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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.
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.
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.
You can scroll down to see the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the printable ad-free pdf version from my shop.
There is also a pattern bundle for sale featuring 24 of the women’s knitting patterns which is great value.
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Free Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern
- 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
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.
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)