April POMs

Makers Lodge Project of the Month for April 2024



Bucket Hats & Beanies

Prize: $10 Gift Card

Prize: $10 Gift Card

Pattern Recommendations: 

Heel Pattern and tutorial: 

1) Fish Lips Kiss Heel Pattern by Sox Therapist (Paid) 

For Beginners: 

1) Wise Hilda’s basic Ribbed Sock by Kate Atherley (free) 

2)  Baby Socks by Kate Atherley (Free) 

3) Baby Socks – Worsted/DK Version by Kate Atherley (Free) 

Toe up Socks: 

1) The Perfect Sock Pattern by Jo Torr 

Note: for the toe up sock KAL, see the blog post here

Or choose any other sock pattern you would like to make to join in on this POM!

Pattern Recommendations: 

For Kids: 

  1. Peek a Boo Patterns – Reversible Bucket Hat pattern ($5) 
  2. Peek a Boo Patterns – Floppy Flower Wide Brim Sun Hat Pattern ($5) 

For Adults: 

  1. Elbe Textiles – Sorrento Bucket Hat Pattern ($7) 
  2. Patterns for Pirates – Set Sail Hat (free) 

For Beanies: 

  1. Made for Mermaids – Cuffed Beanie (free) 

Or choose any other bucket hat or beanie pattern you would like to make to join in on this POM!



Yarn Recommendations: 

When selecting a yarn for knitting socks, you want to choose one with a nylon, or polyamide, or polyester percentage (20-30%) in the composition. This will allow for durability in your knitted socks. You may choose to use a merino or wool, or a cotton option. 

Typically, sock patterns are written for a 4 ply, or fingering weight sock yarn. You may choose a heavier weight sock pattern, in which case, you may be choosing a 6ply or 8 ply sock yarn (DK weight). 

Sock options from Makers Lodge: 

  1. Laines du Nord – Paint Gradient, Watercolor Sock, or Paint Sock (Merino/Nylon, Fingering Weight) 
  2. Malabrigo – Ultimate Sock (Merino/Nylon, Fingering Weight)
  3. Manos del Uruguay – Alegria (Superwash Merino/Nylon, fingering weight)
  4. Confetti Yarns – Hand Dyed Sock (Merino/Nylon, fingering weight)
  5. Juniper Moon Farm – Herriot Fine (Alpaca/Nylon, fingering weight)
  6. Comfort Sock – 4 ply Sock (Superwash wool/polyamid, fingering weight)
  7. Gedifra – Lana Mia Cotone (Cotton/Polyester, fingering weight)
  8. Laines du Nord – Summer Sock (Cotton/Nylon, fingering weight)
  9. King Cole – Summer (Bamboo/Cotton/PBT, fingering weight)
  10. Uneek Sock Kit (Superwash Merino/Nylon, fingering weight)
  11. Seawater Weaving Hand dyed Sock Yarns (Merino/Nylon, fingering weight)
  12. KFI Luxury Collection – Indulgence Merino (Mercerized Merino/Polyamide, DK weight)
  13. Comfort – 6 ply (Wool/Polyamide/Viscose, DK weight)
  14. Comfort – 8 ply (Wool/Polyamide, DK weight) 

Knitting Needles: 

A big part of becoming successful in sock knitting is finding the needle style that is right for you. 

We have several needle options available in studio, and here are the 4 categories we carry. 

  1. Double Pointed Needles (DPNs)
  2. 9″ or 10″ circular needles 
  3. 32″ or 40″ circular needles (For Magic loop) 
  4. 16″ circular needles (you would need 2 of these) 

Fabric Recommendations: 

Bucket Hats: 

For bucket hat sewing, you will want to select stable fabrics without a lot of drape. Cottons, and linens work well, and are a breathable option. 

Some great options here at Makers Lodge: 

  1. Ramie Linen, or Ramie Stonewashed Linen
  2. Quilting Cottons
  3. Katia Fabrics – Cotton Poplin
  4. Recycled Canvas 


When sewing beanies, a medium thickness stretch fabric is great. You will need at least 50% stretch, and the stretchier the better! 

Some great options at Makers Lodge: 

  1. Tubular Ribbing (2×2) 
  2. Bamboo/Cotton Ribbing 
  3. Bamboo/Cotton jersey 

Studio Times

All Tuesday and Friday Evening Open Stitch Times and Saturday day Open Stitch Times can be used to work on POMs around the community table. 

Featured Sock Knitting Days – Come in and work on your socks with others! 

Sock Knitting Class – April 6th or April 9th 

Sign up here

Heel Knitting Workshop? 


All sewing space bookings are great times to work on your POM! 

Beanie Sewing: Join for a fun beanie sewing session on April 13th with Jodi! 

Sign up here

Bucket Hat Sewing: Join for Bucket Hat sewing on April 27th!

Sign up here 


Entries to the POM Prize

Regardless of which POM you choose to participate in (or both!), make sure you remember to post your project to social media and tag us for a chance to win! All posts that meet the criteria will be entered for a chance to win the prize for that POM. 


1) Materials for the POM must be purchased from Makers Lodge to qualify (notions and tools are exempted). 

2) Each post must tag Makers Lodge appropriately (Facebook: tag Makers Lodge; Instagram: tag @makerslodgecp AND tag us in your photo; for both, use hashtags #makerslodgecp #makerslodgepom). You may also enter by posting to the Makers Lodge: Virtual Makespace group on Facebook. 

3) Posts must be made by May 5th, 2023.

4) Prizes and contest are in no way affiliated with Facebook or Instagram.