This gorgeous diagonal weave hat knitting pattern looks almost like a complicated herringbone stitch but it’s actually really simple and knits up into a gorgeous hat for babies or toddlers!
Friends, I am totally obsessed with this diagonal weave hat knitting pattern. Like beyond in love with it. I’ve tried so many herringbone-ish stitches in my life and they’re usually kind of tricky. Or they make the gauge weird or are hard to knit evenly.
Well, I have solved that problem with the diagonal weave hat! You seriously will NOT believe how easy this pattern is to knit up and you get this beautiful alternating pattern of vertical and horizontal lines with basically no additional effort on your part.
This is the kind of pattern I was always looking for when I was learning to knit. But of course I didn’t know enough to know if something was going to be difficult or easy until I tried it. So let me tell you, this one’s good for beginners as long as you can knit in the round.
I definitely am thinking I need to make a grown-up diagonal weave hat…
Diagonal Weave Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
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Diagonal Weave Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions
(0-3 month size)
wyif = with yarn in front
sl = slip stitch purlwise
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 56 stitches onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in a rib stitch for 4 rounds. Place a stitch marker to mark the end of the round.
Round 1: knit all odd rows until the decrease
Round 2: (wyif sl2, k2) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: (k1, wyif sl2, k1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: (k2, wyif sl2) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: k3 (wyif sl2, k2) repeat to the last stitch of the round, then wyif sl1 then slip the first stitch of the next round. Do not move stitch marker as you do this. Continue on with the next round.
Repeat rounds 1-8 until the hat is about 4 inches long, begin decrease after a round 1.
Decrease (divide your stitches evenly between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (ssk, k6) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: knit all stitches
Round 3: (ssk, k5) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (ssk, k4) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: knit all stitches
Round 7: (ssk. k3) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (ssk, k2) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: knit all stitches
Round 11: (ssk, k1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: ssk and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
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