WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024


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Workshop Info

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2024
Time:10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Instructor:Kate Oates

 This course is intended to help knitters at all levels adjust and add sizes to an existing pattern, or to start from scratch to design their own hat. We begin by learning how to swatch in the round. We will discuss gauge, different levels of ease including when negative/positive ease are appropriate with a variety of stitch patterns, and how to use available standard sizing and even estimate yardage. We will look at all basic hat shapes including beanies and berets, and also discuss some accessories like earflaps and embellishments. Finally, we will look at the various construction methods and how they suit the hat inside your head. We will work our way through the entire Math for Hats booklet, including practicing with worksheets. Math for Hats includes the Adventure Hat pattern, which is a perfect opportunity to make a hat in any style.


SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Beginner with some experience 

PREREQUISITE:  Read a pattern, cast on, knitting in the round, basic increasing/decreasing

HOMEWORK:  Any homework or course prep is automatically delivered as soon as the course materials fee is paid.  Each Materials fee listing describes the materials that are included in detail. 


NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 


Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $16 must be paid by 10/4/24 using this link.   It includes:  Math for Hats booklet, printed and bound, includes adventure hat pattern as well (a pattern with infinite opportunities for customization)


  • Yarn and appropriately sized circular needles at worsted gauge or heavier. This yarn should either be scrap yarn or yarn for a hat project you are ready to begin. You may not be able to reuse this yarn after swatching so plan accordingly to make sure you have enough yardage for your project. 

  • Basic calculator (or your smart phone), pencil, scrap paper 

  • Knitters tools: scissors, darning needle, measuring tape 

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.



Seats Remaining 10
Workshop Fee $95.00



Other Workshops Available By Kate Oates
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
MATH FOR HATS (4 HRS) Knitting 10/20/2024 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 95.00 MORE INFO
NO SEW ZIPPER INSTALLATION Knitting 10/19/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
POCKETS Knitting 10/18/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
TAILORING Knitting 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024