Your Basic Hat by Anna Maliszewski

Your Basic Hat

February 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
175 - 185 yards (160 - 169 m)
One size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Here’s a quick and easy hat pattern that you’ll go back to time after time because not only is it unisex (a slouchy feminine hat, or masculine folded over hat), it can serve as a blank canvas for a textured stitch pattern or color- work that you may want to add to the hat body. It’s a classic.

185 yds of Aran/10ply (8 wpi) weight yarn (seen in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Heathers yarn)

Size US 9 (5.5 mm) needle options: (1) 40’’ circular needle (if using Magic Loop Method), or (1) 16’’ circular needle, and/or a set of 5 dpns

1 darning needle and 1 stitch marker

Gauge: 18 sts and 13 rows= 2’’

Measurements: Hat Length= 11’’ Hat Width= 9’’

Abbreviations: k=knit P=purl DPNS= doubled pointed needles Rd=rd St(s)= stitch(es) k2tog= knit 2 sts together