In the cute but almost useless category, there are egg cosies. Now, they are meant to be used on soft-boiled eggs to keep them warm, but most people don’t know that.
Other uses? Well, you can doll up your Easter Eggs even further. I didn’t go so far as to boil, dye and draw faces on any eggs, but use your imagination. This could be adorable.
If you look on Ravelry under Egg Cosies, you’ll find a plethora of free patterns in a variety of styles (some with bunny ears) for both crocheting and knitting. This hat was based on this free pattern, only I used a sport weight yarn, size 2.5 mm needles and cast on 40 stitches. I started to decrease after 1 1/4″, starting with knit 6, k2tog to end of row; knit one row straight; then knit 5, k2tog to end of row; knit one row straight, and so on . You’ll end up with five stitches instead of four, so I knit two together twice, then worked the I-cord on three stitches.
I found this pattern worked well for variegated yarns, such as this one. It’s Bamboo Pop by Universal Yarns. The yarn has great yardage, so if you make a handful of egg cosies with it, you’ll have plenty left over for another project (I made a collar for t-shirt — and still have plenty to work with).
Thanks also goes to KnitEqualsJoy for introducing me to these patterns!