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BBK: Designing Your Own Hat



In this class, Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits will be demonstrating how to design your own hat using simple templates and techniques. Louis will discuss cast ons for hats, deciding on fit (fitted vs slouchy), striping, ribbing options, calculating decreases and more. This is an intermediate level knitting class and students must be familiar with knitting in the round, decreases and DPNs. 

Required Materials:  

4.5 mm, 5 mm, and 5.5 mm 16” circular needles.

4.5 mm, 5 mm, and 5.5 mm DPNs

A skein of worsted weight yarn

Stitch markers

Pen/paper for taking notes

Be sure to check out all of the Brooklyn Boy Knits classes and events at IQF&Y:

The Community We Stitch Together Lecture

Kids Pom-Pom Monster & Yarn Bird Workshop

Bushwick Convertible Hat Class


About Louis Boria

It was literally all a dream for the founder and creator of Brooklyn Boy Knits. What went from just knitting for friends turned into something much bigger and warmer. Stereotypes don’t paint men as knitters and Boria is breaking barriers through Brooklyn Boy Knits. His friends loved their handmade gifts so much that they soon told their friends and before he knew it Brooklyn Boy Knits was reaching people beyond Brooklyn. A photo of Louis knitting on the subway went viral, creating an unexpected demand for the goods produced for his 10-year-old knitwear business and turning Louis into one of the rising stars of the fiber arts world. He is a member of the Vogue Knitting Diversity Advisory Council.

Any cancellations for the Louis Boria/Brooklyn Boy Knits workshops must be done by the end of the day on Oct. 18, 2019 in order to receive a full refund*. After Oct. 18, we will only issue a refund as a credit to your account (less a 20 percent cancellation fee) when we have secured a replacement for your spot from our waiting list. *Please allow 10-14 days for the processing of your refund.


Skill Level: intermediate
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