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A Quick Crochet Project for De-Stashing Old Yarns

By December 26, 2013

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Striped Headband Crocheted in Tunisian Knit Stitch Striped Headband Crocheted in Tunisian Knit Stitch - Photo © Michael Solovay

How old is the oldest yarn in your yarn stash? Just curious.

I try really, really hard to keep my stash manageable. But I do have a few yarns stashed that have been hanging around for decades. Seriously, decades.

To make the headband you see pictured, I used yarn I had left over from a sweater I made for my sister back in the mid 90's. It's a variegated yarn in beautiful shades of burgundy, purple, and blue. I'm reasonably sure that it's Red Heart Super Saver, although I couldn't tell you the color name (or whether that particular color is still being made these days.) Sorry about that!

I alternated the variegated yarn with a solid color, which is Red Heart Super Saver in the color known as "Warm Brown."

I think the warm brown would be quite nice for pairing with many different variegated colorways. So if you enjoy working with Red Heart Super Saver, the Warm Brown is a great color to have on your radar. (Although, in general, please don't take that as a recommendation of Red Heart Super Saver. It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of this yarn, for all the reasons I've written about in my Red Heart Super Saver product review.)

At any rate, if you have a couple of different colors of medium-weight yarn stashed, I invite you to take a look and see if this could be a suitable project for making use of them. You don't need to use old yarns, and certainly not decades-old yarns (although if you have those, and you want to use them, now's a great time to do it!)

The free headband pattern is available on our website.

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