I’ve been playing with a new pattern layout that makes it easier to plug everything in the pattern document quickly. To test it out I put in the basic 2×2 ribbed hat I like to knit.
You can download the pattern PDF for free here: Basic Ribbed Hat Knitting Pattern
Basic Ribbed Hat
A simple ribbed hat knit in the round with quick decreases at the top. This is the basic ribbed hat I make for donations. It’s a great a mindless carry along project that lives in my bag and uses up my leftover yarn. It works equally well to show off handspun and handpainted yarns that don’t work well with a more complicated stitch pattern.
Beginner: knit, purl, decrease
161 (181, 190, 193) yards/148 (166, 174, 177) meters dk weight yarn with good stitch definition
Shown in handspun wool yarn
20 stitches and 28 rows per 4”/10 cm in ribbing, lightly stretched
Small (Medium, Large, X-Large) shown in size Medium
Finished circumference: 19.2 (20.8, 20.8, 19.2) inches/ 48.8 (52.9, 52.9, 48.8) cm
Finished length: 8.68 (9.11, 9.68, 10.44) inches/ 22.2 (23.3, 24.8, 26.7) cm
US #4/3.5 mm 16″ circular and double pointed (dpns) needles, or size to get gauge
Stitch marker to mark start of round
Tapestry needle to weave in ends