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Soft Pastel Knit Hat

Not every knit hat pattern has to be time consuming and difficult to master. This Soft Pastel Knit Hat brings with it the beautiful colors of spring while providing the relaxed fit everyone looks for in a hat. The Soft Pastel Knit Hat not only works great for keeping your head warm throughout the chilly months but also provides comfort and style for the rest of the year. This quick and easy knit hat pattern can also be taken on by beginner knitters since it mostly uses basic garter stitch knitting. So, get your needles out and learn how to knit a hat right now. You're just stitches away from owning this beautiful knit hat.


Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • RED HEART® Boutique Stellar™: 1 ball 9201 Galaxy (Art 811 available in 4 oz (113 g) 90 yd (82 m) balls)
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 9 mm [US 13]
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 8 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter st pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge

Finished measurement: 22” [56 cm] in circumference
Hat fits most women.

K = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
cm = centimeters
dec = decrease
P = purl
st(s) = stitch (es)
tog = together
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified

Special Stitches:
K2tog = Knit 2 sts together (decrease).
Sl 1 = Insert the right needle into the next stitch on the left needle. Pull this stitch off the left needle without knitting or purling it. The stitch is now on the right needle and twisted.

Pattern Stitch:
Garter st = Knit every row.

Cast on 45 sts.
Foundation Row: [K3, p1], 11 times, end k1.
Row 1 (Right Side): K1, [k1, wrapping yarn around needle twice, k3], 11 times.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): [K3, sl 1 with yarn in front, letting extra wraps drop off needle], 11 times, end k1.
Row 3 (Right Side): K1, [sl 1 with yarn in back, k3], 11 times.
Row 4 (Wrong Side): K1, [p1, k3], 11 times.
Repeat Rows 1-4, 4 times more, ending with Row 4.

Shape Crown
Row 1 (Right Side) dec: K1, [k1, wrapping yarn around needle twice, k2tog, k1], 11 times– 34 sts.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): [K2, sl 1 with yarn in front, letting extra wraps drop off needle], 11 times, end k1.
Row 3 (Right Side): K1, [sl 1 with yarn in back, k2], 11 times.
Row 4 (Wrong Side): [K2, sl 1 with yarn in front], 11 times, end k1.
Row 5 (Right Side): K1, [k1, wrapping yarn around needle twice, k2tog], 11 times– 23 sts.
Row 6 (Wrong Side): [K1, sl 1 with yarn in front, letting extra wraps drop off needle], 11 times, end k1.
Row 7 (Right Side): K1, [sl 1 with yarn in back, k1], 11 times.
Row 8 (Wrong Side): [K1, sl 1 with yarn in front], 11 times, end k1.
Row 9 (Right Side): K2tog across row, end k1–12 sts.
Row 10 (Wrong Side): P12.
Row 11 (Right Side): K2tog across row – 6 sts.

Cut yarn leaving a 6” [15 cm] tail. With yarn needle, draw tail through remaining 6 sts. twice, pull tightly and fasten off. Sew seam together. Weave in ends.

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am I doing something wrong ? It worked for me -- and looks really good - another great gift might even do one for myself, brim or no brim

Thought it was me, but I guess not. Pattern does not work. To bad cute hat!

I must be doing something wrong. No matter what I try Row 2 always ends up with 2 stitches at the end instead of 1. Row 1 works out great but when you K3, sl 1 then the first drop is only 1 stitch ... am I missing something or is the pattern?

I do believe the pattern is wrong. The rows do not work.

I'm having the same problem. Row 2 ends up with 2 stitches. No matter what I did I ended up with a mess after 2inches.


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