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with Caddy Melville Ledbetter
Online Class

Learn to Knit: My First Hat

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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!


  • beginner
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h0m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

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

2. Reading the Pattern

Caddy walks you through the written pattern, explaining how to determine which instructions to follow for the size of hat you want to make. You'll also learn about the stitch abbreviations and how to make the two types of decreases you'll use.

3. Knitting a Swatch

3. Knitting a Swatch

Learn the popular long-tail cast-on to get stitches on your needles, then review the knit and purl stitches as you create a gauge swatch for your hat. This little square of fabric will tell you how many stitches per inch you knit (your gauge) so you can be sure that your hat will be the size you want!