I used stash yarn - gasp what a concept, eh?- to whip up this little winter hat.
It's the Jenny cloche by Julia Madill*. And can we say Very Fast Knit? I cast on Thursday morning, had the hat portion done by Friday night, and the bow finished on Sunday. It's worked with 2 strands of Malabrigo (in Paris Nights) held together and the hat part took exactly one skein.
I made the bow a little smaller than the pattern called for, because this is already dashingly fashion forward for me, and huge bow? No. I also stitched the tips of the bow down to the top so that it didn't blow around in the wind, thereby ruining some of the charm, but making the hat much more likely to be worn by practical me. There's just enough yarn left that I could make a neck warmer or fingerless mitts to match. It's a soft snuggly rib that wraps around the head and covers the ears, forehead and base of skull. I even plan to wear it indoors occasionally, as I tend to keep hotel rooms chilly in order to sleep comfortably.
*seen on a ravaltar, ordered, and downloaded from Ravelry