What you get
Why buy a hat when you can knit one from scratch? Grab your loom and learn the ins-and-outs of two fundamental stitches — the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Then use your newfound stitch savvy to knit a hat, top to bottom. Learn to switch colors and patterns as you go, then top it all off with a handmade pom-pom made of yarn, or one of the faux-fur pom-poms included in the crate. Ready to get ahead on hat-making?
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“After several attempts to start traditional knitting as a hobby and only making scarves before giving up, I was so excited to discover loom knitting. It was so much easier and more satisfying — I knew I had to share it with everyone! - Melissa, Maker Crate product designer ”
By the numbers
Number of wool hats knit at the beach during the summer: 2
Number of patterns tried: 8
Winter days with a warmer head since knitting our hats: all of them
An outstanding way to make hats, for those who have tried to knit or crochet and got frustrated. No more counting stitches (or wonky shapes when you drop and add stitches), easy color changing, and being able to catch a mistake or slipped stitch...it doesn't just disappear when the weight of your project pulls it apart and you have to guess at where to pick up the stitch again. As someone who only ever started many knitting projects, I am well on my way to finishing one and looking forward to many cool hats in the future!