How to Easy Beginners Knit and Purl Hat Knitting Pattern
Knit and Purl Hat
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
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.
- 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.
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
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!