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Off-red hat: color study by mikka

Off-red hat: color study
by mikka

Prompt: chrochet mittens , hat or scarf
prompted by: katerina Koukiotis, during Sketch Fest #128 (January, 2021)

I have a pair of jeans a bit on the "brick" side of red -- the background of this picture -- which none of my warm hats go with at all, and have been muttering for rather a while about fixing that. The prompt to pull out the box of stray wool and investigation color options was appreciated! I'm currently leaning toward the quartet on the right, if I settle on a pattern that works with the uneven quantities, but something that'd work marled yarn at the bottom for a turned-up brim (warm ears!) is also tempting. Very TBD, but now actually a project in progress rather than a vague want.


katerina Koukiotis says: wow you have such beautiful yarn collection!! ~ Reply?

     mikka replied to this: I have been very spoiled by hand-me-downs from people with less fondness for odds-and-ends projects.

Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon says: The only yarn that doesn't look like it would fit with the others is the one with white, and that's only because the yarn is so much thicker than the rest. ~ Reply?

     mikka replied to this: The thickness difference is part of why I was thinking it'd do well as the brim, rather than trying to mix it in with the other yarnsb. The colors of the yarns don't come through amazingly here -- the ones on the left IMO have a little more maroon where the colors on the right have a little more orange/brick in their tones. (Also the variegated one on the lower-left is rather thinner than most of the others, but it might do well held together with another yarn -- or reserved for a lacier project.)

Afke says: Nice mix of reds! I think you could add the red in the left upper corner as well. ~ Reply?

     mikka replied to this: Might work! I expect to do a fair bit of swatching.

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