The Teach-Your-Friend-How-To-Knit-A-Hat Hat
This pattern was designed by me but knit 100% by Vivienne (featured as the lovely model). She was the shining star of teaching someone how to knit - she wanted to learn everything and managed to get it all finished in a couple of days. And it turned out great!
Teaching someone how to knit a scarf (the go-to first project of most) is great, but it’s a long slog knitting a giant rectangle. I like to start people off with a hat! It takes less time and they get to wear it on their head afterwards, which feels important.
I like to do a little survey to see how much knowledge the person has before starting. When I first was learning I needed someone to do the cast on and ribbing for me so I’ll offer that option.
If they’ve knitted before but it’s been a long time I'll teach them how to cast on & do the rib brim. A lot of knitting knowledge is stored as muscle memory, and some people have no trouble picking up a long lost fibre art.
Shown in Diamond Galway Chunky. A suggested substitute is below