Reverie Ribbed Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

Adult Knits/ Free Patterns

This winter hat is incredibly soft and as light as a feather.  It’s perfect for those chilly early winter days when you’d like to keep your head and ears toasty warm and also avoid ruining your hair.

I chose to use one of my all time favourite yarns: Knit Picks Reverie Yarn in natural and silver.  I love the drape and subtle halo of this yarn, and there are so many more colour combinations that I think would look great.

If you’re a beginner at knitting hats in the round, you will love this pattern since it’s just a simple rib stitch the whole way through.  It’s a great way to practice those knits and purls!


Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

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Reverie Ribbed Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

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


4.25 stitches = 1 Inch in stockinette stitch




K: Knit

P: Purl

K2Tog: Knit two together


Cast on 84 Stitches with Colour A.  Place the stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and join being careful not to twist your work.

Rounds 1-18 (or until your work measures 3.5 inches): K1, P1 (repeat until end of round) to make 1 X 1 rib stitch.

Switch to Colour B.

Continue in K1, P1 for 20 more rows (or 4 more inches).

Start decreasing to shape the top of the hat:

Round 1: *K1,P1,K1, P1, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of row (60 stitches remaining).

Round 2: K1,P1,K1, P1; *K2Tog, P1, K1, P1; repeat from * to last stitch, K1. (56)


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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  • Reply Joan Clodfelter July 2, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I would like to knit the Reverie Ribbed Winter Hat . Should there be more decrease shaping rows than the two listed in the pattern?

    • Reply Leelee July 3, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Yes, that is correct, you only need two rows of decreasing.

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