Be So Brave Coaches FREE Knit Hat Pattern

Be So Brave Coaches Hat FREE Knit Pattern by Kristin Omdahl

This knit hat pattern is quite easy, and the mistake rib pattern looks like ribbing but is more substantial than a stretchy rib pattern. I designed the hat this way so we could sew the academy’s logo patch on each hat. Also, the vertical striping in the pattern looks gorgeous in the decreases at the crown (a starburst design).

Inspiration for this knit hat pattern:

My son wanted me to give his tennis coach a knit hat for Christmas this year. I thought it was a wonderful idea and said yes. After I began designing the hat, we realized he really has seven coaches, so it was only right if I made one for each of them. So I knit seven hats with this knit hat pattern! Then Marlon wanted his own hat so I ended up making 8 hats from this knit hat pattern! Every year, I say I’m too busy working to do a handmade Christmas, and I overcame myself and did it anyway this year. Yay!

Materials for this knit hat pattern with worsted weight yarn:

  • 120 yds #4 worsted weight yarn
  • US9 16” circular knitting needles
  • US9 double pointed needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker (optional)

Gauge: 3.5 sts/5 rows = 1” in stitch pattern

Finished size: 20” unstretched, 10” tall

Instructions to make this knit hat pattern:

CO72 sts, join in a ring being careful to not twist.

Round 1: Knit around. — 72 sts

Round 2: *K1, p1. Rep from * around. — 72 sts

Round 3 – 36: Rep rounds 1 – 2 seventeen more times.

Round 37: *Ssk, k7. Rep from * 7 more times. — 64 sts

Round 38: K2, (p1, k1)x3, (k1, p1)x4. Rep from * 3 more times.

Round 39: *Ssk, k6. Rep from * 7 more times. — 56 sts

Round 40: *(K1, p1)x3, k3, (p1, k1)x2, p1. Rep from * 3 more times.

Round 41: *Ssk, k5. Rep from * 7 more times. — 48 sts

Round 42: *K2, (p1, k1)x2, (k1, p1)x3. Rep from * 3 more times.

Round 43: *Ssk, k4. Rep from * 7 more times. — 40 sts

Round 44: *(K1, p1)x2, k3, p1, k1, p1. Rep from * 3 more times.

Round 45: *Ssk, k3. Rep from * 7 more times. — 32 sts

Round 46: *K2, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1. Rep from * 3 more times.

Round 47: *Ssk, k2. Rep from * 7 more times. — 24 sts

Round 48: *K1, p1, k3, p1. Rep from * 3 more times.

Round 49: *Ssk, k1. Rep from * 7 more times. — 16 sts

Round 50: *K3, p1. Rep from * 3 more times.

Round 51: (Ssk)x8. — 8 sts

Cut yarn, leaving long tail. Threat through yarn needle and pull through all sts, dropping needles as you go. Cinch tightly and secure.

Finishing: Weave in loose ends. Wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry. Sew patch to brim if desired.

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