Beginner's knitting - create a pompom hat

Make your own cute pompom hat in this crafty experience. Sitting Knitting is opening its doors to complete beginners for this workshop - so don't be shy! Join them in their Sutton Coldfield studio to get started.

Knitting isn't a difficult skill to master, but does require some good basic instructions and quite a lot of patience and practice. Thankfully your top-notch host will show you the ropes.

In this workshop, you will spend time mastering the basics - learning how to cast on to begin your project, brushing up on the knit and purl stitch, plus simple decreasing and sewing up techniques. Once everyone is comfortable, you will move onto your project, a simple but fabulous knitted beanie made in pure wool - something that you'll be proud of and wear for years to come!

Materials included are:

  • 20g of West Yorkshire Spinners pure wool for your knitting practice
  • 100g of West Yorkshire Spinners pure wool (in a colour of your choice) for your hat
  • 4mm Knit Pro bamboo knitting needles

You will also need a yarn sewing needle (not provided as many people will have one), they're available to buy in the shop, if necessary. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided to aid the creative process! Ready to get your craft on?

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £65
Student (Proof of full time education required) £55.25

How to get there


  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Due to the size of the shop and in line with current Government guidelines, this workshop will not be socially distanced. Your host does not require participants to wear a face covering (please wear one yourself if you would be more comfortable)
  • Hand sanitiser is available in the shop

On the day

  • Sitting Knitting is located behind a row of shops so please look out for the hanging sign
  • Their entrance driveway is narrow so best approached from the direction away from the traffic island
  • Once you have driven through the passageway you will find lots of spaces in our own car park
  • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of the workshop

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Rachel Warrilow (She/Her)

Rachel is a lifelong knitter, with over fifteen years of experience as a crocheter. She's the creator and owner of Sitting Knitting, a yarn shop in Sutton Coldfield. Rachel firmly believes that creativity is a vital life skill and stress-relieving tool that has enormous benefits for our quality of life and self-esteem.

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