Free and Easy Knit Hat Pattern for Men and Women Using Straight Needles – Perfect Pattern for Beginners ( Hat shorts video | Hat Knitting Supplies | Abbreviation | Free Hat Knitting Pattern | Bindoff | Images to support knitting pattern | Frequently Asked Questions ).
Today, I am sharing a beautiful, stylish, and easy hat knit pattern. This hat pattern is for men, women, and kids either girls or boys, which means everyone can wear it. And the best part is that we’re using straight needles, which makes it easier for those of you who are just starting to knit.
The knitting technique for this hat is different, but it is easy to make & very comfortable to wear. In this post, I will briefly explain how to knit this hat.
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Easy Knit Hat Pattern Shorts Video
Before starting your project with the Easy Knit Hat Pattern, it’s a good idea to watch a video to see how it looks.
Hat Knitting Supplies
Knitting Yarn – 4 ply yarn ( two strands ), Super Fine or Fingering Weight
Knitting needles – 9 Number or 3.75 MM straight needle
Other essential knitting tools include a measuring tape and scissors.
K – Knit
P – Purl
STS – Stitches
K2tog – Knit 2 sts together
SL – Slip
Easy Knit Hat Pattern for Men & Women
Note– We knit this hat using two strands of 4-ply yarn.
In this pattern, from every right side, you have to decrease one stitch. After completing the pattern, pick up all the bind-off stitches. The side where we decrease stitches will be the top part of our cap.
Cast on – We cast on 50 sts on the needle. We need to count the stitches based on the length of the hat, excluding a 2-inch border at the bottom.
Row 1 – Purl all sts …………….. last 2 sts K2tog
Row 2 – Knit all sts ………….. last sts P1
Row 3 – Purl all sts …………. last 2 sts K2tog
Row 4 – Purl all sts
Row 5 – Knit all sts …………… last 2 sts K2tog
Row 6 – Purl all sts …………… last sts K1
Row 7 – Purl all sts …………….. last 2 sts K2tog
Row 8 – Knit all sts ………….. last sts P1
Row 9 – Purl all sts ………… last 2 sts K2tog
Row 10 – Purl all sts
Row 11 – Knit all sts ……………….. last 2 sts K2tog
Row 12 – Knit all sts ………….. last sts P1
Row 13 – SL1, * K1 from first loop, K1 * repeat from * to * ………….. last 3 sts K1 from first loop, K2tog
Row 14 – Knit all sts …………. last sts P1
Row 15 – SL1, * K1, K1 from first loop * repeat from * to * ……………..last 2 sts K2tog
Row 16 – Knit all sts …………… last sts P1
Row 17 – Same as row 13
Row 18 – Same as row 14
Row 19 – Same as row 15
Row 20 – Same as row 16
Row 21 – Same as row 13
Row 22 – Same as row 14
Row 24 – Same as row 16
Row 25 – Same as row 13
Row 26 – Same as row 14
Row 27 – Same as row 15
Now I have a total of 36 sts on my needle.
Row 28 ( Wrong Side ) – Purl all sts then pick up 14 sts from every edge
Now again we have 50 sts on my needle. Repeat rows 1 to 28 four more times. I knitted this pattern a total of five times. After completing the pattern for the fifth time, I bind off all 36 stitches from the wrong side.
Knit 2×2 Rib Stitch Border for Hat
Now we will pick up stitches from each edge of the bottom part of the hat. We’ll pick up one stitch from the first edge and two stitches from the second edge. We will pick up all the stitches in this way. We need to pick up the stitches from the right side. now we have 106 stitches on the needle.
Wrong Side – * P2, K2 * repeat from * to * till end of the row
Right Side – Knit in knit & Purl in purl
We will complete the border by knitting a 2×2 Rib Stitch. Here we have knit 2 inch border for hat.
Bindoff hat using straight needles
Now, we bind off all stitches from the right side using a 9-number straight needle. To do this, start by knitting 2 stitches, then pass the first stitch over the front stitch.
Now we have 2 purl stitches, so we purl one stitch, then pass the back stitch over the front stitch.
Again, purl one stitch, then pass the back stitch over the front stitch. Now we have 2 knit stitches, so we knit one stitch and then pass the back stitch over the front stitch.
Repeat this process and bind off all stitches. When the last stitch is left, cut the yarn and secure it tightly.
After completing the border we will sew the cap. I shared the picture of how can we sew this cap.
Now our hat is completed. I hope you like this Easy Knit Hat Pattern. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Keep in touch with us, as I will share more beautiful, stylish, and easy hat knit patterns. Thanks for visiting!
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Frequently Asked Questions
There is a printable version available for the Easy Knit Hat Pattern?
This hat pattern is free, and you can copy and paste it into a Word document to print.
Is there a list of materials needed to complete this knitting project?
You’ll find a list of materials and supplies required in the tutorial.
Can I customize the hat pattern for men and women?
Yes, this pattern is suitable for both men and women.
How long does it typically take to complete this knit hat?
The time to complete the hat depends on your knitting speed, but it’s generally a quick project.