Louis Boria | Designing Your Own Hat

Designing Your Own Hat

Saturday, November 18 th
Time: 9 – 12 h CEST
Place: Merino Classroom 
Workshop facilitator: Louis Boria
Language: English (Louis will bring a translator)
Duration: 3 hours
Level: Intermediate
Places: 20


Learn how to design your own hat using simple templates and techniques.

Louis will teach you how to choose the best technique for knitting hats: Long Tail vs German Twist Cast on, how to decide its fit between fitted and loose, as well as how many knitting stitches to knit. You will discover the advantages of knitting with stretch yarn. How to make striped edging using various colors, 1×1 ribbing vs. 2×2 ribbing.

You will know how to decide on the body construction, select the right stitches for the body and how to determine which stitches go well together. Louis will teach you how to transfer knitting instructions from knitting flat to knitting in the round and determine inches on the body. We will also work different aspects of the crown and ends, using some simple math to determine your decreases and discovering how we knit decrease rounds.

In this class, you will also learn how to combine different fibers and weights to create special hats, how to add pompoms and patches, and even what to do when the brim stretches too much.

Previous knowledge: Basic knitting knowledge is required: cast on, knit and purl, assembling and closing stitches with circular needles

Required material: 

  • 4.5 mm, 5 mm and 5.5 mm 16″ / 40 cm circular needles.
  • 4.5 mm, 5 mm and 5.5 mm DPN (double pointed needles) needles
  • One skein of Worsted thick yarn
  • Stitch markers

Included material: Sponsor’s gift

Sponsored by: Limol

How can I attend one or more workshops?

Barcelona Knits has a programme of in-person crochet and knitting workshops taught by renowned national and international designers. To participate in one or more workshops, from June you can consult the programme by workshops and workshop participants and purchase your ticket in advance online through Entradium, a ticket sales platform for events. The entrance to one or more workshops includes the entrance to Barcelona Knits the same day of the workshop.

How can I get my Barcelona Knits ticket online?

You can buy your tickets online from July. You can choose the day of your visit: Saturday or Sunday. There is also a two-day ticket available at a reduced cost. Remember that to access Barcelona Knits you must go to the ticket office to exchange your ticket for a non-transferable wristband. Access will depend on the capacity of the fair, so it is possible that queues may form outdoors at some point.

Access to the Fair:

Access to Barcelona Knits will be by an exclusive wristband for personal use. It will be handed out once the ticket has been validated at the ticket office, located at the World Trade Center Barcelona (Moll de Barcelona, s/n) during the days of the event and within its opening hours. 

You can also pick up your wristband on the Friday before the start of the event, Friday, November 17 th at Lalanalú (c/ Martínez de la Rosa, number 71, 08012, Barcelona) from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.

To collect your wristband, you must present your ticket with the QR code printed or on your mobile device. The wristband will only be given to the ticket holder in person.

Once your ticket has been validated, we will put the wristband on your wrist and you will not be able to take it off until the end of the event to gain access. It will allow you to enter and leave Barcelona Knits as many times as you like on the day your ticket is valid.

Capacity at WTC Barcelona is limited. There may be queues outdoors.

Reduced-price advance or workshop tickets do not have priority access to the venue. 

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