Double Moss Stitch Knit Hat

The everyday knit hat for fall and winter.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 22-24″ circumference; 8″ length

This is our go-to knit hat pattern to wear in fall and winter. It’s easy enough for a new knitter to make but it won’t look like a beginner made it!

If you’re looking for an easy hat to knit that doesn’t look easy, this is the pattern for you! The Double Moss Stitch Knit Hat here at B.Hooked combines some of our favorite yarn with one of our favorite “easy stitches that don’t look easy” to help you build even more confidence with knitting hats.

With this project you’ll practice your knits and purls in a way that creates a swirling design; a look that’s great for other projects too. Not just hats. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn or practice decreasing to shape the crown, an essential skill set for any knitter.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project before you begin. To help you succeed, we prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations as well as a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through the Double Moss Stitch Hat from start to finish.

  • Approx 100 yds; Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn;
  • Color A – Tiger Eye; approx 60 yds
  • Color B – Birch; approx 40 yds
  • Clover Takumi 16″ Circular 6.5 mm needle
  • Clover Takumi 6.5 mm Double Pointed needles
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Scissors


Finished Size

22-24″ circumference;
8″ length

Gauge

8 sts x 10 rows = 2″
(double moss stitch)

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You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

Band

With color A, CO 80 sts.

Rounds 1-7: K1, P1. Rep around.

Sides

Rounds 8-9: K1, P1. Rep around.

Rounds 10-11: P1, K1. Rep around.

Rep rounds 8-11 until your work measures 4.5″ from cast on edge. On first stitch of next round break color A and add color B.

Continue working rounds 8-11 in the new color until your work measures 7″ from cast on edge, ending on an 11th round.

Crown (using double point needles)

Round 1: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, k2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (70 sts)

Round 2: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K the K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (70 sts)

Round 3: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (60 sts)

Round 4: * P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K the K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (60 sts)

Round 5: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (50 sts)

Round 6: *K3, K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (40 sts)

Round 7: *K2, K2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Finishing

Cut working yarn leaving a tail that’s approximately 12″ long. With yarn needle, thread the tail through each of the last round crown stitches, dropping them from the needle as you go. Pull the tail to draw up the top and reinforce by working the tail around the center of the closure. Weave in your ends.

see how it’s done

Double Moss Stitch Knit Hat Tutorial

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