Knit Hat by Kathy North

Knit Hat

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Instructions include both flat back-and-forth knitting option or circular knitting option.

Clarification: Finished measurements (unstretched) at given gauge of 4.5 sts/in. (Note: Hat will stretch approx. 2” to 3” when worn):
X-Small: approx. 14” circ. unstretched
Small: approx. 15” circ. unstretched
Medium: approx. 16” circ. unstretched
Large: approx. 18” circ. unstretched

Note: The blue/yellow/black/white striped hat was inspired by the color scheme on the crocheted hats worn by the Swedish athletes at the Olympics Opening Ceremonies. See project page of this version for details on color sequence & construction.

Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed version was a travel knitting project while on a road trip. Cast on only 64 sts on size 10 circ., work 2” rib instead of 1” for a deeper cuff (can be turned up if desired), knit to 6.5” before beginning decreases. Total hat length 8.5”.

Striped kid’s hat in Red Heart Super Saver “Mexicana” and “Pumpkin” (alternating 2 rounds each color on hat body).

Striped baby hat worked without K1 P1 rib, using 3 rounds each Bernat Cottontots & Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc. Rayon Super Petalspun.

Pink/gray/white hat in Reynolds “Saucy” (suitable for chemo caps)