The reversible hat knitting pattern is two hats in one, double thick and cozy, this cute baby and kids hat is knit all at once!
Ok, now you know I love knitting. I really do. But sometimes, even handknits can’t hold up to the wind. That’s particularly true here in the Windy City (even though the wind is not, in fact, why they call it that). Anyway, on those super windy, bone-chilling days, you might need another layer. And you might also need a different color pattern.
If that’s the case, I’ve got you covered with my reversible hat knitting pattern! It’s literally double thickness and soooooo warm and cozy. You can knit the two sides in two different colors or even one side solid and one side stripes as I’ve done here.
And the best part is that it’s done all in one piece, no weird seaming or turning things inside out. I got you!
Baby V definitely reaches for this hat when it’s really cold and she was also super excited to show her friends how her hat could “magically” change colors. We are deep in Harry Potter love over here so that was particularly exciting.
And ok, maybe it takes twice as much yarn as a normal hat but you’ll be twice as warm and you’ll get twice as many wears out of it, so I think that makes it twice as awesome! Is that how it works, does that math check out?
This hat is knit entirely in the round. You do need to use either double pointed knitting needles or the magic loop method for both the starting and ending sections. I do not have a knit flat reversible hat pattern at this time, but if that’s something you’re interested in, let me know!
Are you ready to knit a really reversible hat for your little one? Let’s do it!
Really Reversible Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
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Really Reversible Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (12 month size)
Using long tail cast on and purple yarn, cast on
9 stitches onto 3 double pointed needles
(or use magic loop). Join to knit in the round.
Round 1: kfb all stitches
Round 2: (k2, m1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 3: knit all stitches
Round 4: (k3, m1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 5: knit all stitches
Round 6: (k4, m1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 7: knit all stitches
Round 8: (k5, m1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 9: knit all stitches
Round 10: (k6, m1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 11: knit all stitches)
Round 12: (k7, m1) repeat to the end of the round.
You should have 72 stitches on your needles. Switch to your circular knitting needles.
Knit all rounds for 5 inches. Finally,
(k1, p1) in a rib stitch for 1 more inch.
Switch to pink yarn and (k1, p1) in a rib stitch for 1 inch. Then, alternating between pink and magenta yarn every 2 rounds, knit all rounds for 5 inches.
Decrease (divide your stitches evenly between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop) continue with stripe pattern every 2 rounds even during the decrease section:
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: knit all stitches
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: knit all stitches
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends inside the hat as best you can.
To finish your hat:
If there is a small hole at the cast on, sew that up with some scrap yarn. Then tuck one half of the hat up inside the other so that it’s double layered. Flip the other way to show the other color or pattern!
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