Knit Hat Pattern | Love Story

ribbed beanie hat pattern

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

Inspired by the movie Love Story, I wanted to make a hat that was perfect for the fall weather.

Not too bulky and not too light, this hat is comfortable to wear on crisp days when you walk through the park!

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Easy Ribbed Hat Pattern

Beginner Hat Pattern

The hat pattern is easy, knit in a simple rib pattern.

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

This knitted hat would take you around an hour or two to make (depending on how fast you knit!) and will be a cozy addition to your autumn wardrobe.

knit hat patterns

Easy Knit Hat

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.

I knit this hat on circular needles, so there was no seaming involved, just a few loose ends to sew in at the end.

knitted hat patterns

Easy Ribbed Hat Pattern

The hat uses basic knitting stitches – knit and purl, to create 1×1 ribbing for the main body of the hat.

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

easy hat pattern

Love Story – The Movie

I watched the movie Love Story for the first time and I really enjoyed it, not only for the story but for Jenny’s wardrobe.

Her fall style, with the oversized camel coat and knitted hats, were stunning.

The rust coloured yarn I used for the hat is just right for fall and will go with any outfit.

easy beginner hat knitting pattern

Simple Ribbed Hat

This easy hat knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are looking for an easy project, as it is perfect for practising the basic knitting stitches.

The hat size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients head and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.

beginner hat patterns

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

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

Make this easy hat with an easy to print out pattern below, then come back and let me know what you think in the comments or leave a review!

knit hat pattern

Yield: Beanie Hat

Knit Hat Pattern

Knit Hat Pattern
Make an easy ribbed hat with this free pattern that has a really comfortable fit.
Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 1 x skein of any medium (04) or bulky (05) yarn.
  • I used Alize Classic Lanagold in the colour 56.


  • 4mm (US 6) 16" circular knitting needles
  • 6mm (US 10) 16" circular knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Pom maker


  • With 4mm (US 6) 16" circular knitting needles ->
  • CO 89 sts
  • Join in the round and don't twist.
  • K1, P1 for 5 rnd's.
  • Change needles - to 6mm (US 10) 16" circular knitting needles
  • K1, P1 every round for 8"
  • Decrease:
  • K1, K2tog to end of rnd.
  • Knit.
  • K2tog to end of rnd.
  • 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.


Gauge - 6sts and 6 rows in 1"

Height of hat w/o pom - 8.5"


Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

CO - Cast on

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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