Author: Amy

This was a fun hat! Krampus Hat

So! This is a free pattern from Morale Fiber but I enjoyed making it. A few notes though, I will not, not, NOT crochet into slip stitches.  Just no.  On the horns I did sc’s instead.  Otherwise it was fun to make and I’d like to make another! I used scrap yarn for this one to practice.  I made several other changes, but that was just my personal preference.

This one sold already but…

I think I really like Sugarwheel yarn.  I can totally do color changes manually but I’ve decided ones that fade by themselves are just as good!

YarnBee Sugarwheel

I like this yarn, but it’s not as stiff as Red Heart Ombre.  I like the stiffness of the Red Heart because my hats hold their shape so well with it.  Also the Red Heart has a softer transition of colors, whereas this has a much more defined change between colors.

However, I can go fully from dark to light with no repeats with Sugarwheel so this might be my new fav!  Forest Fairy Twisted Witch Hat


Shame on you all

Oh also check this out.  From left to right, Red Heart Super Saver (Claret), Red heart Super Saver (Mulberry), Lion Brand Wool Ease.  The two red shades are a 4 yarn (in theory) and the  black one is supposed to be a 6, super bulky.  It feels like a 5 at best these days.

I got you now, Red Heart

So get this, I had two colors of Red Heart Super Saver, Claret, which was the one that felt thinner and lighter, and Mulberry, which felt like normal.  Both had the same label, same weight, same yardage (supposedly)

I completed a hat in both colors.  With the Mulberry I had maybe 5 yards left.  The Claret I easily have 20 left.


I also weighed the two hats.

The thin Claret is on the left, the normal ‘stiff’ RHSS is on the right.  You can see the size difference, and it would have been even worse but I increased the max stitch count at the head area from 65 to 70 on the Claret, and added 3 extra rows to the brim.  And STILL had a pile of yarn left over.

Also, the hat on the right weighed 12.9 ounces and the hat on the left weighed…. 10.1.  Nearly 3 ounce difference.  I wrote to Yarnspirations asking them to explain the situation.  I really don’t want to have to swatch on the same brand, same type of yarn, based on the COLOR or whatever else is going on.