Easiest Knitted Hat Ever! by Yay For Yarn Patterns

Easiest Knitted Hat Ever!

Knitting
March 2020
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
Garter Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
31 - 328 yards (28 - 300 m)
Preemie, 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Child Small, Child Medium, Child Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large
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This pattern is available for free.

This simple-to-make hat is made from a knitted rectangle! It’s the perfect project for a beginner knitter, or anytime you want to make a quick and easy project.

You won’t have to worry about knitting in the round, shaping, or anything like that. If you can cast on, bind off, and work the knit stitch, you can make this hat!

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Skill Level: Beginner

Pattern includes instructions for 10 sizes, so you can make a cozy knitted hat for all your friends and family. The pattern is also written in 6 different yarn weights, so you can use any yarn you like, from a #1 Superfine to #6 Super Bulky.

Measurements & Sizing
Choose a size by measuring the wearer’s head circumference, and comparing it to these measurements. Select the size that most closely matches the head circumference measurement. The measurements below show what size head each size hat will fit.

Sizes (according to the wearer’s head circumference measurement):
Preemie: 12” (30.4 cm) circumference
0-6 Months: 13” (33 cm) circumference
6-12 Months: 14” (35.5 cm) circumference
12-18 Months: 16” (40.6 cm) circumference
Child Small: 17” (43.2 cm) circumference
Child Medium: 18” (45.7 cm) circumference
Child Large: 19 ¼” (48.9 cm) circumference
Adult Small: 21” (53.3 cm) circumference
Adult Medium: 22” (55.8 cm) circumference
Adult Large: 23” (58.4 cm) circumference

Instructions and Yarn Requirements for size Preemie are given outside the parentheses, and instructions and yarn requirements for all larger sizes are inside the parentheses like this:
Preemie (0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Child Small, Child Medium, Child Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large).

Yarn Requirements, Needle Size, and Gauge:

For #1 Superfine / Fingering Weight Yarn:
90 (113, 130, 175, 201, 224, 246, 287, 307, 328) yards of #1 Fingering Weight Yarn
US Size 2 / 2.75 mm knitting needles
Gauge: 20 stitches in 3” (7.6 cm), 42 rows in 3” (7.6 cm)

For #2 Fine / Sport Weight:
68 (85, 98, 132, 152, 169, 186, 217, 232, 248) yards of #2 Sport Weight Yarn
US Size 4 / 3.5 mm knitting needles
Gauge: 22 stitches in 4” (10 cm), 42 rows in 4” (10 cm)

For #3 Light / DK Weight:
62 (78, 89, 120, 139, 154, 170, 197, 211, 226) yards of #3 DK Weight Yarn
US Size 6 / 4.0 mm knitting needles
Gauge: 20 stitches in 4” (10 cm), 40 rows in 4” (10 cm)

For #4 Medium / Worsted Weight:
57, 72, 82, 111, 128, 142, 156, 182, 195, 208) yards of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
US Size 8 / 5.0 mm knitting needles
Gauge: 18 stitches in 4” (10 cm), 34 rows in 4” (10 cm)

For #5 Bulky Weight:
49 (62, 71, 96, 110, 123, 135, 157, 168, 179) yards of #5 Bulky Weight Yarn
US Size 10 / 6.0 mm knitting needles
Gauge: 14 ½ stitches in 4” (10 cm), 20 rows in 3” (7.6 cm)

For #6 Super Bulky Weight:
31, 39, 45, 60, 69, 77, 85, 99, 106, 113) yards of #6 Super Bulky Weight Yarn
US Size 11 / 8.0 mm knitting needles
Gauge: 10 stitches in 4” (10 cm), 20 rows in 4” (10 cm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle (If adding a Pom Pom or Tag, your needle should be able to fit through the holes in the button or tag)
  • Faux Fur Pom Pom (optional)
  • Button (for attaching pom pom, optional)
  • Leather or Faux Leather Tag (optional)
  • If using Super Bulky yarn, you’ll also need some embroidery floss (for sewing on the button and / or tag, optional)

This pattern is intended for your personal use only. You may not share it, copy it, sell it, give it away, or mass-produce the finished product. However, you may sell the finished items on a small scale, as long as you convey in your item description that you used a Yay For Yarn pattern.
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