Here's my reasoning concerning the baskets of yarn I own (hoard). Most of it is a combination of leftovers from other projects or testing skeins. Hmmm. Okay. I can work with that for a while. In any case, I am still trying to use up all the bits and "had to have a least one skein." Sometimes I have something in mind, but don't have a pattern. So I get an extra skein. You know what I am saying. You know you do.
The above hat (or it may turn into a bowl) uses up leftover:
Color A: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino 503 green.
Color B: Nashua Julia (Honey Gold)
Color C: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Steel Blue
This is a small hat with a 20" circumference. A hat about 21" is in parentheses.
Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch
Needles: Size 6 - 16" circulars
CO 96 stitches. Connect placing marker to mark start of row.
Rib K2.P2 for 5 rows in color A (green).
Row 1 Color B Knit.
Row 2 Color B Knit.
Row 3 Color C Knit 1. *slip 1 purlwise, yb, k1.* repeat until last stitch. K1.
Row 4 Color C Purl 1. *yf, slip 1 purlwise, purl 1.* repeat until last stitch. P1
Row 5 Color A Knit.
Row 6 Color A Knit.
Row 7 Color B Purl 2. *slip 1 purlwise, yb, k1.* repeat until last stitch. K1.
Row 8 Color B Purl 2. *yf, slip 1 purlwise, p 1.* repeat until last stitch. P1.
Repeat beginning with Color C. Do this for about 6" ending at row 8.
Decrease to get star pattern decrease. Since I had 96 stitches= 12x8. Knit 12, pm. Repeat to end. PM.
Knit 11, ktog, pm. Do this all around. Do not forget last marker.
Knit around slipping markers.
Follow pattern until last two stitches before marker. Knit together. Continue.
Continue in this fashion following pattern repeat once.
Begin decreasing every row until 8 stitches left. Fasten off in usual fashion.