Ribbed Knit Hat Free Pattern - This ribbed knit hat is perfect for fall. It has a dense fabric that will keep you warm all season, and it's simple but attention-grabbing. | via scoutandwiles.com

It’s autumn, that glorious season for knitting, again.

This is the perfect time to start stockpiling hand-knit gifts to give to loved ones this winter. When the temperature is dropping, there’s nothing better than snuggling up with a cup of coffee and a movie and whipping out a hat or two.

This ribbed knit hat creates a dense fabric that will keep you warm all fall and winter. It’s simple but noticeable. And it’s a great project for a beginner or intermediate knitter who wants to add some new skills to their toolbox.

You can save this pattern on Ravelry here.

Enjoy this free pattern, and let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!


Ribbed Knit Hat Pattern

Ribbed Knit Hat Free Pattern - This ribbed knit hat is perfect for fall. It has a dense fabric that will keep you warm all season, and it's simple but attention-grabbing. | via scoutandwiles.com



Materials

Knitting Terms

  • CO = cast on
  • ssk = slip slip knit
  • k2tog = knit two together
  • ssp = slip slip purl
  • p2tog = purl two together

Ribbed Knit Hat Free Pattern - This ribbed knit hat is perfect for fall. It has a dense fabric that will keep you warm all season, and it's simple but attention-grabbing. | via scoutandwiles.com

Steps

On the circular needles, make a slip knot. Cast on 88 stitches. Join by slipping the last stitch from the right needle onto the left needle. Knit this stitch and the slip knot on the left needle together. You now have 88 stitches. Place a stitch marker at beginning of round.

k1 p1 rib for 8 inches

Decrease

To decrease, you will create left- and right-slanting decreases. This will maintain the k1 p1 ribbing. You will decrease 8 stitches per round.

You will need 5 stitch markers, 1 at the beginning of the round and 4 to show you where to decrease.

Place a noticeably different stitch marker at the beginning of the round. You will not decrease at the stitch marker at the beginning of the round, only at the other 4. This stitch marker will just help you keep track of the rounds you have knitted.

Place a stitch marker between the 11th and 12th stitches. Then, place another stitch marker at each 22-stitch interval from there.

Round 1: k1 p1 to 2 stitches before the stitch marker. ssp those 2 stitches. Move the stitch marker over. k2tog.

Repeat 3 more times this round.

Round 2: k1 p1 rib

Round 3: k1 p1 to 2 stitches before the stitch marker. ssk those 2 stitches. Move the stitch marker over. p2tog.

Repeat 3 more times this round.

Round 4: k1 p1 rib

Repeat these 4 rows until you have only 6 stitches remaining. Cut the tail, leaving about 6 inches. Using the darning needle, pull the tail through the 6 stitches and into the inside of the hat.

Weave in ends.

NOTE: Switch to double pointed needles when necessary.


Happy knitting! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

Ribbed Knit Hat Free Pattern - This ribbed knit hat is perfect for fall. It has a dense fabric that will keep you warm all season, and it's simple but attention-grabbing. | via scoutandwiles.com
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7 thoughts on “Ribbed Knit Hat – Free Pattern”

  1. Great post (I just subscribed), I just love the idea of knitting, and this beanie looks like a good starting point for me to learn. I would love to make some of these as gifts for the up-coming holiday season. Thanks for the instructions and the push I need to try knitting.

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