's head. However, I have soaked it in special wool detergent and it is now quite soft. This wool came from a Freecycler who gave me a huge bag of assorted yarn. I can see why it was unloved. But I think I saved it and made something useful.
These hats have now been posted off to Operation Orphan. Hopefully I have made the deadline for sending items to the children in Syria. These are the goodies that went into the box:
My next project is a diagonal blanket which I am just going to enjoy knitting at a leisurely pace.....no deadlines to meet for this one.
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***STOP PRESS*** A few minutes after adding my photo of the 3 Aran hats to my Ravelry projects page the pattern designer contacted me asking for permission to feature it on her front page. Of course.....I'm honoured!!