On Our Needles and Hooks …  by Amy

12 Hats of 2020 
How is your first hat of 2020 going?? You have until the end of the month (Friday, January 31) to bring in your finished hat made with Wooden Spools yarn to be entered in the drawing for the yarn for February’s hat! Speaking of February’s hat…

The suggested yarn for February’s hat patterns is West Yorkshire Spinner’s Signature 4Ply!  This is an affordable (in case you didn’t win the January hat drawing) and lovely fingering wool yarn.  It’s fun to work with and will make an amazing hat! It comes in self-striping colorways as well as variegated colorways and solids, so you can have whatever look you want for your hat!

February’s knit hat pattern is:

The Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure!  This free pattern uses one ball (not even the entire ball) of WYS Signature 4Ply to make a slouchy and adorable stocking-type hat. This is great social knitting or TV knitting!  Look how great Rachael looks in this hat!









February’s crochet hat pattern is:

The Oakley Slouch Hat by Rebecca Langford! This free pattern uses either one or two colors of WYS Signature 4Ply.  Rachael crocheted this hat with a brim and pom pom of Hikoo’s Sueño.  She crocheted the brim only on a size C (the pattern calls for a size E hook) because Sueño is a DK weight yarn while Signature 4Ply is only a fingering weight yarn. Rachael looks great in this hat too—such a model!


Just to recap, you have until February 28 to purchase the yarn from us and finish the hat (it takes a bit longer than the super bulky hats of January!).  Bring it in (or post a photo on Instagram with #WS12HatsOf2020 or in our Facebook Group: 12 Hats of 2020 Members) and you’re entered in the drawing for the yarn for March’s hat!

Happy Hat Making!!




Hat wearing ideas:

#Photo shoot outtakes

Cold day? The Slouchy knit hat’s gotcha covered!


Overachievers: Can’t decide which one to make? Make both! Wear both! (at once)