Beginner Flat Knit Hat Knitting Pattern

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Beginner Flat Knit Hat Knitting Pattern- if you can knit a scarf, you can make this hat! This hat features a ribbed brim and a slouchy shape and it is knit on straight needles.

Beginner Flat Knit Hat Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Knitting patterns for hats usually involve circular needles and double point needles. The patterns generally run the gamut from basic to advanced, but rarely are they so simple any beginner could knit them.  This Beginner Flat Knit Hat knitting pattern is here to change all that! The entire beanie is knit flat on single point needles. There are no decreases or shaping. The stitches are a combination of knit and purl. Once you’re finished knitting, the side and top seams of the hat are sewn. A simple running stitch is created at the top to gather.

This quick knit pattern is as easy as they come and it’s perfect for beginners who want to move beyond knitting scarves. It’s also great for experienced knitters who are looking to make an easy hat. Enjoy!

The ad-free, printable version of this Stockinette stitch hat pattern can be purchased for a small fee at my pattern store, Shop Gina Michele. Please click on the image below to purchase the PDF.



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Beginner Flat Knit Hat Knitting Pattern

Needles: Size 7 single point knitting needle, yarn needle

Yarn: Loops & Threads Joy DK yarn (1 skein)

Gauge: 8 sts= 2 inches

Women’s one size

Pattern instructions:

Cast on 80 sts. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches. Switch to Stockinette stitch and knit until the piece measures 12 inches from the cast-on edge. Bind off.


Beginner Flat Knit Hat Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Fold the piece over – right sides together– and sew the side and top seams using a mattress stitch.

After the top seam is sewn, go back and weave the needle over and under to gather. Pull to gather across the whole length of the seam.

Beginner Flat Knit Hat Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Pull to tighten and make a knot. Weave in ends.

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Beginner Flat Knit Hat Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

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I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making this Beginner Flat Knit Hat Knitting Pattern or any of my other free knitting patterns, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy knitting!

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