Hat Knitting Pattern

handknit hat

This knitting pattern works well for handspun yarns. You can knit it to any size and gauge of yarn.

Knit a sample and a needle size that is appropriate for your handspun yarn.

Measure the circumference of your head or use another hat that fits you well. Multiply this measurement by the number of stitches to the inch in your sample, to estimate the number of stitches you require to cast on.

For example

Head size: 20 inches

# stitches per inch: 3

Cast on: 60 stitches onto double point needles

Knit in the round in K1, P1 ribbing for 1.5 inches

Knit in stockinette stitch for 4 inches, until the hat measures 5.5 inches total.

Divide the hat into 6 equal portions and mark with markers. These will be the places where the decrease occurs.

e.g. over 60 stitches

K2 together, knit 8, repeat to the end of the row.

Knit.

Decrease 6 stitches evenly across on every other row. Repeat until 8 stitches remain. Break off the yarn and sew it through each of the stitches to cast off.

Wash the hat in hot soapy water to slightly full it. Rinse in cool water and let dry.

Handspun Hats

Pictures of some hats using this pattern.
Handspinning Info

Knitting Patterns

Handspun Yarns

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Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi