Thursday, 1 December 2011

Refrigerator of the Mind*

I finished boyfriend's hat last night (more on which tomorrow, of course!) and had an excellent realisation...

I seemed to have quite a lot of yarn leftover. In fact, having weighed the yarn and the hat, I have just over half left *big grin*

So, boyfriend's hat is safe from my grubby little mitts, because I can make one for me too. Which is good, because trying on the finished hat yesterday made me want it all the more, not just because the colour works so well with my cardigan, but also because it really is crazy soft ;)

Which means I now get to choose a pattern for me. I somehow don't think I want a matching hat *laughs* I won't cast on for a while, plenty to get finished in a short period of time, but I can start choosing now, right?!

I could go with a simple beanie sort of shape, but I'm thinking something a little more interesting...

Hurricane Hat:

by Abandonada

Or perhaps the Eyelet Rib Beanie:

© Beka Inman

I have about 110 yards of yarn left, and a fairly small head, so if you have any other ideas, I'd love to hear them!

*"Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart". - Thomas Fuller


  1. ooh - Laura Irwin's Boutique Knits have a couple of gorgeous hats but I forget what amount of yarn they need (can't be far off if you have more than half left after your boyfriend's hat?). I've made the "Sideways Grande" over and over with all kinds of wool and for all sorts of different heads! Have a look on Rav.

  2. Lucky you! They're both great patterns, but I think the Hurricane Hate just has the edge for me. It's a really unusual design.

    Definitely a good idea not to match the BF's - the next step is matching tracksuits, and it's all downhill from there :D

  3. i really like the eyelet rib beanie...wish i could make myself one. unfortunately i haven't figured out cables yet...not that i have tried, but it looks like it would be complicated, and i am so not into complicated knitting :-)

  4. I like the look of the Hurricane hat. Have fun with the bonus leftover yarn!

  5. I also like the hurricane hat. I love leftovers!

  6. I love the Hurricane hat!! so that gets my vote :)

  7. You are so making me want to cast on a hat :)

  8. The eyelet rib beenie looks awesome...I'm definitely putting that on MY list.

  9. Ooh, I like the Hurricane Hat design! Great texture and design!

  10. So hard to choose because both patterns are great. I like the clean simple style of the Hurricane hat. Might have to steal this one!

  11. I think the Hurricane hat looks great no matter what.

  12. I suspect you may have cast on as I am just catching up on blog reading, but the hurricane hat is a super pattern, I really enjoyed making it


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