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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!!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

3 more hats...




At the beginning of the summer, I set myself a target to use up all my 4 ply yarn.  In my last post, I described how I used up the last of my white and cream.  I then set my attention to using up my darker shades.  Once again, I combined yarns and managed to knit 3 toddler size hats.  I followed the Be Loving pattern.  This is written for Aran yarn; but 4 ply doubled works just as well. 

I actually had lots of little nuggets in various greens, blues, beiges and browns and was quite pleased at how they worked together.  Admittedly, they are rather dark for toddlers' hats. But they will be going off to Operation Orphan for distribution in countries where warmth and sturdiness are the most important attributes in children's clothes.

I am now looking at a bag of 4 ply yarn that contains only blues and pinks.  I think my job is done.  I am quite happy to save this for future family babies.  In fact, there is already a great niece or nephew on the way.  I must put on my thinking hat....


9 comments:

  1. the hats turned out well...good idea to combine the yarns.

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  2. Well done on using up all your 4ply Una, they are lovely hats and will we lovely and warm. Thanks for the pattern link I will try these. :) xx

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  3. Oh Una, isn't it a big win if you can dwindle down that pile of scrap yarn?! I have been trying to do that and I get to a point where I think yay, and then someone gives me another bag of left over yarn. lol One can't refuse a donation of yarn though can they! lol
    Cheers, Anita.

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  4. Wow, what a great achievement. If you are in need you will not care the colour of your hat, but I think that anyone would love these in any case, especially boys, as they like darker colours don't they. xx

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  5. The hats are lovely and I'm sure will be worn a lot. They'll be very warm. I think I have quite a bit of white 3-ply in my stash though probably not enough for a blanket. So until I think of something to make it will remain there.

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    1. You could double up the 3 ply. It will be close to dk even though the maths isn't quite right.

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  6. These look like beautiful hats that any child would love. :^)

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  7. That must be some amazing "thinking cap" that you put on, because you come up with amazing ideas. You are so productive! I'm amazed at all the things you make for others. Those caps are beautiful. I think they'll be perfect for little boys. Just in time for cold weather!

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