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Hats Four Ways: Circular Knit Lab

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You’ll learn how to knit a hat with circular needles as you construct this cute and colorful collection.

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What You Get

  • 15 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Stefanie Japel
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Published author and well-loved knitwear designer Stefanie Japel shares her "purls" of wisdom with you as she teaches you to knit three unique styles of hats. Circular Knit Lab begins with essential information about circular needles and knitting in the round, including choosing supplies and creating the perfect circumference for any size head. Then Stefanie walks you through how to knit a hat in the round from start to finish. You’ll enjoy her ever-present enthusiasm for teaching and knitting, as you learn stripes, cables and ribbing, and top your hat with a tassel or pom.gLearn how to increase and decrease in the round, blocking, making jogless joins, and adding fun embellishments like embroidery to your custom-fit hats. You'll learn to knit hats using four different circular knitting techniques. At the end of the course you'll have come full circle and have knitted three hats to wear or give as gifts.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Stefanie introduces herself and goes over all the fun things you'll learn. She also describes the tools and materials you'll need to get started.
2. Perfect Circumference
3. Sweet Pea: Cast On
4. Sweet Pea: Decrease
5. Sweet Pea: Finishing
6. Wheeler: Cast On
7. Wheeler: Decrease
8. Rosie: Ribbing Cast-On
9. Rosie: Crossing Cables
10. Rosie: Decrease
11. Blocking
12. Embellishments
13. Bonus: Drop Stitch
14. Bonus: Casting On Double Pointed Needles
15. Bloopers & Credits

Taught by

Stefanie Japel
Stefanie Japel
Stefanie started knitting at 8 years old and began designing soon thereafter. She learned to knit in the round at age 20, and her books — Glam Knits, Fitted Knits, and Mom and Me Knits — all feature fabulous circular knitting patterns. You'll also find Stefanie's wonderful work in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Vogue Knitting and more. Stefanie teaches a variety of knitting classes on Craftsy, and her lifetime of experience, clear teaching style and effervescent enthusiasm make her one incredibly fun instructor.

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