So-Simple Knit Hats

The wintry season is much more enjoyable when your head and ears are protected by a colorful knit cap.
Getting Started
Red knit cap from Hat and Mittens

Skill Level: Easy

Size: To fit an average adult

Finished Size: 19 inches around


What You Need

  • Patons, Shetland Chunky, 75% acrylic/25% wool, chunky weight yarn (148 yards per skein): 1 skein of Mango (03714), or Plum Crazy (03728), or Zircon (03734)
  • Size 10 (6 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle


In St st (knit RS rows, purl WS rows, 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches/10 cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Special Abbreviations

M1: Lift running thread before next stitch onto left-hand needle and knit in its back loop to make one stitch.

Note: Add a pom-pom to top of cap if desired.

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