The Coziest Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

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Its finally Fall, and I am so excited for another season of sharing cozy knitting patterns to keep you warm all winter long!  I thought I’d start off the season with this adorable quick to knit winter hat.  Of course its perfect for fall too -especially up here in Canada where it gets chilly very quickly!

I used exactly one hank of  Knit Picks Biggo Yarn to make this hat.  This yarn is the squishiest, softest bulky yarn I have yet to find.  And its also made of nylon, which makes it durable too!  Its a dream to knit with – I just know you will love it!

This is now my favourite hat.  Hockey season has started for us (I have two kids and one hubby who play), and I’m pumped to wear this cozy baby to the next practice.  I know it’ll keep me warm when they decide not to turn the heat lamps on!

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this hat below on this page.  However, you can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading (and to support me to be able to continue to post patterns on this blog).  If you’d like to purchase the PDF file, click the “Purchase PDF File” button below.

 Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

Soft and Cozy Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

Here is what you will need to make this adorable winter hat:


Gauge

3.25 stitches = 1 Inch in stockinette stitch

Sizes:

Adult

Note: Adult head circumference = 22 inches

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

K2Tog: Knit two together

Pattern




This hat is worked in the round.  Using circular needles, cast on 48 Stitches.  Place the stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and join being careful not to twist your work.

Rounds 1-9: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round to make 1X1 ribbing.

Round 10-11: Knit all stitches.

Round 12: *P1, K5; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 13: P2, *K3, P3; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k3, P1.

Round 14: *P2, K1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 15 : K1, *P3, K3; repeat from * to  last 5 stitches, P3, K2.

Round 16: K2, *P1, K5; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, P1, K3.

Round 17-21: Knit all stitches.

Repeat rounds 12-21 one more time.

Start decreasing to shape the top of the hat (switch to double pointed needles when necessary):

Round 1: *K6, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (42 stitches remain).

Round 2: Knit all stitches.

Round 3: *K5, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (36 stitches remain).

Round 4: Knit all stitches.

Round 5: *K4, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (30 stitches remain).

Round 6: Knit all stitches.

Round 7: *K3, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (24 stitches remain).

Round 8: Knit all stitches.

Round 9: *K2, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (18 stitches remain).

Round 10: Knit all stitches.

Finishing

Cut yarn (leave a long tail) and pull through yarn needle.  Thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.  Secure and weave in ends.

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