5h 12min beginner Resources

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

Episode descriptions

1 . Episode: 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.

Perfect Circumference
2 . Episode: Perfect Circumference

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

Sweet Pea: Cast On
3 . Episode: 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.

Sweet Pea: Decrease
4 . Episode: Sweet Pea: Decrease

Stefanie explains how to start decreasing to create the shape of your hat so that it fits correctly on the wearer's head. She also shows you how to transfer your knitting onto three double-pointed needles in order to do your decreases.

Sweet Pea: Finishing
5 . Episode: Sweet Pea: Finishing

Learn how to finish your hat and how to add circular cording at the top for a cute effect. Stefanie will also show you how to weave in your ends so that your stitches will be secure, your ends invisible and your hat durable.

Wheeler: Cast On
6 . Episode: Wheeler: Cast On

Begin the Wheeler hat by working in the round using two circular needles, and then work a jogless purl row.

Wheeler: Decrease
7 . Episode: Wheeler: Decrease

Add a new color and learn how to make a jogless stripe and carry your yarn up from a lower row. Stefanie shows you how to transfer your stitches to a circular needle, knit in the round and decrease your stitches to the top of the Wheeler hat.

Rosie: Ribbing Cast-On
8 . Episode: Rosie: Ribbing Cast-On

Start the Rosie hat with a ribbing around the bottom, then increase the number of stitches to get the shape of the hat and start building the stylish cables that go from top to bottom.

Rosie: Crossing Cables
9 . Episode: Rosie: Crossing Cables

Here you'll learn how to cross cables, a traditional knitting technique with a long, rich history. You'll also see how to rearrange your stitch markers for the next step: Decreasing.

Rosie: Decrease
10 . Episode: Rosie: Decrease

Stefanie walks you through the symmetrical decrease that creates a beautiful top to your Rosie hat. You'll learn how to decrease while maintaining the form of your cables as well as finishing your hat.

11 . Episode: Blocking

Stefanie shows you how to form your hats to fit beautifully and some of the different techniques used to fit a hat once it's made.

12 . Episode: Embellishments

Stefanie will show you some fun and cute ways to embellish your newly made hats. You'll learn how to add some simple embroidery and how to make a tassel and a pompom.

Bonus: Drop Stitch
13 . Episode: Bonus: Drop Stitch

Learn how to fix a dropped stitch with Stefanie's step-by-step instruction.

Bonus: Casting On Double Pointed Needles
14 . Episode: Bonus: Casting On Double Pointed Needles

A quick tutorial that will show you how to cast on to double-pointed needles.

Bloopers & Credits
15 . Episode: Bloopers & Credits

Outtakes from Circular Knit Lab: Hats Four Ways.

About the Teacher

Stefanie Japel
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8. Episode: Rosie: Ribbing Cast-On 37min
9. Episode: Rosie: Crossing Cables 17min
14. Episode: Bonus: Casting On Double Pointed Needles 5min


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