Thursday, October 23, 2014
This year we are going to make a quick knit hat, one that even our brand new knitters can finish in a few hours. If you want to learn to knit, this is a great first project. We will have a bit of extra yarn and needles available for you to try if you aren't sure about jumping in. For those of you knitting along, the materials list is below.
The Pattern is "Super Bulky Button Hat" found free on Ravelry.com. I will have printed copies available.
Bulky yarns are those that average around .50 to .60 yards per gram. Test hats were made in two colors but one color is fine. Test hats used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick and Lion Brand Hometown USA. Both are yarns easily found at Joann's and Walmart. Other similar yarns are at Michaels. These yarns are lower cost and contain acrylic. Most good yarn shops will carry much better yarns such as Malabrigo and Juniper Farms, natural fiber yarns. Get what you are comfortable with -two skeins in different colors.
Needle - I used a 24" number 11 circular needle. I did not need to use double pointed needles though I will have a set to use at Recompence for those who don't have them. Size 13 as called for in the pattern made the hat way too big.
I'll have a skein of yarn that we can cut loops for stitch markers, scissors and needles for sewing on a button if you wish. This hat has a decorative large button on the side - optional of course.
Let's have fun and get warm heads.