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Simple Hoodie Hat

By: Emi Harrington

Let Emi Harrington walk you through this easy knit hat pattern with a free written tutorial and video demonstration. Whether you're looking for a newborn hat or a cozy adult hat for winter, this pattern is perfect because it comes in a variety of sizes. Knit completely in the garter stitch, this hat is a wonderful pattern for beginners who are looking to try something new.


Knitting Needle Size17 or 12.75 mm

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


  • Size 12mm knitting needles, one pair
  • Worsted weight yarn, approx. 50 grams total, worked 4 strands
  • Small amount of fun yarn, approx. 10 yards
  • Yarn needle

INSTRUCTIONS: 2 stitches = 1 inch, however gauge is not
extremely important in this design.

Working with 4 strands of worsted weight yarn,
cast on:
Newborn: 10 stitches
3 to 6 months: 14 stitches
6 to 12 months: 16 stitches
1 to 3 years: 18 stitches
3 to 5 years: 18 stitches
5 to 8 years: 18 stitches
8 to 12 years: 20 stitches
adult: 22 stitches

Knit every row until the rectangle measures:
Newborn: 12 inches
3 to 6 months: 15 inches
6 to 12 months: 18 inches
1 to 3 years: 20 inches
3 to 5 years: 21 inches
5 to 8 years: 22 inches
8 to 12 years: 23 inches
adult: 24 inches

 Cast off with 15 inch yarn ends. Fold the rectangle in half, (to form somewhat of a
square shape), and sew up the back seam of the hoodie.

Turn the work right side out. Thread a length of fun yarn into a yarn needle, and pass
through a row of stitches at the front of the hat. (This design passed the fun yarn through the second row in.)
Secure the fun yarn on each side of the hat with several stitches. (The fun yarn is not functional, it is purely for
decorative purposes.)

Make 3 tassels. Attach one on the top point of the hat, and one on each bottom front corner of the hat.


  1. Wrap yarn around 4 fingers, approx. 20 times.
  2. Tie the bundle together securely.
  3. Tie another length of yarn around the tassel, to form a ball at the top.
  4. Pull the ends of the knotted yarn through to the center of the tassel.
  5. Trim the ends.
  6. Use the two strands of yarn remaining to tie the tassel onto your work.
  7. Weave the yarn ends into the finished work.




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This is such a super easy pattern and I love the fact that you can make so many sizes from it. It is a great hat to knit when learning to knit with multiple strands and larger needles. As the yarn is so bulky it makes it very cosy and super quick to make. Plus using a number of strands means that you can match a variety of different colours together to make an accessory to go with all outfits.

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