In my stash, there was an orphaned mitten. I threw it into the 'to do at the trailer' bag and now it has a partner.
The yarn used, sadly, has been discontinued. Called Muskoka, 100% Merino Canadian Wool. Made in Canada by Spinrite. Labeled in six! languages. I'd like to know if that was a nod to 'global economy' or immigrant knitters.
The mittens didn't use the entire ball, so a matching- of sorts - hat was in order. The hat pattern was an Internet download. designed to resemble the hat Julia Roberts wore in the movie 'Step Mom'.
No pattern required really. It's simply a rolled brim hat with the occasional use of other colours in either stockinet or garter stitch.
From orphan to complete set. Slowly marching through the stash.