Goldilocks

When I started putting away the few colors of left over Wool-Ease I had pulled from stash for the Gansey Watch Cap, it occurred to me that I could make my own marled yarn by mixing and holding different color strands together as one yarn.

But what to make? Hats! I needed to add a couple more to my packet for Cornerstone.

While I was pleased by the color combination and striping in my first attempt, the hat itself was… too big.

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No problem! I still have lots of yarn left, so I cast on another, with smaller needles. Just a plain hat, no stripes. Not bad, just… too small.

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At this point, I had to stop by The Yarnery to pick up my prize from the Socks in the Cities monthly drawing (whee!). I checked the needles in stock, to see if they had some in a size between the two I had already tried. No luck.

Still, I couldn’t shake the hat bug, so I cast on again, and made another one, this time with blue stripes. When I tried it on, it was… just right!

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(Oh, how I wanted to keep it!) All these hats pictured here, and a fourth, have been sent off to the project organizer. Because these hats were good stash busters and because I wanted some practice, I’ve written up the pattern and you can find it here. (As soon as my Ravelry profile is enabled for the new PDF pattern store & hosting, I’ll move it there.)


Pattern: “Rory” by yours truly Size: Large Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted, Blue Mist, Gray Heather, and Black Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) and US 10.75 (7 mm) DPNs Started: January 11, 2008 Completed: January 12, 2008

Pattern: “Rory” by yours truly Size: Medium Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted, Blue Mist, Gray Heather, and Black Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) and US 10.75 (7 mm) DPNs Started: January 7, 2008 Completed: January 8, 2008

Pattern: “Rory” by yours truly Size: Large Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted, Blue Mist and Black, and Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, Claret Needles: US 11 (8 mm) circulars Started: January 6, 2008 Completed: January 7, 2008
Token Progress: 2, 3, and 4 of 10
SKD January Challenge: 130 + 180 + 180 ⇒ 490 + 228 = 718 of 1760!

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14 Responses to “Goldilocks”

  1. Chris Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Goldilocks indeed! Hee hee – I do particularly like the too small one.

  2. trek Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Good for you!

  3. Nicole Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 8:38 am

    I have a sweater from the GAP that looks just like your second hat – exact same colour!

  4. Guinifer Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I’m impressed. While I’m not buying yarn right now, I’m struggling with a plan, I need some structure or this is going to fall apart soon!

  5. bellamoden Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    I definitely like that too small one too! Very cool.

  6. Jeanne Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 10:52 am

    The hats turned out very well.

  7. Connie Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Just in time for the super cold weather we are going to have! I have a lot of Wool Ease in my stash too!

  8. Lisa Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I still haven’t knit myself a hat. I should probably work on that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Opal Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    I love the hats! They all look so warm and cozy. The color combinations sure keep them fun too!

  10. Tracey Says:
    January 17th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Fun, fun, fun, I will have to whip up one for me and they hubby. Well, actually that would be two wouldn’t it ;)

  11. Sydney Says:
    January 17th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Nice hats! I like the too small the best but they’re all nice. I keep saying I’m going to knit myself a hat.

  12. mrspao Says:
    January 18th, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Lovely hat :) You are a very talented person!

  13. Rina Says:
    January 18th, 2008 at 9:11 am

    You must be in hat crave. I can’t seem to like making hats twice in a row eve.

  14. Becky Says:
    January 19th, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Great hats! Love the colors.

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