Tuesday, November 22, 2011

That Favorite Winter Hat Pattern

 I came up with a quick pattern for a super warm winter hat that will soon become your favorite!  I knitted it during nap time last week (yes, I had one day last week when both the kids were napping at the same time) so it's definitely very doable in an afternoon. It's simple and easy, so try it out.  The pattern is written to fit an adult with a child size coming shortly....And yes, I took these pictures myself (sorry).
4 stitches and 7 rows = 2 inches

  • 1 skein Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick super bulky yarn (1 skein = 6 oz/170g, 106 yd/97m)
  • 4 US 13 (9.0 mm) DPNs -- I did the whole hat on DPNs but it you want to start on a circular needle and switch to DPNs, feel free!
  • 1 Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
CO 44 STS and join in the round (being careful not to twist the yarn) with a stitch marker to note the beginning/end of row

Row 1: P  
Row 2: K
Continue K rows until hat measures 7 inches from bottom (or as long as you need to make it to fit)
If using circular needles, switch to DPNs now.  Start decreasing for top of hat as follows:
  • (K2, K2TOG) to end
  • K
  • (K1, K2TOG) to end
  • K
  • (K2TOG) to end
 Using a yarn needle, draw yarn up through the remaining stitches. Pull tightly. Sew in loose ends.

  • CO = Cast On
  • DPNs = Double Pointed Needles
  • K = Knit
  • P = Purl 
  • K2TOG = Knit 2 Together 


  1. Love how you explained this! Thank you! I look forward to reading about other projects

    Love Garden Design

  2. Thank you so much for the Favorite Winter hat Pattern. Could you tell me the yardage? I don't plan on using the Wool Ease Thick and Quick, but will be using super bulky. I'd like to use it for woolen hats for charity projects for eastern Europe.
    I'd also like to know the yardage for the children's hat pattern that are made the same way.
    Joan Bundt

  3. -- I'm a beginner -- If I want to do it for a man. So I want to do it a little bit bigger. Will all number of even number be ok?

  4. Oops, my yarn that I planned to use for this pattern is Bulky, not super bulky.
    3-3.75 sts =1 inch on #10 or #11 needles. How do I still use this pattern? Will a size #13 needle work? Just bought a new one for this project :-(
    Joan Bundt

  5. Great hat! Thank you! Love the cute pics too.

  6. When I go to print the pattern, I also get all the comments. How do you just print the pattern without them?

    1. when you select print, just ask for pages 1-2

  7. Made this in a few hours with interruptions, added three cables for interest. ...very easy ty.

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