This knit kids hat pattern is easy to follow and easy for beginners. It's a great pattern to practice the rib knit and stockinet stitches.

Knit hats make great gifts. If you have extra time and yarn, you may want to consider knitting hats for charity.

Hat modeled by Grayson; age 3

Materials and Supplies

Knitting supplies:

  • 3 oz Serenity Chunky weight yarn by Premier
  • Size 8 knitting needles
  • Yarn needles

Craft Instructions

  • Cast on 60 stitches
  • Work K2, P2 ribbing for 3"
  • Work in stockinet stitch until total work measures 7"
  • *K2 tog K1; repeat from * across row (39)
  • Purl
  • *K2 tog K1; repeat from * across row (26)
  • Purl
  • K2 tog across row (13)
  • Purl
  • Cut yarn leaving a long end. Thread through a yarn needle and draw through remaining stitches, gather and secure. Sew back seam. Weave loose ends back into your work.

If desired make a pompom. This hat looks cute either way, with or without a pompom.

To Make a pompom - wrap yarn around 4 fingers 75 times. Slide the loops off and securely tie a 15" piece of yarn around the center of the loops. Do NOT cut the strand of yarn you used to tie the loops. You will use this to attach the pom pom to the hat. Cut the loops and trim the pompom so that it looks neat.

To attach the pompom to the hat - thread one of the long strands of yarn onto a yarn needle. Pass the needle through the top of the hat and unthread the needle (with the strand inside the hat). Repeat with the second long strand of yarn. Turn the hat inside out and tie the two long strands together in a knot. Cut off any extra yarn and right side out the hat.

Printable Instructions

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