Free Hat Pattern
Ribbed Baby Hat
Using Baby weight yarn, cast on 76 sts on size 5 DPNs or 12in circular, work k2, p2 ribbing around until hat reaches 3.5 inches. Then start the decrease rounds.
Decrease rounds option 1 (Reversable, the ribbing continues all the way)
Round 1: *k2, p2, k2, p2tog* around, end k2, p2
Round 2 and all even rows: Knit the Knits, Purl the Purls
Round 3: *k2, p2tog, k2, p1* around, end k2, p2tog
Round 5: *k2, p1, ssk, p1* around, end k2, p1
Round 7: *ssk, p1, k1, p1* around, end ssk, p1
Round 9: *ssk, p2tog* around, end ssk
Round 11: *ssk, p2tog* around, end p1
Round 12: Knit the Knits, Purl the Purls
Cut a long tail and thread yarn through the remaining 10 sts and finish off.
Decrease rows option 2: (Knitting only on the very top, this one is not reversable)
Rounds 1-8: As in option 1
Round 9: *ssk* around
Round 10: Knit
Round 11: *ssk* around
Don’t work round 12, cut and long tail and thread it through the last 10 sts.
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If you want to make an adult hat use worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles. Work in pattern until hat reaches 6 inches then start the decreases.
I created this pattern because I couldn’t find a ribbed hat pattern that I liked the decreases on. I might have lost some hair in the process. I frogged several times to figure this out. Just ask the husband.