How to Knit a Hat

Discover the basic principles of how to knit a hat (also recognised as the 1-Ball Beanie pattern from our October 2021 print issue) with our straightforward knitting tutorial from GH Design Director Mariana Tuma. It really is so basic to make, and it can be the great Do-it-yourself Xmas or holiday break reward for spouse and children and pals. Plus, the world’s your oyster when it arrives to the colours you choose!

Just before you start, look at the next films to study (or brush up on) the stitches you can expect to will need to know for this sample: Long-tail Cast-on, Rib Stitch (Knit 1, Purl 1) and Whip Sew (to seam).

Philip Friedman

What You are going to Want:

• Sew and Story Chunky Wool Yarn (a single ball)

• Or Similar Yarns: Sugar Bush Chill, Crazy Mango Marino No. 5, Wool and the Gang Mad Pretty Wool

• 13mm/US 9 Round Knitting Needles

• Or 13mm/ US 9 Straight Knitting Needles (for those who choose these to circular)

• Or Entire Set, Straight Knitting Needles (for just a bit extra!)

• Fake Fur Pom Pom With Snap

How Do I Knit a Hat Phase by Move?

GLOSSARY: K: Knit – P: Purl – k2t0g: (decrease) knit two stitches alongside one another – p2tog: (decrease) purl two stitches jointly

Stage 1: Solid on 42 stitches (we used the extended tail process).

Stage 2: K1, P1 until eventually your piece measures 11” tall (about 34 rows).

Move 3: K2tg, p2tg to conclusion of row (21 stitches).

Move 4: P initial stitch, K1 P1 to end of row.

Stage 5: Lower yarn, leaving an 18” tail. Thread a tapestry needle on the tail and pick up all the stitches remaining on your needle. Cinch to tighten shut. Use the remaining duration of yarn on your needle to whip sew the back again seam of the hat. Weave in ends.

Step 6: Transform up the brim and attach a pom pom, if preferred. We made use of a fake fur pom pom that arrived with a snap that is easily sewn to the major of the hat. Obtain at your community craft store or on the web.

Obtain and print the full knit hat pattern to finish the job and give the supreme reward to a pal, sibling or other liked ones this season.

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