Recently I’ve turned to my bag of sock yarn leftovers for instant gratification knitting. I tend to have a lot of yarn leftover after knititng a pair of socks or a shawl, and I’ve found it’s enough to make a baby hat. This go-round I didn’t even have to use stripes, which means there was a lot of yarn leftover. You may recognize the hat on the left from these socks and the hat on the right from this shawl. It was a lot of fun to play with these yarns again in a completely new way.
I improvised both these hats, with no set recipients in mind (though there are a few friends with babies coming soon). Random yarn, random pattern…it all added up to some seriously relaxing knitting! And it feels really good to use up those 1/4 skeins of yarn.