Polymorph Hat - Part 1
Thursday, October 14, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
In this workshop you will learn how to make your own nalbound Polymorph (shape changing) hat. The hat can take many forms: a triple brimmed watch cap, a top hat, a flat cap, a slouch hat, etcBeginning at the top with a flat circle, this hat takes one complete 100 gram skein of worsted weight wool. The instructor will be using the Mammen stitch. A portion of a second skein will be needed to work on a practice coaster or small pouch.
Part 1 (Thursday): We will start the hat by learning to make a round start and work a flat circle. We will practice by making the start of a small coaster to demonstrate how to keep the circle flat and then transition to a cylinder. The hat will be worked in flat circle until its circumference matches that of the head. Once the circle is large enough, you will transition to working the cylinder portion of the hat. Homework involves completing the circle (approximately 3-4 hours) and working as far along the cylinder as you can.
Part 2 (Friday): Covers finishing and using the Polymorph hat. We will practice a smooth ending to the hat by completing the practice coaster. 
Disclaimer: You may not finish the entire hat by then end of class, but you will have all the skills to complete it on your own afterwards if necessary.
THIS IS A TWO PART CLASS - make sure you sign up for both sessions!  
Anne Marie Decker
Session Type
Nalbinding Workshops
Advanced Beginner
Session Pic 1
Session Pic 2
Be able to nalbind at least one stitch variant: increase, splice, connect to previous row. Recently learned is fine.
Homework Required?
The workshop will require homework at two stages. First, to complete the flat disk to a circumference that matches the circumference of your head. This may take 3 to 4 hours. Second, to complete the cylinder using up the rest of the skein. This may take 4 to 5 hours.
Electronic handout.
Supplies Students Need
1. One 100 gram skein of worsted weight wool yarn. I recommend Brown Sheep Company's Lanaloft Worsted in a handpainted variegated colorway.
2. A #13 Tapestry needle or a bent tip darning needle. If using a purchased nalbinding needle, ensure that it is of an even diameter of no more than 4mm with a large eye and a blunted, but not too blunt tip.