The first project that I made using Vanna's Choice yarn was a hat. It was supposed to be a pumpkin hat and still might be, but for now it is a simple hat. I used the green loom and a stitch pattern that I have never used before. The hat came out very tight and won't fit either one of my kiddos. I am disappointed about this, because when I started the hat I had planned for it to be a hat for a child. Instead it will fit a baby, but due to length will have to be rolled. I mentioned that I used the green loom to make this hat, but I also used a long loom and loom clips. I was able to shape the crown by doing a decrease. It may have been easier to just use a long loom, but I didn't decide to shape the crown until I was close to the end.
The second project that I made with the left over yarn was a ear-warmer/headband. I used the long pink loom for this project and used the figure eight stitch. I love using the figure eight stitch for my ear-warmers/headbands because the pattern is beautiful and reversible, but also I love how thick they turn out. They will definitely keep your ears warm in the winter.
When I cast off this project I tried something new. I made it so that I could bring the first row up and over, so it eliminated the need to sew it together. This link will take you to a picture tutorial of how I made the headband/ear-warmer. I am very happy with the way it turned out. For one reason, I kind of stink at the sewing part. And two, it made an area that will be hidden a little narrower. This makes it very comfortable. I plan to use this way of casting off from now on. My daughter was very happy to model the finished project. I took a picture of it being worn both ways, so you can see the reversible pattern.