Crocus Hat

A quick and easy hat from Grumperina. I have been finding that my hands are cramping on small needles, so I treated them to a quick project on fat needles. I also needed a close-fitting hat for windy days as I am constant in  danger of losing my Urchins – and that would be tragic.

Tretta Hat  "Crocus" in Hug yarn from The Yarn Yard
Tretta Hat "Crocus" in Hug yarn from The Yarn Yard
  • Cast on Date: February 6th, 2009
  • Cast on: Long Tail
  • Pattern: Tretta Hat from Grumperina
  • Pattern Price: $4
  • Yarn: Hug from The Yarn Yard
  • Quality: 100% Organic merino yarn
  • Weight: Between sock and DK
  • Length: 330m per 100g skein
  • Price:I paid £12 for club yarn incl postage.
  • Amount: about half a skein, less rather than morehat weighs 44 g incl beads. 54 gms yarn remain.
  • Colour: the December Solids Club yarn, “Crocus”
  • Needles: 4.0mm
  • Stitches: as written
  • Pattern Repeats: as written
  • Blocked: No
  • Finished Size: n/a
  • Cast Off: n/a
  • Special Notes: Beaded – size 6/0 glass beads from
  • Cast Off Date: February 6th, 2009
  • Ravelry Project: Crocus Hat

Hug isn’t quite a DK so this hat is a wee bit small. Very pretty, though. The beads are nice – I hooked them on as I couldn’t find a needle that would thread them onto the yarn for me.

A good half skein left, so I may make another. Perhaps I’ll add a repeat.

Love the  warm squishiness of hug – perfect for snuggling about one’s ears.

I was interested to see the movement in the colour in the finished piece – I couldn’t see that variation in the skin, which looked unusually “flat” for a Natalie yarn. Should have maintained faith!


  1. SpinningGill
    February 7, 2009

    That’s a stunning hat. I bet you look good in it 🙂

    • February 7, 2009

      I’ll bet you look better…

  2. February 7, 2009

    How pretty! Lovely work there 😉

  3. SpinningGill
    February 8, 2009

    You look *good* in hats!

    • February 9, 2009

      @SpinningGill, *some* hats – usually ones that fit. This is a wee bit snug. Also a bit colourful for me, I think. I’ll get brave enough to try it on in front of a mirror one day soon.

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