Free Knitting Pattern: Garter Rib Weave Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Garter Rib Weave Hat A lovely textured beanie is the chunky winter wearable made with Lion Brand Thick and Quick super bulky yarn. Great texture and beginner-friendly! ** An ad-free printable PDF version of this pattern is available on Ravelry.
This color is Mushroom, Loops & Threads Cozy Wool from Michael’s Store

This classic textured beanie is the chunky winter wearable alter ego to the lightweight basketweave baby blanket I’m working on right now. This week’s weather and the blanket inspired this hat pattern because in April, in Wisconsin, it’s 70 degrees and sunny on Monday (so I was working on the blanket), now the meteorologist says it’ll be 35 and snow on Thursday (perfect for the hat).

I’ll be publishing the blanket pattern as soon as I finish and decide on a border.

Yarn: Super Bulky Size 6 – personally, I love Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, I used Wheat for my first hat. I also used Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in Mushroom, it’s very soft and squishable!

Needles: 9mm, 16″ circular – personally, I love my bamboo Clover Takumi knitting needles


Long tail cast-on: 48 sts

Rows 1-8 Ribbing: K1, P1 around (48 sts)

Row 9: P3, K3 around

Row 10: K1 around

Row 11: P3, K3 around

Row 12: K1 around

Row 13: P3, K3 around

Row 14: K1 around

Row 15: P3, K3 around

Row 16: K1 around

Row 17: K3, P3 around

Row 18: K1 around

Row 19: K3, P3 around

Row 20: K1 around

Row 21: K3, P3 around

Row 22: K1 around

Row 23: K3, P3 around

Row 24: K1 around

Rows 25-31: Repeat Rows 9 to 15

Row 32: *K2tog, K1, K1* around, repeat * to * 12 times (this reduces your total to 36 sts)

Row 33: K1 around (36 sts)

Row 34: *K2tog, K1* around, repeat * to * 12 times (this reduced your total to 24 sts)

Note: Row 33 gets pretty tight on circular needles but I don’t switch to double pointed needles, I just pull the excess cord through the stitches but you can skip this row if it’s too difficult, it doesn’t make a big difference.

Note: If you want your hat to be a bit more “slouchy” then add 4-5 more rows before Row 27 decrease. I’ve found regular beanies (to be adult sized) need to be 30-32 rows for my tension with this weight of yarn. And I add 4-6 rows, total 35-38 rows, for a decent length to be slouchy style.

When it’s the length you like:

Cut yarn leaving an 8″ tail then thread through the remaining loops and remove from needles, cinch closed and weave end to the inside to secure.

Pom is optional, of course!

7 thoughts on “Free Knitting Pattern: Garter Rib Weave Hat


    Love your hat what size is it written for child,adult , or baby?

    1. Beccie B

      Thank you, this is adult size

  2. Heather

    How many stitches would you cast in for a 2 year old?

    1. becciebcreative

      Hello Heather, for the poppy troll hat, I made it for a 2.5 year old. I used 9mm 16” circular needles and cast on 32 stitches. You’ll adjust the number of total rows, too. Look at both the Poppy Troll hat here on the blog and the Mommy, Daddy, and me set. Depending on the child, if you need it a little smaller you could use 8mm needles to adjust down. If you need it a little bigger, try 10mm needles. Some of it is your tension so I’ve had to play around with sizing to see what my knitting “typically” turns out in sizing. Hope that gives you a good place to start.

  3. Marie

    Cast on for a 12 year old??

  4. Debbie B

    How can I make this on flat needles? Not in the round?

    1. becciebcreative

      I’ve never made a hat without circular needles.

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