How to Knit a Hat on Straight Needles- New to knitting? Learn how to knit a hat on straight needles using this easy-to-follow video tutorial. Sizes for both kids and women. Perfect for beginner knitters!
This hat is knit using a simple rib stitch. No circular needles are needed! If you’re looking to move beyond knitting scarves, this easy knit hat pattern is for you! This hat features a wide brim and a fitted shape.
For this pattern, I’ve included both the written pattern (below) and a step-by-step video tutorial. If you’re new to knitting, the video will show you how to knit the hat step by step. This hat can be made in two different sizes (kid and women).
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How to Knit a Hat on Straight Needles
Yarn: #4 worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease)
Needles: For the kid’s size- Size US & straight knitting needles, for the women’s size- Size US 8 single point knitting needles
Sizes: Kids (age 5-9 years), Women (in parenthesis)
Cast on 70 sts.
Row 1: Purl 2, Knit 2 to the end of the row.
Row 2: Knit 2, Purl 2 to the end of the row.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the hat measures 10 (11) inches, ending on a wrong side (ws) row.
Shape crown (decrease):
1st row: (right side) K2. *Purl the next 2 stitches together (P2tog). K2. Rep from * to end of row. (53 sts)
2nd row: P2. *K1. P2. Rep from * to the end of row.
3rd row: K2. *P1. K2. Rep from * to the end of the row.
4th row: Same as 2nd row.
5th row: *Knit next 2 stitches together (K2tog). P1. Repeat across the row. (35 sts)
6th row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to the end of the row.
7th row: *K2tog. Rep from * to the end of the row.
Finishing: Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the end of the yarn through a yarn needle and pull through the remaining stitches, removing them from the knitting needle. Pull to gather. Sew the seam using a mattress stitch and weave in ends.
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