HATS for New Knitters

These hat patterns from Sheep & Stitch are great for beginner knitters! They are simple designs, they work up fast with thick, soft yarn, and they come with lots and lots of instructions and tutorials. If you’re a new knitter this is for you, or if you know a new knitter you can forward this to them.

Photos: Sheep & Stitch

Hat Knit Flat & Seamed

Knitting a hat flat is a great place for very new knitters to start. The main advantage to knitting a hat flat is that they can be made on straight needles, you don’t need to knit in the round with circular and double pointed needles. The downside is that you have to sew it closed, and you’ll also have a seam up the back.

Skills

  • Cast on
  • Knit & Purl in the same row
  • Decrease stitches
  • Weaving in ends
  • Following a pattern

Materials

Photos: Sheep & Stitch

Hat Knit in the Round

One you start knitting hats in the round you won’t want to go back to knitting them flat. The skills are an itsy bit more advanced, but the rewards are worth it – no sewing and no seams! Hats in the round is a great next step after making scarves. 

Skills

  • Cast on
  • Join stitches in the round
  • Knit & Purl in the same row
  • Decrease stitches
  • Weaving in ends
  • Following a pattern
  • Working with circular needles
  • Working with double pointed needles

Materials

Photos: Sheep & Stitch

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