A buck a hat

January 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm 1 comment

Last weekend I had gone to Pat Catan’s to purchase some yarn.  For those of you not in Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania, it’s a craft store that’s geared more towards scrapbooking, home arts, and a really nice kids craft section, but has a nice little section of yarn, embroidery, hooks/needles, canvas, etc.  They carry mostly name brand yarns such as Lion Brand, Paton’s, Caron, Red Heart (but not their full line of these yarns, I wish they did) as well as a yarn called Palette Collection by Darice.  It’s mostly novelty/carry along yarns (that I’m not really into) but they do have a few nice yarns such as Australian Wool, and mixed fiber yarns.  They sell for pretty cheap as well.  My favorite by them being the #034 which is now discontinued.  So I managed to snag up the last few skeins of Autumn left for $0.50/skein!

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As soon as I got home, I started thinking of what exactly I could make with this yarn.  I mean, I only had 3 skeins (66 yds./skein) of it so I knew it couldn’t be a big project.  Then I realized that it wouldn’t be a terrible thing to knit myself up another hat.  This one is the “trial and error” hat.  I like it and was going for sorda a slouch-but-not-to-slouchy type of hat.  It’s a bit loose on my noggin but is made of 51%wool, 49%acrylic so I’m thinking that I can hand felt it a bit to see if it’ll shrink up some.

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(all pictures above are clickable)

The yarn also is a thick and thin yarn which took just a little bit of getting use to.  I’m going to tweak with my pattern and come up with one that’s just a little bit more slouchy.  I do really love this hat though and wore it today when the girls and I took my brothers’ dog for a walk this afternoon (it was comfy and warm!). 

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Lisa  |  January 3, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    It is really cute! and wow! what a score… You did a great job. I like those colors.

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