Off my needles

Hat #32 is done. No pattern with this one … just a simple beanie. I’m trying to use up some of the partial skeins before my hat knitting marathon ends. The last 3 were from leftovers and I started #4 after finishing this one. I weigh the skeins but it’s always a bit more nerve wracking as I get to the decreases wondering if I’ll run out of yarn.

Yarn is Caron Cupcake – I’ll mention again that I’m not a fan of the dye splotches that occur in this yarn and it’s not the softest … I won’t be buying more of this yarn.

I’ve found a local place to donate these too! Big Canoe is having a coat drive for those in need and I wrote the coordinator and asked if I could donate hand knit hats and scarves and she thought it was a great idea.


  1. That’s a cute beanie! The yarn is definitely “interesting”….
    I’m glad that you’ve found a good charity to accept the hats!

  2. So nice that you can donate locally. I am so impressed by the volume of hats, scarfs and quilts you are able to make and donate, Mary.

  3. I had one of those cupcakes and didn’t like the drastic change in color, so I won’t get it again. You’ve made an impressive number of hats this year! I think I made 2 or 3 along with a three scarves, a couple sets of mitts, and a shawl for my mom. I gave everything that wasn’t for mom to the Dept of Children and Families for kids in foster care. I love having something not too challenging to knit while watching TV.

  4. Hats are a great way to use scrap yarn! I’m glad you found a local donation spot. The hats will be used and appreciated by people in your community.

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