Easy Knitting Pattern Hat for Beginners

Easy Knitting Pattern Hat

Looking for an easy knitting pattern for a hat? With this simple knitting pattern for beginners you can knit your own hat in no time! We chose Rico Essentials Super Chunky for this one. A lovely warm winter yarn, that is perfect for quick and easy knitting projects. Ideal for the novice knitters among us!

We believe that anyone can learn to knit! For this simple hat we used a rib stitch and a stocking stitch worked on a circular knitting needle. With the video tutorial we will show you exactly how these stitches work and how simple knitting on circular needles can be! Be inspired and get going with your own super easy chunky hat for the winter!

Rico Essentials Super ChunkyWhat do you need for knitting this hat?

Size hat

The size of this hat is based on a circumference of the head of 56 - 58 cm. Want to make the hat larger or smaller? Then cast on more or less stitches, but make sure you have an even number of stitches.

Free Knitting Pattern Essentials Chunky Hat

Stitches used

  • Rib stitch 1/1: alternately knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch
  • Stocking stitch: on circular knitting needles this requires you only to knit all stitches for a stockinette effect.

Easy Knitting Pattern Hat

Cast on 40 stitches with circular knitting needles 10 mm, 40 cm

Rounds 1 – 16: Knit rib stitch 1/1. After 16 rounds your work measures 12 cm high and 16 cm wide. Keep in mind that when you start wearing it the edge will get wider and shorter!
Rounds 17 – 39: Knit stocking stitch (for circular knitting this only requires knit stitches). After 39 round your work measures 18 cm high measured excluding the ribbed edge.
Round 40: Before you continue place a stitch ring marker before the first stitch on your needle. *Knit 2 tog., knit 2* Repeat from *to* until you have arrived at your stitch marker (30 sts.)
Round 41: Before you continue place a stitch ring marker before the first stitch on your needle.*Knit 2 tog., knit 1* Repeat from *to* until you have arrived at your stitch marker. (20 sts.)
Round 42: Knit 2 tog. all around (10 sts.)
Round 43: Knit 2 tog. all around (5 sts.) You work is 20 cm high measured excluding the ribbed edge.

Draw your end yarn through the remaining 5 stitches and pull tight.

With the leftover yarn make a large pompon using the Clover Pompon maker L and join it to the top of the hat. Weave in the loose ends.

Psst... Looking for a lovely scarf to combine with this hat? This pointed scarf is the ultimate pick!

Instruction video: Knitting an easy hat for beginners

Want to knit a hat that is easy and suitable for novice knitters? Take a look at our instruction video that gives a step-by-step explanation on how to knit this hat yourself.  Success guaranteed! Are you happy with the end result? Let us know! Send a photo to us via email or share on social media using #yarnplaza and inspire others with your knits!

Note: The video below is in Dutch but offers great visual images on how work the basic stitches of this hat.

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