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This hat knitting pattern is quite simple to knit and it comes in many sizes. You just need to know how to use double-pointed needles though. I knitted mine with circular needles in round and changed to double-pointed needles during decreasing rows. The edge of the hat will roll up on purpose to form a rolled edge. The body of the hat is all in knit stitch. So it should be simple enough for beginners. This is the first time I made a pattern with different sizes and I hope it turns out well. I like the one I knitted and my daughter seem to like it too.
If you make this hat for a boy, you can just eliminate the flowers or make some star stitches on the hat instead.
I hope you enjoy knitting it and thank you for stopping by. Please pass this free hat knitting pattern on to your friends and family.
Finished Size: 18 (20, 22, 24) inches in circumference and 6 ½ – 7 ½ inches tall depending on size chosen.
Gauge: 4.5 sts/inch on US # 8 (5mm) needle
1. 1 ball(50g) of worsted weight yarn in Blue
2. Small amount of worsted weight yarn in red for rolled edge
3. Small Amount of worsted weight yarn in white for flowers
4. 16 inch circular knitting needle #8 (5mm)
5. a set of #8 (5mm) double pointed needles
6. Crochet needle size H
7. Stitch marker
8. Tapestry Needle
With circular knitting needle and contrasting red yarn, cast on 70 (80, 90, 100) sts. Place marker and join cast on in round. Knit 6 rows. Purl 1 row. Knit 1 row.
Increasing row: Change to main color blue, knit and increase 10 stitches evenly. You now have 80 (90, 100, 110) stitches total.
Knit until piece measure approximately 3 (3 ½ , 3 ½ , 4) inches from the beginning of the blue color. Divide stitches on to 3 double-pointed needles and begin decreasing as the following;
Row 1: *K 6 (7, 8, 9), k2tog; rep from * to the end of row.
Row 2-3: Knit.
Row 4: *K 5 (6, 7, 8), K2tog; rep from * to the end of row.
Row 5-6: Knit.
Row 7: *K 4 (5, 6, 7), K2tog; rep from * to the end of row.
Row 8-9: Knit.
Row 10: *K 3 (4, 5, 6), K2tog; rep from * to the end of row.
Row 11-12: Knit.
Row 13: *K 2 (3, 4, 5), K2tog; rep from * to the end of row.
Row 14: Knit.
Row 15: *K 1 (2, 3, 4), K2tog; rep from * to the end of row.
Row 16: Knit.
Row 17: *K 0 (1, 2, 3), K2tog; rep from * to the end of row.
Continue to decrease every other row in this manner until you have 3 stitches left.
Cut yarn leaving 6 inches tail. Tread the tail through a tapestry needle and run the needle through the 3 stitches from the double-point needle twice. Secure yarn by weaving it through stitches on the wrong side of the hat. Cut off the loose end.
Finishing the hat off with crocheting flowers in white.
Chain 5, 1 SC into the first chain. *Ch 4, 1 sc into the first Chain; rep from * 3 more times. You should end up with 5 little-petals flower. Cut yarn leaving 10 inches long tail for attaching to a hat (see video below).
Make as many flowers as you like and attach it to the hat. My girl said she only wanted 3 flowers, and that what's she got.
I have made a little video clip on how to crochet this easy little flower. You can watch it below.
Abbreviations used in this Hat Knitting Pattern
K = Knit
P = Purl
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together at the same time
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet