I was recently lucky enough to receive a package of yarn to test out from Adriafil Yarns. I also received one of their Hita Hat Kits. It’s a crochet kit to make a hat and it comes with Hita Hat yarns, which are produced exclusively by Adriafil. It was really fun to work with and I wanted to share it with you here today.
Hita Hat Funbox
This is a make-it-yourself kit that comes with everything that you need to crochet one adult hat. First you go to the website and pick out the two yarn colors that you want; it’s great because the colors change on the hat on your screen so you get a great sense of what the hat will look like before you order your kit. The yarn is an Italian blend of a baby alpaca and merino wool, a really great squishy soft yarn. I chose blue and grey for my unisex crochet hat kit.
The kit comes with:
- Two balls of each color of yarn.
- One crochet hook.
- The crochet pattern, which comes in four different languages.
It’s all packaged neatly together in its own box. You can actually also purchase the crochet hat already made if for some reason you don’t want to make it yourself but I think that making itself is all the fun!
My Crochet Hat #1: Mistake but it Works
I’ll admit that it took me two tries to make the hat the right way, but that was due to some silly errors on my part. My first mistake was that I immediately forget that the English crochet pattern was in UK not US crochet terms. I realized it by the second round but it was late at night and I felt lazy so I decided to just start with the right stitches from there, leaving the wrong ones in the first row. Then I made some counting mistakes, again from being tired and in a hurry. When I realized that the crochet hat I was making was going to be huge and floppy I just did some no-pattern work to turn into a slouch hat. I liked the result and decided to keep it.
My Crochet Hat #2: What It Should Look Like
When I wasn’t so tired, I made the crochet hat the correct way. I was able to do so just by re-reading the isntructions, but if I’d still been stuck I could’ve checked out the online videos available that show how to make the hat. I did actually go down to a slightly smaller hook size than the one that comes with the kit. I tend to crochet loose and I also have a pretty small head so I figured that this would bring the hat down to the right size for me, and I was right. Other than that I followed the pattern exactly, alternating colors each row to create a hat that I really like.
The hat was easy and fun to work up. I liked the simple stitch pattern and I like the end result. It would make a great gift for someone as a finished product as well as just as a kit for a crocheter.
My Other Yarn from Adriafil Yarns
In addition to the Hita Hat Funbox crochet kit, I received a few other yarns from Adriafil to test out:
I haven’t yet had a chance to test out these yarns but I’m excited about them. I’m especially excited about the Mistero, a wool and acrylic blend with a variegated colorway that I really love. I’ll keep you posted as I play some more.