The Dulaan Project. How could I not follow suit? Stephanie, Norma and Cassie got me going! For the solid green hat, I used Stephanie's Ken's Dulaan Hat Pattern, 3 strands of Patons Rustic Wool on a size 13 needle, knit flat. For the green stripe and solid purple, I went in-the-round, but I only had a size 11 16" needle, which created a smaller, denser hat. I prefer the looser knit of the 13, so I went back to flat for the multi-color version.
This little project helped heal the wounds of the blasted afghan square! I felt no purpose to making that square. With each little hat, I kept thinking of the little head that might be kept warm by it. I had fun personalizing the hats - a rolled brim on the purple one, a stripe, mixing the color - and it felt good to use up some stash. Each hat took less than an hour to make - I kid you not. Off to post them...have a great Monday!
(Added later - Read up on the Dulaan Project over at Mossy Cottage Knits, and check out the extensive list of suggested patterns. I might just hold onto my hats for a little while and work on some other things to add to my contribution!)