The Very Basic Hat Recipe by Ellen Easton

The Very Basic Hat Recipe

Knitting
January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
7.0 mm
107 - 164 yards (98 - 150 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

To make this hat you first knit a square in garter stitch, and then you pick up stitches at each of the other 3 sides of the square, and start working in the round. Alternate purl rounds and knit rounds (which continues to give you garter stitch) until the hat’s long enough, then bind off. That’s all there is to it!
You can use any yarn/gauge you like.