Design your own Double-knitted Hat

Hats are a wonderful and practical way to play with new patterns and techniques without the commitment of a larger garment, and the result will keep you or a loved one warm on cold winter days. The vast majority of a hat is simple circular work, and the crown is a graceful introduction to double-knit shaping. 

In this three-session workshop, I'll take you through my principles of hat design, help you through a simple gauge swatch, advise you and answer questions about your own design, and then take you through crown planning, various decreases, and finishing.

When this workshop's recordings are completed, it is likely that the final recording available for separate purchase will be an edited version rather than the full 9 hours. Students who attend the workshop (through this site) will retain access to the full video set.

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(what to know)

You should have taken either the Introduction, Advanced Beginner, or In the Round workshop or have equivalent experience with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting. You should also be comfortable following knitting charts.


(what to bring)

100g each of 2 distinct solid colors (1 light, 1 darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of 16-20″ circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn. You may also use DPNs, two circulars, or magic loop, but I will not be teaching these styles in the workshop.


(what to Do)

Please make sure you are familiar with the cast-on at

If the upcoming virtual or live workshops below don't work for you due to time or location constraints, this workshop's last session was recorded and access is now available for purchase!

BuildingBlox Recorded Workshops: Advanced Beginner Double-knitting 01/54/2023

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