Creative Course 1 Hat Yarn Pack

This Creative Course 1 Yarn Pack is a yarn only product. You will need to buy Creative Course 1 for the pattern instructions and course access. You can buy Creative Course 1 here.

The felted hat designs in Creative Course 1 have been made with Alice Starmore™ Hebridean 2 Ply pure new wool yarn. It is a unique artisan yarn which has been designed and made to ensure that it can be felted to perfection so that the correct sizes, shapes and effects can be achieved using the processes demonstrated in the video course. The yarn has also been designed to produce high definition and glowing results in embroidery stitches, as shown in the sample hats. You will

The Creative Course 1 yarn pack has been designed to give you a base from which to begin your creative journey. It contains the following –

100g of Alice Starmore™ Hebridean 2 Ply yarn in a main colour for making 1 hat and a swatch.
25g each of 6 colours of your choice of Alice Starmore™ Hebridean 2 Ply yarn. These colours can be used for a contrast brim (10g), embroidery and hat decorations such as buttons, beads, spirals, twirls and hanging cords.

Click here for a digital shadecard of all Hebridean 2 Ply colours.

All embroidery and hat decorations have been made using small amounts of Alice Starmore™ Hebridean 2 Ply. The following is a guide for planning your yarn pack colour choices –

For the very colourful hats such as the Croft Hat, which is embroidered with 11 colours, and the Moorland Hat, embroidered with 13 colours, use very small amounts of each shade – as little as 1 or 2 grams of each colour – so colour can be added to your yarn pack choices using leftover yarns from other projects. Other hats use fewer colours to great effect – for example the Fern Hat uses 4 shades and the Sunburst Hat uses just 3 shades.

The amount of yarn you will require will depend on how much embroidery and what type of stitches you use. As a guide, extensive embroidery in high relief stitches such as the Whin Sunburst Hat uses a total of 25g for the embroidery and bead and cord decorations, whereas the Moorland Hat which is extensively embroidered in lighter stitches uses a total embroidery amount of 11g. Small scraps and leftovers from other projects are ideal if you are planning to work embroidery using many colours. Aim to build a collection of colours to practise stitches and to work out images and colour combinations on swatches.