Simple Ribbed Hat Pattern

After having taken three exams earlier this week, I decided to take a little break and hang out with my friend Meagan. I have to say that it was a very nice change of pace. I haven’t seen her since I got back from China, and I have to admit, it had been way too long.

A nice little memento from China  😀

There was much to discuss and a lot of catching up. Also, I was able to have her volunteer as a guinea pig for my new hat pattern 🙂 Hopefully she enjoyed the slouchy beanie and will wear it proudly.

This hat is reversible!

This hat is size large. If you would like to make it smaller, just adjust it in multiples of 10 sts.

Materials
1 skein of medium weight yarn (100g/155yds/142m) [I used Peruvian wool]
Size 8 (5mm) and 10 (6mm) circular needles
Size 10 DPN
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Pattern

With size 8 needle, cast on 100 sts; place a marker to mark beginning of round.

Rd 1 (RS): (K2, P2) repeat to end of round.

*Repeat Rd 1 until ribbing measures approximately 1.25″ (4cm) from cast on edge.

Body
Change to size 10 circular needle.

Rd 1: (K3, P7) repeat to end of round.

*Repeat Rd 1 until hat measures approximately 8″ (20.5) from cast on edge.

Cap Shaping
Change to DPN when needed.

Rd 1: (K3, P2tog, P5) repeat to end of round.
Rd 2: (K3, P6) repeat to end of round.
Rd 3: (K3, P2tog, P4) repeat to end of round.
Rd 4: (K3, P5) repeat to end of round.
Rd 5:  (K3, P2tog, P3) repeat to end of round.
Rd 6: (K3, P4) repeat to end of round.
Rd 7: (K3, P2tog, P2) repeat to end of round.
Rd 8: (K3, P3) repeat to end of round.
Rd 9: (K3, P2tog, P1) repeat to end of round.
Rd 10: (K3, P2) repeat to end of round.
Rd 11: (K3, P2tog) repeat to end of round.
Rd 12: (K3, P1) repeat to end of round.

Cut yarn leaving an 8″ (20.5cm) tail and weave yarn through remaining sts. Pull tightly to close and weave in end.

There you have it. Enjoy!

28 Comments

    1. Rapsudsy

      I’m totally new to knitting. I have been able to master the K and p. On your hat pattern can you please tell me what length of cable you are using? I want to make some for Christmas gifts but I did not see a circular cable length.
      Thank you for your assistance.

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      1. jules

        I’m looking for a pattern for a child’s hat – needs to be big enough for a 2yr old and adaptable for her little twin sisters… What age is this beanie for? or do you have any other ideas. New to all this but loving being able to knit again.Thanks

    1. Purl Avenue

      I knitted this a while ago and forgot to include the gauge. I don’t remember what the gauge was for this hat. It is a large size and if you would like to adjust it, please do so in multiples of 10 sts.

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