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My Favorite Simple Knit Hat
  • My Favorite Simple Knit Hat




    This is a fun, quick knit that creates a warm, cozy, gender-neutral, plain knit hat that is the perfect winter hat and a simple and easy gift knit. This pattern includes written and charted instructions.

    I recommend knitting the size that provides 1-2 inches / 2.5-5 cm of negative ease in the circumference. This pattern includes sizes newborn to large adult and is easily adaptable for a sizing of your choice. If you wish for a beanie style, knit a height similar to the recipient’s measurement; for a slouchy style, add additional length prior to decreasing.


    When you purchase this pattern, you will receive two PDF files: one with the written instructions and one with the charted instructions. This makes it easy for you to navigate your preferred instruction type. If you are working the charted version, be sure to just print the pages for the size you’re working, so you can save on ink and paper!


    For more information regarding the design inspiration behind this hat, and for color/yarn suggestions for knitting your simple hat, please visit my blog post here.




    Newborn (6 months, 12 months, Small Child) (Large Child/Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
    Height: 5 (5.5, 6, 8) (8.5, 9, 9.5) in / 12.5 (14.5, 15.5, 20) (21, 22.5, 24) cm
    Circumference: 13 (14.5, 16, 17.5) (19, 21, 22) in / 32.5 (36.5, 40.5, 44.5) (49, 53, 57) cm




    20 (30, 35, 55) (60, 70, 80) yds / 20 (30, 35, 50) (55, 65, 70) m; 35 (50, 60, 90) (100, 120, 130) g Super Bulky Yarn
    Shown in Lion Brand Thick & Quick Tweed and Lion Brand Thick & Quick Solids.




    10 stitches, 14 rows in 4” x 4” stockinette in the round




    8.0 mm (US size 11) – or size needed to obtain gauge – circular needles, minimum length 9 in / 23 cm for children’s sizes and 16 in / 40 cm for adult sizes; double pointed needles optional
    You can work the pattern with double-pointed needles (DPNs) or with circular needles. If working with circular needles, you may like to use DPNs for the decreases.
    Darning Needle
    Stitch Marker




    This pattern uses the knit, purl, and simple decrease stitches. This is the perfect pattern for a knitter wanting to learn how to work in the round.


    I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters who used the time to provide feedback on this pattern design! This pattern was tech edited by Kobi Paine.


    What the knitters are saying about the pattern:


    “I had fun knitting this. It was very straightforward and I like the final product a lot!”
    “My one granddaughter liked it so much I had to make another one for her sister!”


    Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link our pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!


    I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have! Feel free to message me or contact me on social media with your questions and feedback.

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