Little Hats Big Hearts
Thursdays: January3, 10, 17, & 24 1-4pm
Volunteers from around the country are helping the American Heart Association (in connection with the Children’s Heart Foundation) celebrate American Heart Month. How? By knitting and crocheting adorable red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals.
Little Hats, Big Hearts™, honors babies and moms in a very special way. These tiny red hats, on thousands of babies, symbolize our shared mission of heart-healthy lives for everyone. The effort also raises awareness of congenital heart defects, and what we can all do to help prevent them.
Did you know? Little Hats, Big Hearts™ started in Chicago in 2014. From just 300 little hats in the first year, the program has now embraced hundreds of thousands of babies, across more than 40 states.
Last year Pingora Yarns collected 112 hats that were distributed at Sage West Hospital in Lander and St. Johns Hospital in Jackson. Let’s see if we can donate more hats for infants in more hospitals!
Maker Hat Event – Monday January 21 – 10am-8pm
Bring US#6 knitting needles or G hook & help crank out some hats! Knitting Fever has donated some red yarn for this event – help us reach our goals for newborns of the region!
Orenburg Lace Sampler
January 25 and February 8, 15 1-4pm
Orenburg lace is a Russian lace using only knit stitches using a unique construction technique. After the class you will have the appropriate skills to knit a Orenburg lace scarf or shawl, and how to read charted instructions.
In this class you will learn 10 different basic elements and several different edgings to make a sampler with mitered corners. You will also learn the basics of Russian grafting. During the first class you will cast on and practice the 10 basic elements and explore the different edges. In the second class, you will cast on and knit the edge for the sampler, turn the corner, then pick up stitches for the body and miter the second corner. During the last class you will learn to miter the third corner, knit the edge and miter the last corner before graphing the ends together.
Materials needed include either a lace or fingering weight yarn (preferably in a plain light color so you can see your stitches), US #2 (lace) or #3 or 4 (fingering) needles, stitch markers, and highlighter tape.
January 22 & 29 6-8pm
Learn how to brioche with this cowl knitted in the round.
This reversible brioche cowl is knit in the round beginning with a few rows of garter before starting the brioche stitch in the main color. The second contrast color is introduced and the cowl continues in two-color brioche. The two colors are later swapped around (syncopation) to produce another color effect before returning to single color brioche and another sequence of garter before bind-off.
Learn to Crochet with Hailey
Wednesday, February 6 6-8pm
Saturday December 15 10am- 12pm
Learn the basics of crochet: chain, single and double crochet stitch.
Materials needed: Yarn and an appropriate size hook for the yarn (G-H)
February’s Learn to Knit with Corrine
Wednesday, February 13 6-8pm
Learn the basic stitches involved in knitting: cast on, knit, purl, and bind off!
Materials needed: Yarn (worsted or bulky weight) and needles (size 8 or larger)