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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!

Dream in Color Pop-Up! Club: November.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. November’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 … [more]


Making No. 10: Intricate.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! Issue No. 10 explores the theme of intricacy in knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, quilting, and weaving – projects for makers of all kinds, and all shown in rich shades of yellow! Contributors include Norah Gaughan, Ocean Rose, Susan B. Anderson, Paula Pereira, Emily Greene, … [more]


New colors in Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky.

We recently got a big bundle of new colors from Berroco in yarns across their line of machine-washable wools – Ultra Wool DK, Ultra Wool (worsted weight), and Ultra Wool Chunky. Today, let’s take a look at Ultra Wool Chunky! Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky: bulky weight 100% superwash wool 145 yards/100g $12 each Ultra Wool … [more]


New colors in Berroco Ultra Wool.

We recently got a big bundle of new colors from Berroco in yarns across their line of machine-washable wools – Ultra Wool DK, Ultra Wool (worsted weight), and Ultra Wool Chunky. Today, I’m sharing new colors, project ideas, and color combinations in the worsted weight Ultra Wool – let’s take a look! Berroco Ultra Wool: … [more]


Anniversary Sale!

As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, October marks the 14 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! This year has been an unusual one, to say the least – the pandemic has dramatically changed the way we do business. Safety has to come first, … [more]


New colors in Berroco Ultra Wool DK.

We recently got a big bundle of new colors from Berroco in yarns across their line of machine-washable wools – Ultra Wool DK, Ultra Wool (worsted weight), and Ultra Wool Chunky. Today, I’m sharing new colors, project ideas, and color combinations in Ultra Wool DK – let’s take a look! Berroco Ultra Wool DK: DK … [more]


Dream in Color Sock-It Club: October.

The Dream in Color Sock-It Club is back! This time around, each limited edition skein of Smooshy comes with a 100-yard mini skein for coordinating heels and toes. $36 each, order while supplies last! October’s skein sets are wild and bright, a mix of neons and jewel tones with streaks of speckled white. Smooshy is … [more]


Back in stock: Malabrigo Sock.

We recently got a fresh supply of Malabrigo Sock to fill out our selection! Malabrigo Sock: light fingering weight hand dyed, variegated and semi-solid colorways 100% superwash merino wool 440 yards/100g $19.50 each This soft, machine-washable merino wool is dyed in the vivid multicolor and semisolid colorways we’ve come to expect from Malabrigo. Sock is … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Lemon Orchard.

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. Koigu KPPPM: fingering weight hand dyed, variegated 100% superwash merino wool 175 yards/50 g $15.50 each Our most recent shipment from Koigu is Lemon Orchard, another … [more]


Cody + Arroyo + The Shift.

We’re so pleased to have a new bundle of Malabrigo Arroyo in stock! Malabrigo Arroyo: sport weight hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool 335 yards/100g $18.40 each Unpacking and arranging the Arroyo had me daydreaming about Andrea Mowry’s “The Shift” again, thinking about what other sport weight yarns would play well with Arroyo in this slip … [more]