Scrap Happy Hats

Once upon a time I had a thin beanie hat that was perfect to keep in my pocket for when my ears got to cold or it started raining and I wasn’t wearing a hat. Sometime last autumn I managed to lose my beloved hat, so I rummaged through my collection of yarn left over from other projects.

There was plenty of yarn left over from this little sweater, so I used that…

Out dog walking one day my friend admired my handy hat and I offered to knit her one. ‘What colour would you like?’ I asked. She said something with some purple in it would be good. I wasn’t sure I had any purple leftover yarn – I wasn’t sure I had ever knitted/crocheted anything purple. But it turned out that many years ago I had knitted a pair of socks from some purple variegated yarn. (Sorry no picture). I just about had enough to knit a hat without ribbing and had a tiny bit of purple scrap – I think donated to me by my mother-in-law – to do the ribbing…Meantime hubby has stolen the first hat I knitted, so I’m back off to the scrap box.

If you like the idea of using your scraps, click on Kate or Gun (first two names in the list  below) and join us on the 15th of every month – or just those months you feel like joining in.  Here’s a list of both frequent and occasional Scraphappiers (?) if you want to see what everybody else is doing.

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera

Until next time,

Bekki x

18 thoughts on “Scrap Happy Hats

  1. I love the blue hat especially. I have only ever bought variegated yarn to make socks and they use up the whole lot, plus I’m over knitting socks now. However, if I ever see the odd ball floating around somewhere in a sale bin, I might succumb now I’ve seen your version.

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    1. Thank you. Ha ha! I’m over knitting socks too now – although I do have one that’s been waiting to have it’s toe finished for a couple of years. I haven’t weighed my hats, but I think they weigh about 40-45g from the one I’m knitting now from a complete ball of yarn. Heaven know hows I had nearly that much left when they were socks for lovely eldest. All big feet in our family. I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for sale sock yarn for more hats. I think it works so well 🙂


  2. Hats are next on my crochet list. And if you are after really gorgeous woollen coloured sock yarn, Kosy Kitchen Creations is your girl. She has a 25% off sale running on her website at the moment. I can’t tell you how soft and squishy the superwash merino is.

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