Windbreak Hat Class


Sunday, Nov 17th

1-3 PM


Learn to knit this cute, cabled hat just in time for the Wisconsin winter! This hat is made out of worsted weight, which makes it cozy to wear and knit up fast for gifts. Learn to make cables and to do the magic-loop technique in the same class, plus support a local designer! The Windbreak Hat pattern is by Jaala Spiro of Knit Circus in Madison. 

You will Learn

  • Magic Loop - knit in the round using a long circular needle. This is a useful technique for hats because you'll never have to switch to DPNs! Magic Loop can also be used for socks, mittens, or any other small-circumference item. 

  • How to knit cables - try out several kinds of cable needles during the class to get a feel for the options


(Please be comfortable with these techniques before class)

  • kniting, purling

  • long-tail cast on, or another stretchy cast on 

  • basic knitting in the round


(not included)

  • Either one skein of 100g of worsted weight OR 2 skeins of 50g of worsted weight. Solid, tonal, or speckled skeins work best; avoid heavy variegation. 

  • US 6, 16" circular needle for the brim

  • US 7, 40" or longer circular needle for the body and crown


Get 10% off your materials when you register for the class or you can use your stash!


Please cast on and knit the "folded brim" option prior to this class. Make sure to register ahead of time so we can get you the pattern and you have time to knit! ​

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413 Jay Street La Crosse, WI

(608) 519-3722

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