Basic Elements Hat Knitting Pattern


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Basic Elements Hat Knitting Pattern
Basic Elements Hat Knitting Pattern

OVERVIEW 
Whether you call it a beanie, a cap, a toque or a hat, everyone needs a cozy knit head covering when winter winds howl.

This classic hat is knit in the round, with a fold-up ribbed border and a neatly rounded crown. While this is a great introduction to knitting in the round for a beginner, this is also a pattern you can turn to again and 
again.

Once you’re comfortable with the basic construction, use this pattern as a blank canvas for your own creative expression. Use your stash of leftovers to make a striped hat. Try different stitch patterns. Add a pompom or a tassel to the top. The possibilities are endless.

LEVEL 
Beginner

MATERIALS 
Yarn: 125 (135, 145, 155) yds worsted weight yarn 
The sample was made with the following: 
1 Skein Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 100 
grams/220 yards) color #9455 Turquoise Heather 
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles 16” long, and 
needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in 
the round, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT 
GAUGE. 
Notions: 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle

GAUGE 
20 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch, after blocking. 
Save time by taking time to check gauge.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
To fit adult size XS (S, M, L) 
Head Circumference: 17½ (19¼, 20¾, 22½)” 
Sample shown is size M.