Knitting Hats, and More Hats, and More Hats

I had a bunch of yarn scraps after knitting a colorful shawl, and I thought I’d make a hat. I have a ton of hat patterns, but I thought I’d try to emulate this hat a friend’s mom knit. 

I figured out the pattern, chose some bright colors and even finished the hate with the little rolled top (which looks like the top of a gathered paper bag). The top looked cute on the hat, until I put it on.

The yarn I had used for the top was too thick and stiff, and it looked like a bagel on my head. I took the top out and re-knit it into a plain beanie.

It turned out pretty cute . . .

. . . so I used some more scraps and made another one . . .

. . . and another . . .

 . . . and another . . .

I finished that one and made a few more . . .

Ok, then I made a lot more . . .

I’m up to 19, and now I think I may be able to use up the rest of my colorful, worsted weight, acrylic yarn. Here are the skeins and bits I have left.

I’m going to knit as many hats in color combinations that look good to me. If I have some green left over because I’m out of blue to go with it or if I run out of enough red to go with the blue, I may give some partial skeins to my mom’s knitting group.

My acrylic yarn drawer will be empty.

Well, almost empty.

I used to be glad when I had a bunch of bits of yarn left over, but these days I want to use it up. I’m not sure what changed other than my age. There’s an acronym in knitting titled SABLE, or Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy. Maybe I only want enough of a yarn stash to last my lifetime and not beyond it. Whatever the case, I still have plenty of yarn made of fibers other than acrylic.

Peace Out (and In),





  • Margo

    How fun!!

  • Deb

    I love the colors and your creative combinations!

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