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Hat Knitting Pattern |The Athena


This hat knitting pattern is an easy project for an advanced beginner knitter.

Is there anything that shouts take me to the slopes more than a super cozy neutral knitted beanie?

This classic hat elevates a simple beanie to a more snow bunny-worthy accessory.

Don this cozy and chunky hat and think of yourself going off to a ski resort at the weekend…

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An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy knitted hat 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 stitches and purl stitches, you will also complete simple decreases to shape the top of the hat.

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

Hat Knitting Pattern

The Yarn I Used…

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

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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Hat Knitting 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.

This has a simple rib stitch brim with the main body of the hat knit in the round to look like stockinette stitch.

This would make a great gift to friends or family members or to donate.

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern. 
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
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Skill Level – Easy (advanced beginner)

Size –

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

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

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The Supplies You Need…




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Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • Approx – Approximately
  • Beg – Begin(ning)
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit the 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)
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Pattern Instructions

  • Cast on > 38 sts, join in the round, and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • 1st rnd: P1, K3, P1 – rep to the end of the round.
  • Repeat the round above until the work measures 2.5′′ from the cast on edge.
  • Next round: Knit
  • Continue to knit every round until the hat measures 8.5′′ or 9′′ from the cast-on edge.
  • Decrease as follows >
  • K2tog – rep to the end of the round.
  • Break yarn.
  • Draw the 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 color.

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If you enjoyed making the hat, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

Happy Knitting!

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