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"CO 193 sts. Border Work 7 rows in Seed st. Row 1 SS 5 sts, (K15, P2, k4, p2, k11,P2, k4, p2), 4 times, k15, SS 5. Row 2 SS 5 sts, (p15,K2, p4, k2,p11,K2, p4, k2) 4 times, p15, SS 5 sts. Row 3 S 5 sts, (k15,P8,K5, p1, k5,P8) repeat 4x, K15, SS 5 sts. Row 4 SS 5 sts, ( P7, k1, p7,K8, P4, k3, p4,K8) P7, k1, p7, SS 5 sts. Row 5 SS 5 sts, ( K7, p1, k7, P2, k4, p2, K3, p5, k3,P2, k4, p2,) repeat 4x, K7, p1, k7, SS 5 sts. Row 6 SS 5sts, ( P7, k1, p7, K2, p4, k2, P2, k3, p1, k3, p2, K2, p4, k2.) repeat 4x, P7, k1, p7, SS 5 sts. Row 7 SS 5 sts, ( K6, p3, k6, P8, K1, p3, k3, p3, k1,P8) repeat 4x, K6, p3, k6, SS 5 sts. Row 8 SS 5 sts, ( P5, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p5, K8, P2, k3, p1, k3, p2, K8) repeat 4x, P5, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p5, SS 5 sts. Row 9 SS 5 sts, ( K4, (p1, k2) twice, p1, k4, P2, k4, p2, K3, p5, k3, P2, k4, p2) repeat 4x, K4, (p1, k2) twice, p1, k4, SS 5 sts. Row 10 SS 5 sts, ( P3, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p3, K2, p4, k2, P4, k3, p4, K2, p4, k2), repeat 4x, P3, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p3, SS 5 sts. Row 11 SS 5 sts, ( (K2, p1) twice, k1, p1, k1, (p1, k2) twice, P8, K5, p1, k5, P8) repeat 4x, (K2, p1) twice, k1, p1, k1, (p1, k2) twice, SS 5 sts. Row 12 SS 5 sts, (P1, (k1, p2) 4 times, k1, p1, k8, p11, k8,) repeat 4x, P1, (k1, p2) 4 times, k1, p1, SS 5 sts. Row 13 SS 5sts, ( K3, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, k3, P2, k4, p2, k11, P2, k4, p2), repeat 4x, K3, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, k3, SS 5 sts. Row 14 SS 5sts, ( (P2, k1) twice, p1, k1, p1, (k1, p2) twice, K2, p4, k2, P1, k9, p1, K2, p4, k2), repeat 4 x, (P2, k1) twice, p1, k1, p1, (k1, p2) twice, SS 5 sts. Row 15 SS 5, ( K4, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k4, p8, K1, p9, k1, p8) repeat 4x, K4, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k4, SS 5 sts. Row 16 SS 5 sts, (P3, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p3, k8, p11, k8), repeat 4x, P3, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p3, SS 5 sts. Row 17 SS 5sts, (K5, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k5, P2, k4, p2, k11, P2, k4, p2) repeat 4x, K5, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k5, SS 5 sts. Row 18 SS 5 sts, (P4, (k1, p2) twice, k1, p4, K2, p4, k2, P5, k1, p5, K2, p4, k2) repeat 4x, P4, (k1, p2) twice, k1, p4, SS 5sts. Row 19 SS 5 sts,( K6, p3, k6, p8, K4, p3, k4, p8) repeat 4x, K6, p3, k6, SS 5sts, Row 20 SS 5 sts,( P5, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p5, k8, P3, k5, p3, k8) repeat 4x, P5, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p5, SS 5 sts. Row 21 SS 5 sts, ( K7, p1, k7, P2, k4, p2, K2, p3, k1, p3, k2, P2, k4, p2) repeat 4x, K7, p1, k7, SS 5 sts. Row 22 SS 5 sts ( P6, k3, p6, K2, p4, k2,P1, k3, p3, k3, p1, K2, p4, k2) repeat 4x, P6, k3, p6, SS 5 sts. Row 23 SS 5 sts, ( K7, p1, k7, P8, K2, p3, k1, p3, k2, P8 ) repeat 4x, K7, p1, k7, SS 5 sts. Row 24 SS 5 sts, ( P7, k1, p7, K8, P3, k5, p3, K8 ) repeat 4x, P7, k1, p7, SS 5 sts. Row 25 SS 5sts,( K15, P2, k4, p2, K4, p3, k4,P2, k4, p2) repeat 4x, k15, SS 5 sts. Row 26 SS 5 sts, (P15, K2, p4, k2, P5, k1, p5, K2, p4, k2) repeat 4x, P15, SS 5 sts. Row 27 SS 5sts, ( K15, P8, K11, P8), repeat 4 x, K14, SS 5 sts. Row 28 SS 5 sts, ( P15, K8, P11, K8) repeat 4 x, P15, SS 5 sts. Row 29 SS 5 sts, ( K1, p13, k1, P2, k4, p2,K1, p9, k1,P2, k4, p2), repeat 4 x, K1, p13, k1, SS 5 sts. Row 30 SS 5sts, ( P1, k13, p1,K2, p4, k2,P1, k9, p1, K2, p4, k2) repeat 4x, P1, k13, p1, SS 5 sts. Rep Rows 1-30 of est patts 8 times more, then rep Rows 1-28. Work 6 rows in Seed st. BO in Seed st."
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20 Free Knitted Hat Patterns for Beginners

These easy knit hat patterns are the best third or fourth project for the new knitter.

Updated September 30, 2022
Free Knitted Hat Patterns for Beginners

It's finally happened: you've finished your third scarf, your kitchen cabinets are full of dishcloths, and you're cozying up in your knitted blanket just about every night to watch the newest season of your favorite show. It's time, you think to yourself, to finally try knitting a hat. You'll be happy to hear it's really not much more difficult than scarves, dishcloths, and blankets. These free knitted hat patterns for beginners are the perfect patterns with which to start, because they don't demand anything from you except the basics.

Though you have your pick of a ton of free, easy knit hat patterns for beginners, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind while choosing your next project. Firstly, consider the kind of environment in which you live. Are the winters harsh, or mild? This should influence the thickness and yarn composition of the hat pattern you choose. Next, will you actually wear this hat? Is it your style, or will it collect dust in your closet as you consistently choose your $10 department store hat over your lovingly hand-knitted one? Finally, are you knitting for yourself, or a loved one? I highly recommend knitting your first hat for yourself so you get used to hat knitting before giving one away as a gift. Always practice on yourself!

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Without further ado, take a look at our top-recommended free knitted hat patterns for beginners below.

Free Knitting Patterns for Hats on Straight Needles

When you're still a beginning knitter, the idea of knitting anything outside of the second dimension can be a little overwhelming. For this reason, many new knitters choose to knit their first hat on straight needles. What this means is you'll be knitting your hat in one or two pieces, and then seaming it in such a way that it becomes more hat-shaped after the fact. Check out some of our favorite flat-knit hat patterns below.

Free Knitted Hat Patterns on Circular Needles

If you're ready to dive into using circular needles, you'll be happy to hear that it's a lot easier than it looks. Rather than knitting back and forth and swapping needles each time, you're just consistently knitting in the same direction off the same end of your circular needles, knitting in a spiral. The trickiest part is joining in the round, which is right at the beginning. You'll quickly become obsessed with knitting in the round with these free knitted hat patterns for beginners on circular needles.

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