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Ribbed Hat Pattern | Autumn Ready


This Ribbed 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 beanie hat is comfortable to wear on crisp days when you walk through the park!

Please scroll down to view the free knitting pattern or grab the ad-free printable PDF from my shop here.

Autumn hat knitting pattern

An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level (already have experience with knit stitches), and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, and knitting in the round.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches you will use simple decreases to shape the rib 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

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ribbed hat with pom pom

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.

If you want to make a hat with a brim in bulky yarn with straight needles, please visit this post – How To Knit A Hat For Complete Beginners (+ Video Tutorial)

knitted rust colored beanie hat
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, babies, and kids in the hat pattern library. – Hat Patterns

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

knit hat with pom pom

Ribbed 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.

Make hats to gift or donate with this free hat pattern.

This hat is knit with texture in the rib stitch using worsted weight yarn for warmth.

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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.

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The Supplies You Need…



  • 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 decrease 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. (View Tutorial – Magic loop knitting | step by step)


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

  • Approx – Approximately
  • Beg – Begin(ning)
  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit the next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
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Pattern Instructions

  • 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 pom and add it to the top of the hat, stitching it into place securely. 
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I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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