When you’ve been a knitter for a while, you usually develop a stash of leftover yarns; half a ball of this, a few dozen meters of that – too much to throw away, but not enough for a new project.
My usual solution to this is to make hats! Some go to friends and family, but most to a local organization that distributes warm clothing in the autumn to anyone that needs it.
This is the recipe for one of my favourite styles of hat or headband, great for using leftovers. The headband took only 35g total and each row took less than 3 meters (31⁄4yds), so you can use quite small lengths of scrap yarn. The hats weighed 51g (pink/white) and 67g (green).
All yarns used are Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Superwash, left over from my project in the Winter 2016 issue, Snow akes and Evergreens Cardigan.
The pattern used is a circular variation of the Woven Transverse Herringbone from A Treasure of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G Walker.