Wool Hats by Little Mac’s Projects: Why Organic?

Wool Hats by Little Mac’s Projects: Why Organic?

Hi, I’m Megan! It’s lovely to join the Trek NI community and bring along one of my passions: crochet.

Growing up in Michigan, USA, I loved anything outdoors and fell in love with crafting things each summer while camping or down at the river while the rest of my clan went fishing. Both my mom and Grandma were avid knitters - they taught me the basics, but I was determined to learn crochet.

When I first moved to Kilkeel I loved weekly adventures in the Mournes with friends or young people from JIMS Youth Centre where I work. The views from Binnian remain some of my favourite!

I started making small items for local craft fairs after moving to Kilkeel, starting with cotton dishcloths - mostly to keep busy in between all the day-to-day little details of life. I love a good cotton - better yet ,the recycled cotton that’s now available for projects is fab!

Since then, I’ve come to find crochet is an excellent form of self care and therapy as I sit down in the evenings. I’ve become a bit of a “yarn snob” and can be picky about what I use for various projects. My two little helpers know not to get into the good wool or cotton I leave laying around the house all too often.

For these colourful, super warm and soft Trek NI hats, I’ve chosen a great organic wool. Organic wool is a natural, renewable, biodegradable and durable fibre that comes from farms that put sheep and the planet first.

Image: @causewaycyclist by Christine McIlroy Photography

I’ve chosen to use “Crazy Sexy Wool” by Wool and the Gang which provides a very soft finish and makes these hats great for cold days in the Mournes, windy walks at the North Coast or winter strolls down at the farm. This South American sheep wool is "100% natural, 100% renewable and totally biodegradable too...kind to you and kind to the planet.”

I hope you enjoy your Trek NI hat as much as I did making it!

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