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Knit Hat Pattern | Autumn Ready


This knit 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 crisp days when you walk through the park!

ribbed hat with pom pom

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.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Autumn hat knitting pattern

The Yarn I Used

I made the hat using Classic Alize Lanagold yarn in rust (91) and knit on size 4mm (US 6) and 6 mm (US 10) 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.

knitted rust colored beanie hat

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

knit hat in autumn colours

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:

knit hat with pom pom

Knit Hat Pattern

Grab 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 –

Adult woman
Height of hat w/o pom – 8.5″

Gauge –  11 sts in 20 rounds in 10 x 10cm/4 x 4 inches in stocking stitch.

The Supplies You Need…


  • 1 skein of Alize Lanagold Classic in 56.
  • Medium weight yarn 04 / worsted or aran.
  • Yarn weight guide


  • 4mm (US 6) 16″ circular knitting needles
  • 6mm (US 10) 16″ circular knitting needles

Please note – you may have to change your needles for the decreases of the hat if working on the circulars becomes too tight.

This would mean using a set of size 6mm double-pointed needles (DPNs).

If you do not have those, you could use a 60cm/24″ cable and use the magic loop technique.


knit hat for fall

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)


  • With 4mm (US 6) 16″ circular knitting needles -> CO 89 sts PM and join in the round being careful not to twist the sts.
  • K1, P1 every round for 5 rnd’s.
  • Change needles – to 6mm (US 10) 16″ circular knitting needles
  • K1, P1 every round for 8 inches.
  • Decrease:
  • K1, K2tog – rep to the end of the round.
  • Knit the round.
  • K2tog – rep to the end of the round.
  • Cut yarn and thread through the rem sts, pull tight and secure.
  • Weave in any loose ends.
  • Make a pom and add to the top of the hat, stitching into place securely. 

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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