In another (futile) effort to stashbust, I pooled together several worsted weight yarns from the stash: a smattering of Patons Classic Merino and Cascade 220. Taking a look at my ginormous Ravelry queue, I thought it would be fun to make some winter hats. I remembered the cute Cinchy Hat from the Fall 2007 Knitscene magazine and thought a stripey version would be so cute. The hat was a quick knit, but it lingered on my needles for awhile in the midst of my vampire-book-reading-frenzy and my recent return to weaving. So, once I sat down to finish it, it was done so quickly.
…and when I finished, I realized that it was way too big…
So, worsted weight wool – I thought I would throw it in the wash for a light felting. Luckily, it worked out really well, and the hat did not shrink to infantisimal proportions. It actually fit pretty well once it dried and I ran the green satin ribbon through the little eyelets in the back. Since the stripes took so little yarn, there are so many color combinations that are possible with the leftover yarn from the stash. I also like what some of the other knitters on Ravelry did with the pattern – I especially love the vintage button embellishments that Kylie did on hers. Great idea! (I may have to try it myself!)
Voila! a finished hat that is guaranteed to brighten any gray wintery day AND to keep the head warm too.
**Anyone catch the old SNL reference to the Gap Girls skit? “Just cinch it!” R.I.P. Chris Farley!
***New update to the Weight Loss page if you are interested I plan to blog more about my yoga very soon – it is becoming such a major part of my life that I have to tell you about it!