Pattern: wee balaclava by mama cerise.
Yarn: TFA PureWash Worsted in OOAK Ravine left over from Rowan's rainbow R&R Hoodie.
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These hats are simply the best thing ever for my little dudes. They are happy to wear them when the weather gets cold (which is half the battle with winter accessories, am I right moms?) and from a moms point of view they are just so perfect because they stay put and cover everything that needs to stay covered on chilly winter days spent playing outside. They are super cozy and cute to boot and my boys love them. I knit Rowan's hat last year and this year Micah has shown interest in looking/acting like a dragon so I happily obliged. It's not quite cold enough to be wearing these hats on a regular basis, but it will be soon, and when the weather turns, we will be ready! Or at least we'll have hats... mitts are another story.
There is very little that gives me more joy in life than going over to my stash(es) of leftover odds and ends of yarn from past projects and using up bits and pieces. NOTHING better than a stash busting project! For this hat I used a whole bunch of leftovers for the spikes:
Highlighter - 2 strands of PureWash Fingering held together.
Lemongrass - Orange Label.
Mallard - Green Label.
Seabreeze - 2 strands of PureWash Fingering held together.
Peacock - 2 strands of Blue Label held together.
Concord - Green Label.
I cannot emphasize enough how much I love holding 2 strands of fingering weight yarn together to work at a thicker gauge. Don't ask me why, it just makes me feel so clever. :) I have an urge to knit all kids of multicoloured stash busting project now. Striped socks! Mittens! Hats! Which is perfect timing since we're right smack dab in the middle of the TFA Fall Colour KAL and multicoloured projects are what we're all about. I'm also getting the itch to get started on some holiday knits... maybe a personal stash busting holiday challenge is in order!