This hat was once a vest, a vest that was unravelled because I ran out of yarn knitting a sweater from an unravelled dress.
Knitting lends itself so well to making new things out of old things, if you can bear to rip out your own work. These particular ‘old’ things had been practically unworn, which helps (both with the ripping out itself and finding the courage to do it), although this yarn, Colourmart’s Extra Fine Merino, wears very well. I didn’t even notice it when I took the photo, but the sweater I was wearing that day is in the same yarn – knit only a few months after the dress and the vest – and it still looks new, even though it gets worn constantly.
The hat is a pretty straight-forward slouchy beanie, cast on with no real plan or pattern. The stitch creates a really nice subtle ribbed look even though it’s mostly stockinette, so I’m also considering this a big swatch, to be revisited, maybe.