The theme this week has definitely been hats! The rico pompom delivery arrived and I got straight to work making a super chunky hat to display. I've been admiring brioche knitting for its cool looking rib and people telling me how squishy it is. Luckily we have a book by Rico called SystemHATic that has patterns for each yarn weight in a few styles (crochet, stocking stitch, garter, cable and brioche) with the help of You Tube, off I went! I'm really proud of that hat, and think it looks amazing with the Faux Fur pompom! I'm now doing another hat, this time plain stocking stItch with the leftover wool. Wonder what pompom will look best! We have 7 colours in all...
As well as these and the teal I used for the hat, there is black and a lovely faun colour. They're easy to attach and so soft!
We also have kits to make lovely children's animal hats. theres a teddy or rabbit in fluffy wool, or crochet kit where you only have to crochet the hat itself - all the extras to transform it into a monkey, owl or penguin are already crocheted for you!
The rabbit kit is £9.99 and the animal hat kits (in owl, penguin or monkey and different colour combinations) comes in at £7.20. Not bad at all for a hat, especially when all the parts are sorted for you!
My name is Sharon the Sheep, the owner of Avicraft Wool Shop in Bromley Kent..