Lucy Neatby: Made to Measure Hat


Lucy Neatby: Made to Measure Hat


Head on over to River City Yarns and get in on this 3 hour workshop with Lucy Neatby. She’ll teach you a clever way to use variegated yarn and make an awesome knit-to-fit hat. You’ll learn new techniques and receive a free copy of Lucy’s latest design for River City Yarns as well!

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What It's All About

We kick off our week with Lucy Neatby with a brand new pattern design and a brand new class! Join us for a 3 hour workshop in which Lucy shows you how to create a knit-to-fit hat, designed to extract the maximum dramatic effect from your self-patterning yarn. You will learn how to create a strip of connected domino squares and how to use them to size your hat while also creating a lovely brim. Lucy will share the simple formula for calculating the number of stitches required to form the base of your hat and explain how to achieve a squared crown shaping to make the most of your variegated yarn and mirror the domino patterning of the brim. You’ll learn valuable tips and techniques to neaten the public sides of your squares, to join your squares together and to pick up and knit in the round from your brim. Participants in this workshop will be gifted a copy of Lucy’s brand new hat design for River City Yarns on the day of the workshop.

This workshop will take place at River City Yarns and may be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have any concerns regarding your mobility on the stairs, please contact Cynthia:

Photos by River City Yarns and Designs by Lucy Neatby: “Earl Grey’s Hat”

Skill Level


Please bring:

  • one ball of variegated or striping, worsted weight yarn. Approximately 50g for your workshop sample. River City Yarns recommends: Noro Kureyon or Silk Garden or Rhichard Devrieze Fynn.

  • 4.5 and 5.0mm/US# 7 and 8 knitting needles for working in round: double pointed needles, one or two circulars (as you prefer).

  • A small amount (2 metres) of waste yarn in a solid, contrasting colour and the same weight as your hat yarn (above)

  • Scissors

  • A blunt darning needle

  • Usual knitting paraphernalia (stitch markers, measuring tape, etc.)

  • Optional: one skein of River City Yarns Touchdown and 3.0mm/US# 2.5 knitting needles for working in the round if you want to start the Earl Grey’s Hat at the end of class.

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About Lucy Neatby:

River City Yarns is so pleased to welcome Lucy Neatby back to Edmonton. Lucy is an internationally recognized teacher, designer, and writer who thrills knitters around the world with her inimitable charm, knowledge, and uniquely colourful designs. Her passion for nurturing and empowering knitters, and putting them in control of their art, is legendary! She is the author three books: Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style, A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-knitters! and the Learn With Lucy DVD series (16 titles). Barb and Cynthia have taken several workshops with her, have knit from her books and single patterns and watched her dvds. She’s an engaging instructor with a love of colour, design and technique; you’ll be inspired, motivated and energized after spending a day with Lucy.

This workshop includes:

  • A 3 hour session to build your own custom headgear;

  • ideas for making the most of your variegated and striping yarns; and

  • pro tips and helpful ideas to improve your knitting skills.

Other important info that you should know about...

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.

  • This workshop may be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't manage the stairs, please contact Cynthia:

  • Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens! And because we are hosting a special guest, there are more up front expenses involved. Here is our cancellation policy for this special event:

    • If you cancel 30 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee.

    • If you need to cancel in the 30 day period prior to the workshop, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee only if we are able to fill your spot from our waitlist.

    • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may invite a friend to take your place.

    • If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

  • Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact