Introducing: the Classic Ribbed Hat knitting pattern.
Available in 5 sizes and knit using only one ball of Originally Lovely Lana Yarn, this ribbed beanie is perfect for the whole family!
Classic Ribbed Hat Knitting Pattern
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This pattern and photographs of this garment are property of Kaitlin Barthold of Originally Lovely. This pattern, photos, and design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only. All commercial use is strictly prohibited. You may not reproduce or distribute this pattern under any circumstances.
The free version of this pattern must be viewed from the webpage.
For this pattern, you will need to feel comfortable following written instructions and know the following skills: knitting in the round, knitting rib stitch, working simple decreases such as k2tog and ssk.
Materials Needed to Knit This Hat
19 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in [k1, p1] rib stitch – unstretched
15 sts and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in [k1, p1] rib stitch – stretched slightly
Please note: Always remember to gauge swatch especially when substituting yarn in a pattern! Small changes in gauge can lead to large changes in the finished garment so assure a proper fit with the proper gauge!
For this ribbed beanie, it is recommended to use an aran weight wool yarn such as Originally Lovely Lana.
A beautiful, aran weight yarn made from Highland Wool.
Please note: Yarn weight and yardage requirements are estimates. Using yarn of different fiber composition, ply, gauge, and any modifications will lead to differences in yarn usage.
This foldover brim hat knitting pattern is worked from the bottom, up. First you will cast on and knit the main portion of the hat using [k1, p1] rib stitch. Then, you will decrease to shape the crown of the hat.
|Size:||Baby||Toddler||Youth||Adult Small||Adult Large|
|Finished Circumference |
|Finished Circumference |
(unstretched, brim unfolded):
|To Fit Head Circumference:||14-16″||16-18″||18-20″||20-22″||22-24″|
This knitting pattern is written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parenthesis using the following format: Baby, (Toddler, Youth), (Adult Small, Adult Large)
When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To keep track of your size, you may highlight or circle all numbers for your chosen size before you begin.
Help Choosing Size
[k1, p1] rib stitch creates a very stretch knit fabric. For best fit, measure your head circumference and match to the corresponding ‘To Fit Head Circumference’ measurement. For example, if your head circumference is 23”, your size is Adult Large.
The white hat is shown in Adult Small. The grey hat is size Toddler.
Knitting Pattern Instructions
CO 56, (64, 72), (80, 88) stitches using backwards loop cast on method or other very stretchy cast on method of choice.
Pm to denote beg/end of each round. Join to work in round.
Work 6.5, (7.25, 8), (9, 9.75)” / 16.5, (18.5, 20.5), (23, 25) cm in [k1, p1] rib stitch.
Please note: rib stitch is very stretchy and when stretched width-wise, will measure shorter length-wise. At this point we are measuring the unstretched length.
Begin working the crown decreases, switching to DPN or ML for small circumference knitting when needed.
Set up round: [k1, p1] 6 (7, 8) (9, 10) times, k1, PM, p1, k1, p1, PM, [k1, p1] 12 (14, 16) (18, 20) times, k1, PM, p1, k1, p1, PM, [k1, p1] to end of rd.
Round 1: * k1, [p1, k1] to 2 before M, k2tog, SM, p1, k1, p1, SM, SSK. Rep from * once more, [k1, p1] to end of rd. [52, (60, 68), (76, 84) sts].
2: * [k1, p1] to 2 before M, k2tog, SM, p1, k1, p1, SM, SSK, p1. Rep from * once more, [k1, p1] to end of rd. [48, (56, 64), (72, 80) sts].
Repeat rounds 1-2 4, (5, 6), (7, 8) more times until 16 stitches remain.
Then, repeat round 1 once more. [12 sts].
Thread through remaining sts and cinch taught to close.
Weave in all ends to secure. Block by soaking in lukewarm water and either lay flat or place on a balloon to dry. If using a balloon to block the hat, be sure the balloon is at least 2” / 5 cm smaller than your finished hat circumference so as not to over stretch.
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