Easy Knit Hat Pattern

This comfy easy knit hat pattern is a fast and fun quick knitting project. And it's another two-needle hat pattern for all of you who enjoy knitting with straight needles.

Easy Knit Hat

If you are beginning knitting this knitted hat pattern gives you a little more variety with knitting stitches. Rather than knitting garter stitch only, with this hat you'll be knitting ribbing as well. Plus you'll learn some shaping knitting techniques at the crown of the hat. What I mean is that you will learn to make simple decreases to make your hat fit nicely around your head.

Why another hat pattern, you may ask?

Knitting hats are fast and fun and you only need to make one. They're great as a last minute gift or for knitting for charity. Simple hat patterns make a nice easy knitting project and I'll bet there's a least one person you know that could use one; especially when it's hand made. Who doesn't love a handmade knitted gift? 

I hope you enjoy the pattern.

Here is a PDF link for the easy knit hat pattern if you'd like to have a copy.

Easy Knit Hat 

Skills Required



Cast on

Bind off

Knit 2 sts together (K2tog) 

Gauge 2.5 sts and 4.5 rows = 1 inch 


Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick

Needles US 13 (9mm) and 15 (10mm)


K, k = knit

P, p = purl

K2tog = knit 2 sts together

Notes: This quick knit hat will fit most adults because it's nice and stretchy. The measurement from the crown to the ribbing is about 9 inches (sewn up) so it actually fits really nicely on your head. When I designed it I made it for a head measurement of 20 inches however it really is very stretchy and will fit most adults.

Hat Pattern

With smaller needles (US 13) cast on 52 sts. I used the long tail cast on.

Knit 2 X 2 ribbing for 2 inches.

Switch to larger needles (US 15) and knit garter stitch until work measures 7 inches from beginning.

Crown Shaping

Row 1: K2, k2tog across row

Row 2: Knit 3 rows

Row 5: K2tog across row

Break yarn and thread through tapestry needle. Push needle and yarn throughremaining sts and pull tight. Push needle through sts one more time.

Seam up and weave in ends. Enjoy!

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