Patons Hempster "creates bright, cheerful projects that are ideal for summer!" It's a unique blend that gives great stitch definition. Take a closer look at this yarn and enter to win 9 balls of it right here on Moogly!
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Just The Yarn Facts:
Content: 55% Hemp, 45% Cotton
Weight: 3 DK - Light; UK: 8 ply
Yardage: 174 meters / 190 yards
Skein Weight: 100g / 3.5 oz
Buy It: Yarnspirations.com or Amazon US
Note - the label recommends a 4mm hook while the website recommends a 4.5mm hook. But of course, you'll want to look at what is recommended for the pattern you are making, or use whatever hook size gives you the fabric drape and density you prefer!
18 Great Colorways
There are 18 colorways of Patons Hempster to choose from - brights, jewel tones, and some gorgeous neutrals! It has a matte finish and a very natural, hemp or linen-like feel in the hand. But it isn't rough or irritating at all! And wow, do you get a lot of stitch definition with this yarn!
The Patons Hempster Video Review:
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Free Patons Hempster Patterns
Patons Hempster is perfect for summer accessories - especially totes and bags! There are 6 free ones on Yarnspirations.com - click here to explore them ALL!
Patons Hempster Patterns by Moogly
So far I've designed one pattern for Moogly featuring Hempster - the Rainbow Bobble Bag! I've also designed a pattern for this yarn that will be on Yarnspirations.com later this year - I'll be sure to share it when it comes out, but no sneak peeks just yet...
After you enter to win 9 balls of this lovely yarn below, be sure to enter all the other great giveaways happening on Moogly right now!
Yarn Giveaway Time!
The Patons Hempster Giveaway is open to US and Canada addresses only (void where prohibited). The giveaway ends July 27, 2020, at 12:15am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
The winner will receive their choice of 9 balls of Patons Hempster in their choice of available color(s) and will be notified by email.
Good luck all!
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This yarn would be perfect for market / tote bags. I've never tried hemp yarn before but I can imagine the softness. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m so excited to try this yarn On a table runner or tablecloth!
Beautiful and refreshing color ways.
I think it work well for a beach or market bag. Maybe some summery pillows
OMG, I love Hempster yarn. I tried it for the first time 2 months ago and made a beautiful mosaic rug with it and it turned out phenomenal. The rug is in my bathroom and hempster yarn is perfect to that, it's tough and durable, yet so soft on the feet and it absorbs water really well and dries really quickly. I can't get enough of this yarn. I currently working on making some covers for my patio chairs using this so if I forget to take the cushions in, I won't have to worry because this yarn is so durable!!!
Eleanor T Lahn
What would I make with Paton's Hempster? Possibly a sun hat, a summer cardi, or a pair of espadrilles.
I'd love to make the Rainbow Bobble Bag!
I love this yarn! In the past I've made a basket and a purse with it. It is durable, doesn't split and has beautiful stitch definition. I'd like to try using it for a summer top or ruana!
I see this yarn in a short sleeveless cardigan.
I'm thinking of a lacy top, cover-up or a sun hat.
Love the colors! So many choices of what to make. Possibly a market bag. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
I would definitely make a bag with it!
I'd love to make a little pillow for my dog. Right now she has taken over my son's bean bag chair.
If I were to win, I would like to make a bag with the yarn!
Beautiful yarn ! I love the bobble stick !
I see a new cat bed in my future. The color choices are great!
I just got a pattern for a hanging storage pod. I think this would be decent yarn for the project.
I would make a purse or skirt, that has been on my to do list. Just hadn't found that just right yarn yet.
I've been making pet beds for the local pet rescues and this would be the perfect yarn for them!!
I would make a small throw rug - beautiful yarn.
I love finding new non-wool yarns as I can't wear animal fibers. I'd make summer ts and lightweight sweaters out of this. Love that it comes in so many colors!
I’ve been making a lot of dishcloths and washcloths lately- classic Ballband dishcloths (modern daily knitting free pattern on Ravelry), crocheted linen stitch (my own made up pattern) and Bodhi Leaf Washcloths (modern daily knitting). This yarn would be great for dishcloths/ washcloths and I’m already picturing a Leaf in the lime green yarn!
Love the colors! Can't wait to try it out!
A market bag would be perfect with this yarn!
These colors! I'd love to crochet a bag or two for my daughters in law!!!
I would LOVE to crochet summer bags for my daughters in law! <3
I'm so excited to try this yarn. I mean who DOESNT love new yarn?
I hope third time's the charm! I'd LOVE to crochet summer bags for my daughters in law with these colors!!
So fun! If I win I’m definitely making that bag!
Appreciate the review reviews. I always learn something new here.
How about a knitted tank top?!
While bags are always an option, I’d love to make a lighter sweater for winter as I’m always so hot that I don’t need much when it finally gets cold. Acrylic is always too warm, and plain cotton doesn’t always feel right. I’d like to try with this blend.
I haven't tried hemp yarn yet. A basket, shopping bag or mat would be a great project. Thanks for the chance to play!
This is a great looking yarn. I love the great stitch definition. I think I'll make a bag first, and then maybe a cute summer top. This would be great for textures or a simple lace accent in a top. The colors are fabulous!
I’m looking to crochet a throw for my sister of the ❤️ In a sage colour-way, & hoping to find the perfect yarn soon.
I would like to try this yarn for a cardi maybe or a top ! thank you for the giveaway!!
I really want to make the Rainbow Bobble Bag. I love making bobbles and this bag just makes my heart happy!
Lee Ann S.
The colors are very pretty for Summer. Would make a great beach bag .
The rainbow bobble bag of course
The colors are beautiful. Any kind of bag would be great - beach, market, purse.
This looks like such a great yarn, if love to be able to try it. The Drake is so nice !
HMMM, says I. Yarn made from Hamster Fur? NO! says ME, it's HEMPster! OOOOHHH! says US together, Them's really preeeteee.
I'd like to make a couple/few market bags for after the pandemic, when we're hopefully allowed to use them again, and abandon all this horrible plastic.ME'd like to make a cool summery tee, to match. US sure hopes We wins.
I've used yak and angora before, but Hamster is a new one, hahahaha!
I'd like to make a market tote.
Looking forward to trying this yarn!
There is a rug in June's Happy Hooking Magazine that the colors would be great for.
I'd like to make one of the Lovely rainbow bags shown above; very pretty!
I would love to make something for my grandchildren 💜💜
I want to try this one, lovely colors.
I would make the mock-rame crochet bag!
These colours are so bright! I would love to make a rainbow tote, or rug (or both!) with this yarn.
I’d love to make a light summer sweater!! All the colors are fabulous!
I would like to make a couple tops for my daughters with this yarn. Beautiful colors.
The colors look great. Can't wait to make a fun summer tote.
I found patterns for some cute baskets today. I would use the Hempstead for these
There are so many beautiful colours of this yarn I think I would make a mandala with it.
Thos wpuld be perfect for a short sleeve crop sweater or a tank top!
I would love to make a rug for my bathroom for my bathroom out of Paton's Hempster.
BEV Shriver Marks
I would ❤to make a summer sweater/kimono out of this yarn & so many colors to choose my fingers will be crossed thank you for this giveaway 💙💚💜💛❤💙💚💜💛❤💙💚💜💛❤💙💚💜💛❤💙💚
Would love this for a market tote. How is the drape? Would it work for garments?
The drape is good, though I'd go up a hook size or two for wearables, and block a swatch first to make sure it behaves the way you want.
This yarn is calling out to me to become a summer hat with a large brim and some crocheted flowers as accents.
I am so excited to make my own market totes! I love the bright color option in this line of yarn!
I would knit some dish towels and dish clothes.
A market bag or a cami!
Mary Catherine Mueller
This stuff looks awesome! Does it have drape soft or hold firm?
With the recommended hook or bigger it will have drape - and with a small hook I think you could get a great stiffness!
wow love the colours
This yarn looks amazing! I think a cat bed would be nice made out of this, or purses, or amigurumi 😊 so many wonderful ideas!!
I would like to make a small scarf with this yarn.
I really want to make some mesh bags for produce so I can do away with all that plastic. I also want to make a new summer bag. I've been using the same crocheted cotton hobo for almost 15 years!
I’d love to make placemats, coasters and cozies with this yarn. Love cotton blends.
I’m always up for trying new yarns! I’ve never made a bag and think that would be fun. I love all the bright colors.
I'd make a bag or basket
I am loving the stitch definition of this yarn. I think a market bag for a small project or a rug for a big project would be amazing with this yarn. Thanks for sharing with us.
Definitely some type of bag or basket
the handbags you show in the pics look cool. I would try to make one of those
I want to make...pumpkins! Lots of orange and rust and blue and yellow and white and purple and perhaps pink pumpkins. Maybe one in every yummy Hempster color!
I would love to make a blanket with this yarn.
PAMELA K CONNELL
I'd like to make a tote out of this, love the stitch definition!
Another awesome giveaway! Still can’t believe I won the last one. Thank you Tamara!!!
I've never used this type of yarn before but the rainbow bobble bag you made is GORGEOUS and so is this yarn!!!!
I like the idea of making a bag out of it! You can never have too many bags.
I've really been wanting to try this yarn!
Love to try a nice summer tee with this.
I'm excited to try this yarn.
I would love tk make a trendy shrug with this beautiful verstile yard..
O what fun I would have wearing it during our long awaited summer.
i would like to make another market tote
With those bright colors???? I think I would love to make something extremely fun!! Possibly something for my newest adoptive (friend's daughter) niece. She'll be one in August and I just know that she would look awesome wearing or playing with (i.e gnawing on) something lovely made with those yarns!! 😀 Thank you for the chance and generosity as always!!!
What beautiful colors in this yarn. I'd probably make a bag or two, or???? LOL. It will come to me!
I would make my mom a prayer shawl with this beautiful yarn 🧶
Beautiful, vivid colors 💕
I would make a beautiful cardigan sweater with Hempstead yarn
I would make a nice shrug or cardigan with this beautiful yarn.
I would love to make a patio rug with ALL the colors!
I have just tried this yarn and I love how it works up. I just wish we could buy it locally. Good luck to everyone
I,ve been looking for a good yarn for some throw pillows. Love the colors.
This yarn looks like it would make a lovely loose crocheted shawl and some gorgeous colours to choose from.
I would like to make a mesh tank tap or tunic sweater, perfect for Florida winters.
This yarn is so perfect for so many things but I’d love to make a bag with it!
I don’t know since I can’t see it or feel it but I like cotton and lightweight yarn. So maybe a top.
I would make a beach bag with this yarn!
Love the color choices!!! I wonder how long a pair of socks or slippers would last?
would like to make a backpack
I would make a tote bag.
This would make wonderful bags! I love all the colors!
I think I would make some reusable bags and maybe a small crossbody bag for my cell phone and wallet.
I would make a handbag with this yarn. It looks soft but sturdy.
I would love to make a colorful throw with this gorgeous yarn!
Beautiful yarn would love to make something for our newest Great Granddaughter with it for a keepsake.
The colors are great. A tote bag is the first thing I think about making.
I'd use this to make a lightweight top for summer.
I think I would make some baskets.
This certainly is interesting, besides bags or totes, what could I use this for?
I would make a summer bag or perhaps a top .
I want to make some coasters or place mats for my kitchen in a pineapple pattern. Also crocheted tops on kitchen
towels to hang them. Beautiful colors. Thanks for the giveaway
I would probably make a tote or a table runner with this yarn.
I can’t get over how vivid the colors are!
I love that little handbag and would definitely make one with the hemp yarn.
The colors are so vibrant. I think a summery cardi or even a tank top would look lovely or a market tote. Oh the endless possibilities. Thank you for the chance to win. Good Luck Ladies!
I would like to make a tote or purse. Maybe even a shawl.. The colors are beautiful. It's hard to pick a favorite.
Interesting yarn...would love to make a craft Tote Bag to carry my projects in 🙂 Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way 😀
I would make a summer kimono. Something for a cool summer evening.
I wonder how a mochilla bag would work up in this yarn? I'd like to find out!
I think it would be perfect for that!!
How fun to have such a selection of colors or crocheting a nonwearable.
I want to make my great granddaughter a shawl, and I think this would-be a fantastic yarn for this project. I may have enough if I win to make both of my great granddaughters one. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the contest!
I would love to try making the Moroccan Market Tote with this beautiful yarn.
I don't have nearly enough cute summer tops so I would make either a lightweight sweater or maybe a tank top. Thanks for the giveaway!
What colours! Baskets, bags, large pillows for the deck! What a great giveaway 😀
I'd like to make a summer hat, a beach cover up or light poncho with this yarn
I think this yarn would be great for market bags, totes, or kitchen items such as placemats and coasters. I'd love to try it!
Oh a summer top would be great!
The colors of this yarn are so vibrant!! Would love to make a cardigan
This yarn looks so comfy and the colors are great! I'm looking to make a mandala vest shawl thing for my very casual late summer wedding, does anyone know if this will be good for warm, muggy lakeside weather?
As long as you use a nice lacy stitch I think so!
I love yarn!!!
I have some purse handles that my grandmother bought but didn't create a purse with before she passed away, so I would probably make a tote purse with the yarn.
Ohh i think I would love to make a tunic. The crisp stitches would pair nice with that idea.
I thin I would make a summer top. The colors are so vibrant.
It will tell me what it wants to be when I see and feel it. I'm hoping for a summer garment piece like a vest
That's how I am with yarn too! 🙂
Thank you for this opportunity to win some yarn. I would like to make a summer bag. Would this yarn work well for a summer cover up?
Yes, but do keep in mind it's handwash and lay flat to dry! 🙂
Something for me! A summer top maybe.
I haven't seen or touched this yarn, yet. I think I'd make a summery shell top or beach bag.
Kathryn S Adams
Probably a tote bag, or someone said cat beds to donate, that would be good too
It would make a great cardigan! Looks so soft!
This would make an adorable mesh top!
I think I'd like to make a cool summer top.
I probably would make a dishcloth or rug.
Clothing with facemask or accessory
I would love to make a new summer handbag with this yarn!
This would be fun to make a bag or sun hat out of.
This would work wonderfully for the valance I want to crochet for my new home office makeover!!
I think I would make your placemats from your Home book.
I would love to try out a new crochet afghan pattern with this yarn if I win.
WOW so many beautiful colors! I've been making summer tops, shawls and cover ups, I think this yarn might be great for a couple of those things and tote bags to match! I really look forward to trying out this yarn. Thanks for your review!
This yarn seems so versatile that you could make anything with it. I would like to make a table runner and placemats with matching coasters.
Jeanne L de Grasse
I've never had the chance to work with a hemp or hemp blend yarn, so this would be a great new experience. Depending upon how it feels, I think I'd like to try a shell or tank top out of it. A skirt would be fun, too. Thank you!
OMG! This yarn looks so wonderful! I would definitely try it out with the Rainbow Bobble bag or another bag pattern! Oh, and maybe a pair of cool, lightweight, &maybe lacy, fingerless mitts/gloves. And it would make a gorgeous lacy cowl too.
I would love to make shopping bags or a tote with. this yarn...love the color choices!!!
Would love to try this new yarn, but I never win these things...
I’d like to try one of the market bags!
I'd love to try making light Ruana with this yarn. Looks light and drapey.
I will probably make a tote bag because I love & use them for so many reasons. I made your sherbet stripes tote and waiting for handles to come in plus adding a cloth liner to it. It's a gift but I have another skein of tweed to make another. I can't wait to try this yarn!
I would love to try this new yarn. I would make some baskets for organizing my tools or use it for a yarn basket while I'm crocheting!
Oh! I can't wait to try this yarn!
This looks like great yarn! I really want to try anything Paton, I have not yet.