Knitting Hats: Beyond the First Four Stitches

Davina Choy, Yarn Wrangler at Sheep & Stitch

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16 Lessons (1h 19m)
    • 1. FREE LESSON: The Stockinette Stitch

      3:30
    • 2. Trailer

      1:19
    • 3. Materials

      1:51
    • 4. Choosing a Size

      4:10
    • 5. Casting On

      8:59
    • 6. 2x2 Rib

      6:01
    • 7. Increase Row

      4:22
    • 8. Stockinette Stitch

      3:30
    • 9. Decrease Rows 1-4

      7:00
    • 10. Decrease Rows 5-8

      5:04
    • 11. Securing the Last Stitches

      2:50
    • 12. Mattress Stitch Demo

      5:15
    • 13. Seaming the Hat Body

      3:19
    • 14. Seaming the Hat Brim

      8:57
    • 15. Making a Pom Pom

      9:05
    • 16. Attaching the Pom Pom

      4:15

About This Class

So, now you've learned the basics of knitting. You can knit, purl, cast on and cast off. Maybe you've even knit a scarf - awesome!

Ready for the next step of your knitting journey? Where is that, you ask? Well, that road leads to a hat!

In this tutorial, I'll show you, step-by-step, how to knit a hat on a pair of needles. In fact, I'll show you how to knit a hat in three sizes: a women's adult hat, a toddler's hat, and a baby hat.

We'll be knitting our hat on two straight needles, back and forth, just like a scarf. The only difference is that we'll work some decreases so that our hat tapers inwards as it gets closer to the top of your head. Then, we'll seam it up at the side, make a sweet little pom pom and ... we're done! 

The pattern we'll use is called the Big and Little Hats. They're a pair of matching hats for an adult, toddler, and baby. Designed for bulky yarn, each hat is finished in no time at all. Perfect for quick, weekend knitting!