hi my name is Hana Meier and today we’ll be learning how to make this basic hat with our learn to knit kit level 3 we will be learning how to do things like casting on knitting purling decreasing seaming and also talking about gauge and blocking in our next section we’ll be going over our materials list so you can make your very own hat you have your box kit let’s see what’s inside we have level 3 the hat booklet it has your pattern instructions photos everything you need we’ll be covering most of it in the video so you don’t need it right now but it’s great for when you’re not in your computer we have a size 6 set of straight needles everything you need for your hat we have a darning needle which is great for weaving in ends and seaming we have two balls of gloss DK for your hat and then lastly we have a pin that shows you completed this box kit in the next section we will be learning how to cast on welcome back we’re going to do our Slipknot and cast on now you’re going to want to pull out three times the yarn as the width of your finished project our hat is 19 inches so you’re going to want to pull out 60 inches of yarn plus 8 to 10 inches for your tail so let’s pull out about 16 just again this is approximate it’s just a good place to start you can never have too much yarn so there’s about 70 in order to do our Slipknot right here make a loop place the loop so it goes over top of the yarn coming from the ball and then you take your needle and you thread it under the loop that’s coming from or the yarn is coming from the ball in the loop pick that up so it makes it slip knot you’ve got two strands coming off the Slipknot while attached to your ball one is the strands you the amount you’ve counted off earlier you grab both of them are with your pinky wrap it around insert your pointer finger and your thumb between the strands making sure that the working yarn to the ball of yarn is going around your thumb and the tail is going around your pointer finger then take the tip of your needle and then you insert it around your thumb and you grab the Strand that comes around your pointer finger and pull it through the loop that’s gone around your thumb you do it again insert the tip of your needle underneath the strands coming around the back of your thumb grab the Strand that’s coming around the backside of your pointer finger and you pull it tight again go underneath the Strand going around your thumb grab the pointer finger finger strand let it go and then pull it tight so continue in that way until you have 88 stitches remember that the Slipknot is your first stitch and meet me back here in the next video to learn how to knit and purl welcome back in the last section you cast on all 88 stitches in this section we’ll be doing the ribbing for our hat ribbing is that nice stretchy section at the bottom of your hat that will keep it snug and keep it from rolling in this case our ribbing will consist of two knit stitches followed by two purl stitches followed by two knit stitches and two purl stitches all the way across and that will give you that nice stretchy edge so the first thing we’re going to be doing is doing two knit stitches in order to do that you want to make sure that your take you’ve got the needle with all of your cast on stitches in your left hand and you want to grab the working yarn which is the yarn coming from the ball not your tail this yarn and you will take your second needle put the empty one in your right hand your right hand you take the tip of your your empty needle and you’ll be putting it through the loop you’ll pull your working yarn between the two needles pull it through that loop drop off that old stitch off left handles and I use have the new stitch the new loop on the right hand needle you will do the same thing again for the second stitch is it mean done it stitch so you come up from the bottom to the hop up to that loop they put your working yarn between the two needles over that right hand needle and then you’re pulling it through and then you drop off that old stitch off the left hand needle now you have two knit stitches on your right hand needle next we’ll be doing the purl stitch you will move your right hand needle to the front so over top of that left hand needle with it you’ll bring the yarn between the two noodles also to the front you’re going to pick up that yarn between the

two needles you’re going to thread it through and then you’re going to slip that stitch off the left hand you know bring the tip of that right hand needle down through the loop put the yarn between the two needles again grab it with that right hand needle slip it through drop it off the left-hand needle so you can continue all the way across with the next two stitches where your two knit stitches follow my two purl stitches all the way to the end you end with two purl stitches and then we’ll meet back here and we’ll do the second row together welcome back we’ve done our first row we’re about to start a second row you will notice in while you worked the first row that when you worked purl stitches you end up with a little bump in the front when you worked your knit stitches you want to put a little V in the front lies a little flatter going forward you’re going to want to stack the purl bumps over purl bumps and knit stitches over knit so you’ll know when you’ve gotten a little off if things look a little odd and they’re not stacking properly you want to look at your work and see what’s happened so turn your work so now your the needle with all the stitches on it is in your left hand your empty needle is in your right hand yarn tail is coming off the front you look at it you’ll realize that the first two stitches are now knit stitches the back side of every purl stitch is a knit stitch and the back side of every knit stitch is a purl stitch so now since we end up with two pearls we’re going to start with two knits in order to do the knits you have your work in your left hand you’re going to take your needle you’re going to work in that stitch like we have the first time like we did the first round you insert your right hand needle you’re going to bring the yarn through that loop pull it forward and you’re going to drop that old stitch off the left hand needle you have your fresh stitch on your right hand needle do it again by moving the right-hand needle from front to back underneath the left-hand needle I’m holding the yarn through and then slipping that old stitch off you’ve got two fresh stitches on your right needle next we’re going to work to purl stitches by bringing the yarn forward like we did before bringing the right-hand needle forward as well so now it’s stacked over top I’m going to grab the yarn pull it through the loop slip that old loop off and now you have a fresh purl stitch on your right hand needle do it one more time by tip into the front of the stitch and then you’re grabbing the yarn pulling it through and then dropping that old loop off the left-hand needle I’m going to work across like this all the way till the end you’ll have two purl stitches at the very end and you’re going to work ribbing until it measures two inches from the cast on edge in the next section we’ll talk about gauge let’s talk about gauge for this project we’re going to want to gauge of 18 stitches in 24 rows for four inches gauge is the number of stitches and the number of rows you have per inch we have specified four rows so we want to make sure that you’re getting the right number of stitches so you get a 19-inch hat at the end if you’re a little off by either having a little bit too too few stitches or too many stitches and one for the hat that’s too big or too small let make sure you get the right size hat our gauge was measured on a piece of stockinette knitting stockinette is a row of knit followed by a row of purl followed by røde knit purl so you get a flat fabric it’s easy to measure if your gauge is a bit off one way or the other smaller larger you can compensate by knitting looser or tighter if your gauge is too small you end the looser if your gauge is too large when a little tighter you can use a ruler or needle gauge or tape measure to measure out your four inches you want to make sure that you make a swatch that’s slightly larger than four inches so we suggest six inches if you’re looking for a four inch swatch that is that means casting on 26 stitches and working a rope knit and a real pearl felt I wrote and purl for 30 rows until it’s so six inch square you then take your ruler or your needle gauge or your tape measure and you will put it so that the end is a little bit in from the fabric but starts at the edge of one knit stitch you can tell the V you want to start the left leg of your V and then measure over until you’ve got four inches Center it on your swatch and then you’re going to count how many stitches you have for those four inches after you’re able to get 18 stitches and 24 rows for four inches you know you’re ready to go and you can get started on your hat and we’re back we’ve done two inches of ribbing and we’re going to start a stockinette section we’re going to start if you’ve done your gauge swatch you’ve already worked stockinette which is one row of knit one row purl the difference with this though is that we’re going to slip the first stitch of every row that will make it easier to see one up at the end makes an extra-large knit stitch at the beginning of every row so I will

show you how to do that and in order to slip a stitch you will start with your ribbing in your left hand on that needle your empty needle in your right hand as usual you’re going to insert your needle as if to knit so again from front to back with your right hand needle stacked below left hand needle and instead of throwing your yarn around or in tucking your yarn through you’re just going to slip that old stitch off so you’re not going to work it it’s just going to be slipped from left to right going from there you’re going to knit across so you’re going to work a regular knit stitch by going from front to back you’re going to throw your yarn you’re going to pull it through and drop that stitch off so now you’ve got a slip stitch a knit stitch on your right hand needle now you’ve come to two purl stitches and in order to work those you’re just going to treat them like knit stitches you’re going to go through from front to back like you did before you’re going to you’re going to wrap your yarn around the needle pull it through and then slip that old stitch off so now you’ve got a knit a slip stitch a knit stitch and then a knit stitch in a purl stitch and we’re going to do that for the message as well so you’re going to insert your right hand needle wrap your yarn through and pull it through I’m going to slip that stitch off you’re going to work the rest of the round knit all the way to the end and I’ll meet you at the last stitch and show you how to turn okay so you’ve worked across to your last stitch we’re going to knit the last stitch and then we’re going to turn the row turn your work so you’re working the second row so you’ve knit the last stitch we’re going to turn it so now your working piece is in your left hand your empty heels and your right and you’re going to slip this first stitch like you did last time but it’s a purl stitch so we’re going to slip it purl wise so you’ve got your right hand needle you’re going to slip it under the loop towards you like you’re going to purl but instead of throwing the yarn around it and pulling it through you’re just going to slip that stitch off unworked so now you just move it from left to right you’re next going to work a purl stitch by going down through the front pull the yarn over top and then pull it through the loop and then drop that stitch off do it one more time you’re going to insert your right hand needle wrap the yarn pull it through and then slip that stitch off your left hand needle so now you’ve got a slip stitch to purl stitches in your right hand needle and you’re going to continue purling all the way across until the end you’re going to turn it slip that first stitch remember each row going forward you’re going to slip the first stitch no matter what knit or purl you’re going to work stockinette so it’s knit purl all the way until you’ve got six inches from your cast on edge and then we’ll meet back here for the decrease section alright so we’ve worked our two inches of ribbing and then our second it so we’ve got six inches of netting already done so we’re about to work on the decreasing decreasing is when you’re taking away stitches periodically to shape a piece so this is going to give us a nice round crown at the top of our hat and not a pointy hat and doesn’t just end we’ll just nicely sloped down so our first row of decreases will be on our right side join it side so we’re going to start and I’ll walk the whole row with you the first row so our instructions say slip one stitch so it’s SL and that means you’re just slipping it like everything else and then you’re working eight stitches as K eight and then it says K two together that’s our decrease that means that you are knitting two stitches at once taking away stitch and then you’ll see an asterisk in that instruction that means that’s the beginning of your repeat a repeat is a section of instructions that you will you will do over and over again you’ll ignore what came before and you will just work what happens from that asterisk to the word repeat so our repeat says K nine which is knit nine stitches and then K two together it’s your decrease and then you’re knitting nine again and you’re going to repeat that over and over again until the end you’ll end with a knit nine so our first step our first step for this row is to slip one so we’re going to do that and you’re all experts at that by now so slip one and you’re going to K eight so you’re going to knit eight stitches one two three four five six seven eight and now we’re at our decrease so it’s the K two together k2tog so what you’re going to do is you’re going to take your right hand needle and you’re going to skip the first stitch on your left hand needle and you’re going to jump to the second stitch in you’re going to insert your needle as if you’re going to knit that stitch but you’re going to put it through both of the last two stitches on that left-hand needle at once and you’re going to pull it through both of those stitches at once and you can slip them both off of the left hand

needle and you’re going to wind up with one stitch on your right hand needle so that means you’ve decreased you combine both the stitches into one then you’re going to see your asterisks and from here on out this is your repeat you’re going to knit nine so one two three four five six seven eight nine and here are your two K two together so again we’re going to insert our needle we’re going to skip the first stitch go the second one in we’re going to insert it go through both stitches at once wrap your yarn around pull it through both stitches again and then slip both of those off of your left hand needle now you just have one loop on your right hand needle then you’re going to knit 9 k two together knit 9 K T together all the way to the end with your last k 9 and then you’re going to turn your work W the end of the road turn your work slip that stitch purlwise like you’ve been doing on all your wrong side rows your purl side rows purl across all the way across you’re not decreasing that second row you’re just working even then the next side will be another decrease row you will slip the first one and you’ll notice that this row will keep will say K 7 so you’re knitting 7 and then you’re knitting two together again like we just did and then your asterisk will appear and you will see a knit 8 so you’re knitting 8 stitches ding those together Ning 2 together knitting 8 knitting 2 anything-anything 2 and then that will be your decrease you’ll notice going forward in the pattern that each section will have one fewer stitch between each of those K 2 together x’ those are the stitches you’re taking away you’re taking it out of the repeat and you don’t need to do them you’re decreasing your stitches so you will see the next round after that will be k-6 together and then k5 thank you for all the way down until Row 18 or nitro 19 will be the one that we will come to next and that’s a little different so I’ll show you how to do that the next next set alright so you’ve worked all your decreases we’re at row 19 where it says k2 together across I’ll show you how to do that I’ll get you started and then I will see you at the end for the next row where we pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and finish off that part of the Hat so what you want to do is you’re not going to slip the first stitch anymore that’s done you’re just going to knit two together as you’ve been doing for your decreases so you’re going to slip your needle through the two stitches pull the yarn through slip those two stitches off your left hand needle got one on your right you can do that again you’re not going to have any regular knit stitches in between just going to go from K two together to K two together all the way across so again you’re slipping your needle through both stitches wrapping the yarn pulling it through and slipping those off so continue in that manner across the end and I will see you for the next friend all right you’ve worked all your decreases and you’re at the very last eight stitches what we’re going to do is we’re going to snip the yarn from the ball and leaving a about a 12 to 20 inch yarn tail at the end so that’s the yarn you’re going to use to thread through your main stitches to finish the top of your hat and also the same yarn you’re going to use this stitch up the side so it becomes a complete full circle hat so what we’re going to do is we’ve snips the yarn we have our darning needle we’re going to thread that yarn tail through the Durning needle and then starting from you’re looking your needle you’ve got your project flat the purl side is up and you’re going to start on the right side so it’s the side that has the end bracket on it not the pointy end the other end you’re going to run your darning needle through all the loops by putting it next to your knitting needle and just running it through each loop cleanly from right to left going back towards your very last stitch there so it’s back towards where the the yarn tail starts you’re running your needle through it’s okay to take a break halfway through sometimes we need to pull it through a little bit and then just run it back up and through the rest of your stitches so now you’ve run one continuous loop through all eight stitches you are then going to slip your knitting needle out of the stitches and then pull the yarn tail tight you’re going to the then run your darting needle through the Hat right where you came out and then tie a knot so to finish it up and keep it all together the next step is seaming your hat using the same tail and I will show you how to do that next all right

so you have now used the yarn tail to thread to the top you’ve cinched that up it’s all done all you have left to do is seam your piece into one big hat so what you’re going to do is you’re going to lay it so the knit side is down you’re looking at your purl side you’re going to take those raw edges of each side that you were working on all the slip stitches and you’re going to lay them next to each other facing you with the ribbing towards you so you’re looking at the crown of the hat and your yarn tail and you’re going to work from there we’re going to work the mattress stitch which works down either side kind of like lacing up your shoes we’re going to do it loosely and they we’re going to cinch it up for the end periodically so don’t worry about being super tight you just want to make sure that you’re getting the edges close so you can see that it’s working out it makes it easier to undo it if something goes wrong so we have thread our needle with a your yarn tail and you’re going to look at the right side so that the yarn tail is coming from the left you’re looking at the right side now and you can see the slip stitch as you did along the edge we’re going to skip past that stitch those big elongated stitches and we’re going to go between those edge two last two knit stitches so you see your two V’s this edge V and then the second one in there’s a bar of yarn connecting the two going along the backside of the piece you’re going to go ahead and take your darning needle and you’re going to pick up that bar between the two knit stitches and you’re going to go underneath it and you’re going to push your yarn needle all the way through and pull the yarn through so you picked up that bar you’re coming out now you’re going to go into the left side of your piece find the same bar on the other side it should be one bar for one all the way down should keep it equal so you find that last slip stitch go one in find the bar of yarn that is between those last two knit stitches pick up towards you again and then you pull your yarn needle through your lacing it up a little bit you go back to the right side do the same thing again you find that bar of yarn that connects the two V’s run your needle through it and then back to the left one more time you slip find that bar insert your needle pull it through and you tighten that up a little bit and you’ll start to see those knit edges coming together really nicely in a really even way you’re going to continue like that all the way down the stockinette section stop when you get to the ribbing and we’ll do the whip stitch which is slightly different and then we’ll be all done okay so you have worked through your stockinette section you’re now ribbing what we’re going to do still thread it we’re going to turn our hat inside out and you are then going to hold the two edges together kind of adjust it so that they’re even you’re going to take your yarn it’s now coming out towards the inside and you’re going to find those the last knit stitch on either side just see them running up the side insert Neil there and you’re going to run it straight across through to the other side there’s another v6b stitch on exactly the opposite side you can rub behind that one then you’re going to come up and over and you’re going to run up behind the next V stitch so you’re coming down on the right side run up behind there and then you’re going to run it behind the V stitch on the left side that corresponds directly across you can do that all the way down it’s only a handful stitches and that’s called the whip stitch so you’re inserting it drawing it through through each stitch all the way down and once you are done with this section we’re going to weave in the last of our ends and you’ll be all set so you’ve finished seaming up your hat you’ve done your whip stitch and the next step we’re going to do is weaving in our yarn tails you will have two yarn tails at the end unless you have started your second fall within this project you’ll have two more yarn tails somewhere else in your hat we’ll deal with those the same way we’re going to do this next step the first thing you’re going to do is take your darning needle and thread your yarn tail through it like so you might have a gap at the bottom of your seam and we’re going to close that by running your darning needle across that gap into the ribbing at the very bottom and closing it up by inserting it here and then drawing it tight so you’ve closed the gap and you’re going to run your yarn tail up the seam that you’ve just created by running your darn needle through your stitches until you up in the body of the Hat so you’re going to run your needle through your seam tore

up there now we’re going to take a moment and look you can either snip it here and that’s secure enough for your hat or you can make it even more secure by weaving in your yarn end in your purl stitch section up in the body of your hat looking at your fabric the purl fabric is made up of what we call it’s like arching stitches so you’ve got smiles they arch up a little bit they curve up or we’ve got frowns and they curve down so look at your fabric you should have your first row should be a row of smiling stitches so they arch up you’re going to go through the first one next to your seam and then you’re going from the bottom to the top and then you’re going to come down through the next smile stitch so I’m going to arch down come through that smile stitches next to it and pull that through and you can do the same thing for the next one’s you’re going to come up to the bottom of the next smile stitch and again through the top of the next smiling stitch so you come towards yourself you have now woven your yarn tail you need to take a moment to kind of stretch your fabric a little bit as you would while you’re wearing it like that sort of stretching just to make sure that everything’s evened out and you’re not going to pull your tail out then you’re going to snip it fairly close to the fabric and then you build in your yarn tail alright so you’ve finished that yarn tail you have a second yarn tail to weave in in the same manner you can weave it up the seam and then over just like you just did if you have two more yarn tails do the same thing wherever they are in the Hat and then you’ll be done you finished your hat and now is a good time to think about blocking if your stitches are a little uneven or hat just a little bit small you can even things out or adjust the sizing just a little bit by blocking the instructions in your booklet and now that we’re all done you can wear your handy pin and now that you finish level three