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Cynthia has put her Ph.D. in ed. psych. to work full time in the fiber arts, designing Really Clear patterns that are clear, easy-to-understand, and fun to make! (She thinks hard about how to explain ...

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Quick-Knit Hat, Learning Version

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Quick-Knit Hat, Learning Version
Quick-Knit Hat, Learning Version All-rib version
Quick-Knit Hat, Learning Version Ribbed-edge version
Quick-Knit Hat, Learning Version Rolled-brim version

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on and Knit

Pattern Description:

This versatile hat can be made with a rolled brim for a feminine look, or with a ribbed brim for the whole family. Rib it from beginning to end, and you have a classic beanie!

It is sized for men, women, and children.

It is easy and quick to knit, and it flatters even people who say that they aren't "hat people."

This pattern contains detailed photos to help beginning knitters. It will show you know to knit with circular needles and double-pointed needles and how to weave in ends. It will also give you plenty of tips to help you continue in your knitting journey.


Choose yarn that knits at 4.5 to 5 stitches per inch (worsted-weight yarn), 3.5 stitches per inch (bulky yarn), or 2 stitches per inch (super-bulky yarn).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This hat may be knit for any size. Sizing instructions are included as part of the pattern instructions.


  • Circular. A 16" circular knitting needle, size 8 (5 mm) for worsted, size 11 (8 mm) for bulky yarn, or size 15 (10 mm) for super-bulky. For hat B, you also need a 16" circular needle that is 1-2 sizes smaller than the main needle you will use. Double pointed: A set of double-pointed needles, somewhere between a 6 and 8 (4-5 mm) for worsted, between a size 7 and 10 (4.5-6 mm) for bulky yarn or between a size 10 to 13 (6-9 mm) for super-bulky yarn. The precise size for the double-points doesn't matter.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: A ring marker that will fit over your needles, a locking marker (a marker that can open and close), and a tapestry needle.