How to Design Knitted Hats
Sunday, May 16, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Shaina Bilow
Design, Knitting
Class Details:

Have you always wanted to learn how to design hats for yourself and your loved ones? Then this is the class for you! Come to class prepared with swatches of knitted fabrics and learn how to measure your gauge, measure a head, and combine the numbers to create custom hat designs using templates Shaina provides. This is a great class for first-time pattern writers!

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, working in the round, have knit a few accessories


Bring a sample of stockinette stitch to class to measure or work one swatch using worsted-weight yarn and size US 8 (5 mm) needles as follows:
Cast on 24 stitches
Row 1 (RS): knit 24.
Row 2 (WS): knit 2, purl 20, knit 2.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the swatch measures 4” and bind off loosely. .

Supplies for Class:

Stitch marker, pen/pencil, measuring tape, caluculator, printed pattern templates. US 8 (5 mm) 16” circular knitting needle. Worsted-weight yarn from the homework, about 100g.