Swedish style simple knit hat pattern on circular needles

Before starting a new project, I went through my recent patterns and decided to add one more item to the wicker set that includes knitted mitten patterns and knitted cowl & headband patterns. You probably know already all the tips and tricks of wicker knitting style, so it's going to be a real simple hat pattern for you :). This hat was knit in Swedish national colors because of nice memories related to the country I’ve travelled once and fall in love with. Give a lovely touch to the things you knit and it will always pay you back by reminding about sweet memories from the past. I wish you to enjoy working  on this simple knit hat pattern, knit mittens or any other things you have in mind :).

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4 mm (US 6);

<>  Gazzal (baby wool) 40% Lana Merino, 20% Cashmere Pa, 40% acrylic. Teal blue and yellow colors: 50 grams -100 m per skein – <1 ball – teal blue and <1.5 balls yellow;

Cable knit hat size: 

Adult 52-57 cm

Gauge: 19 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

inc - increase

Cable 3 Back (C3B): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of the work, k3 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle.

Simple knit hat pattern: cable three back knitting stitch - step #1

Simple knit hat pattern: cable three back knitting stitch - step #2

Simple knit hat pattern: cable three back knitting stitch - step #3

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

Simple knit hat pattern: cable three front knitting stitch - step #1

Simple knit hat pattern: cable three front knitting stitch - step #2

Simple knit hat pattern: cable three front knitting stitch - step #3

Ribbing of Swedish-styled simple knit hat pattern:

Using teal blue yarn and 3.5 mm circular needles cast on 100 stitches, place marker and join to work in the round. Be careful not to twist stitches. Knit k2, p2 ribbing until piece measures 5-6 cm. 

 

6 cm ribbing of the simple knit hat pattern

Body of the simple knit hat pattern:

In this round, we are going to increase. You can use any method you know or if you like my method please follow instructions. Change yarn color from teal blue to yellow and needle size from 3.5 to 4 mm.

How to increase on circular needles:

Take working yarn, and twist it clockwise.

Simple knit hat pattern: how to increase instructions - step #1

Simple knit hat pattern: how to increase instructions - step #2

Received loop put on the right needle.

 

Pull working yarn.

 

Simple knit hat pattern: how to increase instructions - step #4

Here below I’m giving two different representation of the 1st round. I find representation of the first method a bit overwhelming and decided to simplify it for reading purpose by adding a variable. (Hope it helps a bit, if not – feel free to suggest your way – I’d be more than grateful for that)

Round 1: add 44 stitches to get in total 144 stitches (must be divisible by 6). In my case I did it next way –

[k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], k2, p2,
[k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], k2, p2,
[k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], k1, inc, k1, p2,
[k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], k1, inc, k1, p2,
[k1, inc, k1, inc, p2], [k1, inc, k1, inc, p2].

Representation with variable.

*- k1, inc, k1, inc, p2 - YMCA (variable)

YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, k2, p2,
YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, k2, p2,
YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, k1, inc, k1, p2,
YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, YMCA, k1, inc, k1, p2,
YMCA, YMCA.

Rounds 2-4: knit in stockinette stitch; 

Round 5: [C3F] – 24 times;

Rounds 6-8: knit in stockinette stitch;

start knit the body of Swedish-styled simple knit hat

Round 9: k3, [C3B]- 23 times, slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold them in the back of the work, k3 (it means that you start already knitting stitched from the Round 10), place marker.

knitting the body of simple knit hat - step #1

knitting the body of simple knit hat - step #2

knitting the body of simple knit hat - step #3

knitting the body of simple knit hat - step #4

Round 10: k3 from the extra needle and continue working in stockinette stitch;

Rounds 11-12: knit in stockinette stitch;

Repeat rounds 5-12 until hat measures 18-19 cm from the edge.

half-finished knit hat

Shaping the crown of the simple knit hat pattern:

After you finished knitting the 12th round, you start decreasing the hat.

Round 1: *Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k2tog, k1 from the left-hand needle, twist next stitch, k2tog, k1 from the extra needle - repeat from* to end of round.

Round 2-4: knit in stockinette stitch;

Round 5: k2, [slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, twist next stitch, k2tog from the left hand needle, twist stitch, k2tog from the extra needle] – 23 times, slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k2tog (it means that you start already knitting stitches from the Round 6), place marker.

Round 6: k2tog from the extra needle and continue working in stockinette stitch;

Round 7-8: knit in stockinette stitch;

Round 9: *k2tog- repeat from* to end of round.

Round 10: knit in stockinette stitch.

Cut the tail and thread it through remaining stitches. Pull tight and weave in ends. You are almost done – attach a pom pom made from teal blue yearns or ready-made fur pom pom and voila :).

making a yarn pom pom for the simple knit hat

finished Swedish-styled simple knit hat

finished simple knit hat with white fur pom pom

finished simple knit hat with black fur pom pom

I also like the look of the hat with a big button on it, so for the ones, who decides to buy yarn or fur pom poms from the shop, this cute one will be added as a gift from us. Just leave a notice while making an order that you’d like to have a gift and its yours :). Don't forget to check also other free knitting patterns that Crazy Hands Knitting has to offer. 

Send you my warmest smile dear knitters and waiting for your comments, questions and suggestions.

Hej då!

Ann

Swedish-styled knit har with yarn pom pom

Swedish-styled knit har with a wood button