Thursday, September 24, 2009

Third time's the charm


I've been inspired by Nicole and Jenny -- specifically, by their Single-Skein September initiative -- to crank out some small projects and use up some yarn. In the last week or so, I've knit three hats! The one shown above (Thorpe) is my favourite, and the third one. I used up the Debbie Bliss Merino Chunky that was left over from my BOB cardigan -- which means it has been hanging around for two years. I love this new hat. Bill loves it, too, so it has been christened the House Hat. No need to get possessive.

Hat #1 also used up some two-year-old yarn: a ball of Wool-Ease that I bought in Buffalo because I just liked the colour. Finally turned it into a nice, plain tuque, using this free pattern. I have a large head, so I made the large size, but it's a teensy bit too big. I may rip back a bit to make it shallower. I may not really care. I still love the colour.


And Hat #2 was all about the knitting -- less about the outcome. I've always been curious about EZ's Ganomy hat, and I had a gorgeous skein of Easter-basket-coloured merino (Yarn Love Anne Shirley), and ... now I have a lovely, ill-fitting hat. (See aforementioned large head.)


I don't think the Ganomy will survive, but it was fun to try the pattern. The yarn is so pretty that I want to use it well. I still have half the skein, and I think Ganomy will have to be sacrificed in favour of a tiny little sweater for a friend's new little girl. It will look cuter on her.

Anyway, hats! Single skeins! Quick little projects! Whee!

9 comments:

Seanna Lea said...

I love the idea of doing lots of little projects. Right now all of my little projects are socks, which might only use one skein can not be called quick!

I love the way the tuque looks on you. Maybe if you lined it then it would be even warmer for the winter and a little snugger in the fit.

Steph said...

I'm going through that "use up the bits and bobs" thing too. The Mogrunt is going to have the oddest collection of hats and mitts...

Yahaira said...

I love how your thorpe hat came out, great colors!
What I want to know is, who can wear one of those ganomy hats? I received one as a gift and it gave me a "I have a huge head" complex

Stephanie said...

You know, I just love hats. Wait. That's inaccurate. I personally (and unlike you, who look cute as a button) look pretty phallic in hats, and avoid wearing them until the Canadian winter forces me to choose between having ears and looking phallic, but I sure love knitting them.

Carolyn said...

hey cutiepants. your hair is such a great hat length right now!! :) i lurve the top two a lot. ;)

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Ooooo, don't get me started on the little projects. I start and I don't stop and then it's hat after hat after hat... Yours are very nice by the way.

Cindy said...

Hi
I just found you from Hello Yarn.

just wanted to say HI and LITTLE projects are such a great way to get warmed up for the season!

(but I never seem to leave "little" projects...mostly!

:)

gleek said...

a trio of super cute hats!

Thinks too much said...

Cute hats. There's always fingerless mitts--perfect for Vancouver winters, and perhaps an extra layer for warmth and visual interest in the rest of Canada.