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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!!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A hat sextet....




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...




10 comments:

  1. I cannot believe you separated that stranded yarn. Sounds like something my mother and I have done. Or my sister and I. Occasionally a conscripted child or nephew. Never alone.

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  2. Lovely hats, always nice to find fellow knitters or crocheters who donate.

    Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

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  3. I'm thinking of switching to knitting cotton for a while if the weather carries on like this!

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  4. You are so wonderful Una, great hats.
    Meredith

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  5. I have to say, I laughed out loud at the 'at least it will drive more traffic to my blog' comment! What a wonderful thing to do, some children will be very grateful to you soon!

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  6. Lovely warm cosy hats Una, I will be working with cotton when the weather gets warmer but it's still pretty cold here. Have a great weekend. :) x

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  7. Great Hats Una. Really lovely.

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  8. Lovely hats! A very good way to use yarn that is left overs.

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  9. The weather is glorious. Love these hats, great use of scraps!!

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  10. Wow Una what lovely hats you have created and are all beautiful!

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