The problem is loving it too much to leave the store with just one skein, and then not knowing what to do with it.
And for Noro's bulky Odori yarn at least, here is the solution: the Spin Cycle Hat.
Well, you know I had to show the back first or you'd think I made a hat with laundry stuck all over it, right? Here's the front:
I have to say, I am feeling pretty crazy about this hat. I was aiming for some positive ease, which I got because Odori has silk in it (remember how silk stretches, from my post on yarn substitution?), and it's just warm as I thought it would be in spite of all those holes, because the bulky yarn is so very, very bulky. The holes and that extra ease just kind of trap heat. I'm sitting in front of an open window with it on as I type this, and even though my nose is cold, the rest of my head is toasty.
And go you - find some bulky yarn in your stash, and transform it into somebody's present, heh.
Spin Cycle Hat
Noro, Odori, (40% Silk, 25% Wool, 25% Angora, 10% Mohair, 109yds/100g), 1 skein
6 mm/US 10 - 1 set double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.
13 sts, 16 rows = 4" in stocking stitch
S (M, L): S (17.75", 20", 22.25") circumference; 7.75"(8", 8.25") high. Shown in M, worn very comfortably over a 22" head.
Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy: advanced stitches include K2tog, yo, and Kfb (knit into the front and back of a stitch. Worked in the round.
Click here for .pdf of Spin Cycle Hat