Simple 2×2 Rib Trim Hat

Back in August, I made a pink capelet for my Grandma Ethel. A little birdy told me she might be interested in a hat, so I decided to make her a matching one for Christmas. It’s a very simple hat, but also very cute so I thought I’d go ahead and share the pattern with you.

A beginning knitter can absolutely knit this hat. You need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, k2tog (knit 2 stitches together), knit in the round and use the magic loop method.

You’ll need approximately 100 yards of worsted weight yarn. I used Berroco Comfort in #9705 Pretty in Pink. You’ll also need one 16″ size US 9 circular needle.

For an adult, cast on 80 stitches. To make the hat bigger or smaller, add or subtract stitches in multiples of 8. This will make the decreasing easier. This makes for a fairly loose-fitting hat, which is what my Grandma wanted. Join to knit in the round and knit one round.

Now you’ll start the 2×2 ribbing. K2, P2 over and over again until you have about 2 inches of 2×2 ribbing.

For the body of the hat, simply knit all the stitches. Knit and knit until the hat measures 7 inches long from the very bottom to the very top.  Here’s a picture of it a little less than half way done:

Now you can start your decreases.

K6, K2tog (10 times)


K5, K2tog (10 times)


K4, K2tog (10 times)


K3, K2tog (10 times)


About now, you’ll have to start using the magic loop method mentioned above.

K2, K2tog (10 times)


K1, K2tog (10 times)


K2tog (10 times)


Cut a 12 inch tail and use a yarn needle to pull it through the remaining stitches. Now pull the tail through to the inside of the hat and weave in. Weave in the tail at the bottom of the hat. You’re done!


About Lisa Musella

Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts grad searching for her place in the culinary world. Lisa Musella is also enamored with her husband, her cat, and her chorus.
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3 Responses to Simple 2×2 Rib Trim Hat

  1. Corene says:

    exactly what I was looking for – simple. I was happy to see I could use the same US 9 , 16″ needles I CO’d with to finish with the Magic Loop. Now I can make really easy hats with all that extra worsted weight yarn I have around the house.

  2. LittleBitFae says:

    Thanks for posting this on Ravelry. There are so many pretty hats out there, but when I want to use a variegated yarn, simple is just what I needed!

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