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.
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.
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 With Straight Needles.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.
- Knitting cast-on methods.
- Knitting Lessons
- How to cast on knitting.
- How to cast off knitting.
- How to knit the garter stitch.
- How to knit the purl stitch.
- How to knit stockinette stitch.
- How to read knitting patterns.
- Knitting abbreviations and terms.
- How to knit rib stitch.
- How to knit in the round.
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.
You may also like these free patterns for adult-sized hats:
Ribbed Hat Pattern
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
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 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.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations 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)
- 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.
- 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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