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Beginner Hat Knitting Pattern

Learn how to knit a hat for beginners with this fan-favorite pattern!

Updated July 12, 2018
Beginner Hat Knitting Pattern
Beginner Hat Knitting Pattern

If you're new to knitting or have never knitted a hat before, this Beginner Hat Knitting Pattern from Red Heart Yarn is perfect for you! Cute knitted hats like this make great gifts for everyone and are easy and fun to make.

Embellish it with a flower or pom for extra flair. Cozy and comfy, free hat knitting patterns are a winter weather essential. The warm design is sure to keep the cold from nipping at your ears all fall and winter long.

Knit this cutie up in your favorite color yarn or create a neutral hat in browns or blacks for your man. Learn how to knit a hat for beginners with this easy pattern.

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm

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

Gauge16 sts = 4 in.; 20 rows = 4 in. in ribbing, slightly stretched.

Finished Size18 in. around (slightly stretched)

Materials List

  • 1 skein Red Heart With Love Yarn in Mango
  • 6 mm (US 10) knitting needles
  • Yarn needle

Instructions:

Hat:

Cast on 70 sts.

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): *Purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.

  2. Row 2 (Right Side): *Knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.

  3. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until work measures 10 inches from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape Crown:

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): *Knit 2, purl 2 together (decrease 1 stitch); repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2 – 53 stitches.

  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): *Purl 2, knit 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.

  3. Row 3: *Knit 2, purl 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.

  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

  5. Next Row: *Knit 2 together, purl 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2 – 36 stitches.

  6. Next Row: Purl 2, *knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * to end.

  7. Next Row: *Knit 2 together; repeat from * to end – 18 stitches.

  8. Next Row: Purl.

  9. Last Row: *Knit 2 together; repeat from * to end – 9 sts.

  10. Cut yarn leaving a long end for seaming.

  11. Weave yarn through remaining stitches; gather stitches up firmly and secure. Sew the back seam. Starting about 3 inches from the bottom, sew the seam on the reverse side, as it will be turned up for the brim.

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Hi is this wool super chunky or chunky wool.dont understand the worsted weight expression thank you

@charlotteam2000 11 70330 worsted weight is a type of yarn weight that is just below chunky wools in terms of thickness. Thanks! -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts.com

please tell me is it double knitting wool I use for the beginners favourite hat. Thank you

@mariancampbell53 9 233626 this is made with worsted weight yarn. -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

Was this hat made with circular needles, double pointed, or regular needles?

This hat is made with regular needles. It's stitched up to form a hat at the end. Thanks!

fansastic pleased to be ablel to knit a hat thankyou

please can you tell me what thickness this wool is. not double , so can you use 2 strands of double to make the hat.??

The yarn is a 4-worsted weight yarn.

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