Wool Week 2016 & Hobbycraft
The Campaign for Wool is now in its seventh year, with the aim to educate people about wool. As a natural and renewable fibre, wool is versatile and has many benefits - it is breathable so keeps you warm and dry in the winter, and helps cool you down in summer.
This year, Hobbycraft asked me to create a hat using the West Yorkshire Spinners 100% Jason DK yarn. After various swatches and tests, I settled on an oversized chunky hat with a deep brim and giant pompom.
Extreme knits and yarns are a huge trend in the fashion and knitwear industry right now, so this pattern uses the yarn held double to get a chunky look with a double-knit yarn.
Head over to the Hobbycraft Blog or download the pattern from Ravelry. And don't forget to tag me in your photos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtag #knitsafari, so I can see your creations!