Knit a Hat with Ease:
New knitters might be a bit intimidated by hat patterns worked in the round, but it's no problem to knit a flat hat instead. This ribbed flat hat is almost as basic as they come, with just a little bit of shaping at the top to give it a more fitted feel.
Knit with a bulky yarn, this hat knits up in no time and is a great way to practice knitting and purling for new knitters, or an easy way to whip up a quick cap for more experienced crafters.
- one skein Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Chunky Weight (I used color citrus) or about 100 yards of your favorite acrylic or wool bulky yarn
- one pair size 10 US knitting needles
- scissors and yarn needle
18 stitches and 17 rows per 4 inches in 2x2 ribbing (unstretched; 4.5 stitches and 4.25 rows per inch)
Hat is about 16 inches around and 9 inches tall unstretched. Will stretch to fit an average sized woman (or teen).
- Cast on 72 stitches.
- Work in knit 2, purl 2 ribbing for 8 inches.
- Next row, *knit 2, purl 2 together. Repeat from * across.
- Work next 3 rows in Stockinette Stitch.
- Next row, *knit 2 together. Repeat form * across.
- Bind off, leaving a long tail when you cut yarn.
- Weave end through the bound off edge, pulling tightly to close up the hole in the top of the hat. Sew the side seam from top to bottom and weave in any remaining ends.