No-Pattern Custom Fitting Hats Workshop - with Kate Atherley


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Join us for an evening while you learn to make a hat for any head, with any yarn in your stash!

In this 3 hour class, you will learn how to work a top-down hat to fit any head, without a swatch! We’ll show you how to customize the style and fit – work to the length you want, make it slouchy or fitted, fold-over cuff or beanie-style, add custom ribbings and cuff patterns, work with different colours. Whether you want to make a quick gift or use up your stash, or free yourself from patterns, this class will make you a better and more powerful hat knitter.

Skills needed: Suitable for knitters who have experience working in the round.

Please Bring: 

  • the measurement of the head you want to fit;
  • any yarn you want to use :  For fingering weight/sock yarn, bring 300m, for DK bring 250m, for worsted weight or thicker, bring 150m.
  • and the following needles: DPNs and 16 inch circular in the size recommended for the yarn, and 16 inch circular 2 sizes smaller.
  • Also bring a stitch marker, scrap yarn in a similar weight and a blunt-ended darning needle. 

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