Basic Children’s Hat Pattern

Basic Children’s Hat Pattern

This hat came about as more of a necessity than anything, since both my kids have seemed to have inherited my keen ability to lose things. However, I’ve fallen in love with all the little details on this hat, and now I want to make one for myself, as well! Worked in the round, it features a clean, tubular cast on edge with a wide ribbed brim to fit a growing head. It also has a gently rounded crown, which utilizes a unique decrease method for a streamlined look. While the hat itself is basic, and can be tailored to a beginning knitter, the added details give it a timeless look that can be worn year after year.

Full video tutorial can be found here: https://youtu.be/7stVcwxKZ3o

Gauge: 20 sts x 29 rows = 4″ x 4″ (10 x 10 cm) over Stockinette st on US 6 (4 mm) needles.

Materials
100 g of worsted weight yarn (Cascade Yarns Rebound in Denim used in sample)
Size US 6 (4 mm) needles
Stitch markers

Abbreviations
K: knit
P: purl
beg: beginning
CO: cast on
PM: place marker
Rep: repeat
Rnd: round
Sski: slip 1 st knitwise, slip 1 st purlwise, then knit both slipped sts through the back loop.
K2tog: knit two together – knit the next two stitches together as if they were one stitch.
K3tog: slip 1 st purlwise, knit the next two stitches together as if they were one stitch, pass the slipped stitch over.
St: stitch

Brim
Using a Tubular Cast on, Cast on 76 sts. Join rnd, placing a marker to mark beg of rnd. Work k1, p1, ribbing until piece measures 4 1/2″/11.5 cm from cast on edge.

Body
Work St st until piece measures 9″/23 cm from cast on edge.

Crown
Set-up Rnd: k2tog, k14, pm, *k15, pm; rep from * 3 times, k to end of rnd. – 75 sts.
Rnd 1: *ssk, k11, k2tog; rep from * to beg of rnd – 65 sts.
Rnd 2: k to beg of rnd.
Rnd 3: k to beg of rnd.
Rnd 4: *ssk, k9, k2tog; rep from * to beg of rnd – 55 sts.
Rnd 5: k to beg of rnd.
Rnd 6: k to beg of rnd.
Rnd 7: *ssk, k7, k2tog; rep from * to beg of rnd – 45 sts.
Rnd 8: k to beg of rnd.
Rnd 9: k to beg of rnd.
Rnd 10: *ssk, k5, k2tog; rep from * to beg of rnd – 35 sts.
Rnd 11: k to beg of rnd.
Rnd 12: *ssk, k3, k2tog; rep from * to beg of rnd – 25 sts.
Rnd 13: k to beg of rnd.
Rnd 14: * ssk, k1, k2tog, rep from * to beg of rnd – 15 sts.
Rnd 15: k to beg of rnd.
Rnd 16: k3tog 5 times – 5 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving 12″ tail. Using a tapestry needle, slip all remaining sts onto the tail of the yarn purlwise. Pull tight to close up the crown. Weave in any remaining ends.

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