On the stash-busting binge, I am looking seriously at every bit of yarn I own. I ask myself, "What can I make with this?" I had two skeins of this Rowan 4-ply soft in gray in my stash (given to me when a friend was purging their own yarn stash). I quickly did a Ravelry search for hats in fingering weight yarn. This interesting design - Mini Roni Hat by Jane Tanner - caught my eye.
It turns out this hat is knit on US Size 3 needles and takes up nearly one entire skein. I think it's safe to say I used 99% of the skein for this one.
My glass jar doesn't quite model this hat well enough to show off its best features.
Fortunately for me, Secundogeniture modeled the hat for me, as long as he wasn't feature in the photo. Here you can see how this ribbed hat has an interesting pattern that make knitting a hat in fingering weight completely worth the extra time and effort. I think it's a perfect indoor hat - which seems to be the thing these days. And I even have one entire skein leftover for another hat. Must start thinking about that project.