If you’re looking for a super easy knit hat pattern this is it! It works up quickly with a skein of bulky weight yarn and is a great hat pattern for beginners.
This pattern is written for a standard adult size but can be easily modified to fit any size with this handy Hat Sizing Guide.
Easy Knit Hat Pattern for Beginners
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Here is what you will need:
- 1 skein bulky weight yarn, approximately 312 yd. (shown here in Lion Brand Scarfie in the Cranberry/Black colorway)
- US 9 / 5.5 mm needles (I used a 32″ cord and the magic loop method; for other methods use a short cord and switch to DPNs for the crown) stitch marker
- scissors and yarn needle for finishing
- pom pom, optional (I used this faux fur pom pom that I purchased from Jimmy Beans Wool)
Notes: Hat is worked from bottom up.
Gauge = 14 sts in 4 in.
Cast on 68 sts.
Rounds 1 through 6: *K2, P2, repeat from * around — 68 sts.
Rounds 7 through 37: K around.
Round 38: *K15, K2tog, repeat from * around — 64 sts.
Round 39: K around.
Round 40: *K6, K2tog, repeat from * around — 56 sts.
Round 41: K around.
Round 42: *K5, K2tog, repeat from * around — 48 sts.
Round 43: K around.
Round 44: *K4, K2tog, repeat from * around — 40 sts.
Round 45: K around.
Round 46: *K3, K2tog, repeat from * around — 32 sts.
Round 47: K around.
Round 48: *K2, K2tog, repeat from * around — 24 sts.
Round 49: K around.
Round 50: *K1, K2tog, repeat from * around — 16 sts.
Round 51: K2tog around — 8 sts.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail and weave tail through remaining stitches. Pull gently to close up hole and weave in ends. Add a pom pom if desired.
That’s it … you’re done! Ready for a little more of a challenge now? Try my Nordic Knit Hat Pattern. It’s still an easy knit hat pattern but with a little added interest with alternating sections of knit and purl rows. And you should still have enough yarn from your skein to make it!