Free two-needle hat pattern

Mazie

This one’s for the commenter who asked for the pattern for my little 2-needle hats. It’s so easy, I’ll just post it here:

Gauge: aprox 4.5 sts / inch and 6 rows / inch on US 7 needle in stockinette
Needle: one pair US4 and one pair US7 straight needles
Yarn: KnitPicks Capra in color Platinum
Notion: darning needle

Pattern:
Using US4 needle and worsted weight yarn
Cast on 60(80, 100) stitches and work in k2p2 ribbing for 9(11, 13) rows.

Change to US 7 needle and work 18(20, 32) rows in stockinette stitch (knitting on right-side rows, purling on wrong-side rows.)

Begin crown decreases:

Row 1 (RS:) (knit 8, knit 2 together through the back loop) repeat ( ) to end.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl
Row 3: (knit 7, knit 2 together through the back loop) repeat ( ) to end.
Row 5: (knit 6, knit 2 together through the back loop) repeat ( ) to end.
Row 7: (knit 5, knit 2 together through the back loop) repeat ( ) to end.
Row 9: (knit 4, knit 2 together through the back loop) repeat ( ) to end.
Row 11: (knit 3, knit 2 together through the back loop) repeat ( ) to end.
Row 13: (knit 2, knit 2 together through the back loop) repeat ( ) to end.
Row 15: (knit 1, knit 2 together through the back loop) repeat ( ) to end.
Row 17: (knit 2 together through the back loop) repeat ( ) to end.

Cut yarn, leaving a tail about 12″ long. Using a darning needle, pull the yarn tail through the sts remaining on the needle. Use tail to seam hat.

Weave in ends.

Mazie

If you want to make bigger or smaller hats, just change the cast-on number to any multiple of four, so that the ribbing works out.

I also used cast-on numbers that were multiples of 10, so that my rate of decrease would always work out.

Note: On the hat that I made for myself, I deviated bit from the decrease schedule above, so mine is a bit more pointy. I only worked 26 rows in stockinette, then started decreasing in sections of 20 sts (knit 18, k2togtbl) and then on about row 36 started decreasing every 5 sts.

4 thoughts on “Free two-needle hat pattern

  1. The hat is cute … Mazie is adorable … she looks so grown up ! I continue to be amazed at your energy – two babies and all that knitting design and classwork … I need some of your energy pills !
    Thank you for your ongoing inspiration !

  2. Humph! where was this pattern when I made my four-year-old twin grandchildren “Grammie” hats??? Love it and will keep it filed away in my brain for the future. Thank you.

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