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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!!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

You can't have too many hats....




I have been itching to make something from the lovely wool that the energetic Joanne of the Cup On The Bus blog donated to me.  So I chose the lobster red Aran/Chunky? yarn and knitted 2 simple hats.  This was a strange yarn which veered from thick and knobbly to thin but strong.  I sometimes wonder why certain yarns are made and what the manufacturer envisaged being made from them.  In larger quantities, I suppose this would make a good warm jumper.  I had just enough to knit 2 hats and, in fact, one hat is half an inch shorter than the other because I ran out of yarn.  But that is good.  It will fit somebody and I have used every last scrap.

I have run out of grey yarn for the big blanket that is on my crochet hook.  The shop where I bought it has sold out and the staff promised to order more for me.  They didn't, so I went online and ordered it myself!!  While I am waiting for it, I have cast on another hat.  This is also using Joanne's yarn.  When the yarn arrived, I sorted it into various weights.  Here I am combining 2 balls of what looks like 4 ply yarn.  Like all the yarn Joanne gave me, this is very good quality and will make a really warm hat.  This hat is intended for an older child or young teenager, so the subdued brown colour will be perfect.

These hats are destined for Operation Orphan.  They are the last piece in the jigsaw as I think I now have enough to fill a box.  

7 comments:

  1. Oh those are very nice... I love the color. Ive been so tempted lately to try my hands on knitting....

    I hope you're having a great week....

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  2. The hats are adorable. My sister was recently on a trip to England. She brought back a skein of hand dyed yarn for me to make something for her. I am having a devil of a time finding a pattern for a shawl that uses only one skein. It is sock weight. I’m sure I’ll find something on Ravelry.
    Maybe I will suggest knitting a baby charity piece with it.

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  3. The yarn has come out beautifully in the hats Una! Great texture. These will all make a few young people very happy to receive. Wendy x

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  4. Lovely hats Una I like the lobster red colour. :)

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  5. Beautiful hats! Yay, glad you finally filled your box. Now they can travel on to bless some youngsters!

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  6. Great hats. I love using every last scrap of anything, it is so satifying. Jo x

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