About Hazel


My name isn't actually Hazel, it's Renee. Once upon a time Hazel's House was an online clothing store, and I blogged as Hazel for a few years. After the clothing I experimented with concrete and candles (and concrete candles), but still made time to crochet every night.

I taught myself to crochet by watching YouTube and made blankets for babies and throws for beds. I convinced my dad to make me a custom 45mm hook and I crocheted my first Couch Candy at the start of 2016.

Extreme Crochet

After eight months of searching I got my hands on some pure NZ wool. While the crochet was my "point of difference", the requests for knitted Couch Candy were overwhelming and so I taught myself to arm knit.

Arm knitting chunky knit throws was much easier to master than extreme crochet, and so I hosted workshops in Hamilton, New Plymouth and Auckland, teaching lots of people how to arm knit their own chunky goodness.

I am so proud that everything you see here is hand made by me, right here in rural New Zealand. When I'm not arm knitting or crocheting, I am building Shopify stores, writing web content and coaching businesses on SEO.

I live with my husband on his family beef farm in rural Waikato. For behind the scenes lamb spam and calf chat you can follow me on Instagram to see my #farmwifelife.

Calf Feeding with Anatahi Feeder

I don't always bottle feed calves one at a time, but when I do, it's in full hair and makeup!