Best stretchy stitch pattern for a hat band

Trying to find a pattern for a band that goes on a hat that will spring back.
So many of mine go on but don’t feel secure.
Thanks for any advice.

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Oct 13, 2021
stretchy stitch pattern for hat band
by: Ratchadawan


2x2 Rib stitch is best in my opinion. Plain stockinette stitch and other ribs also work well.

I would suggest using needles that are 1-2 sizes smaller than those use for the hat body or reduce number of stitches to 90-95% of the total stitches in the hat body. For example, if you have 100 sts for the hat body then you would reduce it to 90 - 95.

There are also spandex yarns that you could use. They are very stretchy but a little bit hard to work with.

Thank you for the question and the visit. I hope you find this helpful and that your next hat will fit you nicely and snuggly.

Happy knitting!


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