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Knit Kit - Aran Roll-up Longdrop Hat
UK - free delivery if you spend over £40. We dispatch same if order received before noon, and next day after noon. Delivery estimated 2-3 days.
At Gorgeous we take pride in both the quality of our products and the support we give to you. Our aim is to ensure that every customer has a positive experience when dealing with us so that they will recommend us to their friends and colleagues! However, if this product fails to meet your expectations, we provide a 100% guaranteed replacement service, or a full refund. We pay the cost of the return, so just contact us if you need to make a return.
If you are buying a knitting or crochet kit, and you run out of yarn, please contact us. We will always supply more. This will only happen occasionally, when your tension is significantly different to our pattern advice. However we want you to finish your project whatever the reason, so just contact us with a photo of the stage you have reached and we will send out some more.
This is a straight forward hat, suitable for beginners - no ribbing, and only a simple decrease at the top, by which time you will be ready to learn a new technique, having mastered the main two knitting stitches, Knit and Purl.
This style uses our beautifully soft alpaca/merino mix of yarn. Everyone loves how it is so soft, squishy and beautiful to knit with. Despite it's simplicity, it's also a really versatile hat: you can roll it up for a tight fit to the crown beanie-style, or roll it out for a long 2020 look!If you want it even longer, there is plenty of yarn left to keep going. It's very lightweight and very flexible so perfect for travelling.
This comes in the natural alpaca off-white. However, should you want a bright non-alpaca shade, like orange, pink or purple, it's ideal yarn for dying with vegetable dyes.
You can choose the colour of the pompom during checkout.
Supplied with 100g (175m per 100g) Gorgeous Aran yarn made from 50% baby alpaca/50% baby merino, 5.5mm needles (optional), a darning needle, and a faux fur pompom (optional).
Because it's alpaca yarn....
- you can wear it out in the rain, and still keep your head dry (proven by us frenquently!)
- it won't itch, even if it's warm and your indoors or the sun comes out - it just stays comfy
- It's super uber soft and comfy
- Dog walkers, gardeners, and horse riders love it because they can crunch it up to nothing in their coat pocket (better without the pompom for this)
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What our customers say...
What's so Gorgeous
Virtually all the yarn we sell is from our own small herd of alpacas or sourced in the UK from other UK herds of alpacas. Some is 100% alpaca, others are mixed with up to 25% sheep's wool, also sourced from UK herds. We have one small collection of Peruvian yarns (the original home of all alpaca herds).
We use no man-made fibres or chemicals and our packaging is 100% recyclable
About Alpaca Fleece
You'll find a surprising amount of research on the power of knitting to reduce depression, loneliness, and even improve mental capacity. Here's a few highlights from the research:
Knitting lowers the heart rate by an average of 11 beats per minute.
Harvard Medical School, Mind & Body Institute 2001
Knitting reduces loneliness and increases our sense of usefulness and inclusion.
The Mayo Clinic, 2011
Knitting improves cognitive skills & reduces memory loss.
The Mayo Clinic, 2011
83% knitters and crochetiers say that the biggest benefit of learning the askill is a sense of accomplishment.
The Craft Council
Alpaca yarn can be processed at lower temperatures, and no chemicals are used in the process
All colours are natural, and from our own and other UK grass-fed herds.
Alpaca yarn is long lasting, so products will literally last a life-time!
Uniqueness of Alpaca Yarn
Alpaca yarn is popular because it’s so soft, durable, luxurious and silky. In fact, it's stronger than mohair, finer than cashmere, smoother than silk, softer than cotton, warmer than goosedown, and more breathable than thermal knits. While it's similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.
The fibre has a unique hollow quality that means it keeps you warm when it's cold, but keeps you cool when it's hot. It means it's also naturally water-repellent. As evidence, we wear our hats in the rain and come in with totally dry hair ... so finally, knitwear that you can wear in wind, rain and sunshine!
lt's even flame resistant!
What our customers say
I needed a warm hat to keep me happy down at the stables mucking out on cold mornings. My lovely hat kept me beautifully toasty & comfy. Really good fit and individual while being on trend at the same time. Fab!
I loved the way that it came packed in the box with everything that you need to complete the cushion cover. The instructions are easy to understand, I might need some help with the buttonholes. I've probably done about 10cm today, it's been quite therapeutic, the wool is so soft, lovely to handle.
I got a Knitting kit. I had a lot of fun knitting my hat. It fits really nicely and keeps me warm and it is really good quality. The instructions are really clear and it was my first time knitting.
Anna, aged 13
They say you can tell a cold water swimmer because of the smile on their face - it is so uplifting! But getting warm afterwards is essential, and nothing is better than one of Gorgeous Alpaca's hats - warm, soft and beautiful to look at. Thank you.