This knit hat pattern is a prime example of deceptively easy. This is a super quick project knit up with #6 super bulky weight yarn and US15 (10mm) knitting needles. And, the stitch pattern is really easy, perfect for beginners, and looks far more complicated than it is. In this knit hat pattern I used a mock cable stitch pattern. Even if you have never knit cables before, I am sure you can knit these faux cables!
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You can make the Nightingale Knit Hat Pattern with any of the three types of knitting needles for knitting it in the round:
- 16 in circular knitting needles to knit in the round
- 47 in or longer set of circular knitting needles to knit in the round with the magic loop technique
- 1 set of double pointed knitting needles to knit in the round
What You Will Need:
- 200 yds #6 bulky weight yarn
- US 15 (10mm) knitting needles
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
Lion Brand Yarn’s Re-Spun Thick and Quick, color Wisteria, 1 ball.
Gauge: 8 sts / 6 rounds = 4 in (10cm) after blocking in pattern.
Finished sizes: 18 (20, 22, 24) in head circumference, 10 in tall.
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Instructions for the Nightingale Knit Hat Pattern:
CO 36 (40, 44, 48), join in a round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
Round 1: *K2, p2. Rep from * around. — 36 (40, 44, 48) sts
Round 2: *K1, yo, k1, p2. Rep from * around. — 45 (50, 55, 60) sts
Round 2: *K3, p2. Rep from * around. — 45 (50, 55, 60) sts
Round 4: *Sl1, k2, pass slipped st up and over the last 2 sts, p2. Rep from * around. — 36 (40, 44, 48) sts
Rep rounds 1 – 4 until hat is 8 in long.
Watch How to Knit the Nightingale Knit Hat Pattern with Magic Loop Technique and other knitting in the round options here:
Hat Crown Decreases:
Round 1: *K2, p2tog. Rep from * around. — 27 (30, 33, 36) sts
Round 2: *K2, p1. Rep from * around. — 27 (30, 33, 36) sts
Round 3: *K2tog, p1. Rep from * around. — 18 (20, 22, 24) sts
Round 4: *K1, p1. Rep from * around. — 18 (20, 22, 24) sts
Round 5: K2tog around. — 9 (10, 11, 12) sts
Cut yarn, leaving long tail. Thread tail onto yarn needle and slide through all rem sts. Cinch tightly to close, secure with a knot on the inside of the hat.
Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.
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2 thoughts on “Nightingale Knit Hat Pattern Free Pattern Page”
Kristin, thank you for posting this wonderful pattern. I’m starting it today. I live in New Orleans so it doesn’t get very cold here for very long and I knit hats for chemo patients. How can I make this pattern in a lighter weight yarn and what size needles should I use. Looking forward to your reply.
I enjoyed the video tutorial as well. Have a great weekend. Kindest regards.
Depending on what yarn you use, you would use an appropriately sized set of knitting needles for it. The yarn label is a good place too start. Once you determine your gauge, the stitch pattern is a multiple of 4 sts and you would want to add as many stitches in a multiple of 4 to get the circumference of the hat size you wish to make. For example, if you are getting 4 sts to the inch in a worsted weight yarn with a US8 (5mm) knitting needles, and you want to make a 20 in circumference hat, you would cast on 20 x 4 = 80 stitches.