Basic Knit Hat Pattern for Head Circumferences 7" to 8"
A perfect hat to keep your doll warm on those chilly days and lend some color to the somber tones of winter. The hat is knit in the round on U.S. 0 (2.00 mm) & 1 (2.25 mm) double pointed needles using fingering weight Knitpicks yarn. You can also knit the hat using straight needles, just purl the even rows instead of knitting them. We will also have another tutorial for making the pom-pom embellishing the crown of the hat soon. Please contact us if you wish to have a PDF copy of the pattern for this simple knit hat.
Hat —Basic Pattern
Size: Fits 7" -8" Head Circumference
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch and 12 rows per inch
Needles: Set of four (4) Size 0 (2 mm) & (4) Size 1 (2.25 mm) double pointed (sock) needles or size needed to obtain guage.
Yarn: Fingering Weight Yarn (Knitpicks Yarn works great!)
Other Materials: Stitch Markers, Stitch Counter, Large-Eyed Needle
Rows 1 - k1, place marker, p1, k1 to end of the row
Rows 2 - 6: k1, p1 to the end of the row.
Change to Size 1 (2.25 mm) needles.
Rows 7 - 26: Work in stockinette (knit all rounds)
Row 27: 1st dec round *k1,k2tog*; rep from * to * around (44 sts)
Row 28: k
Row 29: k
Row 30: k
Row 31: 2nd dec round *k2tog*; rep from * to * around (22 sts)
Row 32: k
Row 32: k
Row 33: k
Row 34: k
Row 35: 3rd dec round *k2tog*; rep from * to * around (11 sts)
Row 36: k
Row 37: 4th dec round *k2tog*; rep from * to * around, end k1 (6 sts)
Cut yarn and use a wide eye needle to draw end through remaining 6 sts; pull tight.
Weave in ends neatly on WS. Block lightly.
Variation: for a roll-brim hat, knit all rows in stockinette from Rows 1 - 26.
Note: You can purchase fingering wieght yarn and double pointed needles at http://www.knitpicks.com.