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Workshop: Textile Design: Hat Designer w/ Pink Brutus Knits

January 10, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 Hat Designer: Needles ready, you’re in the driver’s seat now! – Advanced Beginner with knowledge of decreasing.

Students will learn how to design a basic toque from scratch. This class will cover gauge, sizing, and rate of decrease at the crown to knit a perfect hat without a pattern. Once the “template” has been established, the class will discuss knitting stitches relative to stitch counts and embellishments. This project won’t be able to be completed in class time, however students will have all the tools they need to complete at home. This class will require 1 ball of yarn in student’s choice, 1 set corresponding 16” circular needles, 1 set corresponding double points, stitch markers, tapestry needle, snips, notepad, pencil, and calculator.All supplies can be found locally, students will get a full list of suppliers and workshop handout upon registration.

Courtney Spainhower of Pink Brutus Knits is one of our fav knitwear designers here at Homespun: Modern Handmade. In the past five years she went from knitting under the moniker Lucy and the Bird, and churning out adorable bow ties, booties and shawls, to having her designs grace the covers and pages of Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Zealana and Creative Knitting. She has also contributed to the book Handmade for Baby (due to release Spring 2015) and so much more in-between.

Courtney is a regular contributor on Ravelry, makes a mean cocktail, grows a wicked garden, chugs coffee, loves all creatures and is an all around crafty wife and mother of two. She will be teaching a few exclusive workshops for us so be sure to find the one that is perfectly stitched for you!

Find out more about Courtney and Pink Brutus Knits here:

Please be sure to purchase your tickets at least 48 hours in advance, as the workshop needs a minimum number of attendees to run. If the minimum is not reached tickets will NOT be sold at the door.


January 10, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Homespun: Modern Handmade
869 Mass Ave
Indianapolis , IN 46204 United States


Homespun: Modern Handmade