Episode 504 - Hat Basics

Jul 10, 2010

Learn to make fun and functional hats on this episode of Knitting Daily TV. Hats are a great project to cap off your wardrobe. Plus, they're small and relatively easy to knit or crochet; and a great project to add in some of your own creativity.

Watch a preview of episode 504:

Getting Started

Eunny shows three ways to knit a hat in the round: on douple-pointed needles (DPNs), on circular needles, and using the magic loop method. Download these tips and others from series 500.
Sponsored by Interweave.
The Rose Window yellow beret seen in this episode is featured in the Spring 2010 issue of Interweave Knits magazine.

Designer Spotlight

Kristin joins designer Jared Flood on location as they discuss his flair for hat designs and alternative methods for slip-slip-knit. This is the basic way of decreasing stitches in knitting, used in his Turn a Square Hat pattern. Download your free pattern for Turn a Square Hat by Jared Flood.
Sponsored by WEBS, America's Yarn Store.

Crochet Corner
Kristin demonstrates crochet edgings. They're essential adornments on many popular knit and crochet pieces, including hats and afghans. Download the free pattern for the Blushing Rose Throw, seen on this segment.
Sponsored by Coats and Clark and Red Heart Yarns.
In this segment of Crochet Corner, Kristin is wearing a sweater from her book Crochet So Fine (Interweave, 2010).

Eunny and knitter Zontee Hou get us started on our next knit-along, the Little Lamb Sock Critter. This is a great skill-building project, and sure to be popular with knitters of all ages. Download your free copy of the Little Lamb Sock Critter and knit along with Eunny and Zontee.
Sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn.

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Judi Y wrote
on Sep 17, 2010 5:12 PM

When I watched this show, it appeared Eunny was using a short circular needle that had needles of different lengths.  I've searched the web, my LYSs, and asked on Ravelry, but no luck finding anything like this.  I've tried short circs for sleeves and gloves and those looked like they'd be a lot easier to hold, and perhaps not make my hands hurt.  Were my eyes playing tricks on me, or do these needles exist someplace?  

on Nov 7, 2010 6:35 AM

When I watched this episode, I fell in love with the grey beret hat with the little flower attached. I didn't see this pattern anywhere. Loved everything about the hat.  It is adorable.

Any help to find it would be appreciated.

mommaviv wrote
on Nov 13, 2010 2:03 PM

When I watched this episode I loved so many things (as usual). The thing I really liked was the sweater Kristin wore in the Crochet Corner segment. That is a pattern I would really love to have. Any ideas on where I might find it?

autschig wrote
on Nov 17, 2010 3:29 PM

Anybody have tips, or know where to find them, for the blushing rose throw?  I cannot tell if I am doing it right. I am mostly self taught, so I am never sure if I'm doing things right.  I think mine looks different.  Am I supposed to be working the clusters into the previous rows petals or clusters? Any help is appreciated!

pinkwitch wrote
on Dec 2, 2010 6:13 AM

Hello - is anyone from the show reading this blog??  I too would like to know where Eunny got those tiny circular needles.  I too have searched high and low and have not found them.  The closest I found was the 5" cord from Denise needles, but when the tips were added, the needle length was at least 9".

dqquilter wrote
on Dec 3, 2010 12:57 AM

I am also interested in the small blue circular knitting needle Eunny used on this program.  I have searched for the brand on the internet without success, if you could possibly send me the brand or where I can purchase this short circular I would greatly appreciate it...

Judy C.

Annie Dennis wrote
on May 14, 2012 5:26 PM

They have the little needles over at Joann's.  They only had 8# long and size one and size 8 needle.

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