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Crochet Maker 201: Hats

with Vickie Howell

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About The Class

Learn advanced crocheting techniques from a master - and have fun!


A creative practice such as crocheting is best learned with others, particularly as your ambitions begin to outpace your technical knowledge. When your only method of advancing your skills come from flat diagrams and instructions in a book, the prospect of making new garments can seem daunting.

Master crafter Vickie Howell will help you visualize and create beautiful hats in this fun, informative class. Join us, and you’ll learn:

  • How to crochet a toboggan hat and a granny square hat
  • How to crochet ear flaps and braided ties for your toboggan hat
  • How to crochet the crown and ribbed brim for your granny square hat
It can be hard to set aside time for your creative outlet, and even harder to put time and energy into doing the research and legwork to advance your skills. Vickie Howell turns this formula on its head. Your craft should be your inspiration, and learning new techniques should be fun, attainable, and energizing.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction: Crochet Hats

    01:46
  2. 02

    Toboggan: Getting Started & Working Crown

    23:45
  3. 03

    Hat Body

    09:32
  4. 04

    Ear Flaps

    10:34
  5. 05

    Braided Ties

    05:20
  6. 06

    Pompoms: Finger Method

    06:27
  7. 07

    Granny Hat: Crochet Small Granny Squares

    10:54
  8. 08

    Sew Granny Squares Together

    06:16
  9. 09

    Seaming Together Granny Squares for Hat Body

    01:34
  10. 10

    Crochet the Ribbed Brim

    02:43
  11. 11

    How to Crochet the Crown

    04:03
  12. 12

    Close the Hat

    06:51
  13. 13

    How to Use PomPom Maker Tool

    14:37

Meet Your Expert

Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell is a Craft Author, Designer, TV host, Maker, Spokesperson, Brand Ambassador and Consultant in the Knitting and Crochet Industry. Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, her best selling craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media. ... read more

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  • pdf Crochet Abbreviations
  • pdf Granny Hat Pattern
  • pdf Toboggan Pattern

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