Rainbow Ganomy

As a break from sock knitting, I used up some balls of merino wool superwash (8ply) in this Ganomy Hat. The balls were leftovers from my mother - less than a whole ball of each colour. I’ve always found it a bit of a gamble as to how many stitches to cast on. The shaping kinda eats up the width. This was with 100sts and fit a four year old.

Schmooth Red Ganomy Hat

This is actually take two. The first attempt was enormous and I ran out of yarn before getting to the point. Frogged and restarted smaller. Which turned out quite small. But that’s where having small people around can be handy. This time I did the decreases at the halfway points and no increases. When I got down to 4 sts I continued with i-cord.

Parasaurolophus Mark II

The old Parasaurolophus hat has gone missing so the cold weather prompted a replacement. The dark blue wool is a superwash crepe wool which tends to flop, so it seems less parasaurolophish than the old hat which was probably all acrylic. Keeps your ears warm. I followed the directions for this one - 4sts/inch. It looks comfortably big on the boys and snug on the grown-ups. The little bobble on the end is cute - but the colour scheme on this one seems so sensible.

Parasaurolophus hat

I used a mystery yarn - probably acrylic - hoping to get the hang of it to make another better one in the future, but now I’ve lost my copy of Knitter’s Almanac so on to other things. Dear son loves it as it looks like the crest of one of his favourite dinosaurs.