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Still having a blast working with my boutique yarns that I collected during the Rose City Yarn Crawl this year….I can’t wait for next year! It was amazing to meet so many vendors and learn where their fibers come from and hear their stories.
The yarn I’m talking about today is a Craggy Tweed yarn made by The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers. This is a family-run farm in Montana with beautiful roots and a lovely story. Deep-rooted in Native American culture, which I love, it’s worth a visit to their page to read their story. I chose this yarn in the color ‘Monarch’ and only bought one skein on my trip.
So let’s see what I did with one skein of this gorgeous yarn! Yarn is made up of 85% Superwash Merino & 15% NEP and one skein is a generous 231 Yards/100g. As you know, it’s usually a hat I start with to get the feel for a new yarn. So yeah, I made a hat! The yarn is soft and warm and I love the texture. I love that it still has that clean feel so that my stitches really stand out. It’s a beautiful quality and I will definitely be buying more! Here is my Monarch Baby:
I decided on alternating stitches and I believe this was a combination of single and double crochet, alternating in the round. I worked this hat from the bottom up and the more I worked it, the more gorgeous the yarn became as it started to take shape. It just so happened to pair perfectly with this gorgeous pom pom I had in stock from an order I made from Thread Head Knits Co. This particular color, ‘Aurora’ is out of stock currently but they have so many other gorgeous poms! They’re also a family owned company!
When this hat was finished being put together, I had enough leftover to finish a baby hat! I just started and played the ultimate game of chicken. When I finished the baby size 0-3 months, I had a finished tale of about 4″ !!!! 🙂 Totally worth it, she turned out beautifully with a silk flower I bought at the craft store.
So I loved this yarn exactly as much as I expected to and these hats!!!!! Especially the pom hat … wool grown, harvested and spun by a family with Native American roots, bought and worked up by a Native American single mom, finished with a pom pom that supports a family….I’m so in love I could burst!!!
Head on over to The Farmer’s Daughter and try out some fibers! You’ll be in love in no time!
Happy Hooking, Hookers!