Stash Buster Hat

albert's picture

Having fun using up odds and ends! I went with a simple classic stocking cap shape and a rolled brim.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very inspiring, Albert. --

Very inspiring, Albert. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

purlyman's picture

I'm planning on one very

I'm planning on one very soon... I'm working on 6 (maybe 7) cowls for my family right now. I always do my Christmas gifts after Christmas - will be giving them away next week in Florida. I think the leftovers are going to make a nice striped hat. I can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Your hat loots great Albert!!! Hopefully mine will too.

Happy 2010!!

DeceptiveCookie's picture

Wow, Albert, it's absolutely

Wow, Albert, it's absolutely gorgeous. For some reason, my leftover yarn never looks good together... I literally gasped when I saw this-the color combination is inspiring!

albert's picture

Thanks, Ches! Spurn not

Thanks, Ches! Spurn not your leftovers- sometimes if you add just one more color, or take one color out you begin to see possibilities.

purlyman's picture

I'm planning on one very

I'm planning on one very soon... I'm working on 6 (maybe 7) cowls for my family right now. I always do my Christmas gifts after Christmas - will be giving them away next week in Florida. I think the leftovers are going to make a nice striped hat. I can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Your hat loots great Albert!!! Hopefully mine will too.

Happy 2010!!

ronhuber's picture

Boy, you did a great job on

Boy, you did a great job on that hat. The colours blend so nicely. Did you decrease at 4 diffeent points? We are waiting to see the next.

albert's picture

Actually, Ron, I did the

Actually, Ron, I did the decreases every 10th stitch, knit a random number of rounds, decreased every 9th, etc until after doing the last k1, k2tog round, I knit one round without decreases and then did two rounds of k2tog all around to finish off the decreases.

ronhuber's picture

Very clever!

Very clever!

albert's picture

Thanks, Mill, but the

Thanks, Mill, but the suspense is half the fun!

TheKnittingMill's picture

VERY Cool Albert! I've often

VERY Cool Albert! I've often thought of doing a "stash buster" piece, but I'm always nervous it will come out looking like the yarn monster threw up something! This looks awesome!

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
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