Have you heard of Hobbii Yarn yet? Hobbii has burst onto the scene in the past few years and I know some people wondered, is Hobbii legit? Well, I can confidently say that yes they are!
I actually have quite a few yarns from Hobbii, but sadly with all my commitments I do not get much time for personal projects. I call them my “when I retire yarns” as in they are so nice that I am hoarding them for when I don’t have to hustle along a timeline!
However, recently Hobbii reached out and asked if I wanted to choose some yarn to try and review. You bet I said yes because it gave me a reason to pencil in an opportunity to play with some Hobbii Yarn!
Why I Love Hobbii Yarns
Hobbii has a TON of yarns and the best part is that they are super affordable! One thing that I love is they have a nice selection of organic yarns. I have some Evergreen Organic Wool stashed in 2 colors and cannot wait to use them! Maybe I’ll plan a project to add to my Calendar.
Hobbi carries an unbelievable amount of yarn options in a range of colors, weights and fiber contents. They have fibers like acrylic, alpaca, bamboo, cotton and wool! However, they also have some unique fibers like cashmere, flax, mohair, silk and even yak!!
Is Hobbii Reliable?
Hobbii is extremely reliable! Funny enough, I wondered this myself and actually reached out to some other makers that I saw using Hobbii Yarns a few years back.
Since they are not a US based company I was mostly worried about shipping. Surprisingly enough, they manage to ship faster and more efficiently than some US based companies! Their shipping is also affordable or free if you spend $99! Totally worth the splurge!
Hobbii is based in Copenhagen, Denmark where they do all of their designing and packaging! They carry more than just yarn and have every supply you will need for your knitting or crocheting projects!
For This Hobbii Yarn Review I am Testing 5 Yarns!
If you know me, you know I love and prefer cottons! All fibers are great but I try to stick with natural fibers as much as I can. Hobbii has a ton, here are the 5 I chose to test!
Rainbow Cotton 8/8 – Light Brown (006)
Rainbow Cotton 8/8 is a 100% Cotton made in India. The recommended hook for this yarn is a 3.5 to 4mm and 20 sts by 24 rows should give you a 4″ by 4″ square. These cute little skein are 1.75 ounces or 82 yards.
This yarn from Hobbii is classified as a CYC3 but to me I’d lean more towards a light worsted. If you go on their site they do describe is as such.
I decided to use a 4mm hook to make my swatch and did 20 sts by 22 rows in single crochet and that measure out to a 5″ by 5″ square. I REALLY enjoyed this yarn and it would be great for things like washcloths or hand towels. It feels like it is an extremely durable yarn.
However, it also feel soft enough that I would make for a great garment as well. If I was to make crochet clothing with this yarn I would definitely go up a hook size, maybe two, so that it is not too heavy of a piece.
Rainbow Cotton comes in OVER 60 colors! I love their range of neutrals in this line as well as all the bold beautiful colors available! I had trouble choosing but ultimately decided on this beautiful light brown, it reminds me of hot cocoa!
Oh! Check out the photo below, this yarn comes with an Easy Start pull tab! This is on of my favorite things that Hobbii does!
Baby Cotton Organic – Sky Blue (07)
Baby Cotton Organic is a 100% Organic Egyptian Cotton made in Egypt. The recommended hook for this yarn is a 2.5 to 3.5mm and 27 sts by 38 rows should give you a 4″ by 4″ square. These cute little skein are 1.75 ounces or 186 yards.
This yarn from Hobbii is classified as a CYC1 but to me I’d lean more towards a CYC2 because of how my stitches in this yarn formed.
I decided to use a 3mm hook to make my swatch and did 27 sts by 27 rows in single crochet and that measure out to a 4.75″ by 4.25″. I loved this yarn and think it would be great for washcloths, hand towels or face scrubbies.
I don’t think this cotton is as soft as the Rainbow Cotton 8/8 but it does feel like a wash would soften it up significantly. A larger hook may also help since the 3mm I used in my swatch seemed to be just a bit too small.
This cotton yarn from Hobbii comes in over 40 colors! They come in a beautiful range of colors for babies, most are lighter pastels or fun bright colors!
Rainbow Deluxe 8/4 – Oat (05)
Rainbow Deluxe 8/4 is a 100% Turkish Cotton made in Turkey. The recommended hook for this yarn is a 2.5 to 3.5mm and 27 sts by 38 rows should give you a 4″ by 4″ square. These cute little skein are 1.75 ounces or 186 yards.
This yarn from Hobbii is classified as a CYC1 and I definitely agree with that on this yarn.
I decided to use a 3mm hook to make my swatch and did 27 sts by 29 rows in single crochet and that measure out to a 4.25″ by 4.5″. I LOVED this yarn and while I think it would be great for washcloths, hand towels and especially face scrubbies…this yarn is a bit more luxurious.
Rainbow Cotton Deluxe is more well suited for crocheted clothes. The halo on this yarn is minimal, the stitch definition is fantastic and the wrap is amazing. This would be a great yarn for beach cover ups, crocheted tops or a wrap.
Another wonderful yarn from Hobbii that is available in over 60 colors, you are not limited on color choices! This is another yarn that comes with eh Easy Start pulls tabs!
Dahlia – Night Queen (11) and American Dream (01)
Dahlia is a CYC2 weight 100% Cotton that is made in India. The recommended hook for this yarn is a 3.5 to 4mm and 25 sts by 34 rows should give you a 4″ by 4″ square. These cakes come with a whopping 874 yards or 7 ounces!
For my swatch I started with a 4mm hook but quickly changed my mind and went down to the 3.5 mm suggested hook. I felt the the 4mm was creating too big of a stitch and therefor causing me to lose structure in my swatch.
This yarn from Hobbi has beautiful, long color changes and the four strands in are not spun together. This gives the yarn its unique depth of color to create a sort of dip dye effect!
Since it has four thread-like strand that are not spun together, I did have some trouble working with this yarn. The final result for a project would be stunning, however it is not a fast yarn to work with.
Again, Dahlia comes with an Easy Start pull tab and 12 beautiful colors!
Highland Wool – Cappuccino (04)
Hobbii’s Highland Wool is a CYC3 weight 100% Virgin Wool from Peru. The recommended hook for this yarn is a 4mm and 22-24 sts by 34 rows should give you a 4″ by 4″ square. These skeins come with a 191 yards or 1.75 ounces!
I actually enjoyed working with this wool quite a bit. It felt really nice in my hands and on the hook. The stitch definition was really nice especially with the Heather look of this yarn.
This yarn comes from a blend of Merino and Corridale Sheep to create a really light and soft wool that easily absorbs moisture while having strong fibers.
Hobbii has over 25 colors available in this yarn that are solid or mottled also called heathered. I really liked the twist of this yarn, some wools have to0 high or too loose of a twist. This one is just right to make nice stitches without splitting the yarn.