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Happy Hat Kit

Don’t know what to knit with that
one skein of handspun?

This is the answer:

Rainbow Stripe Happy Hat

The Happy Hat is an ultra-simple, completely customizable pattern.

It starts at the top of the head, so you can make it
as wide as you want (good for those of us with a big noggin),
as long as you need (to cover the ears),
with any border (rolling? non-rolling?)
and in whatever weight yarn you like.

The simplicity shows off handspun and handdyed yarn beautifully.

Photo 10: Jay in the Happy Hat(9 out of 10 cats agree!)

The pattern is a downloadable pdf with pictures to illustrate the steps and tips on using any weight yarn.

It also includes a link to my video showing the cast on and how to knit a small circle (of just a few stitches) on circular needles (also called magic loop).

And you won’t be knitting alone!
We’re doing a knitalong on Ravelry, where you can ask questions, get help and share your progress!

Happy Hat in blues and yellows

Want to use the handspun you already have?

Just make sure you have 80-90 yards of a bulky yarn
(or 100-120 of a worsted weight and over 150 yards of dk weight)
and the appropriate size needles in 16in circulars.
If you have 50 grams (or around 4 oz) of yarn, you’ll have plenty unless you want to make a hat to fit Sasquatch.

Happy Hat Pattern, $4


Want to make a super bright, super happy hat?

Get a kit!

The $29 kit includes at least 90 yards of handdyed, handspun wool yarn + the pattern as a downloadable PDF.

Choose from one of the below colors

Rainbow Stripe
(the top hat was made from this yarn)











To purchase the kit, choose your color and click “Buy”.


You’ll be emailed your pattern PDF within 24 hours and your yarn will be spun fresh, just for you and shipped this Friday, via USPS Priority (if domestic) or USPS First Class (if International).

(please note: the kits are $29 total (includes shipping)


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