1898 Hat: Best Hat EVER! - 3 Mondays.: Dec. 2, 9 & 16; 1:00-2:30 pm
Date: 3 Mondays: December 2, 9, & 16; 1:00-2:30 pm
This is the best fitting, warmest, most ingeniously designed hat EVER! (Ask for testimonials from any of the staff. We've all tried it!) The headband folds along a slip-stitch edge, providing a squishy, double-layer of garter stitch that cozily cups your ears.
You will learn a provisional cast-on to begin the headband and learn how to increase and decrease stitches as we shape the ear flaps. We will discuss 3 different options for joining the two ends of the headband together, so you can pick the one you are most interested in mastering. You will then learn how to pick-up stitches along the headband's doubled-edge, in order to work the body of the hat in the round.
The pattern was designed for The Seaman's Institute by Kristine Byrnes. It was inspired by a hat she saw pictured in a magazine that had been published around 1910.
Skill Level: Intermediate. To be successful in this class, you should know how to knit, purl, read a pattern, and knit in the round.
Supplies to bring to class: (registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases, excluding patterns )
Copy of The 1898 Hat available as a free download on Ravelry at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/1898-hat (Click the "available for free" link on the Ravelry page, which will take you to the Seaman's Institute Church page. Scroll down to find the link to the 1898 Hat PDF)
180 yards of worsted weight yarn. Recommended yarns: Sweet Georgia, Rios, Ultra Wool, or Cascade 220
Approximately 2 feet of smooth contrasting yarn for the provisional cast on
16" US #7 circular needles and a set of size #7 double-points (DPNs)