My Favorite Simple Knit Hat by Snickerdoodle Knits

My Favorite Simple Knit Hat

June 2019
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
15 - 75 yards (14 - 69 m)
Preemie, Baby, Toddler, Child, Tween, Woman, Man
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This is a fun, quick knit creating a plain knit hat that is cozy and warm for cold weather. This pattern includes written English instructions. I recommend knitting the size that provides 1-2 inches of negative ease in the circumference. If you wish for a beanie style hat, I recommend knitting a height very similar to the recipient’s measurement; for a slouchy style hat, add additional length prior to decreasing.

This pattern includes the written instructions for sizes preemie to men’s, and it is easily adaptable for a different sizing of your choice.

Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Tween, Women’s, Men’s)
Finished Height: 4.5” (5.5”, 6.5”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5”, 9.5”) // 12 cm (14 cm, 17 cm, 19 cm, 20 cm, 22 cm, 24 cm)
Finished Circumference: 10” (14”, 16”, 18”, 19”, 21”, 22”) // 25 cm (36 cm, 41 cm, 46 cm, 48 cm, 53 cm, 56 cm)

Approximately 20 (30, 40, 50, 55, 65, 75) yards / 35 (50, 65, 80, 90, 105, 120) grams of Super Bulky Yarn

Shown in Lion Brand Thick & Quick Tweed and Lion Brand Thick & Quick Solids.

10 stitches, 14 rows in 4” x 4” stockinette in the round

8.0 mm (US 11) Circular Needles, at least longer than the circumference of the hat you are knitting
Darning Needle
Stitch Holder

This pattern uses the knit and purl stitches and simple decreases.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters who used the time to provide feedback on this pattern design!

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link our pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have! Feel free to message me or contact me on social media with your questions and feedback.

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