Seed Stitch Hat Knitting Pattern

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Seed Stitch Hat Free Knitting Pattern

     This Seed Stitch Hat Knitting Pattern is perfect for beginners who want to move beyond Stockinette and rib stitches. You knit one stitch and then purling the next to create the Seed Stitch. The next row you reverse the order (knit in the purl stitches) . It’s a really easy design to achieve and it creates a pretty pebbled texture. I chose to knit this hat using Loops & Threads Barcelona yarn in Mocha (which I can’t find online but I purchased it in my local Michaels). It’s a bulky weight yarn with a self striping pattern in rich browns with a touch of turquoise.

     This hat is designed to be slouchy, but if you want it to sit on the top of you head than you can reduce the length. I hope you guys like the pattern & happy knitting!

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Yarn: Loops & Threads Barcelona in Mocha

Needles: Size US 7 circular 16 inch,  size 7 double pointed needles

Seed Stitch Hat Knitting Pattern

Cast on 76 sts with the circular needles. Join yarn together being careful not to twist it. Place a marker. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches. K1, P1 until last st, purl front and back of last st. You should now have 77 sts on your needle.

Next round: P1, K1

Next round: K1, P1

Repeat last two rounds until hat measures 7 1/2 inches from the cast on edge.


Round 1: p3tog, k1. Repeat all the way around and purl the last stitch.

Round 2: P1, K1, repeating until end of round

Repeat these two rounds until only a few stitches remain, switching to double point needles when necessary.

When you are left with a few stitches, break yarn and thread through. Weave in ends. Make an attach pom pom (check out my Perfect Pom Pom tutorial)

Seed Stitch Hat Free Knitting Pattern

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  1. Hi Gina,
    Absolutely love your designs and patterns – thanks so much for sharing your creativity and style with us!
    For this pattern you say : K2 P2 ribbing for inches – did you mean 2? Or 1 1/2? I can experiment, but I like the look of yours and wanted to emulate.
    Thanks, Jan
    P.S. You are adorable and your beautiful red hair really makes your blog stand out!

    1. Thanks Gina!
      BTW, I have made quite a few of your designs – the Earflap/braid hat, the Cat ear hat and the stroller blanket to name a few – all have turned out well and have been enthusiastically received. I added some fringe to the stroller blankets – now being used as car seat blankets for my granddaughters. Thanks again!

  2. Almost spooky, LOL I found some of that Barcelona yarn on sale last week, had never used a "nicer" yarn to make anything. Made a scarf and it looks SO good. Now I'll get enough more to make a hat to go with the scarf. 🙂 Thank you for this pattern.

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