I had just over 100g left of the Emu Bainin Aran yarn that was kindly donated to me by Joanne of the Cup On The Bus blog. This is quite a thick, strong Aran yarn and probably not soft enough for a small baby. But it is pure wool and very warm. So I decided to knit the toddler size of my two favourite hat patterns.
Despite being a knitter for over 50 years, I can still be amazed at how far a ball of wool goes. The Basic Winter Hat used 59g of yarn and the cabled Nottingham Hat used just under 50g.
I have knitted these patterns a few times now and can recommend them. The basic hat is easy and the cabled hat has enough detail to be interesting. Both are stretchy and both get good reviews from other knitters.
These will eventually go off to Operation Orphan for distribution to children in need around the world.