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Learn to Knit: My First Hat

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Learn the basics of knitting in the round! Create a cute hat as you unlock an inspiring new world of skills and potential projects.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a hat pattern sized for both children and adults
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Caddy Melville Ledbetter

How it works

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


Are you ready to step out of the world of flat knits and into a new, circular frontier of possibility? Circular knitting doesn’t have to be scary. With the right step-by-step guidance you’ll be knitting in the round with confidence and ease sooner than you think! Join instructor and designer Caddy Melville Ledbetter and learn the essentials you need to triumph in the round. During class, you'll create a cute hat —-- an approachable in-the-round project that's perfect for honing your new circular knitting skills. Learn how to pick the right yarn for potential projects and how to simplify pattern instructions as you read. Caddy will show you how to start with the long-tail cast-on, join to knit and purl in the round, work basic decreases and add extras such as earflaps for a fabulous final touch. Your knitting journey is just beginning; start that journey with a smashing success!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet author and longtime knitter Caddy Melville Ledbetter and begin your hat-knitting adventure with an overview of yarn types and the tools you'll need to make a fun and versatile hat for an adult or child.
2. Reading the Pattern
3. Knitting a Swatch
4. The Body of the Hat
5. Avoiding & Fixing Mistakes
6. Finishing the Hat

Taught by

Caddy Melville Ledbetter
Caddy Melville Ledbetter
Caddy Melville Ledbetter is a designer and instructor with a flair for teaching new knitters. Her enthusiastic, stress-free instruction has built her a successful following of students, while her popular designs have attracted those with both classic and contemporary tastes. You can find Caddy’s patterns in the books she has co-authored: Mother-Daughter Knits and Warm Knits, Cool Gifts.

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