Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Knitting a Hat 101

Time to learn to knit a hat!!!! Knitting a hat has different techniques because hats are knit in the round. First we need to learn how to join our yarn in the round. To start we need circular needles (a cable of smaller than 16inches) you also need the yarn you would like to use. Also if you don't already have one get  stitch markers. There are many different types but anything similar to these will work.

Alright now it is time to learn to knit in the round. Before you attempt your hat just master knitting in the round. 
After you are comfortable doing this you want to find a easy hat pattern online. We can use this one for example. The only other new technique you need to learn is decrease. 
Know you know everything you need to know to make a hat. Eventually you will be able to make fancier hats, with different size needles and different yarns. Share your first hats with me by commenting below! And remember to always have fun.

Happy Knitting!!!!