Knitting Pattern by B. Hooked Knitting, Copyright 2017.
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Gather Your Supplies
- One skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, Marble
- US 11 knitting circular with 16″ cord
- Large eye darning needle
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Gauge and Sizing
7 sts x 4.5 rows = 2″ square worked in stockinette stitch
Your finished hat should measure 17″ in circumference (not stretched) and will stretch to fit 22″ in circumference. When laying flat the hat measures 9″ long.
- k – Knit
- p – Purl
This pattern is perfect for your first knitted hat. We knit this hat from the bottom up and use a quick and easy drawstring bind off to close up the top. You will learn the basic two stitches of knitting (knit and purl) and how to create a one to one ribbing. If you have never knitted a hat before, I strongly encourage you to watch the video tutorial and refer to the written instructions for guidance.
If you would like to make this hat in a different size or using different needles and/or yarn, I have a great resource that will help you figure it out! Listen to episode 35 of the Bhooked Podcast here:
This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
Written Instructions: Easy Knit Hat
Cast on 44 stitches using the long tail cast on.
Rounds 1-6: k1, p1.
Rounds 7-26: knit all stitches.
To close up the top, trim your yarn leaving a tail that is approximately 24″ long. Feed the tail through each stitch with a darning needle, removing them from your knitting needle as you go. Once you have fed the tail through every stitch, pull the tail to draw it up. Pull it as tightly as you can without breaking your yarn. Using the darning needle, run the tail around the center of the closure several times to secure it. Run the tail through the center of the hat, tie a knot and trim.