Saint Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… what a perfect opportunity to make a gift ;D! In this tutorial, you’ll learn to knit an easy hat for the whole family (for women, men, and children).
It’s a reversible hat, knitted in a gorgeous stitch: The last version of the Broken Rib we practiced some weeks ago.
The hat is knitted in the round (this is why there are no side seams), and you can make it to your own taste: shorter or longer, depending on the size, with or without a brim.
This version of the Broken Rib stitch is pretty stretchy. It can stretch out up to 30% of its width, so with the same amount of stitches, we can cover many sizes.
If you have never knitted in the round before, I would like you to be encouraged, and don’t be afraid, because it’s so simple!
But if knitting in the round isn’t your thing at all, this hat pattern is so easy, that you can also knit it back and forth (flat). Just take into account that the Broken Rib stitch knitted flat is made in one row, not two. The decrease rows will be the same.
Measurements of the finished hat / Sizes
Total length: 11 in / 28 cm (including the brim). If you don’t want the brim, subtract 2.75 in / 7 cm.
Total length: 9 in / 23 cm (including the brim). If you don’t want the brim, subtract 2 in / 5 cm.
S (small, for children and women): from 19 in / 48 cm up to
23 in / 58 cm (head circumference).
B (big, for men): from 23 in / 58 cm up to 25.5 in / 65 cm (head circumference).
A 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm square knitted in the Broken Rib stitch (without stretching it) using 9 US / 5,5 mm needles, equals 24 st and 26 rows.
One marker in a contrasting color
Rule or measuring tape
CO: Cast on
SM: Slip Marker
k2tog: Knit two stitches together
The pattern is written for the smallest size. The indications for the bigger size are in parenthesis.
Easy Hat knitting pattern
CO 81 (90) p. Place the M after the last st, and join in the round.
1º round: *K1, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to end, SM.
2º round: *K2, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to end, SM.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 11 in / 28 cm from the CO row (when knitting the children’s hat, knit until piece measures 9 in / 23 cm), ending with round 1.
1º round: *k2tog, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to end, SM.
2º round: *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to end, SM.
3º round: *k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, to end.
Cut the yarn leaving an 8 in / 20 cm tail, thread the tapestry needle and pass the working yarn through every stitch. Close the little circle, secure and weave in the ends.
And enjoy your reversible hat!
You can watch the video tutorial here:
I hope you like it, and please… don’t forget to share the looooooove ;D!
Hugs and happy knitting,