Irish Moss Stitch Hat Pattern

Irish moss stitch hat pattern

This Irish moss stitch hat pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit.

I wanted to share with you an easy hat to knit, that has ribbing for the brim and double moss or Irish moss for the main body of the hat.

This hat is perfect for the colder weather, as it has been knit with medium weight yarn, I chose a green colour in Alize Lanagold Classic.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

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Easy Hat Pattern

The hat pattern is easy to make, with beginner knitters in mind.

Using knit and purl stitches, you will create ribbing, Irish moss stitch, learn to knit in the round and it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

Irish moss stitch hat pattern

Irish Moss Stitch

This Irish moss knit stitch pattern is just so great to work up.

This 4-row repeat knit stitch pattern is a variation of the Seed Stitch and has a really great texture.

American moss stitch or double moss stitch are other terms used for this pattern.

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Irish Moss Stitch Hat Pattern

Knitted Beanie Hat

I made the knitted beanie hat using a medium weight (04) yarn – Alize Lanagold Classic in green (29).

Any medium weight yarn will be okay to use for this pattern.

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The Knitting Basics

The hat uses basic knitting stitches – knit and purl, to create the ribbing for the brim of the hat.

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

To make this hat you will need to know the following:

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This hat is perfect for fall or winter days walking through town and wearing to the park when walking your dog!

Wherever you want to wear this hat, it will be sure to keep you warm and toasty, protecting you from the cold winds and cool temperatures.

I love wearing a beanie in the winter and my favourite is The Aphrodite Hat – I wear this all the time.

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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 hat patterns for women, men, baby and kids in the hat pattern library.

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

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Make this beanie hat with the 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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Yield: Irish Moss Stitch Hat

Irish Moss Stitch Hat Pattern

Irish Moss Stitch Hat Pattern
Make a really easy Irish moss stitch beanie that is perfect for beginners.
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $10


  • Any medium (04) yarn
  • I used 1 skein of Alize Lanagold Classic yarn in green (29)


  • 4 mm (US 6) 16" circular knitting needles
  • 5.5 mm (US 9) 16" circular knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Pom pom maker


  1. With 4mm (US 6)16" circular knitting needles - CO B - 56, (T - 64, C - 72, A - 80) sts and join to work in the round
  2. K2, P2 (2 x 2 rib) for 2 inches
  3. Change to 5.5 mm (US 9) 16" circular knitting needles and begin to work in Irish Moss as follows;
  4. *K1, P1* rep from * to * to the end of the round.
  5. *K1, P1* rep from * to * to the end of the round.
  6. *P1, K1* rep from * to * to the end of the round.
  7. *P1, K1* rep from * to * to the end of the round.
  8. These four rows form the pattern.
  9. Rep the four rows until the hat measures - B - 6, (T - 7, C - 7.5, A - 8) inches from the co edge.
  10. Shape crown:
  11. P1, K1, P2tog to the end of the round.
  12. K2, P2, to the end of the round.
  13. P2tog, K2, to the end of the round.
  14. K1, P1 to the end of the round.
  15. K2tog to last stitch, K1,
  16. K2tog to last stitch, K1,
  17. Cut yarn and sew through the rem sts and pull tight.
  18. Secure and weave in any loose ends.
  19. Add a pom pom to the hat and stitch into place.


Gauge - 10 sts x 10 rows = 2"

Sizes - Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult

Height of finished hat (adult) - 8.5" / Width - 8" (unstretched)

This has a fitted style (as you can see in the photographs).


Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

CO - Cast on

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

P2tog - Purl next 2 stitches together

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

I love seeing your finished projects!

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

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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  1. Kathy Alexander
    February 13, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much for the Irish Moss Stitch Hat Pattern! I made it last weekend and absolutely love the hat. Plus, there have been many opportunities to wear it here in Michigan. I would definitely make it again!

    • handylittleme
      February 13, 2019 / 3:01 pm

      hello, thank you so much for your comment and feedback, I am so happy you liked the pattern and the end result! Thanks for visiting and I hope you check back for new patterns 🙂

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