Apparently, the collective noun for a group of hats is a "millinery". But I think my version suits this collection better and is guaranteed to increase the visits to my blog!
I had some Aran yarn to use up and I chose the Be Loving pattern by Melissa Simpson. It was extremely easy to knit and I had memorised it by the second hat. So I experimented with different stripe patterns to keep myself awake!
I never cease to be amazed at how far a ball of yarn goes. The smallest hat is toddler size and used only 37g of Aran yarn. The others are child size (41g) and teenage size (53g).
Most of the yarn was left over from previous projects. The red yarn came to me as a donation. Someone had wound balls of Aran yarn together to make a bulky weight yarn. I decided to unwind them and use them as nature intended. That was easier said than done, but it was worth the effort as it added some much needed brightness.
These will be going off very soon to Operation Orphan. A few scrappy remnants of yarn will keep 6 children warm. Good result!
The weather here is glorious this week, so I have declared the Aran knitting season to be over. I am now going to concentrate on small and pretty 4 ply items. Watch this space...