For this hat, I used Manos del Uruguay Maxima yarn. I absolutely love all Manos del Uruguay yarns. Their colours are amazing, they feel wonderful, they are a delight to work with, and to top it off it’s a fair trade yarn. It’s expensive, yes, but it is so worth it for me.
I treasure every item I have made with a Manos del Uruguay yarn. I usually buy mine online, because it is rare to find it in local yarn stores around here (because it is so expensive, I think it’s hard to market it from a regular brick-and-mortar store).
Before I moved at the beginning of this year, I gave away my whole stash of handmade gifts – hats, mittens, scarfs, etc – and I had intended this hat as the start of a new stash. However, I like it so much that I’ve decided to keep it! The gift drawer will remain empty for now.