View Full Version : 200 grams of yarn for a hat? Are they MAD???

06-05-2006, 03:05 PM
Berroco has this really cute tam I was thinking of knitting (http://www.berroco.com/247.254/250/250_ace_set_pv.html)...

So I clicked on yarn amounts (http://www.berroco.com/247.254/250/250_yarn_amounts.html#ace) to see how much Ultra Alpaca it would take to make the hat, and they have 2 HANKS of Ultra Alpaca listed JUST for the hat!!!

Ultra Alpaca comes in 100gram hanks. That 200 grams for a stinkin' hat!!!

Are they mad? Or would a cabled tam really use an insane amount of yarn?

I mean, I made Topi with one 50gram ball. How could ANY hat use more than a 100gram ball?

Pink Dandelion
06-05-2006, 03:25 PM
Woah... that IS a lot of yarn!!

Though they say that because of the pattern stitch there's a lot of stretch - and cabling does take up quite a bit... but 200 grams is still a lot... :??

You probably don't use the whole 2nd skien -maybe it's just slightly over 100 g - but you need to buy 2 hanks to get that?

06-05-2006, 03:28 PM
Maybe its not the whole 200. Maybe its like 115 so you only need a little bit of the second skein? :thinking:

06-05-2006, 03:32 PM
I wonder if the hat is knit double stranded...so you need two hanks to do that????

06-05-2006, 03:43 PM
The Basic Hat pattern says you need about 3 oz for a regular fitted hat. In this case, one hank is 3.5 oz, so you're probably only using part of the second skein. I think there's too much hat there for one hank.