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Beginner Flat Knit Kids Hat

Beginner Flat Knit Kids Hat- an easy-to-knit, textured hat in rich, fall colors!

Beginner Flat Knit Kids Hat

Looking for the perfect autumn hat that’s easy to knit? I’ve got you covered! This hat is a textured combination of ribbing and garter stitches. It’s colorful, cozy, and topped with a fluffy pom pom. This hat is knit on straight needles with minimal shaping at the crown.

Best of all? This hat can be whipped up in an evening thanks to the large needles and super bulky yarn!

Beginner Flat Knit Kids Hat

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Coney Island and in Pumpkin (1 skein each)

Needles: Size US 10 1/2 single point knitting needles

Also needed: yarn needle, pom pom maker

Size: ages 5-8

With the orange yarn, cast on 47 stitches. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 4 rows. Increase 1 stitch in the middle of the last row. (48 sts)

Switch to the multi-color yarn.

Row 1: *K1. (P1, K1) 4 times. Knit 7. Repeat from *to the end of the row.

Row 2: *Knit 7. P1 (K1, P1) 4 times. Repeat from *to the end of the row.

Rows. 3-10: Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Switch to the orange yarn.

Row 11: (right side). *Knit 8. K1. (P1, K1) 4 times. 1 time. Repeat from *to the last 15 sts. Knit 7. K1. (P1, K1) 4 times.

Row 12: : (K1. P1) 4 times. Knit 7. *P1. (K1, P1) 4 times. Repeat from *to the end of the row.

Rows 13-22: Repeat rows 11 and 12.

Switch to the multi-color yarn.

Shape crown

Row 1: *K1. (P1, K1) 4 times. Knit 2. Knit 3 together. Knit 2. Repeat from * to the end of the row. (42 sts)

Row 2: *Knit 5. P1. (K1, P1) 4 times. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 3: *K1. (P1, K1) 4 times. Knit 1. Knit 3 together. Knit 1. Repeat from * to the end of the row. (36 sts)

Row 4: *Knit 3. P1. (K1, P1) 4 times. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 5: *K1. (P1, K1) 4 times. Knit 3 together. Repeat from * to the end of the row. (30 sts)

Row 6: K1, P1 across row.

Row 7: Knit 2 together across row. (15 sts)

Row 8: Purl across.

Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten. Sew back seam and weave in ends. Made and attach pom pom.

Beginner Flat Knit Kids Hat
Beginner Flat Knit Kids Hat

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