Easiest Toddler & Kids Hat EVER Free Knitting Pattern

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Easiest Toddler & Kids Hat EVER Free Knitting Pattern
I remember when I first started knitting I had such a hard time finding a hat pattern that was truly beginner friendly. All the hat knitting patterns I came across used circular needles and/or had complicated (to me, at least!) crown shaping. This Easiest Toddler & Kids Hat knitting pattern is perfect for beginners. I wish I could go back in time and give myself this pattern! It's fool proof and ideal for anyone who is new to knitting and wants to move beyond the basic scarf.
The ribbed design is very stretchy and this hat can accommodate a wide range of sizes. I'm working on a men's and women's version, but in the meantime, I hope you like this one. Happy knitting!

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Easiest Toddler & Kids Hat EVER Free Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Vanna's Choice in Midnight Blue
Needles: Size US 8 straight
Gauge= 1 inch = 4 sts
Free Knitting Pattern
Sizes (hat is very stretchy): 1-3 years, 4-7
Cast on 76 (80) sts. Work in K2, P2 ribbing until hat measures 12 (13) inches from the cast on edge. Bind off. For the tie: Chain 40 with crochet hook G or cast on 2 sts and garter stitch for 10 inches.
Finishing:
Easiest Toddler & Kids Hat EVER Free Knitting Pattern
This is what the piece looks like when you are finished knitting.
Easiest Toddler & Kids Hat EVER Free Knitting Pattern
Fold over and sew the side seam.
Easiest Toddler & Kids Hat EVER Free Knitting Pattern
Crochet or knit the tie (see instructions in the pattern)
Easiest Toddler & Kids Hat EVER Free Knitting Pattern
Tie tightly around the top of the hat.
Easiest Toddler & Kids Hat EVER Free Knitting Pattern
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3 comments

  1. This is so sweet! My husband wants to learn how to knit and this looks like a fantastic way for him to get started!

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  2. I am an experienced knitter but I love all your patterns. Have several saved. I knit a lit for charity and these quick easy patterns are perfect.
    Thank you for sharing

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  3. Thank you for sharing. I just completed one and will make many more for the holidays..

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