You can purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable version of this pattern on Etsy HERE or Ravelry HERE
I love how much texture this hat has, the way the stitches form a pattern in the hat gives it a classy look. The structure of this stitch makes the hat soft not stiff, making it a great pattern to create a slouchy style hat.
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For this hat, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. This is a chunky yarn level 6, that is 80% wool 20%. You will only need 1 skein of yarn for this hat. The great thing about using chunky yarn is it’s not only super warm but the hat works up quickly as well.
The Seed Stitch Knit Hat Pattern
- The brim of the hat is about 2”. You can increase or decrease the number of rows to either create a thicker or thinner brim.
- The hat is 9.5” tall, making it slightly slouchy. You can add more rows to the height of the hat to increase the slouch. Or decrease the number of rows if you would like a less slouchy hat.
- You can make this hat in smaller sizes, just make sure you cast on an even number of stitches.
- This pattern is beginner friendly, using knit and purl stitches.
- K2tog means to knit two stitches together.
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
- 8mm 16″ Circular knitting needles
- 9mm 16″ Circular knitting needles
- 9mm Double pointed needles
- Stitch Marker
- Yarn Needle
- Optional: Faux Fur Pom Pom
Want to learn to make your own Faux fur poms? Check out my post on how to make your own faux fur pom poms.
- K: Knit
- P: Purl
- K2tog: Knit two together
- **: Repeat stitches within
- st: Stitch
- DPN: double pointed needles
~65 yards for adult
4″ square in the same pattern as the hat
2.25 stitches/ 1″ | 3 rows/1″
Using 8mm circular needles CO 44 stitches, join in the round and place stitch marker — Fit: 21-22″ circumference
Brim of the hat
Rows 1-8: * k1, p1*
Body of the hat — Switch to 9mm circular needles
Row 9: *p1, k1*
Row 10: *p1,k1*
Row 11: *k1,p1*
Row 12: *k1,p1*
Row 13-28 Repeat rows 9-12
Row: 29-30: Repeat rows 9-10
Row 31: *k2, k2tog*
Row 32: *k*
Switch to double pointed needles
Row 33: *k1, k2tog*
Row 34: *k2tog*
Cut a long tail and with darning needle, pull tail through the remaining stitches on the needles. Remove needles and pull the top closed.
Weave in ends and add a pom pom!
You can purchase the printable version HERE. Which include sizes 0-6, 6-12, toddler and youth.
This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!
This Post Has 60 Comments
Do you have a pattern like this for a 6 mthh old girl
I would follow the same pattern but cast on 36 stitches.
Hi! Looking to make this hat for my 7 year old daughter using the recommended yarn. How many stitches should I cast on?
I haven’t tested the pattern on smaller sizes but I would think 42 stitches.
Do we need the DPNs
Hello, you could do it without the DPN’s.
Hi, I’m a beginner at knitting and I would like to knit your hat in a size to fit my one year old grandson. I don’t understand how to knit it smaller, please can you help?
Cast on 36 stitches. And then follow the pattern.
Love the look of this beanie. I’m using a lighter weight yarn, and have cast on 105 stitches to meet the gauge. I am close to finishing the body. It’s time to start the decrease rounds, but with 105 stitches, I’m not sure how to adjust the pattern. Also, is an odd number not going to work when decreasing?
I cannot answer for sure on how this will look in the end. But I would start decreasing by knitting 5, k2tog. Then knit the next round. Then k4,k2tog… and so on.
Hi. I’m a newbie, so apologies for this question: Are the instructions for finishing off the hat with double pointed needles vs. circular needles the same? I wasn’t sure what was meant by “Switched to DPN’s or if you do not like to use DPN’s then finish of hat here.”
Using double pointed needles will allow you to decrease the top of the hat more, giving it more shape. But the hats will be very similar looking in the end, especially if you top your hat off with a Pom Pom.
This is beautiful and I shall make it my next project. But I have never used dpns. How many of them will I need to finish the beanie and any tips on how I am meant to use them to finish this lovely piece. Thank you so much
You can finish your hat off with the circular needles if you prefer!
Otherwise you’ll need 4 double pointed needles. And I suggest watching YouTube tutorials on tips for using them. I find visual is easier to learn.
I made the spiral beanie , loved how came out! Thanks for the awesome patterns.
My daughter gave me this pattern. I Love it! I’ve made 3 in one week. Very simple to do, Thank you!
Thank you so very much for sharing such a beautiful pattern.
I have used Butter Cream Yarn “Angel Hair” which is a 5 Bulky weight. Purchased the yarn at Joanns.
The hats are so beautiful and warm. I have gifted 20+ to charity and am still knitting up a storm.
I made this hat today for my aunt, who will start chemo next week. I used Wool-ease thick and quick, in purple. My first try with moss stitch. It turned out beautiful, thank you so much for the pattern! One thing I noticed during the decrease rounds, I did the k4, k2tog, repeat, but I never had an extra 2 sts for the final k2 listed at the end of each decrease. I counted the stitches before decreasing, and the count was right, but not sure what exactly I did! Thank you
I made the spiral hat and the hurdle hat in one day and I absolutely love both. I made the hurdle shorter and think I like that length the best. I also used an 8mm needle for the brim and then switched to the 9 for the hat. Thank you for the patterns. Think I will try the Diamond and the Seed stitch next.
For the decrease, is it repeating the k2tog only until the last 3 stitches or [k3, k2tog] until last 3 stitches?
It repeating the k3, k2tog until the last three stitches for the first row of decreases
How wide does this hat end up being? I just finished the ribbing and my hat is looking a little small.
If your using chunky yarn the hat should come out quite wide. The hat is designed to be loose fitting and slouchy.
I know sometimes the ribbing does look small in the beginning. But this hat has a lot of stretch.
Hi, this is my first time knitting a hat so sorry about the dumb question: when casting off (I’m not using DPNs) how do I cast off so that the hat is closed at the top?
I would add another 3 rows before you start decreasing, and then decrease until it says to switch to dpns and instead of switching, just cut a long tail and weave into the remaining stitches on your needles and then pull the stitches tight to close.
I love this hat! I made it a few times and want to make it again but I think the pattern has changed? Was it originally a pattern casting on 48 stitches on 9 mm circular needles? This is the pattern I want to use. Can you help? Thanks!
The pattern has changed slightly: Casting on with 8mm needles instead of 9mm is just to create a neater looking bring that is slightly tighter. But you can still cast on with 9mm that is totally fine! I also decreased the amount of stitches to cast on because I found the other version to be too loose, if you send me an email I can explain the pattern better. But you can follow the pattern with casting on 48 stitches as well.