Fast and cosy, this is a great hat to make as a quick gift for experienced knitters or as your first hat if you are a newer knitter.

Designed to fit a range of head sizes, choose your length to create a fitted or more slouchy hat.

What's covered in this workshop?

This teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the included written Floop Hat knitting pattern so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section.

Some of the techniques covered in this course are:

  • Cast On
  • Working in the round
  • Working magic loop
  • Working hat decreases
  • Finishing the crown
  • Making a full fluffy pom-pom
  • Blocking
  • Bind off

And you can also find a yarn discount for Manos Franca below.

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Wondering about the Floop Hat

Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn to knit course:

Meet Your Teacher

Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit.

She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.

Pattern Information


One Size to fit head circumference 19-23” / 48-58.5 cm


Finished Hat Circumference: 19" / 48 cm

Hat Length: 8.25” / 21 cm as pictured; 9.75” / 25 cm slouchy version


Manos Del Uruguay ‘Franca’ (100% Wool; 114 yds / 105 m per 5.3 oz / 150 g); colour:

Gingham (F12); 1 skein

Approximate Yardage:

Hat: 81 yds / 75 m for shorter length as pictured; 100 yds/ 92 m for slouchy version

Pom-Pom: 16 yds / 14 m


US size 13 / 9 mm circular needle, 40 cm and 100 cm long for Magic Loop or

US size 6 / 4 mm dpns

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter's gauge is unique.

Stitch marker, tapestry needle, pom-pom maker if desired, balloon for blocking.

Do you need a yarn kit?

The Floop hat is made with Manos Franca, a luxurious chunky yarn that comes as varigated and semi-solid. It's soft, warm, and super quick to knit! 100% superwash merino this chunky yet light, perfect for accessories or a really fast garment knit.

You can find a yarn kit with the 9mm needes and cotton tote needed for the Floop hat project by clicking the button below. Alternatively you can browse our Franca range here.