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« on: October 07, 2008 02:33:08 PM »

I came across some really cool, chunky yarn for $1 today, and I couldn't pass it up! I've already made a really neat looking drop stitch scarf out of the brick red color I got, but I still have a skein of white and a skein of orange. What would be easy to make? There's not much on the skeins, 80 yards I think? Haha I'm not really sure how much. I think I might try a hat, but I've never made one!

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008 06:20:34 PM »

I'd go with a hat to match the scarf! They're really easy to make - you can make it flat and seam it up or you can gain more experience and use a circular needle or double-point needles and do it in the round. Lots and lots of patterns at www.knittingpattern central.com - give it a go!
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008 06:23:51 PM »

Here's a couple 2 needle hat patterns if you don't want to try circs, though they may not be for chunky yarn and you'd have to modify the pattern -
http://tiajudy.com/gartercaps.htm
http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/downloads/NP12.pdf
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008 04:15:59 AM »

Although it might be a little more challenging (not much though!) I'd go with a pair of mittens to match the scarf.  I love how chunky yarn looks in mittens.  Here's a pattern that uses garter stitch http://www.spacesheep.com/Fiber/patterns/ and here's one that's just regular stockette stitch http://www.warmwoolies.org/mittens.html
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