Easy Hat Pattern to Knit.


My friend Allie requested an easy hat pattern to knit. This used to be my favorite pattern but I must admit I started to crochet last year and haven't looked back.

**Update I used a size 8 knitting needle for these hats!

Cast on 84 Stitches.

Knit the first row.

Purl the second row.

Continue alternating rows until it measures approx 8 inches when laid flat.

End with a purl row.

Knit 5 stitches, then knit the next two together. Repeat across the whole row. (knit 5, knit 2 together.)

You should end up with 72 stitches on your needle.

Purl the next row.

Knit 4 stitches, then knit two stitches together. Repeat across the whole row. (knit 4, knit 2 together.)

You should have 60 stitches on your needle.

Purl the next row.

Knit 3 stitches, then knit two stitches together. Repeat across the whole row. (knit 3, knit 2 together.)

Purl the next row.

Knit 2 stitches, then knit two stitches together. Repeat across the whole row. (knit 2, knit 2 together.)

You should have 36 stitches on your needles.

Purl the next row.

Knit 1 stitch, then knit two stitches together. Repeat across the whole row.

You should have 24 stitches on your needle.

Purl the next row.

Knit two stitches together across the whole row. (you should end up with 12 stitches.)

Cut off the yarn to there is a 1 meter long tail! (or about a yard for American readers)

Thread it onto a yarn needle. Thread needle through each stitch as you take it off your knitting needles.

Pull the yarn through the stitches leaving a little loop where you started. Thread the needle through the loop to form a circle and pull it tight. This is the crown of your hat.

With right sides together use the yarn already on your sewing needle to stitch up the side seam.

Stop about an inch from the bottom.

Turn the hat right side out and sew the last inch with wrong sides together. When the hat rolls, this seam will disappear.

Tie off and weave in your ends.
*** If you want to make a smaller hat reduce the number of stitches you cast on by increments of 7.
If you want to branch out into something more exciting.... check out the free hat patterns HERE... some of them are really funky!

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