Yana Knits

Learn to Knit

Blue Hat Pink Hat

These two hats are almost identical – they use the same pattern for the main part but different ones for the rib. The hats are made in the round, contain nothing but purl and knit stitches, and are therefore very easy to make. Plus they look great! Give them a try.

Yarn and Needles

I used two colors of yarn for each hat, but the blue one will look great even if you don’t add a dark stripe in the rib. The pink hat looks a bit nicer with two colors – besides, I wanted to try to knit double-sided fabric.

For the blue hat:

For the pink hat:


For those who prefer a pattern chart, here it is

= knit stitch
= purl stitch
= cable 4 front (take 4 knit stitches off the left needle, slip stitches 3 and 4 on the right needle, and stitches 2 and 1 back on the left needle, then move stitches 3 and 4 from the right needle back to the left needle, knit all 4 stitches)


26 stitches x 36 rounds = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches)
The measurements provided will make a hat that fits a 58-59 cm (23 inch) head


Cast on 140 stitches using long-tail cast-on on two regular needles. Move the stitches to 4 double-pointed needles, 35 stitches per needle. To join the beginning and the end stitches, simply knit the first stitch of the next row with the strand of yarn hanging off of the last stitch of the cast-on row.

Blue hat rib (needles size 3):

Continue in the pattern described below or use the pattern chart above

Pink hat rib (needles size 2):

Cast-on 140 stitches using pink yarn

Join the purple yarn

Continue in the pattern described below or use the pattern chart above

Main hat pattern

Begin shaping the crown (note: in even numbered crown rounds purl all purl stitches and knit all knit stitches):

Do not knit round 28. You should now have 10 stitches left. Break the yarn and draw the end through the 10 stitches starting with the beginning needle. Pull the end inside through the little hole at the very top of the hat and secure it.

Weave in the ends of the yarns from the rib.