Stash busting with hats

I’m on a mission to finish as many UFO’s as possible and stash bust.

Hats are a great way to quickly knit up some misc balls of yarn. Put them away now for gifts when the weather turns cool. They are great for “to go” knitting, small enough to fit into your purse or bag, and fun.

I had some bulky yarns, and my crochet needle out from my Laguna Sun Hat, so I created this hat! I think it turned out super cute and it was fast. I used the Sun Hat pattern with bulky yarn, I would like to try it with cotton also.


Someone suggested jute or hemp to make a Laguna Sun hat, in my yarn bin I found some long forgotten hemp that was originally meant for a basket, (it has been a LONG time since I made baskets). It turned into a super cute hat!


I added another bulky yarn to the left over yarn from this hat and created this slouchy hat on big needles knitted flat.

010 Here is the beginning, and I just knitted along in a k1, p1 pattern until I was almost out of yarn and then did several rows of decreasing until ran out of yarn, It didn’t turn out quite like I wanted, but it is cushy and warm. On size 17 needles it was soon time to seam up the side and put it on.


My next UFO is a hoodie knitted in the round, after a day of puzzling over the notes I made, and knitting, I ended up frogging it! I don’t have the info on the yarn anymore so I’m not sure how much yardage I have. So I decided to cast on for a sweater I have been looking at in Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard, the Lion Neck Cardigan (rav link), it is a top down pattern, so I’m hoping to be able to “make it work”! I’m knitting the sleeves and the ruffle last, in case I have to modify it.


  1. The cardi looks like it's going to be comfy.
    Nice hats :) I've been meaning to get back into crochet...

  2. Vicki, it seems you've been diligent in doing your UFo's for some time now. Ummm, would you consider a package of mine to finish? lol...I wish I was so talented.

  3. Not only do hats make quick gifts the added bonus is that everyone gets toasty ears. *smile*

  4. I love the Laguna sun hat in jute! And that little hat that comes to a point would look adorable on a little kid! Like a little elf hat :)

  5. Well, you HAVE been busy! You're so smart... making gifts now that you can use later. I hereby dub you The Goddess of Time Management!


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