Hat · KAL · Knitting

Scrapalong Hat

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! 

Yarns used from brim to crown:

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. 

Hat · Knitting

FO: Darkke hat

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:  

And after getting Mum to help me while we sat in the airport lounge (under the guise of ‘can you show me how you knit so fast’ 😂)… 

… I was ready to knit the crown. I did it wrong the first time but yesterday morning cracked it!  

And here it is, being modelled by the recipient!  

 I think he’s pleased with it; it’s a warm hat but he went to work last night wearing it and came back wearing it too (while wearing a Tshirt and gilet!). It also passed the headphones test…  

 Apparently it is very important you can fit your headphones over your hat. 😂

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. 


Hat · Lace

Another quick knit hat! 

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… 

Most of the lace pattern on the 18.35 London Paddington to Westbury train…  

And finished it off at home this evening.  

I think I’m going to put it away as a Christmas gift. I’m delighted with it!

Hat · Knitting

First February FO! 

The Dear Hubbie (😁) hat is finished!  

A weekend of effort paid off!  

And I learned a new technique as I couldn’t be bothered to go upstairs and fetch my DPNs so I magic looped it!

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.  

Argh. Oh well. 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m fighting off a bug and hoping I don’t carry it through into next week. 💚