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Double Layer Reversible Knit Hat Pattern

reversible double layer knit hat made using red pastel yarn

reversible double layer knit hat made using red pastel yarn

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 4.5 mm (UK7 / US 7). You can use 16” Circular Knitting Needles and magic loop technique to knit in the round;

<> Nashua IVY (Aran) – 50% Alpaca, 45% Merino, 5% Polyamide.  50 grams -137 yards per skein – in total less than 2 balls;

<> Crochet hook 4.5 mm and waste yarn for provisional cast on.

<> 9 stitch markers.

Knit double layer reversible hat size:

Adult: 53-57 cm

Gauge: 17-18 sts – 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

side view of the double layer reversible knit hat on a mannequin's head

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

skpo - Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch, and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.

pm – place marker

Body pattern of the reversible knit hat:

With waste yarn and crochet hook, chain 85. Cut the waste yarn. Take the knitting needles and pick up 81 stitches through the back ridge of chain. Use 1 stitch to join and knit in rounds. Please check video tutorial below for the detailed guidance.

Round 1: knit all stitches around.

Repeat Round 1 until hat reaches 21-23 cm.

double layer knit slouchy beanie made in red color

Shaping the crown of reversible knit hat:

Before shaping the crown place stitch markers in the following way:

9 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 10 sts

Round 1: k7, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k8.

Round 2: knit all stitches around.

Round 3: k6, skpo, k1, k2tog, k13, skpo, k1, k2tog, k13, skpo, k1, k2tog, k13, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7.

Round 4: knit all stitches around.

Round 5: k5, skpo, k1, k2tog, k11, skpo, k1, k2tog, k11, skpo, k1, k2tog, k11, skpo, k1, k2tog, k6.

Round 6: knit all stitches around.

Round 7: k4, skpo, k1, k2tog, k9, skpo, k1, k2tog, k9, skpo, k1, k2tog, k9, skpo, k1, k2tog, k5.

Round 8: knit all stitches around.

Round 9: k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7, skpo, k1, k2tog, k4.

Round 10: knit all stitches around.

Round 11: k2, skpo, k1, k2tog, k5, skpo, k1, k2tog, k5, skpo, k1, k2tog, k5, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3.

Round 12: knit all stitches around.

Round 13: k1, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k2.

Round 14: knit all stitches around. (24 sts)

You can knit one more round of decreases to get in total 16 sts.

Cut the yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Using hook or a yarn needle thread the tail through remaining 24 (16) stitches. Weave in ends.

front view of the reversible slouchy knit beanie

Now it is time to get rid of a provisional cast on. Find the end of the crochet chain that has a small knot. Cut the knot and unravel the chain. Place the live loops onto your needle, one at a time. Double count your stitches to make sure you picked up all 80.

Place the stitch marker, attach the yarn, and start knitting again in stockinette stitch. You can opt in for using a different color for second layer to make it look unique.

Round 1: knit all stitches around.

For the smooth transition from the first to the second round we have to knit the first stitch below.

Round 2: knit one below, knit all other stitches.

Round 3: knit all stitches around.

Repeat Round 3 for the same number of rounds or the same length as for the first layer.

Pay attention that you must weave in all ends before you close the second crown.

As we are knitting in the opposite direction now the stitch markers for the crown must be placed in the following way:

10 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 9 sts

Round 1: k8, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7.

Round 2: knit all stitches around.

Go on making decreases as for the first layer. Close hat’s crown and weave in end on the right side, inserting the needles underneath remaining stitches at least two or three times. You can also use the tail to attach the inner and the upper layers.

Once you finish knitting the hat it might look perfectly nice, just wash it and dry flat to even out tension between all the stitches.

Thank you for watching and knitting double layer reversible hat together with me. Leave comments if you have any questions or suggestions, subscribe to my YouTube channel, Instagram, Pinterest, and always be the first one to get the latest patterns.

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15 comments

Ann Reynolds 7th December 2021 at 23:59

I love this pattern, I’m hoping to make some for Christmas presents.

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Knitting Guru 8th December 2021 at 12:16

Thank you and wish you good luck! 🙂

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Nancy 14th October 2022 at 06:10

Is there a way to print this

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Ann 20th October 2022 at 14:56 Reply
MamaKath 25th November 2022 at 15:51

Do you know how many stitches to cast on for a hat for a 4 yr old? Or is there a version of the pattern for a child size?

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Ann 25th November 2022 at 18:54

About 72 – 76 sts. But usually after 4-5 years kids have an adult circumference. The difference only is depth.

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Cheryl Farthing 5th January 2023 at 12:29

Great tutorial !

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Cheryl Farthing 5th January 2023 at 12:30

Glad that I don’t have to use DPN.

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Lola 22nd September 2023 at 15:35

Is there a way to make this just a little larger, like 90 stitches instead of 80? My boyfriend has a large head, lol.

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Ann 27th September 2023 at 08:42

Hi Lola. Yes. But cast on multiple of 4. For example 88 or 92 sts

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Lola 5th February 2024 at 20:14

Thanks so much! I postponed starting this project until I was ready and based on your guidance I cast on 92 and finished the body and ready to start shaping the crown. I am unsure where to place the stitch markers to adjust for the extra cast on and how you determine this. Can you help?

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Sabrina 23rd December 2023 at 12:58

Great pattern! Thank you! Do you have a modified decrease section for this pattern if one would want to knit the hat in 1×1 ribbing?

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Ann 11th January 2024 at 19:06

I do not have but I have really cool ribbed hat with catchy crown. It is not double layer but still is very cool

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Lola 5th February 2024 at 20:23

I guess maybe add 3 stitches so 9 becomes 12 pm and 19 becomes 22 pm? And so instead of 20 x 4 it becomes 23 x 4 = 92? And this is why you said increase by multiples of 4. And then 3 more rounds of decreases?

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Ann 8th February 2024 at 15:26

Place stitch markers in this order 11-1-22-1-22-1-22-1-11

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