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« on: December 13, 2009 05:30:23 PM »

Hello everyone. I was wondering what you guys felt was the best yarn to use for hats, slouchy hats/berets in particular. I need a commercial yarn, one I could find in Michael's or ACMoore but I want a better quality than caron's or red heart.

Any ideas would be appreciated.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009 08:24:08 PM »

You could try some wool blends, like Woolease, or Patons classic wool may be available.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009 05:41:05 AM »

In general, I like Lion Brand Vanna's choice as a good acrylic. For a slouchy hat though, soozeq is right, you would probably want something wool if you can get it, because then you can block it to the best shape.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009 06:56:36 AM »

Slouches don't really need to be blocked, they're just oversize, not shaped by blocking. I don't see a problem with using a nice soft acrylic and would take that over a scratchy wool. Paton's feels scratchy to me.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009 05:17:25 PM »

I love Bernat's Satin, I'm using that to make a slouchy hat (so not sure yet how it'll turn out), but it's really soft and comes in some awesome colours.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009 08:13:36 PM »

That is a nice yarn. I've got some of the sportweight and it's yummy.
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