My First Hat: A Beginning Knitting Workshop at Make Workshop
to Mar 7

My First Hat: A Beginning Knitting Workshop at Make Workshop

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Learn all the basics of knitting: casting on, the knit and purl stitch, binding off and fixing common mistakes like drop stitches in this 3-class workshop! For your first project, you’ll knit in the round to create a seamless hat, a technique you can use to make stylish chunky cowls, leg warmers and more. This class is great for beginner knitters just starting out as well as knitters looking to expand into textured stitches, reading simple patterns, knitting on circular  and double pointed needles. I am sharing tips and tricks on completing your first hat for a neat and beautiful finish! 

No knitting experience required. 

Ages 10 and up are welcome. 

(3) 2 hour classes | $120 + supplies


Be sure to snag all your supplies before class and have the yarn wound into a ball. You can order online and select free in-store pickup and have the supplies waiting for you or arrive 20 minutes before the class start time to purchase.

  • 120 yard of chunky weight yarn. Techno Light Bulky recommended

  • 16” circular knitting needle size US 11 / 8 mm

  • US 11 / 8 mm double knitting needles

  • Tape measure

  • Scissors or snips

  • Stitch markers

  • Tapestry needle

Dates & Time

Sundays 12:00 pm - 2:00 on February 17th + 24th + March 3rd (SOLD OUT)

Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on March 7th, 14th & 21st


Make Workshop | 256 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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All About Shaping and Construction at Vogue Knit Live (SOLD OUT)
9:00 AM09:00

All About Shaping and Construction at Vogue Knit Live (SOLD OUT)

Fitted Dress in Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall/Winter 2018 by Brandi Cheyenne Harper

Fitted Dress in Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall/Winter 2018 by Brandi Cheyenne Harper

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner

Class Details:

The class is all about shaping and construction. You will combine a number of classic shaping techniques and learn some less known construction methods and in doing so will create a deceptively intricate piece, a balaclava. These piece uses a number of different needle sizes to obtain a proper fit around the shoulders, neck and head. You’ll practice the basics of knitting on circular needles starting with picking up stitches along a crochet chain to cast on, the mechanics of how to tighten up stitches with a crochet hook to create depth and texture (you’ll use this trick on so many other projects! It’s the coolest thing), a variety of decreases and increases and short rowing. At the end of the first session you’ll feel like a knitting star! 

During the afternoon, we’ll dive into the finishing process, where you’ll practice the tubular bind-off over 1x1 rib, get tips and tricks on weaving in and hiding ends, neatening up a messy edge with an applied I-cord, and the final blocking process. This class includes a blocking demo: Brandi will wet-block the swatch, share how to go about reshaping the piece after the wash, and steam blocking—all techniques you can do at home to make sloppy stitches smooth and wobbly fabric light and airy.

Brandi will bring a bunch of samples; including a dress, mittens and a variety of cowls showing how you can use the techniques you learn to embellish different garments. You'll be able to try them on and ask any questions you have. Be prepared to have the time of your knitting life! 

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; basic finishing techniques; have knit a whole garment; beginner crochet; short rows



Supplies to Bring:

100 yards of your favorite chunky animal or plant fiber. 16” circular US 15/10 mm and US 11/8 mm. (2) US 7/4.5 mm double pointed needles. Size US N/10 mm andUS H/5 mm crochet hooks. 2 large stitch markers. Scissors. Tapestry needle.

Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):



Conference packages vary. Click REGISTER HERE below for more info.

Date & Time:

This is a two-part workshop happening on Saturday, January 26th

Part One: 9 am - 12 pm

Part Two: 2 pm - 5 pm


New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York, New York 10036

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STUFF YOU SHOULD BUY | PS.321 Holiday Market
10:00 AM10:00

STUFF YOU SHOULD BUY | PS.321 Holiday Market

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Explore the best in design at our one-day Holiday Shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Our festive one-stop shop for carefully selected, locally made home goods, jewelry, art, stationary, leatherwork, textiles, toys, skincare, and much more is a great alternative to trudging through the cold for holiday gifts! Give the kind of gift your loved ones won’t find anywhere else.

While you shop, we’ll entertain the little ones with an array of fun and creative kids’ activities. And please come hungry – we’ll have snacks, drinks, and more.

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