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Warm and Easy Hat - 3 Hat Set Kit

Designed by Kate Atherley, the Warm and Easy 3 hat set features all three of our &Make yarns.

£45.00

Highlights

New for AW22/23

100% Natural and Sustainable

Made in Peru

About Warm and Easy Hat Kit - 3 Hat Set

Designed by Kate Atherley, the Warm and Easy Hat is an ideal project for beginners to practice their knit stitches and working in the round. The beanie is a wardrobe staple and ideal for a first knitting project! This small project is relatively quick to knit and perfect for learning to knit in the round, work ribbing and get decreases down. With clear illustrated instructions and a full range of tutorials, ...

About Warm and Easy Hat Kit – 3 Hat Set

Designed by Kate Atherley, the Warm and Easy Hat is an ideal project for beginners to practice their knit stitches and working in the round. The beanie is a wardrobe staple and ideal for a first knitting project! This small project is relatively quick to knit and perfect for learning to knit in the round, work ribbing and get decreases down.

With clear illustrated instructions and a full range of tutorials, the Warm and Easy Hat will help guide newbie knitters to build confidence and skills. It is also a lovely option for more experienced knitters who appreciate clean, minimalist design, and relaxing knitting with beautiful, affordable yarns.

This kit is for three hats, knit in one colour in each of the &Make yarns: &Make DK, &Make Aran and &Make Super Bulky. Kits are also available for colourblock versions of the &Make DK Warm and Easy Hat, &Make Aran Warm and Easy Hat, and &Make Super Bulky Warm and Easy Hat.

The Warm and Easy Hat is worked in the round, from the brim up to the crown. You will begin by casting on and then working the brim with knit 1, purl 1 ribbing. When the brim is finished, you will work the body of the hat in Stockinette Stitch — knitting every round. When the body is finished, you will work decreases in the crown until just a few stitches are left. Secure the stitches, weave in the ends, block your hat, and voila! Your first hat is ready to wear!

Introducing: &Make from The Fibre Co.

&Make is a range of yarn for stitchers at every stage of their crafting journey, made with 100% natural, sustainable fibres from renewable sources in a stunning full palette of cheerful brights and nuanced shades created by overdyeing a range of naturally light and dark coloured fibres. This new range of yarns launches with 3 clean, minimalist designs ideal for beginners in Super Bulky, Aran and DK-weight yarns.

With a choice of weights, you will find the perfect yarn for your crafting dreams: be it the plump, round stitches of our Super Bulky created with a single-ply of 100% Peruvian Highland wool for a high-quality, totally natural yarn at an affordable price which works up with satisfying speed and remarkably light weight, or our 2-ply Aran made with a blend of super soft alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool which provides a satisfyingly ‘sticky’ yarn fantastic for keeping stitches on needles for beginners, or our 2-ply DK, with fantastically crisp stitch definition for those beautiful textured stitch patterns with a blend of Peruvian Highland wool, super soft alpaca and a bit of linen to add lovely drape.

These accessible yarns are designed to bring joy to every stitch of your sweater, accessory, or homeware project.

Kit contents:

  • PDFs of Warm and Easy Hat knitting pattern by Kate Atherley – one for each of the three &Make yarns: &Make DK, &Make Aran and &Make Super Bulky
  • 2 balls of &Make DK yarn. Fibre content: 55% Highland wool, 35% alpaca, 10% linen. Length: 125 m (137 yd) per 50 g ball
  • 1 ball of &Make Aran yarn. Fibre content: 50% Highland wool, 50% alpaca. Length: 150 m (164 yd) per 100 g ball
  • 1 ball of &Make Super Bulky yarn. Fibre content: 100% Highland wool. Length: 80 m (87 yd) per 100 g ball.
  • Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.

Colour:

The photos show hat in the following shades:

&Make DK hat is in the grey shade Careless Whisper
&Make Aran hat is in the navy shade Indigo Child
&Make Super Bulky hat is in the mustard shade Mon Ami

Choose your &Make DK hat from the first set of colours, &Make Aran from the second set of colours and &Make Super Bulky from the third set of colours shown above.

Size:

The kit includes enough yarn to make the following sizes:

&Make DK – Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) with finished measurements:
Circumference: 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60) cm / 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) inches
Height: 15 (18, 20, 22, 23, 25) cm / 6 (7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10) inches

&Make Aran – Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) with finished measurements:
Circumference: 36 (40, 47, 51, 56, 60) cm / 14 (16, 18.5, 20.5, 22, 24) inches
Height: 15 (18, 20, 22, 23, 25) cm / 6 (7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10) inches

&Make Super Bulky – Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) with finished measurements:
Circumference: 36 (40, 44, 51, 55) cm / 14.5 (16, 17.5, 20.5, 22) inches
Height: 15 (18, 20, 22, 23) cm / 6 (6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9) inches

To choose your size, take your actual head circumference measurement and subtract 0 to 5 cm (0 to 2 inches) for ‘negative ease’, and to make the hat fit comfortably.

Recommended ease:

Designed to be worn with 0 to 5 cm (0 to 2 inches) negative ease at brim.

You will also need:

&Make DK Hat

Ribbing Needles

  • 3.75mm (US 5) circular needles in a length that is smaller than the finished circumference of your hat

Main Needles

  • 4mm (US 6) circular needles in a length that is smaller than the finished circumference of your hat.
  • 4mm (US 6) circular needles or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round.

&Make Aran Hat

Ribbing Needles

  • 4mm (US 6) circular needles in a length that is smaller than the finished circumference of your hatt

Main Needles

  • 5mm (US 8) circular needles in a length that is smaller than the finished circumference of your hat.
  • 5mm (US 8) circular needles or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round.

&Make Super Bulky Hat

  • 8mm (US 11) circular needles in a length that is smaller than the finished circumference of your hat.
  • 8mm (US 11) circular needles or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round.

Note: you may want to use bigger/smaller needles depending on your swatch gauge, as described in the Gauge section.

Stitch Markers

  • 1 stitch marker to remind you where the round begins, and 1 removable stitch marker.

Darning Needle

  • A darning needle to weave in ends.

Notes:

You can also purchase items in this kit separately: Warm and Easy knitting pattern, &Make DK, &Make Aran and &Make Super Bulky yarns and Project Bag from The Fibre Co.

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