Basic Crochet: Make A Hat & Scarf

image003The art of crochet involves creating a series of hoops that are woven together using a simple hook. The result is texture rich creations of many kinds, clothing, household items and even stuffed animals. It is a fun, relaxing and productive hobby that can add great items to any accessory wardrobe. Whether you want to create for friends, for yourself, or for profit, basic crocheting techniques are the foundation for simple and complicated design work. “Basic Crochet: Hat and Scarf” teaches students stitches and techniques resulting in a hand-crafted cozy scarf. With a few more techniques, students gain enough skills to create a warm and wearable hat. Scarf and hat can be customized in the colors and patterns chosen by each student.

This is a one-day session on Saturday, January 26 from 10 am to 2 pm for ages 8 and older. There is a $10 materials fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Class cost is $30 for members of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and $40 for non-members. The deadline for registration is January 18.

Instructor Emilee Kingsley is a senior at Washington College studying Business Management. She was a Maryland Distinguished Scholar finalist in 2009 for both academic and artistic achievements. Her interest in the arts started very young and includes ceramics, basket weaving, crocheting, knitting, amine and nail art.

Classes are held at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617. Phone 410.758.2520 or download registration forms at

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