Simple Knit Hats

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I absolutely adore knit hats- and I have quite the collection to prove it! For me, hats are great to knit in between projects, when traveling and as a side project.  They’re quick, easy, fun and versatile. For the above hat pattern and yarn, keep reading through the article.  The pattern below is the Kami Hat pattern and you can find it at www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kami-hat. Once you get to Ravelry’s site, you can click on the direct link to her pattern.  It’s incredibly easy and a great knit.  I personally knit it tight in honor of my favorite college beanie, whereas I usually knit slouchy hats. The fingerless mitts are a gorgeous Aran Honeycomb pattern that I designed (but will not be made public until the testers are done with it.)

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Fits small to medium- my head measures 22″ and it fits snugly yet on the loose side.

Classic Shades 3.5oz/100grams (color unknown)

Circular Needles size US7

Other materials used were: darning needle, scissors, 4 DPNs and a place marker.

Cast on 84 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist.  For the next two rounds work in a knit 1, purl 1 rib stitch. On the next row (row 3) begin working in a straight stitch and continue until piece measures 5″ (or desired length-I usually knit until about 7″ for more slouch.) Begin to decrease:

knit 9, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 8, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 7, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 6, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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Note: At this point I switched over to double pointed needles (DPNs)

knit 5, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 4, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 3, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 2, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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purl 2 together until end of row.

Take the remaining stitches off of the double pointed needles with your darning needle and cinch until a tiny hole is formed.  Bring the working yarn through the hole and flip the hat inside out.  Weave in ends and enjoy!

I would like to see pictures of your finished projects on Instagram- use the hashtag #knowloveknowcolor for a chance to be featured in my gallery! xo, Ev.

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2 thoughts on “Simple Knit Hats

    • No worries! That’s what I’m here for! I love helping people learn to knit. One of the more obnoxious terms is straight stitch since it’s used so interchangably. When knitting in the round, whether with double pointed needles or circular needles, straight stitch means to knit only. A stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) achieves the same look when knitted on straight needles. Hope this helps! I would love to see your project when you’re done! xo, Ev.

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