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Old 02-05-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Snowed-in stash busting
School has been closed all week here because of ice and snow and unusually low temperatures. I was stuck at home without a project on the needles, so I dug into my stash and came up with enough leftovers to make a couple of quick projects:

The first pic is a hat for my soon-to-be 1 year old granddaughter. Pattern is Poppy and the yarn is Baruffa Merinos Otto in Dusky Rose. A quick, easy knit. I finished it in an afternoon and used the flower pattern from here to finish it:

Second is Cozy cabled toque. I saw a North Face cabled hat on a woman at the coffee shop and looked for a pattern that resembled it. I didn't have any bulky yarn, so I used two slightly different shades of white Cascade 220 Superwash, held doubled. Also a very quick, easy knit.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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Now that's a nice way to spend being stuck snowed in! Great hats, I especially love the cabled one!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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Now that's a nice way to spend being stuck snowed in! Great hats, I especially love the cabled one!!
I agree!!! very beautiful cable hat~!!!

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Old 02-05-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:41 PM   #5
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Those are gorgeous, Slim!

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Old 02-06-2011, 02:19 AM   #6
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Wow you finished a whole hat in one afternoon!?? I know it's a baby hat, but still! That would have taken me 3 days!

ps - Don't ya just love snow days?
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They both look fabulous!
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Great job Slim!! Both hats are beautiful!! Quick projects are so gratifying ... but quick projects that are also stash busting are the best!

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:53 AM   #9
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Good use of Snow-Time-Down. What may have inspired you for hats?

I love the kiddo hat. That pattern instantly went on my list. I am knitting for my friend's baby born this weekend and for a charity-preemie-thing right now so I have lots of use for creative baby-hats!

The other hat is great, too. And keeps you warm!
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Great hats! The Poppy hat is in my queue.
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