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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, 10 May 2016

And now, one for the boys...




Having recently knitted some bright pink hats, I decided to play fair and knitted a balaclava with some grey wool left over from a recent project.  I added three stripes in a variegated grey yarn to add some interest and because I really like this yarn. I bought it a couple of years ago from an enterprising lady who was selling items from her front room.  The plain grey yarn came to me in a bargain joblot and is very soft. This will be a warm and comfortable hat.

This balaclava should fit a child aged 3-4 years.  It is from this very easy balaclava pattern.  I have knitted several of these in the past and never cease to be amazed at how little yarn is needed.  100g of dk yarn is more than enough to knit two of the age 3-4 years size.  This one will be going off very soon to Operation Orphan.


8 comments:

  1. Love the colors and the pattern.

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  2. Terrific hat, and practical too. It will keep small ears warm, and not fall off.

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  3. I am always amazed at what incredible things you manage to produce with such small amounts of yarn!!

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  4. Wonderful job Una.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  5. That looks a really snuggly hat, Una. Thank you for reminding me of that pattern.

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  6. What a super hat; it would be so warm. Thank you for including the link; I've saved it to iBooks already. 😊

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  7. Oh, I love the striped balaclava! The colors are perfect together.

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