I’ve just finished up a couple of hats as class samples, so I thought I’d share!
First up: a slouchy, ribby, fashion-forward adult hat. The pattern is “Super Cupcake” by ChicKnits, and it uses the K1B method to create the stitch pattern that she calls Shaker Rib, but is also known as Brioche Stitch, and those of us who remember the 80’s called it Fisherman’s Rib.
This project is an easy way to start experimenting with combining yarns in a project. I used Bumblebirch Forage for the bottom ribbing (the “cake”) and Malabrigos Rio for the slouchy crown in Shaker Rib (the “frosting”). I also added about a half inch of extra slouch, as per the pattern instructions.
This class will be held twice before the holidays, on October 6 and again on November 17, at Nitro Knitters. The pattern also includes a matching cowl for a great holiday gift set!
The next project is a cute kid’s hat, knit at a bulky gauge so it goes super-quick. This is done in a bulky Hayfield yarn which is quite economical – you could get 2 baby size hats out of one ball for $7.00! The pattern is “Chouette” which translates from French both as “owl” and as “something cool”. And it includes adult sizes too!
In this class you’ll learn the basics of reading a chart, although the pattern also includes written-out directions so you can take your pick. There are about half a dozen cables to shape the owl, so we’ll do a thorough explanation of cables as well.
This class will also be held twice before the holidays, on October 20 and again on December 8. And, I will have button packs available in class that include the buttons I used for the features. WHOO will you make it for?
CLASS INFO: The location is Nitro Knitters (http://nitroknitters.com). Each class is 2 hours and the cost is $25.
I linked the October dates in the post, so if you click on those words you will go to the website page for the class. You can sign up online, or call the shop at (503) 372-9318, or drop in and sign up in person. The November and December classes are not on their website yet but I will link to them as they become available.