I love thrift shopping. Aside from crafting, it’s my favorite hobby (and also a part of my job), so I do a lot of it. I’ve found some great things at the thrift store, and this week one of my favorite items was a bag of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn with a surprise bonus – a K hook tucked away in the middle of the skein. I’d lost two other K hooks in my tiny home somewhere, so I was clearly meant to pick up this bag containing someone else’s yarn, hook, and the beginnings of a virus shawl, and make it my own.
It’s Springtime in Atlanta, and that means it’s already about 80 degrees outside, so making a scarf with the Scarfie yarn wasn’t an attractive endeavor. I decided to create a challenge for myself and find as many non-scarf or scarf-adjacent (shawls, cowls, neckwarmers, ect) projects I could find to use up the rest of this skein.
For the main project, I decided to create the Machiatto Slouch from Little Monkeys Crochet. I’m growing out my hair at the moment and I’m wearing a lot of hats these days, so this squishy, soft, and well structured beanie was a good fit for my needs. I love the button detail on the side, and I’m just a fan of the hat’s general fit. It worked up quickly in an evening, and used less than half of the skein of Mint colored yarn – so I need to choose another project to make with the remnants.
Check out this round up of Scarfie non-scarf patterns and let me know in the comments which one I should do next!
- Done In A Day Quick Shrug Crochet Pattern – Mama in a Stitch
A gorgeous cocoon sweater that doesn’t look too bulky or heavy!
- Comfy and Cozy Crochet Sweater Pattern – Taylor Lynn
A cute and super soft looking sweater that will take a few more skeins of yarn – but it will be worth it!
- Wintermint Slipper Socks – Left in Knots
Snug as a bug in a rug in these socks! I’ll need to add some sort of grippy material to the bottom of the socks because we have hardwood floors, but that’s a small price to pay for such comfort. I want to make these soon!
- Lion Brand 4 Ball Ruana
I love a comfortable ruana, and if this yarn ever goes on sale again – I know what I’m making!
- Crochet Celtic Winters Slouchy Hat – Left in Knots
Another one by LiK, and it’s another one skein wonder! I love a good hat and this one just looks so sophisticated. It’s on the list of projects to do!