Fiber Arts: Knitting a Barley Hat

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Fiber Arts: Knitting a Barley Hat

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Deadline to Register: March 5th at 5:00pm

Fiber Arts: Knitting a Barley Hat


This is Part 2 of our Introduction to Knitting series.  Join us for a 2-day class as we learn to knit in the round and create the Barley Hat.  On Day 1 we will start with a quick refresher of casting on, knitting, and purling. We will then cast on in the round, create ribbing, change needles, and establish the pattern for the body of the hat.  Over our 2-week break, students will complete the body of the Barley Hat at home.  When we meet again on Day 2, there will be time for trouble shooting before learning to decrease, work on double pointed needles, and bind off.  Students will leave Day 2 with a competed Barley Hat.

For those of you who have attended Part 1 of Introduction to Knitting at the Folk School making either dish cloths or the Wheat Scarf, you have all the skills needed to move into part 2 with the Barley Hat.  For students who are new to knitting at The Folk School, a working understanding of how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off is required for this class.  Don’t have those skills down?  Please join us for Introduction to Knitting 1 the next time it is offered.

Please note: This is a two day class held on two Friday evenings (March 12th and March 26th). Some knitting experience is required. 

Our local yarn store, Fiber Artwork, is curating supply kits with the following items:

    • 1 skein of Malabrigo Rios worsted weight hand-dyed 100% superwash Merino wool yarn.  Students will need to select 1 of 6 color options at registration: dark blue, teal/light blue, beige, grey, red, or pink/purple.
    • 1 ChiaoGoo 16-inch circular knitting needle US size 8
    • 2 Stitch markers
    • 1 Tapestry needle
    • Barley Hat pattern


The Barley Hat pattern is part of The Simple Collection by Tin Can Knits.  The Simple Collection is created for sharing.  These patterns are provided as free PDFs along with easy to follow online tutorials making this resource perfect for new knitters building skills and confidence.

Instructor: Katie Van Houten of Flint River Knitwear taught herself how to knit almost 20 years ago while on bed rest with her oldest child.  Since then, she has expanded her craft into knitting lace, cables, and stranded color work in shawls, hats, socks, and sweaters.  Katie is most proud of the garments that she has test knit as part of the design process for local Huntsville knitwear designer Knitosophy.  Check out some of her finished work on Instagram @flintriverknitwear.

Supplies and Attire: All materials and supplies will be provided.

Time: Friday, March 12th (5:00pm-8:00pm) and Friday, March 26th (5:00pm-8:00pm)

Tuition: $75.00

Supply Fee: $35.00

Level: Adv. Beginner/Intermediate


Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.

Cancelation Policy: Students that cancel 14 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a full refund. Students that cancel 7 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a 50% refund. If student cancels 6 days or less prior to the date of the class no refund will be issued.


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March 12
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Burritt Folk School
3101 Burritt Dr.
Huntsville, 35801 United States
(256) 536-2882


Burritt Folk School