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Hats that bust stash January 5, 2009

Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
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I’m back!  And it’s 2009 and all that.  Before we launch into the year ahead – before we even launch into holiday projects, or a year-end wrap up – let’s catch up on last summer, shall we?

Pattern: Banana Republic Hat Knockoff by metaphysical muse

Yarn: Mondial Kross, ocean blue, 1 ball

Time to complete: less than 2 days

I whipped this up in July while trying to write, using up the rest of the yarn from this scarf.  It’s simple, but I love it.  The perfect, all-purpose hat.  

It sat untouched for months as I cast about for the right button.  Then it got cold and I grabbed the button at hand (Win Stracke, founder of the Old Town School, on the occasion of his [posthumous] centennial).  I guess he’s sorta cute….

A couple of weeks later, I made this for a friend, more or less on a whim: 

…though I forgot to give it to her till November.  Or was it already December?

Pattern: Foliage (worsted weight version) by Emilee Mooney

Yarn: Elann Superwash Bamboo, silver birch, much less than 1 skein

Time to complete: less than 2 days

Love this pattern – easy, interesting, unbelievably fast.  I should make dozens.

In the fall, I made myself a slouchy one with some leftover from the anniversary afghan:

Pattern: Foliage (worsted weight version, using bulky yarn = slouch.  Decreased by about 33% before the ribbing to bring it in)

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Bulky, brindle heather, 1 skein (or less?)

Time to complete: less than 2 days in a hotel room in Houston

I had been sadly and confusingly without any good hats before this.  It was inexcusable.  Now I’ll make it through the winter.

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