Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern- an easy project in the prettiest self-striping yarn.
Yay- I finally got around to making a hat for myself! I knit for the kids so much that I often leave myself out! The weather has really started to cool off so I wanted to create a knitting pattern for the perfect wear-with-everything hat. This Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern is a fast project that’s suitable for beginners (as long as you’re comfortable using circular and double point needles).
For this pattern, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn. Thick & Quick is one of my favorites and I’ve used it countless times for my free knitting patterns. Anyone who knits knows that it’s a time-consuming hobby, so being able to whip up a hat in an evening using Thick & Quick is pretty gratifying!
This hat features a very wide, ribbed brim and a slouchy shape. I kept the design simple so the focus would be on this pretty, self-striping yarn.
The finishing touch is a big, fluffy pom. I always use a pom pom maker. I bought one years ago and I never made another pom pom without it! The maker is great because it gives you a full pom pom every time. If you want to see the pom maker in action check out my “How to Make Perfect Pom Poms Every Time” post.
Beginner Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Coney Island (1 skein), Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Pumpkin (for the pom pom)
Guage: 2 inches= 5 sts in stockinette stitch
Size: Women’s One Size
With the circular needles, cast on 48 sts. Join ends together and place a marker.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 4 1/2 inches.
Knit in the round until piece measures 8 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge.
Switch to double point knitting needles when needed.
Round 1: Knit 6, Knit 2 together across round. (42 sts)
Round 2: Knit across round.
Round 3: Knit 5, Knit 2 together across round. (36 sts)
Round 4: Knit across round.
Round 5: Knit 4, Knit 2 together across round. (30 sts)
Round 6: Knit across round.
Round 7: Knit 3, Knit 2 together across round. (24 sts)
Round 8: Knit across round.
Round 9: Knit 2, Knit 2 together across round. (18 sts)
Round 10: Knit across round.
Round 11: Knit 2 together across round. (9 sts)
Break yarn, pull through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten. Weave in ends. Make and attach pom using pom pom maker.
I hope you liked this Beginner Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern!
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