Want to be a rock star knitter?

Learn new techniques, tips, and tricks while making the festive Wrapped in Red Hat in all your favorite holiday colors!

Learn tips for working with furry yarn!
Create a beautiful separation for your pigtails to look perfect!
From CO to BO and everything in-between, learn every trick for making your hat with ease!

Learn lots of new tricks while you knit your own Wrapped in Red Hat in time for the holidays!

Named after one of my favorite holiday songs by Kelly Clarkson, the Wrapped in Red Hat is the perfect hat for any holiday party or gathering!

This knit hat has some tricky elements to it, but I promise it is also a lot of fun to knit. All of your friends will be super jealous of your not so typical Santa hat.

There are all kinds of new skills that you will learn and add to your knitting bag of tricks!

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 in chenille yarn (I have a trick for you!)
  • Joining to work in the round in furry yarn
  • How to eliminate the gap when joining to work in the round
  • Reading your work (what round are you on?)
  • Switching from furry yarn to chenille yarn
  • Detailed walk through of every round in the pattern repeat
  • Cables: C6L and C6R
  • Separating the pigtails (a super smooth three needle bind off!)
  • Working magic loop
  • Decreases: K2tog, P2tog
  • Increases: M1PL, M1PR, M1L
  • Closing the top of your pigtails beautifully
  • Weaving in your tails
  • Attaching your poms
  • 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 is not for very beginners. The techniques aren't super difficult, but working with furry and chenille yarns can be tricky. If you are unsure if you are up for this project, reach out to me on Instagram @knitsyknits and I can confirm the skills for this project.

Example Curriculum

  Before You Begin
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  It's Swatching Time
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  Casting On And The Brim
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  Time To Work The Body
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  Separating To Work Each Pigtail
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  Left Pigtail
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  Right Pigtail
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Enroll in the Wrapped in Red 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!