Knit a Hat Top Down

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Knit a Hat Top Down


Come out and learn how to knit a hat, top-down, with your choice of dpns, 2 circs or 1 long circular. It’s a great way to knit hats (read on to discover why!)



What It's All About

There are a lot of ways to knit hats but we think top-down is the best! Learn how to construct a top down hat and free yourself from written instructions and "getting gauge". We'll work the crown of this seamless hat, working in the round on your choice of: double pointed needles, magic loop or two circulars. Starting with only four stitches, you'll learn how to manage your stitches and use stitch markers to create a beautiful hat for any size head. We'll also look at different stitch patterns for alternate brims and if time permits, we'll talk about adding on other features such as pom-poms and tassels. This workshop is great for novice as well as experienced knitters. Bonus! You bring knitting needles and River City Yarns will supply the rest: yarn, instruction, stitch markers and an awesome pattern. (Like our sample hat? It's our in-house Epic yarn, hand-dyed. And... yes, we have a class for that too!)

Please Bring:

  • 4.5mm knitting needles for knitting in the round: double pointed needles (set of 5) OR 1 long circular (40 in) OR two circulars (16 and 24 in). 
  • measuring tape and a pen/pencil

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner: you can cast on, knit, purl and bind off independently. You know how to work stocking stitch and rib stitch and you've followed a pattern to complete a project (or two). You are ready to start adding to your technical skill set and you learn best "by doing".


  • 3 hours of cheerful and friendly instruction;
  • the knowledge and experience you need to knit hats in the round, without a pattern;
  • a ball of RCY's exclusive Epic yarn, stitch markers and a great hat recipe.

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, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it: 

    • If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee. 
    • 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 ask 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
  • Private group or individual sessions are also available. For information please Cynthia (see above).