Back to Basics: Hats (Digital Knitting Pattern)
Back to Basics: Hats (light) offers a comprehensive beanie pattern that delves into the fundamental intricacies of stockinette construction. This pattern is specifically tailored to cater to novice hat knitters, providing them with an invaluable opportunity to enhance their understanding of the foundational aspects of creating basic beanies.
Note: This is a digital knitting pattern for you to download and print at home. No physical pattern will be shipped.
This pattern is worked bottom-up, starting with the brim, followed by the body, and then you’ll begin decreasing the crown. When the crown becomes too small to continue with your 16” / 40 cm circular needles, you’ll switch to the magic loop method or double-pointed needles (depending on your preferences for working small circumferences).
This hat pattern has multiple sizes — so you’ll be able to find the perfect fit! Worked in the round, this pattern contains written directions.
Baby [Toddler, Child/Teen, Adult, Large Adult]
16 [18, 20, 22, 24]” / 40.5 [45.5, 51, 56, 61] cm
14 [16, 18, 20, 22]” / 35 [40, 45, 50, 55] cm circumference — select a size from the finished measurements that is 1-3” / 2.5-7.5 cm smaller than your head circumference. This hat is intended to be worn with negative ease. 6.5 [7.25, 8, 9, 10]” / 16.5 [18.5, 20.5, 23, 25.5] cm in length.
Tapestry needle, stitch markers (up to 11 — one that is different from the others to denote the beginning of the round)
Brim: US1 (2.25 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles, or one size smaller than needles used for gauge
Body: US2 (2.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles, or the size required to obtain gauge
Crown: Same needle size as the body using preferred needles for a small circumference (magic loop or double-pointed needles)
MC: 118 [151, 178, 239, 299] yds / 108 [138, 163, 219, 273] m fingering weight yarn
CC: 38 [50, 74, 83, 105] yds / 35 [46, 68, 76, 96] m fingering weight yarn
Turtlepurl Yarn — Striped Turtle Toes
75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
450 yds (411 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
32 stitches by 40 rounds in stockinette on larger needles = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for both your finished hat and the yardage requirements for your project.
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