A Kool Way to Dye

Like a lot of sock knitters, I have the odd ball of bits and pieces left over. You wouldn’t think so considering I wear a US women’s 11, but I favor short socks. I love Monster Socks, basically mix up the colors any way you like. There are patterns written just to help you use up leftovers!

The Monster group I follow kept suggesting the LOSY  hat pattern. And I thought, why not!

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I wasn’t sure at first. But the white, pink, red, brown started to grow on me and reminded me of peppermint bark.

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But then I blocked it and it bled, of course. Bleh. It looked terrible

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So I bought 3 kool aid packets in Cherry, boiled up some water, and dunked the hat.

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It gently boiled away for a few minutes.

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And the resulting color was really gorgeous!

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Unfortunately the hat was made with superwash wool that was totally de-sproinged and the hat was HUGE. I’m trying to figure out what to do with the yarn.

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