Want to be a rock star knitter?

Learn new techniques, tips, and tricks while making the colorful Virginia Beach Hat in all your favorite colors!

Learn how to do a two color cast on and brioche in the round.
Learn a fun new stitch that creates a big pop of color!

Step by step tutorials for working Intarsia in the round!

Learn lots of new skills while you knit your own Virginia Beach Hat!

Named for a design I was asked to create for a class to teach in Virginia Beach, VA, this hat has some very different skills all wrapped into one small and quick project!

This knit hat is a good challenge and a lot of fun to whip up so you can learn some new techniques.

From different options for your two color cast on, to brioche, and topping it off with Intarsia in the round . . . this hat is sure to have some techniques you have never tried before!

You will be able to download the ad-free printable pdf pattern and you can watch every video at your own pace and repeat videos as many times as you need.

What You Will Learn

  • Creating a swatch
  • Measuring your swatch
  • Basic two color cast on
  • Long tail two color cast on
  • Joining to work in the round
  • How to eliminate the gap when joining to work in the round
  • Brioche in the round
  • Reading your work (what round are you on?)
  • Switching to larger needles
  • Detailed walk through of every round in the pattern repeat
  • Textured stitch that creates a pop of color
  • Making bobbins for your intarsia
  • Intarsia in the round
  • Crown decreasing while working intarsia
  • Working on two circular needles for crown decreasing
  • Cables: C6L and C4L
  • Decreases: SSK and K2tog
  • Closing the top of your hat
  • Weaving in your tails
  • Finishing techniques

What You Need To Already Know

  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • Working from Ks to Ps and Ps to Ks
  • Long tail cast on (Don't worry if you don't know this, I have a link to a great video to teach you this technique as well!)
  • This project is not for a newbie knitter. Should be familiar with working in the round (you don't have to be perfect, but it should not be a new skill).
  • It is helpful if you have already worked Intarsia before.

Course Curriculum

  Before You Begin
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  It's Swatching Time
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  Casting On And The Brim (Section 1)
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  Time To Work The Body (Section 2)
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  Crown Decreasing (Section 3)
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  Celebrate Your New Hat!
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Enroll in the Virginia Beach Hat Class Now!

Become a knitting rock star!

Do you...

...want to make one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones?

...want to have a healthy way to relieve stress?

...want to have a hobby that can go anywhere you go?

...want to use all your waiting around time productively?

...just want to be able to say "I made that!" to all your friends?

If your answer is yes to any (or all!) of the questions above, then you are in the right place!

Knitting is more than just a hobby, it is a way of life for those of us that are proud to call ourselves knitters.

Learn how to knit or upgrade your knitting skills so that you can create amazing memories with just two sticks, a ball of yarn, and your hands!

Hey there! I'm Krista and I'll be your instructor!

I have been clicking away non-stop since I first learned to knit in my early twenties.

Holding the title for LA's Fastest Knitter, I have built a solid reputation as the knitter to go to when a piece is needed "yesterday."

I launched the KnitsyKnits brand in October 2014 and haven't looked back since. When we made the big decision to become nomads in 2019, I wanted to go beyond knitting and also talk about my other passion - travel. So, I rebranded to Explore with Knitsy in December 2020.

Knitting for costume and fashion designers has allowed me to create some pretty fun knit and crochet pieces for film, TV, and commercials. Some of my projects include The Mindy ProjectTAG the movie, Annabelle: Coming Home, and many other projects (some are still hush hush!).

With a teaching credential and a strong love for knitting, it was only natural that I transition into teaching the craft that I am truly passionate about. I have been teaching for over ten years and love sharing my love (and secrets!) with other fiber enthusiasts.

My husband, our cat Phinny, and I now live and travel in an RV full time with lots of international excursions. I love visiting yarn shops, fiber farms, and meeting fellow knitters along our travels.

When you Learn with Knitsy, your knitting skills will truly ROCK!