Knitting “Let’s Make a Hat!” (Introductory to Advanced Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Knitting “Let’s Make a Hat!” (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Knitting “Let’s Make a Hat!” (Introductory to Advanced Level)
Date: November 13, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Calandra Coward
Fee: $30 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $34.50 plus HST (Non-Members)

In this brief course, students will build on the basics of knitting so that they may carry on in the craft. Through guidance and step-by-step instruction, students will begin and hopefully complete The Atlantic Beanie.

Throughout this experience, students will develop and broaden their knitting skills and techniques so they may repeat the pattern later or try another basic hat pattern. They will learn through their mistakes, gain the ability to see and correct errors and read knitting patterns.

By the end of the course, students will grasp the basic concept of:

Casting on in the round
Slipping stitches
Binding off
Weaving in ends
Attaching Pom-Poms

Required Materials
Each student will bring the following equipment with them to class:

One Circular pair of US 15/ 10.0mm knitting needles (12 inch circle)
Yarn: Super Bulky weigh yarn | Level 6 | Ex. Malabrigo Rasta, We Are Knitters The Wool, Wool Ease Thick N Quick (the last one is available at Micheals)
At least one stitch marker
One tapestry needle
One pair of scissors
Yarn & Pom Kits are available through if pre-ordered will be brought to class for your convenience by the Instructor.

Kits range from $25 to $56 depending on the weight of the yarn and if it’s hand dyed. The kit does not include a needle.

Optional Materials
Row counter
Scrap paper
Pen or pencil
One Faux Fur Pom Pom for topping your hat

Calandra Coward isa full time registered nurse and serious yarn enthusiast. She learned the basics of knitting from her Grandmother and began using the craft as a way to relax and unwind from nursing school. Calandra started her own side business, The Nurse Who Knits, last year and sells handknit items online and at craft shows. She has also started designing her own knitting patterns.

Originally from Newmarket Ontario, Calandra moved to Cape Breton in 2019 so that her husband could attend the Coast Guard College. Calandra, Gavin, and their Giant Schnauzer Valkyrie now live in Westmount and run their knitting business out of their home. Calandra’s goals for 2021 include designing more patterns and growing the online business.

For references of Calandra’s creative works, please access the following websites:
On Instagram @thenursewhoknits
On Facebook The Nurse Who Knits

Advance registration for members begins August 30.

General registration for non-members begins September 13.

For more information on this program or to register, email or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.