Learn to Knit in the Round: Ellis Hat Online Class
Thursday, August 20 & September 3
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Irish Immigrant Thomas Ellis arrived in the Okanagan area of Canada in the late 1860s and was the first European settler in the area known today as Penticton. Ellis established himself as a cattle rancher and by the 1890s, his empire spanned from South Okanagan all the way to the Canada-US Border. Today, Ellis Street, named after the cattle baron, runs through the Kelowna Cultural District and ends at the base of Knox Mountain.
This great, great pattern is perfect for your first hat in-the-round. We highly recommend Spun Right Round Squish DK (250-yards soft, superwash merino) for this project. Add a faux fur pompom and you have a great gift! Or keep it for yourself - you deserve it!
Instructor: Cathy Hougan
This hat is knit bottom up and includes sizing for the whole family with a slouchy or beanie version.
Class 1: Discussion regarding hat sizing, reviewing the pattern, learning how to join in the round
Class 2: Learning how to decrease at the crown and finish your hat
Prerequisites: Cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off. It is helpful to know K2tog and SSK, but not required
Students will cast-on for an adult hat prior to the class