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The Seaside Topper - by Emily Foden


This pom pom hat is a simple, colourful and fun knit. It will keep your head toasty warm, and looking great! With endless options for colour combinations, a secret stripe of extra warmth and softness and a simple-knitting stitch pattern, you’re sure to want to knit this hat over and over again. A brightly contrasting pom pom is just the cherry on top!

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers, DK (100% Ogranically Farmed Falklands Merino; 250 metres per 100g)

MC: KBN 006 (grey); 1 skein
CC1: KBN 055 (undyed); 1 mini skein
CC2: KBN 019 (red); 1 mini skein

Needles: 3mm (2 US) 16” circular needle / 3mm (2 US) double pointed needles, for crown shaping

Gauge: 26 stitches x 44 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch, knit in the round

Finished Measurements: hat measures 20” around at brim when relaxed - to be worn with 1-3" negative ease

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John Arbon Textiles & Fibre Harvest - British makers of yarns and fibres

Welcome to John Arbon Textiles’ website, every page adorned with our luxury yarns & fibre tops, a fine array of woolly wonders.

We develop & make our yarns & tops at our specialist processing & spinning Mill, Fibre Harvest, a haven of enthusiasm & creativity, snug in the heart of North Devon.

The new Mill arrival, Italian cone winder (Gino) has settled in splendidly, whilst Gillian the skeiner (one of our oldest machines at over 100 years of age) has had are-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Our latest yarn & tops range, Devonia, a beautiful blend of Devon fibres in 14 deep, mottled, irresistible shades, proudly features on the front cover of our latest catalogue.  And our KBN 4ply minis are welcomed into the fold - all 103 Knit By Numbers shades now available in baby 25g hanks, perfect for colour-work.

Throughout the last year Mill Membership numbers have increased monthly & we’re planning more special treats for the Mill Members’ secret web page in 2018.

The fabulous Mill team, led steadfastly by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil & Natasha; our Lynton shop & office, with Juliet at the helm, is run by Ginette, Judi & Natasha (again), whilst Frankie is our roving ambassador.

2018 sees our 4th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 19th & 20th May, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

Thanks to all our customers for your warm wholehearted support & encouragement.

All the best indeed

John & Juliet


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