Sep 24, 2008

Itty Bitty Hats

DQ saw this little collection this morning and commented in her most exasperated tone "Now you're making tiny hats?" She couldn't imagine what I'd do with these and thought I'd gone nuts.
Hat Project 2008
After I explained the purpose of these hats she changed her tune a bit. These are for the Big Knit. Innocent drinks will put the hats on bottles of smoothies and for every behatted bottle sold they'll donate money to Age Concern. I saw it on Mason Dixon (scroll down) earlier this month and it sounded like a fun way to help a good cause - keeping the elderly warm in winter. Besides, all of those scraps that are bagged up and taking up space have a purpose now.

How cute are these? The red one was made from scraps of Cotlin left over from the red baby sweater. The natural one is alpaca (I think) and it's one of the first yarns I bought to make a cabled scarf. The blue one is leftover scraps of Andean Silk from a scarf I made for a swap. I still have lots of scraps left and these are super easy to make so I'll see how many more I can crank out before I send these off to Kay.

Just in case you're wondering about the sudden burst of new projects - I earned it when I finished another pair of socks on Monday. I'll share them just as soon as I can get good pictures.


Carole Knits said...

I can just hear the DQ now! The hats are really sweet and what a great idea.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Isn't it fun opening up the vault of left over yarn scraps? I'm always amazed at how far back I can identify a yarn/project. The hats are a great answer for those too!