The Metsovo Hat Knitting Pattern

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Inspired by Metsovo in Greece, this snow beanie hat knitting pattern is an excellent beginner project.

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

It can be worn as seen for extra slouch or with the brim rolled (turned up) for a closer fit.

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This is a beginner level knitting pattern, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, as well as knitting on either circular or double pointed needles.

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.

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.

snow hat knitting pattern

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

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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Cosy Winter Beanie Hat Pattern

Materials >

  • 2 balls of chunky yarn (in light grey and white – I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in white 433 and grey in Yarn Art Alpine 334) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
  • Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar will also be fine to use. Super bulky weight – 106 yards. Scrap yarns can be used, as you do not need a full ball for each colour. However, whichever colour you make the pom in will need to have more yarn available.
  • Gauge – 5 stitches = 2″
  • Set of 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circulars
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors/Darning needle/Tape measure
  • Pom pom maker

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Snow Beanie Knitting Pattern

Yarn A = Light Grey / Yarn B = White

Cast on > 38 sts in Yarn A

1st rnd: K1, P1.
2nd rnd: Knit every round until work measures 4″.

Next row: Change yarn colour to Yarn B then knit every round until work measures 8.5″ from cast on edge.

Decrease as follows >

  • Shape top: 1st rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around.
  • 2nd rnd: Knit.
  • 3rd rnd: *K1, K2tog. Rep from * around till last st K1.
  • 4th rnd: Knit
  • 5th rnd: K2tog.

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.


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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