How to Knit a Hat: 7 Cozy Free Knit Hat Patterns
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Pink Quick-Knit Beanie
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Knitting a hat doesn't need to take up your whole weekend. This Pink Quick-Knit Beanie can be completed in just hours to give you a stylish addition to your wardrobe for next to no time and effort. Learn how to knit a hat with a bright and happy color that you can wear any time. It's just the thing for springtime, and warm enough to keep your ears cozy and protected from the chilly breeze. Whether you wear this with a sweater or a lacy dress, its stylish appearance is worth the few hours of knitting it will take. In fact, once you're done with this knit hat, you'll actually look forward to cold weather!
Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge20 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.
Finished SizeOne size to fit average woman's head.
- Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 210 yds/192 m): Currant (77531) - 1 ball
- Set of four sizes U.S. 6 (4 mm) and U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Stitch marker
How to Knit Rib Stitch in the Round
Complete your adorable hat by watching this video to learn how to knit rib stitch in the round.
With smaller set of needles, cast on 96 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles (32 sts on each needle). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 4” [10 cm].
Change to set of larger needles and knit in rnds until work from beg measures 7” [18 cm].
How to Shape the Top
1st rnd: *K2tog. K20. ssk. Rep from * around. 88 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K2tog. K18. ssk. Rep from * around. 80 sts
5th rnd: *K2tog. K16. ssk. Rep from * around. 72 sts.
7th rnd: *K2tog. K14. ssk. Rep from * around. 64 sts.
9th rnd: *K2tog. K12. ssk. Rep from * around. 56 sts.
11th rnd: *K2tog. K10. ssk. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
13th rnd: *K2tog. K8. ssk. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
15th rnd: *K2tog. K6. ssk. Rep from * around. 32 sts.
17th rnd: *K2tog. K4. ssk. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
19th rnd: *K2tog. K2. ssk. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts. Draw up and fasten securely.
- Knit next 2 stitches together
- Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
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Sep 30, 2017
This is a basic hat pattern and will never go out of style. I knit a lot of hats, both for myself and my charity and this will be an ideal pattern to use. I usually don't like double pointed needles but I will use it for this pattern. Thank you.
karenlarry1966 254 1517
Sep 30, 2017
I haven't tried it but I'm pretty sure you can use circular needles instead of do.
Feb 16, 2017
What a great pattern! I love the long ribbed cuff on the bottom so you can pull it down over your ears and leave the top slouchy, or fold it up and make it more of a beanie. I also like knitting it in the round so there are no seams to sew up.
Jan 06, 2017
What an adorable beanie! I love how the top is a little bit slouchy. This look is very on trend right now. I definitely think that this pattern would take me a while to knit up. I would like to challenge myself to knitting in the round and this just might be the pattern to do it! I love that the yarn weight is fairly light. It would make a lovely fall cap for when the weather starts getting cooler. I might even challenge myself to rewrite the pattern as a knit-flat if I'm feeling ambitious! I'd love to see people's photos of their finished hats.
thewitch692003 263 4879
Oct 13, 2016
nice easy pattern have done the hem doubled up and will add purple crystals to give to my mate off santa lol
Mar 11, 2016
I love this beanie, though I consider it more of a slouch. Simple and interesting, it adds a great pop of color to my winter wardrobe. It took me significantly longer than the few hours that the pattern promise. I rightly assumed with the gauge needles it calls for and the type of yarn that it would take me several evenings over the course of a week to complete it, so don't be discouraged if it takes significantly longer.
mrskiajohnson 0780 828
Apr 04, 2015
Made this for my husband and he loves it. Definitely takes much longer than a few hours to knit though.
northstar365 40204 95
Feb 13, 2016
And I thought I was just a slow knitter... thank you for validating the time factor!
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