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Flat Knit Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern

Flat Knit Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern- a beginner-friendly pattern with a textured, marbled design.

Flat Knit Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern

If you’re new to knitting switching from single point to circular needles can seem daunting. The majority of hat patterns use circular needles so you won’t have to sew a seam. Circular needles can be tricky to wield if you’re a beginner knitter accustomed to straight needles. In my years of creating patterns for this blog, I’ve come across two distinct kinds of knitters: anti-seam sewing and anti-circular needles.

This Marbled Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern is knit flat so it’s perfect for those who like to avoid circular needles.

This hat features a ribbed brim, slouchy shape with a simple textured pattern.

Flat Knit Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern

Needles: Size US 7 single point knitting needles

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable in Toasted Almond (1 skein)

Gauge: 4 inches = 18 sts.

(note- hat is worked flat and then seamed)

Cast on 81 sts. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 inch.

Next row: Knit across row, increasing 5 stitches evenly along the way. (86 sts)

Next row: Purl.

Stitch Pattern:

Row 1 (Right Side): *K3, P2; repeat from *, end K1.

Row 2: Knit across.

Row 3: *K1, P1, K1, P2; repeat from *, end K1

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: *K2, P1, K1, P1; repeat from *, end P1.

Row 6: Knit across.

Work in the 6 rows of the stitch pattern until the piece measures 9 inches from the cast-on edge. End with row 6.

Shape crown:

Next row: *K3, P2tog; repeat from *, end K1. (69  sts.)

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: *K2, P2tog; repeat from *, end K1. (52)sts.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: *K1, P2tog; repeat from *, end K1. (35 sts.)

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: *P2tog; repeat from *, end K1. (18 sts.)

Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Pull through remaining stitches. Sew side seam.

Flat Knit Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern

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Easy Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

Easy Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern- beginner-friendly!

Hand-knit sweaters are wonderful, but they’re often a pretty big undertaking. Many patterns use small needles which make the knitting process slow-moving. This Easy Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern uses US size 8 and 9 knitting needles which makes this sweater a relatively quick knit! This pattern is beginner-friendly so it’s the ideal knitting project to work on while you binge-watch Netflix.

This hooded sweater features a relaxed shape with ribbed hem and cuffs.

For this pattern, I used Premier Anti-Piling Everyday Worsted. No knitter wants to see their hard work turn into a pilled mess, so I was excited to try this yarn. Guess what? No piling! I even threw this sweater in the washing machine and it came out pill-free! Premier Anti-Piling Everyday Worsted comes in a rainbow of colors ideal for adult, kids and baby knitting projects.

Easy Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Premier Anti-Piling Everday Worsted in Admiral Blue (7 skeins)

Needles: Size US 8 single point, Size US 9 single point knitting needles, size US 8 circular, 16 inch

Guage: 3 inches = 8 sts

Size: 4-6 years

Sweater Back

With smaller needles, cast on 64 sts. Work in K1, p1 ribbing for 1 1/2 inches.
Change to larger needles. Work in Stockinette stitch until piece measures 17 inches from the beginning or desired length. Bind off.

Sweater Front

Work same as Back until piece measures 15 1/2 inches from beginning, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): Knit 24 sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 16 sts, knit  24 sts.

Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each
neck edge once, then decrease 1 st at each neck edge every other row twice 20 sts for each shoulder. Work even until same length as Back to shoulder. Bind off. Sew Front to Back at shoulders.

Sleeves (make 2)

With smaller needles, cast on 32 sts. Work in K1, p1 ribbing 2 inches.
Change to larger needles. Work in Stockinette stitch, inc 1 st each edge of every 4th row 14 more times 60 sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 13 inches from beg or desired length. Bind off.

Hood 

From RS with larger needles, pick up and knit 52  sts around the neck, starting at the right side of the neck and leaving center 14 sts free.

Purl 1 row, inc 10 sts evenly spaced – 62 sts. Work in Stockinette stitch for 10 in.  Bind off.  Fold the top edge of the hood in half and sew closed.

Front Edging
From RS with the circular needles, pick up and knit 79 sts around the front edge of Hood.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 1/2 inches rows. Bind off. Sew edges together at the center of the neck,

Finishing

Mark 7 1/2 inches down from each shoulder seam. Sew sleeve seams. Sew the sleeves to the body between these markers.
Weave in ends.

Easy Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern

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Easy Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern

Easy Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern- a beginner-friendly pattern for the perfect fall hat!

Easy Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern

It’s finally cool enough to start wearing knit hats and I couldn’t be happier!

This Easy Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern is knit in the round, using 2 strands of yarn at the same time. Doubling up the yarn is one of my favorite easy ways to add texture and interest to an otherwise simple design. If you’ve never tried knitting with two strands at once, don’t worry- it’s easy. You just have to make sure that knitting through both loops when you make a stitch.

The front flap and ear flaps are knit after the hat is completed. The stitches are picked up and knit, so you don’t have to stitch any pieces on separately.

This hat knits up fast thanks to the super bulky yarn and large needles!

Easy Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in Harvest (1 skein), Caron Cakes in Buttercream

Needles: Size US 15 circular, 16 inch, size US 15 Double Point

Gauge: 2 1/4 inches = 4 sts in stockinette stitch

Size: Women’s one size

Using both strands of yarn at the same time, cast on 40 sts. Join together and place marker.

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 17 rows.

Shape crown:

Switch to double point needles when necessary.

Round 1: *Knit 2, P2tog, Knit 2, Purl 2; rep from * around  (35 sts)

Round 2: *K2, p1, k2, p2; rep from * around.

Round 3: *P2, k1, p2, k2tog; rep from * around – 30 sts

Round 4: *P2, k1; rep from * around

Round 5: *K2tog, p1; rep from * around (20 sts)

Round 6: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Round 7: *K2tog, P2tog; rep from * around (10 sts)

Round 8: K2 together around (5 sts)

Break yarn, leaving long tail. Pull through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten and weave in ends.

Front flap:

From the Wrong Side, pick up and k 15 sts along the cast on edge.

Rows 1-9: Work in Garter Stitch.

Row 10: Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog (13 sts)

Row 11: Knit.

Row 12: Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog (11 sts)

Row 13: Knit.

Bind off.

Ear Flap #1:

Right side- beginning at the edge of front flap, pick up and knit 10 sts.

Rows 1-9: Work in Garter Stitch.

Row 10: Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 8 sts.

Row 11: Knit.

Repeat rows 10 and 11 until you are left with 2 stitches. Bind off.

Ear Flap #2:

Pick up and knit 10 sts along the other edge of the ear flap.

Repeat as for Ear Flap #1.

Ear Flap Ties:

Cut 6 strands of yarn (3 of each color) 4o inches long. Thread through the bottom of the ear flap. Fold in half and braid together. Knot ends and snip to make even.

Repeat for other ear flap.

Easy Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern

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Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern- Knit Flat!

Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern- knit flat and ideal for beginners!

Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern

Socks are usually my least favorite thing to knit. Whenever I work a small piece on double point needles I inevitably end up dropping stitches. Add in the turning heels and grafting toes and you have a frustrating knitting project, in my opinion at least.

This Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern is straightforward, beginner-friendly and best of all, it’s knit on single point needles! The booties are worked in garter stitch with a ribbed cuffed.

Note- I usually get a lot of questions about what “M1” means in a pattern. “M1” means “make 1 stitch”. It’s an increase that’s created between stitches. Here’s an illustration showing how M1 is done.

Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Weight 4 (I used Lion Brand Jeans in Topstitch and in Khaki and Caron Simply Soft Stripes)

Needles: Size US 6 single point

Guage: 2 inches = 8 sts.

Size: 6- 12 months

(Make 2)

Cast on 23 sts.

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: K11. M1. K1. M1. K11. (25 sts)

Row 3: K1. M1. Knit to last stitch M1. K1. (27 sts)

Row 4: Knit across.

Row 5: K12. M1. K3. M1. K12 (29 sts)

Row 6: Same as 3rd row. (31 sts)

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: K13. M1. K5. M1. K13. (33 sts)

Knit each row until pieces 1 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge.

Shape instep

Row 1 (Right Side): K19. K2tog. Sl1P. Bring yarn to the front of work. Turn. Leave remaining stitches unworked.

Row 2: Sl1P. K6. K2tog. Sl1P. Bring yarn to the front of the work. Turn.

Repeat last row 8 times more.

Next row (Right Side): Sl1P. Knit to end of row.

Next row: Knit across all sts. 23 sts remaining.

Next row: (K3. M1) twice. K11. (M1. K3) twice. (27 sts)

Next row: Knit across all stitches.

Knit for 4 rows.

Next row: (WS). (K7. M1) 3 times. K6. (30 sts)

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 3 inches. Bind off.

Finishing: Fold sock over and sew the leg and foot seam.

Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern

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Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern- Beginner-friendly!

Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern- an easy project in the prettiest self-striping yarn.

Beginner Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern

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)

Needles: Size US 11 circular, 16 inch, Size US 11 Double Point knitting needles

Also needed: Pom pom maker, Yarn needle with large eye

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.

Shape crown:

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.

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Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern- cute, comfortable and topped with a big pom pom!

Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern

I wanted some basic-with-a-twist fall hats for the boys so I created this Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern. These hats are lightweight but still warm enough for this transitional weather. The rich colors work well with the boy’s fall clothes.

I used Lion Brand Jeans for this pattern. It’s a great new yarn that mimics the look and colors of jeans. Each color has a tweeded effect which adds interest to anything you knit. The yarn is medium weight and very soft- perfect for accessories and clothing!

This hat features a ribbed design with a color change near the crown. It’s knit on circular needles with double point needles for the crown shaping. It’s a basic design that’s beginner-friendly as long as you can use circular and double point needles. The sizes are 1-2 years and 3-4 years. The ribbing makes it very stretchy so this hat could work on other sizes as well.

The finishing touch is a big, fluffy pom 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.

Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern

Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern

Yarn: For the brown hat: Lion Brand Jeans in Topstitch and in Khaki. For the blue hat: Lion Brand Jeans in Stonewash and in Capri

Needles: Size US 7 circular knitting needles, 16 inch, Size US 7 double point knitting needles

Guage: 2 inches = 8 sts in stockinette stitch

Sizes: 1-2 years, 3-4 years (in parenthesis)

With either the brown or blue hat (depending on which hat you’re making) cast on 80 (86) stitches with the circular needles. Join ends together and place a marker.

Work in K2, P2 ribbing until piece measures 5 (5 1/2) inches from the cast on edge. Break yarn.

With the second color, work in K2, P2 ribbing until piece measures 8 (8 1/2) inches from the cast on edge. End with a wrong side row.

Shape crown:

Switch to double point needles when necessary. 

Round 1 (right side): Knit 2 together, Purl 2 across round 60 (63 sts)

Round 2: Knit 1, Purl 2 together across round. 40 (43 sts)

Round 3: K1, P1 across round.

Round 4: Knit 2 together across round. (for the larger size- knit the last st) 20 (22 sts)

Round 5: Knit across

Round 6: Knit 2 together across round.

Break yarn, pull through remaining sts. Pull to tighten. Weave in ends.

Make and attach pom pom in main color.

Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern by blogger Gina Michele

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