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HYS Hat Club: Quarter 3!

The HYS Hat Club continues, and we’re opening it up for Quarter 3 signups!

HYS Hat Club is a subscription of thoughtfully curated hat projects for knitters, pairing yarns and patterns to keep you entertained all year long. Each quarter includes three hat projects (one per month), and a few other surprises along the way.

HYS Hat Club, December 2020 – “Tincture,” by Andrea Mowry, 1 skein of Shibui Haven, 1 skein of Malabrigo Caprino, and one faux-leather sew-on tag.

Patterns: Expect patterns from a variety of designers, using all kinds of techniques, including cables and other texture patterns, stranded colorwork, mosaic knitting, marling, and more. 

Fiber: We love the elasticity of wool for hat-making, so there’ll be plenty of it, and all kinds, sometimes blended with other fibers, like cashmere, cotton, mohair, or silk.

Gauge: The yarns will vary in gauge, from fingering weight up to bulky. 

Color: Choose from four color palettes – warm, cool, neutral, and surprise; select a second palette if you’d like a bit more variety throughout the quarter.

Price, terms, and timing: 

Cost for HYS Hat Club Quarter 3, local pickup option: $150

Cost for HYS Hat Club Quarter 3, USPS shipping option: $174

Prepay for Quarter 3 by Saturday, March 20th, and expect an email early in April letting you know that your first HYS Hat Club order is ready for pickup or shipping. All HYS Hat Club sales are final, no returns or exchanges; discounts do not apply.

  • Quarter 3: April, May, June
  • Quarter 4: July, August, September

HYS Hat Club, January 2021 – “Serendipitous Hat” by Dawn Henderson, 1 skein of Lady Dye SW Merino DK, a pom pom maker and cable needle.

Sign up for Quarter 3 using our online order form, answering the following questions:

  • Choose one or two color palettes: warm, cool, neutral, or surprise
  • Would you like your yarn wound?
  • Ravelry username:

HYS Hat Club, February 2021 – “Pyramid Hike Hat” by Tressa Weidenaar, 2 skeins of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, and a sample of Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed.

We can’t wait to share what we’ve been cooking up for the HYS Hat Club, but each hat project is a surprise… Sign up for Quarter 3 by March 20th to join the club!

New year’s eve.

What are you working on as 2020 comes to an end? Anne and I have closed up shop for the day, and we’ll be closed tomorrow, Jan. 1, as well. Now’s the time for rest, year-end contemplation, and knitting, of course – here’s a peek at our current projects. Anne has been busy stitching for … [more]


Andorra + Tweed Silk Cloud.

We recently replenished our supply of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, a bouncy sport weight blend of merino and highland wool with a dash of mohair. Kelbourne Woolens Andorra: sport weight 60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair 185 yards/50 g $12 each Not long ago, I put together some color combinations for a knitter interested … [more]


New colors in Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering.

A recent order from Ewe Ewe brought three new shades of Fluffy Fingering! Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering: fingering weight 3 ply, worsted-spun, smooth 100% superwash merino wool 145 yards/50 grams $10 each Like all Ewe Ewe yarns, Fluffy Fingering is tightly plied for excellent stitch definition, and comes in a range of solid colors from … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Comfy Cozy and Admit One.

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Ready Set Raglan.

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Cocoknits tape measures.

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Laine Magazine, No. 10.

Laine Magazine is back from a hiatus with their 10th issue! Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers as its focus, and a reputation for beautiful designs and tantalizing photography. Issue 10 features patterns from an amazing group of designers, the likes of Denise … [more]


Back in stock: Malabrigo Caprino!

We were thrilled to unpack a long-awaited box of Malabrigo Caprino this week! Malabrigo Caprino: DK weight hand-dyed, variegated, speckled, and semi-solid colorways 80% merino, 20% cashmere 159 yards/50 g $18 each Like many Malabrigo yarns, Caprino comes in a familiar selection of semi-solid, variegated, and speckled colorways. Earlier this year, I used 6 skeins … [more]


Hello, Lady Dye Yarns!

We are over the moon – Lady Dye Yarns are now in stock here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! LDY owner Diane Ivey is an indie dyer based in Boston, MA. As one of the cofounders of the emPower People project, she’s as well known for her vibrant colorways as she is for her craftivism. Our first LDY order … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Forage and Elements.

The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. This month, we got not one, but TWO new colorways! Koigu KPPPM: fingering weight hand dyed, variegated 100% superwash merino wool 175 yards/50 g $15.50 each … [more]