Easy Knit Hat Pattern

This warm easy knit hat pattern is a fast and fun quick knitting project. 

And for those of you who prefer knitting on straight knitting needles this is a two-needle hat pattern for you to enjoy. 

I do prefer to knit a hat flat and I'm sure some of you do too. I just find it a little easier for some reason and more fun too.

Of course there's a seam at the back but it's still simple enough to sew.

And this super cozy hat pattern is simply a fast fun knit using nice thick yarn.

Easy Knit Hat

For beginner knitters it's a little more detailed than my garter stitch hat. This one uses two more basic knitting techniques:

Don't worry though they're both super easy to learn.

For all you experienced knitters out there this is simply a nice relaxing quick knitting project to enjoy. 

Knitting a hat is one of my favorite things to knit especially after a long knitting project. It's simple, easy and always useful! 

This easy hat pattern will make a great last minute gift, or knit for charity item. Plus it's simply a nice easy knitting project.

If you enjoy knitting hats as much as I do you may like to check out my page on hat knitting tips.  It shows you:   

  • how to figure out those decreases at the crown of the hat
  • helps you determine the amount of stitches you'll need to cast on
  • how to measure your head for the width and height of your hat  

Just a thought though. I was always getting stuck with those knitting decreases at the crown of the hat. 

Once you know it though it makes hat knitting more fun!

Let's get started with my easy knit hat pattern.  

Easy Knit Hat Details

Skills Required: Knit, purl, cast on, bind off, k2tog

Gauge: 2.5 sts and 4.5 rows = 1 inch 

Materials:  Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick

Needles:   US 13 (9mm) and 15 (10mm)

Abbreviations:  K, k = knit, P, p = purl, K2tog = knit 2 sts together


Notes: This hat pattern will fit most adults because it's nice and stretchy.  

When I designed it I made it for a head measurement of 20 inches however it is really very stretchy and will fit most adults.

My head size is 22 inches and it's a nice hug on my head.  :)

The measurement from the crown to the ribbing is about 9 inches (sewn up) so it actually fits really nicely on your head. 


Click on the link to download my easy knit hat pattern 


Easy Knit Hat Pattern

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

Knit 2 X 2 (K2, P2) 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 through remaining sts and pull tight. Push needle through sts one more time.

Seam up and weave in ends. Enjoy!

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