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with Stefanie Japel
Online Class

Hats Four Ways: Circular Knit Lab

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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.


  • beginner
  • 15 episodes
  • 5h12m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

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

2. Perfect Circumference

Stefanie walks you through using your gauge swatch to determine the stitch count to make for a perfect fit.

3. Sweet Pea: Cast On

3. Sweet Pea: Cast On

Learn how to cast on using a circular needle and how to create a jogless purl ridge, which helps you stop your stockinette stitches from curling into infinity.