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Children’s Hat Knitting Pattern


Make a cozy knitted hat with this children’s hat knitting pattern.

This hat is really warm and squishy, made with Lion Brand wool-ease thick and quick in two fall colors.

Please scroll down to view the free pattern or purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF in my shop here.

Children's hat knitting pattern

An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, and knitting in the round.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches to create ribbing, you will also complete simple decreases to shape the top of the hat.

If you have never knit in the round before using circular needles you can watch my video tutorial here. – How to join knitting in the round with circular knitting needles

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Children's hat knitting pattern

Children’s Hat Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Skill Level – Easy


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Size Information

This hat pattern was made for sizes – 4 to 12 years.

Circumference head = 20-21″

Length w/o pom = 8.5″

Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm

The Supplies You Need


  • 2 balls (or skeins) of super bulky yarn
  • Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick in Wheat (402) and spice (135) or something similar suitable for size 10.00 mm (US 15) needles.
  • Super bulky weight – 106 yards



Other Materials


  • Approx – Approximately
  • Beg – Begin(ning)
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit the next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

Pattern Instructions

Yarn A – Wheat / Yarn B – Spice

Cast on 36 sts (long tail) in Yarn A, pm, and join in the round, being careful not to twist the sts.

K2, P2 for 2.5″

Change to Yarn B and knit 1 round.

1st round: K2, P2

2nd Round: Knit

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

Decrease as follows > (You may the DPNs now)

K2tog* Repeat to the end of the round.

Knit to the end of the round.

K1 then k2tog, repeat to 2 / 1 sts before the end of the round.

K2, K1, K2, K1, K2.

Cut yarn and pull tight to secure.

Sew in all ends

Make a pom pom (or use faux fur pompoms) and stitch it/seam to the top of the hat in Yarn A.

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See more accessories for kids here that are sure to give lots of warmth…

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Happy Knitting!

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