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Crocheting in the Round

Mix & Match Hats

with Stacey Trock
Crocheting in the Round
Crochet five unique toppers as you learn how to work in the round, stitch simple colorwork and even design your own beanie!

Learn to crochet in the round with expert guidance from author and pattern designer Stacey Trock! Get started by reviewing the chain and single crochet stitch and learn how to increase in the round as you work a basic beanie. Once you’ve got a handle on keeping consistent tension, experiment with easy colorwork to change up the look. Next, learn how to add earflaps by working in rows — without losing stitches! Add style and functionality to your hat with a trendy cloche brim, or create a slouchy beret with a cute button band detail. Then, personalize your hats with fun embellishments like pompoms and braided tassels, and even discover a simple way to tighten a hat that’s too big — no ripping required! Finally, make simple modifications to these designs and find out how to achieve the right fit for anyone’s head using the chart included with this class.

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Lesson 1. Starting the Basic Beanie

  • Meet your instructor, Stacey Trock, who will have you crocheting in the round in no time! Stitch along with her as she shows you a simple way to start fabric in the round and increase it to create the crown of your first hat. Stacey offers advice for checking gauge and simple solutions for when the measurements are off. She’ll also show you the different fabrics you can create in single crochet based on which loop or loops you work.


Lesson 2. Colorwork


Lesson 3. Earflap Hat


Lesson 4. Embellishments


Lesson 5. Cloche Hat


Lesson 6. Beret


Lesson 7. Design Modifications

"A must-have Craftsy crochet class. Stacey does it again with another winning Craftsy crochet class. There are so many helpful, useful and fresh ideas here. Stacey's bubbly personality is infectious and makes for a fun time cruising, creating, crocheting and crafting stunning crochet hats. "
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