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Homerun Hat Kit - Upcycled Yarn From A Baseball

Homerun Hat Kit - Upcycled Yarn From A Baseball

Regular price $40.00 USD
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Homerun Hat Kit is made from a deconstructed Major League Baseball. It includes most everything you need to knit a hat (there is only enough yarn for *one* hat). This is such a fun project and can quickly be completed in a few hours. Most any baseball fan would love to have one, and it is sure to get attention whenever worn.

This is a fantastic way to reuse something that may have ended up in the landfill. Most MLB balls are tossed after one hit of the bat (maybe more in a practice) so that makes for quite a few balls laying around. Each ball has three layers of yarn, which is enough to make a hat!

The baseball has been deconstructed, the yarn is then skeined, washed, conditioned, dried, and caked, ready for knitting. This isn't the softest yarn so you may wish to consider adding a fleece lining once finished, but it can be worn as knitted. Occasionally the midtone dk yarn is thin in spots. I am told this is due to a powerful hit to the ball by a batter, which may be true, but it could have also been thin during manufacturing of the ball.

As these balls have been in play, you should expect that their may be some dirt residue and/or scuffing of the leather and/or logo(s). I try my best to be sure you will have at least one good logo to use as a tag on the hat from each ball.

In this kit, you get:

  • a printed pattern to make either the Single, Double, or Triple stripe hat
  • a midtone gray/brown worsted weight yarn
  • a midtone gray/brown dk weight yarn
  • a white/cream dk weight yarn
  • exterior leather cladding of the ball so you can choose which logo you would like to add for your hat
  • red floss for sewing the tag onto the finished hat
  • a stitch marker or progress keeper of my choice

This pattern has been a hit on the crafting site Ravelry, reaching #1 on the Spotlight Debut Patterns List.

NOTE: The midtone gray/brown colors vary at times, so I can't guarantee if it will be more gray, more brown, or a combination. You should be aware that as this is a kit, you will not receive a finished hat, and may not receive all items used as props in the photos - this should go without saying, but I have to put it out there. It is also non-returnable (mostly because once you start using the kit it would be difficult to resell). If you should have any problems or issues, contact me directly and I'll see what we can do to remedy things for you.

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