Learn to crochet in the round with expert guidance from author and pattern designer Stacey Trock! Get started by reviewing the chain and single crochet stitch and learn how to increase in the round as you work a basic beanie. Once youve got a handle on keeping consistent tension, experiment with easy colorwork to change up the look. Next, learn how to add earflaps by working in rows without losing stitches! Add style and functionality to your hat with a trendy cloche brim, or create a slouchy beret with a cute button band detail. Then, personalize your hats with fun embellishments like pompoms and braided tassels, and even discover a simple way to tighten a hat thats too big no ripping required! Finally, make simple modifications to these designs and find out how to achieve the right fit for anyones head using the chart included with this class.
Meet your instructor, Stacey Trock, who will have you crocheting in the round in no time! Stitch along with her as she shows you a simple way to start fabric in the round and increase it to create the crown of your first hat. Stacey offers advice for checking gauge and simple solutions for when the measurements are off. She'll also show you the different fabrics you can create in single crochet based on which loop or loops you work.
Now that the shaping of the hat is complete, Stacey offers advice for working the remaining fabric and keeping track of what round you're on. Discover stranded colorwork as Stacey demonstrates how easy it is to add colorful designs to the body of your hat. She'll show you how to design your own motif, change colors, and then work through the heart motif included with your class materials. Learn how to carry -- or bury -- your floats to create vibrant, colorful hats!
Make your basic round beanie into an adorable earflap hat with just one easy change! Stacey shows you how to transition from round to flat work as you create the cozy earflaps. Gather tips for counting stitches and identifying the end of a row.
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