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Easy Knitted Hat Pattern | The Phaidra


This simple easy knitted hat pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit and use circular knitting needles.

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

This knitted hat has been made with the softest yarn and will be sure to keep you nice and cosy in the cold weather.

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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.

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

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

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Easy hat knitted in Lion Brand Yarn

The Yarn I Used…

I made the Phaidra hat using a super bulky weight  (06) yarn – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the colour Spice.

This was knit up quite quickly and used only one skein of yarn.

Any super bulky weight yarn 06 will be okay to use for this pattern.

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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Easy Knitted Hat Pattern

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


The hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

  • Adult woman
  • Hat length lying flat w/o pom = 9 inches
  • Width lying flat = 9 inches
  • To fit a head with circumference size – around 22-26 inches.

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

The Supplies You Need…


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Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • PM Place marker
  • M1 = Make 1 stitch
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)


  • Cast on > 40 sts, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • 1st rnd: K2, P2 to the end of the round.
  • 2nd rnd: Knit to the end of the round.
  • Repeat the two rounds above until the work measures 2.5′′ from the cast on edge.
  • Next row: Knit to the end of the round.
  • Continue to knit every round until the hat measures 8.5′′ or 9′′ from the cast on edge.
  • Decrease as follows >
  • K2tog, K2tog – rep to the end of the round.
  • Break yarn.
    Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
  • Sew in any loose ends.
  • Make a pom pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat in a coordinating colour.

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