When I visited Isabel and Nick at their mill recently, I came home full of inspiration for giving things a go, taking chances and really investing wholeheartedly in something. Fueled with romantic notions of creating beautiful yarn in our backyard, I suggested to Mr Myrtle that we might buy a mini-mill. Strangely, he wasn’t keen.

So, I resolved to make the most of the scrummy yarn that Isabel and Nick create at Great Ocean Road Mill and set about to design a hat that would be warm, fun, and ready for any adventure. That hat was Bobby; a super-soft, deliciously-toasty, bobbly hat.

This week I’m showing you my hat and having a lovely long chat with Isabel and Nick from Great Ocean Road Mill. They give us a mill tour and talk us through the process of making yarn and then we sit down to hear all about their story. They’re completely delightful and truly making magic.


Come and join us in the Ravelry group with your colourful wip!


Fancy a cosy bobbly knit? Grab yours here – don’t forget to use the code BOBBY for a 10% discount.


Find Great Ocean Road Mill and their lovely yarn on their website. If you want to try some of their La Bella yarn for your Bobby hat, grab it here.

Happy knitting!

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