This yarn was from the other child's sized jumper bought at Laurieton St VdeP (see yesterday's post). It's Patons Family 12 ply. Five beanies came from this jumper.
How do I know what the yarns are when it comes from a completed hand-knit? It's a gift.
I come from a family of knitters. Mum and my maternal grandmother knitted so I've seen a lot of ball bands. I also worked in David Jones' while I was at high school and college. Although I mostly worked in the Manchester department, it was next to the Haberdashery department and that's where the yarn was. I fondled a LOT of yarn. It also explains the mega fabric remnant stash I once had.
Also, I've been buying vintage, and just plain old, wool from op-shops for years.
Having bought a LOT of wool, both new and used, I've got a yarn memory that stretches back about at least 50 years.