I am cleaning the house, and one of the “piles” I happened across while setting my sewing room to rights after dumping the boxes from office in there, was a pile of left over yarns. I used some to make a hat earlier in the year, and decided that it was just what I needed for an evening project or two or three. While I don’t care much for this yarn, it does make warm hats, and the darker and brighter colors won’t show dirt quickly, so it seems like a good solution. I won’t let it go to waste, and it will make some nice warm hats for next winter.
The first one is modified from a free pattern I found on Knitpicks by Allison Griffith, the Evergreeen Cap, #55670, available here. I put a ribbed band on it, and adjusted the length accordingly. I wanted something different to do, so tried the cables, and they were just enough to give me some practice without making me nuts.
The second is a remake of the red, white and blue one I did earlier. I wasn’t sure if I would be happy with the color combo, but I think it is going to look pretty good! This is my adaptation of Emily Ringelman’s Glacier Peak Hat free from KnitPicks, here.
I’m thinking maybe red one next, with just a bit of stripes or checkerboard to break it up. These go pretty quickly, and I am getting rid of a bunch of yarn that I never bought, but seemed to acquire. That will empty out one of my yarn baskets for something I actually picked out!