Designed by Kate Atherley, the Warm and Easy Hat is an ideal project for beginners to practice their knit stitches and work in the round. Three super helpful Warm and Easy Hat Knitting Classes with Kate Atherley are freely available here.
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls of &Make DK (55% Highland wool, 35% alpaca, 10% linen, 125 m (137 yd) per 50 g ball). This pattern is available as a kit that includes &Make DK yarn, PDF pattern and &Make Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
&Make is a range of yarn for stitchers at every stage of their crafting journey, made with 100% natural, sustainable fibres from renewable sources in a stunning full palette of cheerful brights and nuanced shades created by overdyeing a range of naturally light and dark coloured fibres.
The Warm and Easy Hat is worked in the round, from the cuff up to the crown.
SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS:
The hat comes in 6 sizes, to fit babies and large adults. With 6 sizes this hat is worn with 0-5 cm (0-2 in) of negative ease.
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) with finished measurements:
Circumference: 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60) cm / 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) inches
Height: 15 (18, 20, 22, 23, 25) cm / 6 (7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10) inches
Designed to be worn with 0 to 5 cm (0 to 2 inches) negative ease at brim.
24 stitches and 30 rounds to 10 cm (4 inches) measured over Stockinette Stitch after blocking using your main needles.
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS REQUIRED:
- 3.75mm (US 5) circular needles in a length that is smaller than the finished circumference of your hat
- 4mm (US 6) circular needles in a length that is smaller than the finished circumference of your hat
- 4mm (US 6) circular needles or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
- 1 stitch marker to remind you where the round begins, and 1 removable stitch marker
- A darning needle to weave in ends
Note: you may want to use bigger/smaller needles depending on your swatch gauge, as described in the Gauge section.
- How to Knit a Gauge Swatch
- Long Tail Cast On
- How to Weave in Ends
- How to Block Your Knitting
- How to Knit in the Round
The most current version of this pattern is V1. Please note you will be purchasing the latest pattern version. Pattern updates are sent to all customers who have purchased a pattern either through email or a Ravelry message.
If you find you are working with an older version please go to our errata page for details of corrections and updates made. You can find the version you are working from by checking the pattern page footers.
This knitting pattern comes as a PDF file, which is downloadable after purchase.