I am forever finding wool sweaters for free! People just don’t want them and here, where all the New England Yankees live, we hate to throw things away. Frugality runs rabid here in N.E. Some would even refer to us Yankees as cheap! Well, I’m cheap and proud of it. But I take pride in my cheapness because I don’t waste much of anything. I find frugality to be an honest, old-fashioned outlook on life and quite enriching at the end of a repurpose project.
Fleece and wool sweaters of all kinds make great hats for kids. Kids lose hats like I lose my car keys! So I resorted to this practice years ago when my kids were little. I got more compliments on my kids hats and mittens that I made from old, stained or shrunken sweaters. Here’s a few pictures of how cute then can be for anyone that has a head!