I was sent this yummy, super soft yarn to try and review from a company called BambooMN, they are a distributor located in Minnesota, USA. It is called Chunky Melody, made by Jubilee Yarns.
This is a 70% wool, 30% acrylic blend yarn. It is a #5 bulky weight and the recommended hook size is K/6.5; it is hand wash or dry clean only, lay flat to dry.
I found this yarn easy to work with, you can feel the wool in it, so I know anything made with it will be warm and toasty and oh so soft!! This wool blend comes in 3.5 oz/100 gram balls, it only took one ball to make this man's hat. I will include links in this post to the product ordering page for those interested in ordering this really reasonably priced yarn. This colorway is called Lodge Forest and as soon as I saw it I knew I would design a man's hat with it. You can find ordering information <here>
Keep an eye out for more patterns designed with this soft, wool blend yarn. Tested for me by Susanne of www.stitchinshishums.com
1 3.5 oz/100g/104m/114yd ball
Chunky Melody #5 bulky yarn
K/10.5/6.5 mm hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Scissors or snips
Stitches and Abbreviations:
blo - back loop only
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
mr - magic ring
FPdc - front post double crochet
sc - single crochet
ss - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms; is worked in the round and is rated Easy.
R 1 - make mr, ch 2, 12 dc in ring, pull ring tight, join with ss in 1st dc made, ch 2.
If you don’t know the magic ring method you can ch 3, make 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook
R 2 - 2 dc in same st as join and in each st around. Join with ss in 1st dc, ch 2. (24 dc)
R 3 - 2 dc in same st as join, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, Join with ss in 1st dc, ch 2. (36 dc)
R 4 - 2 dc in same st as join, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with ss in 1st dc, ch 2. (48 dc)
R 5 - 2 dc in same st as join, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with ss in 1st dc, ch 1. (60 dc)
R 6 - sc in same st as join and each st around, join with ss in BLO of 1st sc, ch 2. (60 sc)
R 7 - dc in blo in same st as join, dc in blo of each st around, join with ss in 1st st, ch 1.
Repeat rows 6 & 7 for pattern 4 x, join ch 1.
Finishing 2 rounds, sc in same st as join and each st around.
Fasten off, weave in ends with tapestry needle.
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