Thursday, 9 July 2015

You Can Leave Your Hat On

One thing about knitting is that you can choose big projects or small projects to knit.  Depending on how much time you have, will depend on what project you want to tackle.

One thing that is an easy project with quick results is a hat.  Everyone loves a cozy knitted hat and they can be made with all different types of yarn and in many different patterns. 

The Knitting Basket has a few of the SIRDAR Head Start Kits left.  Look how fabulous they look and so easy to knit and it even includes the furry pompom.  Now don't worry, if a furry pompom isn't your thing, just leave it off .  The yarn is a blend of Acrylic, Polyester and Mohair, we have two colours in stock, grey with a blue pompom and beige with a lilac pompom.  Pick up your kit before they all go! (did you see the basket of Lang Yak, peeking out behind the hat kits?)

Another brand of yarn we stock is Lorna's Laces, which is a hand dyed yarn, that is 70% Super wash Merino Wool, with 30% Outlast viscose, which wicks away the moisture.  They come in 100 gram balls which is perfect for a pair socks, but for those of you who don't knit socks, how about knitting a hat or mittens with it?   The hat in the photo below was knit using Lorna's Lace yarn and using this simple pattern.

Look at these stunning colours:

Of course The Knitting Basket carries many more brands perfect for knitting a hat.  Why not pop into The Knitting Basket and have a browse around the store and pick up some yarn then sit yourself down and make a start on that hat during one of our knit and sit sessions!

Tuesday knit and sit 10:30 am to  2:30 pm
Thursday knit and sit 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Friday knit and sit 7 pm to 9 pm
Saturday knit and sit 1 pm to 4 pm


  1. Very pretty yarn. I look terrible In beanies but maybe I'll start making them for charity they all look lovely

  2. They look brilliant. Love the song too!