Classic Ribbed Hat Pattern

free ribbed hat pattern

This classic ribbed hat pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit.

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!

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Classic Ribbed Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Beginner Hat Pattern

The hat pattern is easy, knit in a simple garter stitch rib pattern.

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

This knitted hat would take you around an hour or two to make (depending on how fast you knit!) and will be a cozy addition to your autumn wardrobe.

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

You can use any medium 04 yarn, as the yarn I used can be knit on 4mm (US 6) to 6mm (US 10) knitting needles.

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Easy Ribbed Hat Pattern

The hat uses basic knitting stitches – knit and purl, to create a garter stitch ribbing for the main body of the hat.

If you are a beginner it will also introduce you to shaping through simple decreases for the crown of the hat.

I didn’t add a pom to this one, but you can if you want!

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Knit 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:

knitted hat patterns

This hat pattern is great for any beginners who are looking for an easy project, as it can be worked whilst watching a movie.

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.

For example, I cast on 81 stitches for an adult woman, but for a man, you may need to cast on 81 stitches or more.

easy ribbed hat knitting pattern

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

Make this easy hat with an easy to print out pattern below, then come back and let me know what you think in the comments or leave a review!

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Classic Ribbed Hat Pattern

This classic ribbed hat pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit. 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!
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner

Materials

  • Any medium (04) yarn
  • I used Alize Lanagold Classic

Tools

  • 5.5mm (US 9) 16" circular knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle

Instructions

  1. CO B - 54, (T - 63, C - 72, A - 81) sts
  2. Knit
  3. *K2, P1* rep from * to *
  4. Work round 3 (*K2, P1*) until the hat measures B - 6.5, (T - 7.5, C - 8, A - 8.5) inches from the co edge.

Decrease:

  1. K2tog, P1
  2. Knit
  3. K2tog

Cut a length of yarn and thread through the rem sts - pull tight and secure.

Weave in any loose ends.

Notes

Gauge - 16 sts x 20 rows = 4"

Sizes - Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult

Height of finished hat (adult) - 9" this has a little slouch.

If you don't want the hat to have slouch you can knit the height like this - 6, (7, 7.5, 8) inches.

The hat will have a more fitted style.

Abbreviations

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

CO - Cast on

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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