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Beginner Series: Learn to Knit

Let's Start Your First Hat

Knit yourself a versatile ribbed hat designed by Flax & Twine. After finishing your scarf, you will enjoy knitting this hat since it makes use of all your new knitting skills and introduces you to the second most basic stitch, the purl stitch. The combination of knit and purl stitches in this hat will create two-by-two ribbing, a timeless knit texture to complete a cozy and cute outfit.

Pattern Tutorial

Watch as Anne of Flax & Twine shows you step-by-step, how to knit a classic Patons Classic Wool Bulky ribbed hat.

Materials

  • 1 ball Patons Classic Wool Bulky, Dark Gray Ragg or remaining quantity from your first knit scarf

  • 3 balls Patons Classic Wool Bulky, Aran

  • Knitting needles, size U.S 10 (6mm)

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Tips

An important part of knitting is achieving the correct tension. Tension is the amount of stitches and rows you need to knit within given measurements so you end up with a proper knit project. You can always go up or down in needle sizes to achieve proper tension.

Skills, Details & Handy Tips

Need a little extra help? The diagrams and videos below help break down each individual technique, so you can master your new-found knitting skills. Plus, get some helpful tips from Flax & Twine herself.

Purl Stitch

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The purl stitch is one of the two most important stitches to learn as a beginner knitter. Being able to recognize the destine raised ‘bump’ also know as the ‘purl’ this stitch creates will help you understand how your project is taking shape.

Beginner Series: Learn to Knit Purl Stitch
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit Purl Stitch
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit Purl Stitch
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit Purl Stitch

Knit Stitch

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The knit stitch is one of the two most important stitches to learn as a beginner knitter. Being able to recognize the distinct 'v' shape and look of a knit stitch will help you greatly when working.

Beginner Series: Learn to Knit the Knit Stitch
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit the Knit Stitch
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit the Knit Stitch
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit the Knit Stitch
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit the Knit Stitch
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit the Knit Stitch

Cast Off Knitwise

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When knitting make sure you keep your tension even, not too loose and not too tight. Keep your hands relaxed, this will be especially important when you’re casting off as you want to make sure your finish is as nice as your stitches.

Beginner Series: Learn to Knit Cast Off Knitwise
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit Cast Off Knitwise
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit the Knit Stitch
Beginner Series: Learn to Knit the Knit Stitch

Show Us Your Stuff!

We want to see your progress! Let other like-minded newbies take a peek at your hard work by sharing a photo in our private Facebook Group. You can also tag us on Instagram using #Yarnspirations and #Learn2Knit. Don't forget to check out our yarn collection to find yarns of all colors, weights and fibers. Plus, browse our free knit patterns to find beginner-friendly patterns for blankets, hats, scarves, garments and more.

Anne of Flax & Twine

Meet Anne

Hello! I'm Anne, the voice and creative mind behind Flax & Twine. I am a maker and lover of beautiful things.

Clean and simple design thrills me. I make things for home, for play, for gifts or for fun. More than that, I love showing others how to make them, too! I find peace and happiness in making, but understand the challenges of finding the time as a busy mother of three. Wanting happy-making in my life inspired me to start writing a blog and then, to leave my life in investment banking behind. Stay a while and let me bring a little of my happy handmade life to you!

Warmly, Anne