Pattern ‘Marina’ by Woolly Wormhead
Yarn: King Cole Galaxy Chunky
4.5mm straight needles
I saw the new Woolly Wormhead KAL last weekend and knew I had to join in! It’s to knit a hat from scrap yarn, so making something of beauty out of whatever you have to hand. I LOVED the idea and cast on almost immediately!
Pink – Pinky on Deeply Wicked by Easy Knits
Yellow – Ziggy Stardust 4ply by I Knit or Dye London
Green & Pink – Artesano 4 ply
Pale pink/ orange – Lang yarns Mille Colori Socks & Lace Luxe
Pink & purple – Colinette sock yarn part skein
White – Louisa Harding Orielle
Pale Blue – Glacier on Tanadick 4ply 50% merino, 50% silk by Yantantethera Yarns
Dark Blue – Fiachra on Gwyn sock yarn by Triskelion Yarns
Beige – Silk sample of unknown origin!
Pink Fairisle – Skein Queen 4 ply
Dark purple pink – Ziggy Stardust 4ply by I Knit or Dye London
Mustard – Harvest Gold on Milburn 4ply from Eden Cottage Yarns.
Brown – Second silk sample of unknown origin!
I loved knitting this. I think the colours, although random, do actually work together.
While waiting for the knitting needles to start the MKAL yesterday (which never turned up and is now subject to a complaint with Amazon), I pressed on with the hat for Damon.
I started this after he tried on the Dear Hubbie hat I made for my friend Leanne. He really liked the close fit and specifically requested it not to be slouchy. I had his head measurements, his preferred colour (red) and went stash diving.
I came up with some gorgeous Cascade 220 bought for planned Christmas crafting.
The red is for the hat; with the yellow I knitted Entrechat for my stepgranddaughter.
Although I liked the pattern I found it hard to get into the swing of it. Really I could have knitted it in a day or so but it turned into my handbag project.
By the time we went to Berlin it was nearly finished:
This is the first thing I’ve made for him and it had to be something he wanted/liked in order for it to be worn.
All of my current projects being too large or requiring beads to be portable enough for a train journey, I dug out a ball of Rowan Cocoon I had left over from my niece’s cardigan and grabbed a pattern from a collection called Hot Hats that’s free on Ravelry.
I knitted the ribbing on the 6.03m Westbury to London Paddington train…
The Dear Hubbie (😁) hat is finished!
Yay for new techniques. My only mild annoyance was the Toft Alpaca pompom I’ve been saving for this hat is the wrong colour grey.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m fighting off a bug and hoping I don’t carry it through into next week. 💚
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