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Ribbed Hat Pattern


This ribbed hat pattern is a great project for anyone who is learning how to knit in the round.

Not too bulky and not too light, this hat is comfortable to wear on those chilly days when you know the sun might come out later!

free ribbed hat 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, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

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If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.

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Ribbed hat pattern

The Yarn I Used

I made the hat using Classic Alize Lanagold yarn and knit on size 5.5 mm (US 9) 16″ circular needles.

You can find this yarn on Etsy or can substitute it with any worsted or aran yarn.

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

The stitch pattern I used for the hat is broken rib.

broken rib knit hat in neutral colored yarn

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

broken rib knitted beanie

More Hat Patterns

If you would like to make more knitted items/hats for women, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.

There are also knitted hat patterns for women, men, baby and kids in the hat pattern library.

You may also like these free patterns for adult-sized hats:

side view of broken rib stitch hat

Ribbed Hat Pattern

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


The hat knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult
Height of finished hat (adult) – 10″ this has a little slouch.
If you don’t want the hat to have a slouch you can knit the height like this – 6, (7, 7.5, 8) inches.
The hat will have a more fitted style.

Gauge – 16 sts and 24 rounds in 4 inches

The Supplies You Need…


  • 1 skein of Alize Lanagold Classic in 207.
  • Medium weight yarn 04 / worsted or aran.
  • Yarn weight guide


  • 5.5mm (US 9) 16″ circular knitting needles


broken rib stitch knitted beanie

Abbreviations /  Knitting Abbreviations List

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


  • CO B – 54, (T – 63, C – 72, A – 81) sts
  • Join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • Round 3 – Knit
  • Round 4 – *K2, P1* rep from * to *
  • Rep rounds 3 and 4 until the hat measures B – 6.5, (T – 7.5, C – 8, A – 8.5) inches from the co edge.
  • Decrease:
  • K2tog, P1 – rep to the end of the round.
  • Knit – rep to the end of the round.
  • K2tog – rep to the end of the round.
  • Cut a length of yarn and thread through the rem sts – pull tight and secure.
  • Weave in any loose ends.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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  1. I love it that you are modeling your own designs. Can you tell me the circumference of your head so I can get an idea of sizing? I’m looking for patterns that fit 20-23″ head. Thanks!!