Easy Ribbed Hat Knitting Pattern : Quiet Calm

FREE ribbed slouchy hat knitting pattern. Knit in the round {no seam} with a decrease for the crown. Knit with bulky yarn, so it knits up quick!



Available Sizes: Five

Styles: Three: Double Brim, Folded Brim, Slouch {no brim}

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Skill Level: Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

PDF Bonus: Ad-Free Video



Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitches



Yarn Weight: Bulky

Yardage: 100 – 104 yards {91 – 95 meters}

Suggested Yarn: BlackSheep DyeWorks Bulky

Needle Size: US 10.5 {6mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} Cable

Extras: Stitch Marker



Size / Measurements / # of CO STS / Yarn Required

Baby / 13″ – 15″ {33-38cm} / CO 39 STS / 60 – 64yd {55 – 59m}

S / 15-17″ {38-43cm} / CO 45 STS / 70 – 74yd {64 – 68m}

M / 17-19″ {43-48cm} / CO 51 STS / 80 – 84yd {73 – 77m}

L / 19-21″ {48-53cm} / CO 57 STS / 90 – 94yd {83 – 87m}

XL / 21-23″ {53-58cm} / CO 63 STS / 100 – 104yd {91 – 95m}


Picture Details:

XL Hat Measurements: 8″ x 10 1/2″ {20cm x 27cm}

XL Hat Weight: 3.4oz {95g}

Model head circumference is 21 1/2″ {55cm} wearing the XL hat size.



Gauge: 15.5 STS & 18 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using a rib stitch.

Knit in the round with a circular needle.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.



Click here to watch the “How to Block a Hat” video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “How to Decrease for the Crown” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 39 {Baby}, 45 {XS}, 54 {S}, 63 {M}, 75 {L} {see size chart above} PM, join in the round

Rounds 1-40: *P2, K1* about 9″ or desired length.


Decrease for the Crown {switch to a longer cable to knit in the magic loop method}:

Round 1: *P2, K1, P2TOG, K1* P2, K1

Round 2: *P2TOG, K1, P1, K1* P2TOG, K1

Round 3: *P1, K1*

Round 4: *K2TOG, P1, K1* K2TOG

Round 5: *K2TOG, K2* K2TOG, K1

Round 6: *K2TOG, K1* K2TOG

Round 7: *K2TOG* K1

Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” {25cm} tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the top hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.


Block {optional, I didn’t block mine in the photo}:

To block this hat, use a saucer. Like a teacup and saucer. ;) Put it inside the hat, so the bottom “swirl” is in the center of the saucer and the saucer is bulging outward, spritz it with some water, pat dry with a clean towel and let it dry overnight.



* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitch {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

P – purl stitch {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

PM – place marker

STS – stitches




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