This cute little ribbed hat knitting pattern for babies and toddlers is such a quick and versatile knitting pattern, you’ll want to make a hundred of them!
Hey friends, this cute easy ribbed hat knitting pattern is the next pattern in my Back to Basics pattern series and it’s such a great one! The ribbed texture is so easy to do but looks great and is super comfy and cozy.
I really like it in this deep dusky blue but this one looks good in ANY color, I promise!
The other great thing about this ribbed hat is that it’s super stretchy, so don’t panic if your hat looks a little smaller than normal, it’s meant to stretch so you can see that beautiful rib stitch!
I also love the folded brim on this one. Folded brims are great for little ones because they keep their ears extra warm. If yours won’t stay folded, go ahead and tack it with a few small stitches spaced around the brim. That’ll keep it folded!
Easy Ribbed Hat Knitting Pattern
(12 mo. size, see PDF for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months and 2T+)
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Easy Ribbed Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Easy Folded Brim Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (12 month size)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and k2, p2 in a rib stitch until the hat is about 7 inches long (measure without the brim folded up).
Decrease (divide your stitches evenly between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (k2, p2, k2, p2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: (k2, p2, k2, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 3: (k2, p2, k2tog, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4:(k2, p2, k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 5: (k2, p2tog, k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: (k2, p1 k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 7: (k2tog, p1, k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: (k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 9: (k1, p1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 11: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends. Fold the brim up by about 2 inches, if it doesn’t stay folded after blocking, you can tack it with a few small stitches around the brim.
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