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Seed Stitch Hat Pattern (Easy + Quick Knit)


This seed stitch hat pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit in the round.

An easy hat to knit that ends up with an interesting texture!

Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can grab the inexpensive printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

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A Comfy Slouchy Beanie Hat

This slouchy beanie pattern is for advanced beginners, as knitting in the round is for those of you who have little experience knitting.

The hat is knit in the round, therefore you should be comfortable knitting in the round and both knit and purl stitches.

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The pattern may look a little daunting if you are a beginner who has never picked up the needles before.

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What Is Seed Stitch?

The hat uses a stitch pattern called seed stitch to create the textured bumps that you can see in the fabric.

Seed stitch is created by single knits and purls that alternate both horizontally and vertically.

This forms a great textured stitch and gets its name from the texture of the knitted fabric – the little purl bumps look like scattered seeds.

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How To Knit Seed Stitch In The Round

It is different to work seed stitch flat on two straight needles than it is to work in the round.

When working flat and knitting on two straight needles you will work seed stitch from this pattern:

Even Seed Stitch

If you have an even number of stitches, follow this pattern;

  • Row 1: K1, P1, repeat to end.
  • Row 2: P1, K1, repeat to end.

Odd Seed Stitch

If you have a pattern that requires an odd number of stitches, follow this pattern:

  • Row 1: K1, P1, rep to final st and K1
  • Row 2: Rep the same pattern above.
  • For all following rows rep row 1.

If you are knitting seed stitch in the round, change the rows in the patterns above to rounds and follow the same stitch pattern.

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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More Hat Patterns

For more free patterns please take a look at these posts:

Seed Stitch Hat Pattern

Get the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here.


This hat has been knit with medium-weight yarn, in two colors with a faux fur pom pom to finish it off.

The hat knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size – Women’s medium

Finished measurements – laying flat and unstretched = 14-inch circumference / 8.5 inches long w/out pom.

Gauge – 16 sts and 32 rounds in 4 inches measured in seed stitch.

seed stitch hat with grey faux fur pom pom

The Supplies You Need…


  • 1 skein of Kartopu melange Wool – in Light grey (Yarn A) – MK928
  • Scraps (around20/30g) of a coordinating color for the top of the hat – Kartopu Melange Wool – in mustard (Yarn B) – K3063
  • Substitute yarn suggestion – Cascade 220
  • Substitute yarn suggestion – Imperial Yarn Columbia
  • This is a Aran/Worsted/10 Ply yarn.
  • Yarn weight guide



Other Materials

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  • Approx – Approximately
  • Beg – Begin(ning)
  • CO – Cast on
  • 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)
seed stitch hat with grey faux fur pom pom


Yarn A – Light Grey / Yarn B – Mustard

With 4 mm (US 6) circular needles and Yarn A: CO 80 sts – join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist sts.

  • 1st round: K1, P1 to the end of the round.
  • Rep round 1 until the work measures 2 inches from the co edge.

Change needles to 5.5mm (US 9) circulars.

  • 1st round: K1, P1 to the end of the round.
  • 2nd round – P1, K1 to the end of the round.
  • Rep rounds 1 and 2 until the hat measures 7 inches from the co edge.
  • Change to Yarn B and continue to rep rounds 1 and 2, for 1.5 inches.


  • 1st round: *K1, P1, K2tog, rep to the end of the round.
  • 2nd round: *P2tog – rep to the end of the round, to the last st and P1.
  • 3rd round: *K2tog, rep to the end of the round, to the last st, K1.

Cut yarn and thread through the rem sts.

Secure and weave in any loose ends.

Secure/stitch the faux fur pom pom to the top of the hat.

seed stitch hat with faux fur pom pom

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