This is a new project that came about basically by accident. I was pulling out all the winter gear a few weeks ago and realised that all the winter hats I made my daughter last year are all too small! So it means with the colder weather, she really needs a new hat (or two).
I decided to make it using the Scheepjes Colour Crafter, because being a premium acrylic it’s perfect for hats for kids. Plus, the colours are fabulous! I’ve chosen Eelde (left), Zwolle and Hilversum – all colours which are perfect matches for my daughter’s personality.
I’m using a technique which you’ll discover over the coming months is one of my favourite methods of turning a light weight yarn into something more bulky, and it’s seriously one you need in your crochet toolbox. I’ve even created a little video to illustrate it for you:
So for this hat project, you’ll need two balls of yarn. Well, one and a half really. I’ve used three of these balls to make two hats – one in a child’s size, and another for an adult. This means I’m all sorted for winter too!
I’m going to release the pattern in a few weeks, so in the meantime you can get yourself organised in advance by picking up the yarn from either Wool Warehouse* or Deramores* (globally), or from any of the wonderful Benelux retailers. Oh, and you’re also going to need a pompom maker*
Oh WOW I love that technique for making bulkier yarn – I got some Maxi – love the colours but I just couldnt get on with a small hook. Now I can use it – thank you so much. Looking forward to the hat.
My pleasure. I love the maxi too, but like you, just don’t get on with a small hook.
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Wauw, what a wonderfull technique, I’ve never seen it before!
It’s really cool, isn’t it!
Looking forward to it 😊😊
I hope you’ll like it!
Where is the hat?
Hi Patricia, the pattern will be released in a few weeks. Stay tuned!