Rainbow hat

When the Boy wrote his Christmas list he mentioned he’d like a rainbow hat and, as we give each other hand-made gifts for Yule, I decided to swing into action. Using various shades of yarn we had in our stores I used the hat pattern I’d used previously for the charity hats. I extended the increasing so it would end up slightly bigger and added some extra rows to make it taller. In all I used 14 colours (two shades of each of the 7 rainbow colours) and each colour had 4 rows.

Unfortunately I made a balls-up at one point and drop loads of stitches so the Wife had a great idea of crocheting a sun to cover up the hole (after I’d repaired the hole that is).

 

Knitting Hiccup

I managed to get hat number 4 to the last half of the casting off row and….ran out of yarn! I ended up frogging back the ensure ribbed section (5 rows) and knitting a row carefully to untwist the stiches with a view to starting with a new colour (light yellow) for the rib band. It will actually look quite nice for it but it’s lost me a good amount of work!

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