This moss stitch easy hat 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 would take you around an hour or two to make (depending on how fast you knit!) and will be a cosy addition to your winter wear.
*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*
I made the hat using Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick 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.
Free Hat Knitting Pattern For Women
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.
Easy Hat Pattern
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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- 2 balls of super bulky yarn (in Fisherman and Grey Marble) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
- Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick (colours 099 and 154) or something similar.
- Super bulky weight – 106 yards.
- Set of 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circulars
- Stitch markers
- Darning needle
- Tape measure
- Pom maker
Yarn A – Fisherman / Yarn B – Grey Marble
Cast on > 40 sts in Yarn A
1st rnd: K2, P2.
Repeat the above until the work measures 2.5″ from the cast on edge.
Cut yarn and add Yarn B.
- Rnd 1: K1, P1* Repeat all around.
- Rnd 2: P1, K1* Repeat all around.
Repeat the two rows above until the work measures 8.5″ from the cast on edge.
Decrease as follows >
- P3tog, K1* Repeat all around.
- P1, K1 * Repeat all around.
- P3tog, K1* Repeat all around.
Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
Sew in any loose ends.
Make a pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat in a coordinating colour.
Gauge – 5 stitches = 2″
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P – Purl
P3tog - Purl 3 stitches together
M1 = Make 1 stitch
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
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Lion 640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn , 97 Meters, Fisherman
Lion Brand Yarn 641-154 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle, Grey Marble
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