Online Class

New Directions in Lace: Hats


Bring three luscious lace hats off your needles and into your outfits. From confident cast-on to beautiful bind-off, learn to knit lace in the round, shape in pattern and more!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including three exclusive hat patterns and a lace chart reading guide
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructors Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Expand your lace knitting expertise to include elegant, in-the-round projects alongside knitwear designers Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn. Get comfortable reading lace charts and joining in the round to knit the simply chic Spiral Lace Hat from the bottom up. Master Courtney's invisible cast-on and work the Medallion Crown Hat (a beautiful beret) from the top down before binding off in pattern. Knit the True Lace Hat with patterning on every round, and receive tips for modifying the length or circumference of your hats. Plus, discover finishing techniques for weaving in ends securely and blocking your hats for crisp stitch definition. Learn to knit lace in the round and light up your look with these exclusive, alluring accessories.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Gauge & Swatching in the Round
Meet instructors Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley, longtime knitters, designers and co-proprietors of Kelbourne Woolens. Then dive right into swatching for your hats!
2. Spiral Lace Hat Part One
3. Spiral Lace Hat Part Two
4. Medallion Crown Hat Part One
5. Medallion Crown Hat Part Two
6. The True Lace Hat
7. Finishing & Blocking

Taught by

Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley
Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley
Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn founded Kelbourne Woolens, where they distribute their patterns along with The Fibre Company's unique artisan yarns. They also publish a blog and newsletter and are the authors of many books, including Vintage Modern Knits and November Knits. Courtney and Kate's shared experiences in fine art, textiles, retail, knitwear design and many years of knitting experience have all led to this exciting adventure.

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