Friend Kerry recently lost her favorite hat and described it to me while I was in Melbourne, hoping I'd be able to recreate it for her.
It sounded a lot like a Jo Sharp pattern I had, so I dug it out yesterday before work. Checked my stash, which unearthed no suitable charcoal coloured wool.
At the bus stop I bumped into Olivia and randomly asked if Lincraft carried Jo Sharp wool (suspecting the answer was no but having to asking anyway.) She mentioned that she might have something that would do if I wanted to pop past after work.
Which I did. And she showed me some leftover Jo Sharp Aran Tweed in just the colour I was looking for. But we both doubted, at 63g it was enough for a pattern that stated that it required 2 x 50g balls of the stuff.
But I remembered Taph saying pattern companies write patterns to make us buy as much wool as possible from them and suspected that 63g might just be enough. Just to make sure I balanced it on my head to see if it felt like the weight of a hat:It did.
I got home, had dinner, created yesterday's What I wore today page and then had one of those moments and decided to cast on and see what it knitted like.
Three and a half hours later I had this:A 35g hat. And leftovers to return to Olivia.