Hello Winter Knit Hat, Free Knitting Pattern + Video

The Hello Winter Knit Hat is a lovely and simple little hat that is perfect for beginners or those who crave a beautifully simple knit project too!  Thick yarn and large needles make this a super fast project...make one just for you and one for a gift too!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below!

Hello Winter Knit Hat
By Jennifer Dickerson

*I'm so excited this project is part of the KAL Corner Holiday Stashbusting Knit Along!  From August 18 - to December 8, there will be new holiday stashdown projects each week and this hat is part of the fun!  Come knit along!  Join their Facebook group to see all of the fun projects! 
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Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:


  • 9 inches tall (without pom pom)
  • 18 inch circumference
  • Pom pom is 4 inches tall

Instructions for hat: CO 44 sts using the long tail cast on.
Place marker and join, being careful not to twist. Rounds 1-8: K2, P2 around.
Rounds 9-27: Knit all stitches, or until hat measures 9 inches from cast on edge. Round 28: K2tog around.
Round 29: K2tog around.
Using tapestry needle, break yarn leaving a long tail (about 12-18 inches). Thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly to cinch up the top of the hat and fasten off with a secure knot.
Instructions for pom pom:

To make a pompom, cut a piece of yarn about 12 inches long. Wrap yarn about 80-90 times around your hand. Tie tightly in the center of the "bundle" and cut all loops, keeping the two ends long (to attach to hat later). Trim ends to give your pom pom a "hair cut" until the pompom is more compact and neat looking. Tie onto top of hat (I like to do an "x" when I sew it on to keep it from flopping around too much) and weave in all ends that remain.

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  1. How many stitches should I use to make this hat for boys 4-7 years old?

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