The Astraia Hat Knitting Pattern

beginner hat pattern

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This simple women’s garter stitch beanie hat knitting pattern is an excellent beginner project.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

This chunky knitted hat has been made with the softest yarn and will be sure to keep you nice and cosy in the cold weather.

knit hat

I made the hat using Rico Creative Melange yarn and knit on size 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circular needles.

I knit this hat on circular needles, so there was no seaming involved, just a few loose ends to sew in at the end.

The 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.

easy garter stitch beanie hat

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.

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 women, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.

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easy knit hat

Free Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern

Materials >

  • 2 balls of chunky yarn suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles. Rico Creative Melange in 001 or something similar. Super bulky weight – 106 yards. I used 2 strands together to knit the hat.
  • A good yarn substitute would be Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
  • Gauge – 5 stitches = 2″
  • Set of 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circulars
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors/Darning needle/Tape measure
  • Pom pom maker

chunky hat pattern

Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern

Cast on > 40 sts

1st rnd: K2, P2.

Repeat until the work measures 2.5″ from the cast on edge.

Next row: Purl

Continue to purl every round until the hat measures 8.5″ or 9″ from the cast on edge.

Decrease as follows >

P2tog, P2tog all around

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

Sew in any loose ends.

Make a pom pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat in a coordinating colour.

Abbreviations >

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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