Everyday Knit Hat Pattern


Everyday Knit Hat Pattern

This classic knit hat pattern is incredibly versatile and the ideal beginner knitting pattern.

Worsted Weight Knit Hat Pattern
Worsted Weight Knit Hat Pattern

There are plenty of knitted hat patterns out there, but how many could you wear all the time? This Everyday Knit Hat Pattern will give you nice, basic knit hats in any colors you want that you can wear with any outfit.

The pom pom at the top gives it just the right amount of flair to stand out from the crowd, but the simple design makes it so that these knitted hats will fit in with any ensemble, as they're not too gaudy or ostentatious.

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Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts x 24 rows = 4" (10.2 cm) in St st. Save time, check your gauge.

Finished SizeAdult Small (Medium, Large) Circumference: 19 (21 1/2, 24)" [48 (55, 61) cm]

Materials List

  • Willow Yarns™ Attire Worsted (100% superwash extra-fine merino; 50g/110yd): Color of Choice [2 (2, 3) balls]
  • US size 8 (5 mm) 16" circular needle and dpn or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • 6 stitch markers



With circular needle, CO 84 (96, 108) sts.
Pm and join to work in the rnd. Work Rnd 1 of 2 x 2 Rib.
Cont in Rib for 6" (15.2 cm).

Hat Body

Work 1 rnd of St st.
Cont in St st until hat measures 9 (9 1/2, 10)" [22.9 (24.1, 25) cm] from CO edge.

Shape Crown

Setup Rnd: *K14 (16, 18), pm; rep from * to end.
Dec Rnd: *K to 2 sts before m, K2tog; rep from * to end - 6 sts dec'd.
Next Rnd: K.
Rep last 2 rnds until 42 sts rem.
Rep Dec Rnd only until 12 sts rem.
Break yarn, thread through yarn needle, and pass through rem live sts.
Fasten off.
Make a 2 1/2" (6.4 cm) pom pom and sew to top of crown.
Weave in ends.


St st
stockinette stitch
cast on
place marker

How to Make a Chunky Pom Pom

Check out this helpful video to learn how to make a pom pom.

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Leave a comment...Could you amend the pattern to include when the DPNs will be used and instruct me on how to finish the hat using them. Thanks.

This website only hosts the patterns, they do not own them, so they cannot "amend" with the information you have requested. The dpn's will be used when the stitches become too few to comfortably fit on the circular needle, there are no special instructions to use them since they are just being used instead of circulars to finish the hat. Hope this helps, happy knitting.

This is not a beginner friendly pattern, it's written in very brief terms and no instructions for how to use DPN's.

This pattern is written in standard pattern format, that being said, I would not have graded it a beginner pattern. The DPN's will only be used when the stiches become too few to work comfortably in the round with the circular needle, this is quite common in hat patterns, I expect that is why they did not specify it, since it is common knowledge for experienced knitters but with it being labelled a "beginner" pattern by this website, is where some confusion can come in. Hope this helps someone, happy knitting.

I make a lot of hats in both knit and crochet, but my sons always prefer the simple look knit hats. They are a tried and true classic. I will be making up several of these for winter, but also for Christmas as stocking stuffers. It never hurts to have more than one!

Sometimes you just need a basic hat pattern. This is it. It is easy to follow and should knit up quickly. It is winter time here in NYC and you can never have too many hats. In addition I make hats for charity and this pattern is perfect for that. Thank you.

love the clear colours in which these have been knit. Somehow they are brighter and more cheerful than hats knit in multi-colored wool or striped hats.

I made the medium size hat and cast on the 96 stitches as per the pattern not using this yarn, but a #4 medium weight yarn and the hat turned out too big. I suggest casting on less amount of stitches for the medium size hat.

I love this hat.I have made this one several times.Used different size needles according to yarn.Usually have to adjust needles up or cast on more when I am making one for my husband.He has a big head.Lol.And he likes them a little bigger than I do.

Agreed. I cut the size down considerably!

Never mind, i understand now that you place remaining 5 markers when shaping crown.

Knitter598 did you have any problems making the hat.If you have any questions please feel free to ask.I will help in any way I can.I just saw the comment.Sorry

I am making the medium size and there are 96 stitches. There are 6 stitch markers so do i place a stitch marker at every 16th stitch i cast on? Or is there a different way? Thanks )


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