Friday, September 24, 2010

Leftovers Hat



I made my son a hat a few years ago using these yarns. It was a drop stitch maze like creation that came out great. He has been hinting, or rather remarking, that he'd like another hat. I found the rest of the yarn from the old hat and decided to just trial another pattern. This is such a simple 5 inch rib which will be followed by 6 inches of stockinette in the round. I am sure I don't have enough of the off white color to knit 6 inches, but it will make a nice stripe. Now, I'll have to dig through some more leftover stash to find another color....

I intend to knit him an entirely new hat of entirely new yarn for his birthday, but I wanted to practice and make sure this one fits his head well. Hats can be difficult to fit, I think.

On another leftovers note, I mentioned a new recipe I might share. Well, it simply wasn't good enough. I did bring the leftovers to work with me last weekend, but tossed most of them. (It was a garbanzo bean salad base)

Are you doing anything with leftovers in your life lately?






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8 comments:

Katherine said...

I love a ribbed hat and the colors are beautiful together. Too bad you can't finish it with the cream color! Maybe you can find a gold in stash.

My leftover experience has been finishing the spaghetti I made for the family last Sunday. I made enough for an army because there are so many of us, and DH and I have been eating spaghetti all week. I am always amazed that it gets better everyday.

sapphireblue said...

I'm so unorganized right now, I don't even know what leftovers I have.

Karen said...

I love that leftover hat. Now your son can have TWO new hats, a leftover one and a brand new one!!

The other day, I warmed up some leftover pizza for lunch. And after I ate it, I had a stomach ache all afternoon. That's what I get for deciding to splurge instead of having a nice salad - since I'm trying to lose some weight.

Grace said...

Every now and then tom comes up with a concoction for leftovers. Spaghetti frittata, or last week we had lots of potatoes onions mushrooms and sweet potatoes so he heated them through and topped hot dogs with them, a variation of Italian Hot dogs, but mostly he tries to cook with no leftovers in mind

I love the Seamans Hat by Myrna Stahman, its a great hat in a pinch.

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Leftovers... am collecting yarn leftovers at the moment. Am planning a new blanket in time

Channon said...

The Knight doesn't do leftovers. The end.

The hat is lovely. I like the colors!

Marty said...

I had most of a skein of Red Heart burgundy tweed left and made a baby sweater out of it. Don't know why I picked that color, but it turned out really cute and will be even cuter if I can locate the right buttons!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Just finished a pair of socks with leftover sock yarn. They turned out cute.

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