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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: October.

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. October’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]


Washted + Rios + Nightshift!

Our recent Malabrigo Rios restock has us thinking about Andrea Mowry’s “Nightshift” again, that popular slip stitch shawl that still seems to be on everyone’s needles. We’ve seen several knitters make it using Rios and Washted, another Malabrigo yarn. Malabrigo Washted: worsted weight single ply hand-dyed 100% superwash merino 210 yards/100g $15.40 each The combination of … [more]


HYS Hat Club!

Announcing something new from the Hillsborough Yarn Shop – the HYS Hat Club! 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. Patterns: … [more]


Custom Shawls.

We welcomed a new book to our teacart this week – let’s take a peek inside Custom Shawls, by Kate Atherly and Kim McBrien Evans! As the title suggests, Custom Shawls is a book about design, a resource that encourages knitters to create their own special shawls and gives them the tools to do so. … [more]


New colors in Malabrigo Rasta!

Malabrigo recently released a bunch of new colors in their super bulky Rasta yarn, and with our cooling weather, we’re especially excited to have them in stock! Malabrigo Rasta: super bulky weight single ply hand-dyed 100% merino wool 90 yards/150 g $22 each Rasta is plush and squishy, perfectly suited to cold-weather accessories, and one … [more]


Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2020.

The Autumn 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! This issue is guest edited by Ocean Rose, who chose the theme “home,” so appropriate for the season any year, but especially this year. For safety and also in keeping with the theme, the folks at Pom Pom had models take … [more]


Malabrigo Rios is here!

Malabrigo Rios is back in stock! We recently received a big box of some of our favorite colors, along with a couple we hadn’t seen before. The photos below show every color we have on our shelf right now, but place your orders quickly if there’s something here you’re interested in – Rios is one … [more]


Sale Trunk!

Back when we were open in the usual way, our Sale Trunk was a special place where discontinued yarns would pop up at deep discounts. The selection changed frequently, and you never knew what treasures might be found there at 30% – 40% off. Now that we’re closed to walk-in visits due to COVID-19, we’re … [more]


By Hand Lookbook No. 13: Northern California.

The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. This issue is all … [more]


Dream in Color Sock-It Club: September.

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! September’s colorway is autumn in a skein, a variegated mix of plummy brown, golden yellow, and silver gray, with a semisolid … [more]