How to Easy Beginners Knit and Purl Hat Knitting Pattern

Updated on December 26, 2016

Knit and Purl Hat

My newest hat creation to go with my favorite winter coat.
My newest hat creation to go with my favorite winter coat. | Source

Easy Knit Hat for Beginners

I may have been knitting for years, but I like easy to knit items. I'm not crazy about knitting in the round or working with double pointed needles. But give me my straight needles, and I am happy.

My latest project is this easy to knit hat. I searched around some of the yarn websites but either the hat patterns were too bothersome or they were too plain. I wanted a hat with some character.

This hat pattern is made to fit an adult. It is not a tight fitting hat. In fact, I made it long so that the top of the hat slouches in the back a small amount. The result is a comfy hat that can be part of your casual winter wear. It's also a youthful hat and makes a great gift for teenage girls.

There is now a matching pattern for fingerless gloves—make the set!

Hat Before Assembly

Here is the hat after it has been knit.
Here is the hat after it has been knit. | Source

Hat Pattern

Yarn: Medium (4) worsted yarn. I used 1 skein of Vanna's Choice color Mustard by Lion Brand Yarn.

Size 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles.

Cast on 70 leaving a long tail for sewing up the seam.

Hat brim:

  • Row 1: K2, P2 across.
  • Row 2: P2, K2 across.
  • Knit rows 1 and 2 three times (6 rows total).

Body of the hat:

  • Row 1: Knit across.
  • Row 2: Purl across.
  • Row 3: Knit across.
  • Row 4: Purl across.
  • Rows 5 to 8: Knit across.
  • Knit hat body rows 1 through 8 five times.
  • Knit every row until hat measures 10-inches long. Bind off and leave a long tail for closing the top of the hat.

Hat Pinned

I pin the hat into place before I sew up the seam.
I pin the hat into place before I sew up the seam. | Source

Sew Up Seam

To put together, lay out hat on a flat surface. Bring right sides together so that the wrong side is facing you. Pin side edges together, making sure the knit stripes are matching. Sew up the side of the hat, starting at the brim.

Closing the Top Hole

The top of the hat is now tied off.
The top of the hat is now tied off. | Source

Weave and Tie Off

Use the bind off tail, and weave it in and out of the last row. Pull tight to gather hat's top and knot in place. Weave in the ends. Turn right side out again, and you're done!

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        Palma 

        8 months ago

        I have made this hat a number of times. It is my go to hat.

        Everyone likes the simplicity of the look.

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        Rebecca 

        19 months ago

        Hi!

        Does this hat take the entire skein? I have an almost full skein, but since I'm a beginner, I didn't want to start the project and not be able to finish it!

        Thanks for creating a apattern I might be able to make as a beginners!

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        Mary 

        2 years ago

        Looking forward to knitting this hat, and the fingerless gloves shown will look great as a set! Thank you!

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        Morag 

        2 years ago

        Thanks lots for this pattern! So easy and quick! Did it in black, my daughter' s favourite colour for accessories. Really comfy and gorgeous, thanks again, Morag

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        brit 

        4 years ago

        Why don't you make a video for beginner knitters?

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        Emma 

        4 years ago

        Could you do this pattern on circular needles?

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        Janice57 

        6 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

        Well I just started knitting last November and have been looking for some easy, nice patterns. I made this hat and it was easy, fun, and came out really nice. Love it! It only took me two days to finish and I am starting another one. Thank you for the pattern.

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        Melissa 

        6 years ago from Canada

        Looks good think I will try making this.

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        daisyjae 

        6 years ago from Canada

        This looks like a nice easy to make hat. I might try it later, i am a beginner and am looking for stuff that is easy to do. Rated up & useful

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        craftdrawer 

        6 years ago

        Although I know how to knit, I crochet more than knit. Maybe I will give this pattern a try since it seems easy enough!!!

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