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Golden Garter Knit Hat
Golden Garter Knit Hat
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The Golden Garter Knit Hat is the perfect beginner knitting pattern. This quick stitch hat, knit in mega bulky yarn, is topped with a fun faux fur pom pom for an extra dose of style and whimsy. An easy pattern and a quick knit will allow you to make one of these attractive hats for all your loved ones. The slouchy style is very on trend and the thick yarn ensures your head will feel cozy on even the coldest and snowiest day. Beginner knitting patterns do not need to lack style or substance and this garter knit hat is proof. The oversized pom pom is a fun way to express your unique personality and makes this hat stand out from the crowd.


Knitting Needle Size19 or 15 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge5 stitches (sts) and 12 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Garter Stitch.

Finished SizeOne size to fit average woman

Materials List

  • Bernat® Mega Bulky™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 64 yds/58 m) New Gold (88609) 1 ball
  • Bernat® Faux Fur Pompom™ Black Mink (01040) 1 Pompom™
  • Size U.S.19 (15 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge


Cast on 26 stitches (sts).
Knit every row (garter st), noting first row is Wrong Side (WS), until Hat measures 8" [20.5 cm], ending on a WS row.
Shape top: Next row: [Right Side (RS)]. Knit 2 (K2). *Knit next 2 sts together (K2tog). K2. Repeat (Rep) from * to end of row. 20 sts.
Next 3 rows: Knit.
Next row: K2. *K2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 14 sts.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: *K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 7 sts.
Break yarn leaving a 24" [61 cm] end. Thread end through remaining sts and fasten securely.
Sew center back seam. Attach Pompom to top of Hat.


knit next 2 stitches together
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Is the hat knitted in the round? I don't see any instructions for joining the yarn to create the round. Am I missing something? 11/13/2019

Hi maxi14, this pattern is not knitted in the round. If a pattern on this site is knitted in the round, it will call for either circular or double-pointed needles, and each row will be called a 'round.' This hat is knitted flat and sewn up at the end. We hope this helps! Happy knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

This hat looks like it works up very quickly. I would love to give it a try, but I dont have any mega bulky yarn. I do have worsted and chunky weight yarns. What would you suggest for working with those yarn weights? Maybe one of each weight, double strand?

I love the chunky look of this garter knit hat. I do love this color since it is perfect for fall and winter, but this hat would look great in other colors as well. I also really love the fur pom pom on top of this hat. I can't wait to make this about should be quick since it uses bulky yarn.

This hat is so chunky and cozy! I can't wait to make a million of them.

The chunky yarn and very big needles make the garter stitches look really different - and actually, to me, not at all like garter stitch! This is a really different look for a basic pattern and would look great in a variegated yarn as well as a solid. This is one of those patterns I'd splurge on and use a more expensive yarn. Love this!

I love the chunky style of this hat. Plus, the pom pom adds an adorable touch. Very stylish!


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