Diamond Knit Hat Pattern

Free knitting pattern of diamond hat

Knitting has been a hobby of mine for years, it helps me relax and switch from a daily routine. I like to knit different things, but one of my favorite ones is a winter hat and here is why. First and foremost, there is just so much room for your creativity to fly that you can always create something unique. Start combining different yarns, colors and patterns to make your own masterpiece.  Secondly, knitting a hat doesn’t take much time and the hat is ready within a day or two. Last but not the least, my friends are wearing my handmade knit hats with a great pleasure that makes me proud of my work and inspire me for new projects. Check my latest diamond hat knitting pattern below and share your project photos.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4 mm (US 6), 16” long;

<> Yarn Art - Angora de Luxe 70% mohair, 30% acrylic. Teal blue color: 100 grams -520 m per skein – <1 ball;

Diamond knit hat size: 

Adult 52-56 cm

Gauge: 16 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

p2tog –purl two together

Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, k3 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle.

C3/2F: Slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, p2 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle.

C2/3B: Slip 2 stitches to the extra needle and hold them behind the work, k3 from the left-hand needle, p2 from the extra needle.

inc – increase from the previous round (Please check video below)

inc p – increase from the purl stitch (Please check video below):

Note for knitters:

Knit with two strands of yarn at once.

If you are professional knitter and know how to read knitting charts, please check this picture:

Knitting scheme of diamond knit hat

Cast on 100 stitches with US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, place marker and join to knit in the round being careful not to twist stitches. Knit ribbing k2, p2 for 12 rounds or until piece measures 4-5 cm.

Knitting the body of the hat:

Use US 6 (4 mm) needles for the main part.

This hat knits over a multiple of 14 stitches (14sts – 1 diamond). Add 12 more stitches to get 8 diamonds in total.

Round 1: inc, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F, k2, inc, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F inc, k1, inc, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc, k1, k2, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc, k1, inc p, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc, k1, k2, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc p, k1, inc p, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc p, k1, k2, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc p, k1.

Round 2: [k5, p4, k5] – repeat 8 times.

Round 3: [C2/3B, p4, C3/2F] – repeat 8 times.

Round 4: [k3, p8, k3] – repeat 8 times. Do not knit the last 3 stitches, slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, k3 (this means you start knitting stitches from the Round 5).

Round 5: k3 from the extra needle, [p8, C3F] – repeat 7 times, p8, k3.

Rounds 6-7: [k3, p8, k3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 8: [k3, p8, k3] – repeat 8 times. Do not knit the last 3 stitches, slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, k3 (this means you start knitting stitches from the Round 9).

Round 9: k3 from the extra needle, [p8, C3F] – repeat 7 times, p8, k3.

Round 10: [k3, p8, k3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 11: [C3/2F, p4, C2/3B] - repeat 8 times.

Round 12: [p2, k3, p4, k3, p2] – repeat 8 times.

Round 13: [p2, C3/2F, C2/3B, p2] – repeat 8 times.

Round 14: [p4, k6, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Round 15: [p4, C3F, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Rounds 16-18: [p4, k6, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Round 19: [p4, C3F, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Round 20: [p4, k6, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Round 21: [k2, C2/3B, C3/2F, k2] – repeat 8 times.

Repeat Rounds 2-13 one more time. Now your hat should measure about 18-20 cm.

Shaping the crown of knitted diamond hat:

Round 1: [p4, k6, p2, p2tog] – repeat 8 times.

Round 2: [p4, C3F, p3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 3: [p2tog, p2, k6, p3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 4: [p3, k6, p3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 5: [p3, k6, p1, p2tog] – repeat 8 times.

Round 6: [p3, C3F, p2] – repeat 8 times.

Round 7: [p2tog, p1, k6, p2] – repeat 8 times.

Round 8: [p2, k6, p2tog] – repeat 8 times.

Round 9: [p2tog, k6, p1] – repeat 8 times.

Round 10: [p1, slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, k2tog, k1 from the left-hand needle, k2tog, k1 from the extra needle, p1] – repeat 8 times.

Please keep in mind that depending on the softness of the yarn you might or might not knit (k2tog around) a couple of more rounds to avoid having a whole on the top of the hat while tightening it.

Cut the yarn leaving several centimeters. Thread it through the remaining stitches, secure and weave in end.

Don’t forget to weave in the cast on tail.

For the fans of fur pom poms – check our online store.

Baci baci,

Ann

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