My next hat will be for a small child I think. When I was in Australia, I went to a market and bought a couple of different hanks of yarn. However, I never thought to buy two of this particular yarn because I was thinking of using it for socks. I had asked if it was enough for a pair of socks, and the lady told me yes. Upon further inspection when I got back "home", I saw that it is 8 ply, DK weight and I would probably need two to make a pair of socks. So, I decided I would use it to make a hat for a child. I searched on Ravelry and found a pattern (I'll post the link after I get the hat made and post the picture here on my blog). I should have enough for an 18 month old child. I'll let you know how it goes.
The photo on the left is with the flash on, and the one on the right is without the flash. The yarn is Hawthorne Cottage Yarns (100% Australian wool); it is English Leicester longwool & corridale. It's a "lustrous worsted yarn", 8 ply, DK weight, uses 4mm (US 6) size needles, and the tension is 22.5 sts = 10 cm/3.9 in. The hank is 3.5 oz/100g and is approximately 189 yds/174 m.