Basic Hat

Feb 14, 2013 by

Pattern by: Kaitlyn

Yes! Another knitted item accomplished! This hat took me about 5-6 hours (or less!) to make. It’s nice and warm, especially since it’s February! The hat features an extended moss stitch for the  folded brim and a stockinette stitch for the rest of the hat. By the way, you don’t have to make a folded brim! In my pictures below, I am wearing a hat that I made that can be worn with or without the brim folded.

This hat will fit a head around 22 inches.


  • Category 5 bulky yarn (I used Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky Weight)
  • 16 inch circular needles size US 10
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • stitch marker

Lets Get Started…

  1. Cast on 62 sts
  2. place stitch marker on the right needle, k1 to join in the round, k1, *purl 2, knit 2, rep from * around to the stitch marker
  3. move stitch marker to the right needle, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * around
  4. repeat steps 2-3 for 2 inches (or however long you want the brim to be)
  5. move stitch marker to the right needle, k all rows for 6.5 more inches (not counting the brim)
  6. bo, sew a running st through the top of the hat and pull tight to close

Now you just weave in your ends and your finished! If you have any questions concerning this pattern, please leave a comment below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Have fun knitting! Here are some pictures of my finished hat. The first picture is with the brim folded down, the second picture is with the brim folded up, and third picture is also with the brim folded up.

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  1. Knitty Kitty (Michaela) on said:

    This hat is absolutely adorable, Kaitlyn!! I love the colors you chose! I am definitely making me one of these sometime soon……after I finish my rainbow colored scarf (which I will have to show you when it is finally done:)

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