Everyday Rib Knit Hat

Your new go-to, everyday rib knit hat pattern for gifting, donating or keeping for yourself.

Skill Level | Easy
Available Sizes | Adult Small, Adult Large (fits most teens & adults)


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a hat that’s versatile and easy to knit, you’re in the right place. This has been my go-to rib knit hat pattern for years. It’s incredibly stretchy so the fit is perfect every time. Add a pom for a little extra something, incorporate stripes or keep it a solid color that’ll go with just about anything.

With this pattern you’ll get lot’s of practice with the 2×2 rib which makes up the majority of the pattern. Then you’ll get to experiment with crown decreases and a super simple casting off method. Don’t worry if you aren’t a pro knitter either. As long as you have a basic understanding of knitting in the round and are comfortable with knits and purls, you’ll do just fine.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our everyday rib knit hat step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 138(160) yds; La Mia Natural Wool (Colorway pictured: Beige)
  • US 7 Circular Needles, 16″
  • US 7 Double Pointed Needles OR
  • US 7 Circular Needles, 24″ or longer
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


  • K Knit
  • K2tog Knit Two Together
  • P Purl
  • Rep Repeat
  • St(s) Stitches
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

Small : 19″ – 21″ circumference
Large : 21″ – 23″ circumference


20 sts and 25 rounds = 4″ worked in stitch pattern

Switch to magic loop method or double pointed needles when stitches no longer fit around the 16″ circulars.

Additional Notes: Instructions for sizes are given as follows:

Small (Large)

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the pattern

Written Instructions

CO 100(112)

Round 1: *K2, P2. Rep from * to end of round.

Repeat: Rep last row until work measures 9(11)” from cast on edge.  

Crown Decreases

Round 1: *K2tog. P2. Rep from * to end of round. 75(84) sts

Round 2: *K1, P2. Rep from * to end of round.

Round 3: *K1, P2tog. Rep from * to end of round. 50(56) sts

Rounds 4-6: *K1, P1. Rep from * to end of round.

Round 7: *K2tog, K1. K2tog, P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2tog. 25(28) sts


Cut yarn leaving a 20” tail. Use a yarn needle to thread the tail through the remaining stitches. Secure the opening and weave in the ends.

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