The Gracie – Free Kids Hat Knitting Pattern


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This chunky kids hat is so warm and cosy that I just had to get a pattern out there for you guys to make.

It is so comfy it will definitely keep your kid warm during fall and winter.

kids pom hat pattern

It knits up fast too, using ribbing and has a huge pom stitched to the top of the hat.

This is an easy level knitting pattern, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, and k2tog as well as knitting in the round, using either circular needles or double pointed needles (DPN’s).

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Kids beanie hat

Children’s Beanie Pattern

The kid’s hat pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles, you could knit this hat on DPN’s if it is your preference.

The hat uses basic stitches – knit and purl, to knit ribbing and then for the main body of the hat.

If you are a beginner it will also introduce you to shaping through simple decreases.

kids grey hat

This easy hat knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning the basic knitting stitches.

The hat size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients head and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.

If you would like to make more knitted items for kids, please take a look at the other patterns in the kids knitting pattern library

kids beanie hat

Kids Beanie Knitting Pattern


  • 1 ball of chunky yarn (Lion Brand Hometown in Chicago Charcoal (150) or something similar) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles. Super bulky weight – 106 yards.
  • 1 ball (or enough scrap yarn) for the pom pom. I used Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick in Fisherman (099).
  • Gauge with yarn doubled – 2st/1″
  • Set of 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circulars
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors/Darning needle/Tape measure
  • Pom pom maker
  • Size >This hat pattern was made for size – 4 to 12 years.Circumference = 20-21″Length w/o pom = 8.5″

Ribbed kids hat pattern

Children’s Beanie Knitting Pattern

Cast on > 36 sts

1st rnd: K2, P2

Repeat the above until the work measures 8″ from the cast on edge.

Decrease as follows >

K2tog* Repeat all around.

Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.

Sew in any loose ends.

Make a large pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat.

kids hat pattern


Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SKPO – Slip one, knit one

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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