Knit a Twist Top Hat
Intermediate | 34 min 35 sec
Knit Hat
Finish Hat
In this innovative class, knitting expert Lynne Barr shares the technique she invented for making a hat with a unique twisted top design. From brim to crown, the hat is worked in a 1x1 rib in the classic in-the-round fashion, but instead of decreasing as for a traditional hat, Lynne teaches how to finish it off with her signature traveling pleats technique. She walks you through the steps of transferring stitches to double-pointed needles to set up the pleats, and then finishing them off with a divided rib graft. While the names of the techniques might sound intimidating, they are easy to grasp with Lynne Barr walking you through the instructions one stitch at a time. The result is a graceful gathering, in addition to a new style of knitting.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 Skein of Puffin from Quince & Co. (This is a chunky/bulky weight yarn that is 112 yd/3.5 oz [102 m/100g].)
  • Circular Needle size US 10
  • 16-inch length
  • 7 Double Pointed Needles (dpns) US 10
  • 1 Stitch Marker
  • 1 Blunt Tapestry Needle
Learn how to:
  • Work a long tail cast-on
  • Work vertical traveling pleats
  • Work a divided rib graft

What you’ll get:
  • A detailed class on how to knit a twist top hat
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included - $8 value
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor and designer Lynn Barr
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
35 users recommended this class to a friend
Consuelo LeZama
It was a somewhat difficult project, but Ms. Barr's clear instructions made it possible!I love my hat!!!thank you.
More than 3 months ago
Marina Uraeva
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Very well explained. She has a gentle, calm voice and it is a pleasure to listen to her.
More than 3 months ago