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with Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley
Online Class

New Directions in Lace: Hats

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Expand your lace knitting expertise to include elegant, in-the-round projects alongside knitwear designers Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn. Get comfortable reading lace charts and joining in the round to knit the simply chic Spiral Lace Hat from the bottom up. Master Courtney's invisible cast-on and work the Medallion Crown Hat (a beautiful beret) from the top down before binding off in pattern. Knit the True Lace Hat with patterning on every round, and receive tips for modifying the length or circumference of your hats. Plus, discover finishing techniques for weaving in ends securely and blocking your hats for crisp stitch definition. Learn to knit lace in the round and light up your look with these exclusive, alluring accessories.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h22m

Included in this Class

1. Gauge & Swatching in the Round

1. Gauge & Swatching in the Round

Meet instructors Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley, longtime knitters, designers and co-proprietors of Kelbourne Woolens. Then dive right into swatching for your hats!

2. Spiral Lace Hat Part One

2. Spiral Lace Hat Part One

The Spiral Lace Hat is a great project for dipping your toes into lace in the round. The stockinette ribbing is an engaging alternative to plain rib, and the short repeating lace pattern is easy to keep track of as you work your way up the hat. Courtney shows you how to read the simple lace chart and get started.

3. Spiral Lace Hat Part Two

3. Spiral Lace Hat Part Two

Continue knitting the Spiral Lace Hat as Courtney demonstrates how to switch to larger needles and work the body of the hat. She also explains how to modify the hat for different sizes and how to decrease for the crown.