Although this installment of Tiniest Dye Lots Ever totally counts as not-a-hat, right? This week's bitty-overdyeing project involved dipping some Paton's Classic Wool in "Old Gold" (which here is a euphemism for "mustard.") in some Wilton food dye (and regular food colouring) in red. I was nervous at first because it looked like it was going to turn a muddy brown, but I like the end result. I also like that when you put the original and dyed colours next to each other, you get a very go go Gryffindor! effect. :D Maybe I'll make myself a little Gryffindor wristwarmer or something. I think it's getting to be time for some Harry Potter re-reading.
And here are this week's little hats. The one in the lower right (and again in hideous mustard, why is this stuff even in my stash?) is an adapted puff-stitch pattern that was fun to do, and the purple one next to it is the Battlestar Idol Baby Hat, because those were the two shows I watched as I made it.
The turquoise one is meant to be viewed from the air:
This is so any passing birds will have something interesting to look at, clearly. I actually kind of love this one, I was getting fed up with trying promising-looking patterns that had to be frogged after a bit (...whether this is the patterns or just me is up for debate...), so I flipped through my motif book to find a circular one I thought could be adapted into a hat. I want to make thousands more voluminous popcorn flowers right now.
I also finally finished off my little black brimmed hat, but it needs its ends woven and I'm thinking of giving it a contrasting hat band or something, so it's not showing up here yet.
I will, however, happily share the results of some serious Untangling I did to finish it.
This was a big giant snarled mess for about...six months, and now it's a nicely-behaved yarn snowball! (But has this inspired me to unsnarl any of the rest of my snarled yarn? No.)