So far I seem to be getting through the leftovers from my A-Z socks. When the socks are done I have been making a blanket square and then finding a small project to use up most of the rest. Anything left over after that goes back into the blanket bag. It means I don't get too many squares from any one yarn.
Pattern: Wasabi baby hat by Mary Hough
Yarn: Cherry tree Hill Supersock in Northern Lights
Needles: 3.5mm dpns
Mods: Stopped increases at 96 sts as it was getting huge. Made hat about 5 inches deep. Worked 6 st i cord for the top.
Someone on Ravelry suggested starting with a 6 st i cord of the length you need and working the increases from there. This seems a more sensible way to work this pattern.
The sizes given in the pattern would make a hat big enough for an adult, thought maybe the given needle size was wrong.