This is a very basic k1-p1 ribbed hat with tailored crown. Directions are given for nine sizes. This pattern is written to be made knitted flat and seamed. There is an in-the-round version available here.

**Sizes:**

The circumferences are given for the hat unstretched. It is a very stretchy hat.

Size | Circumference (Inches) | Height (Inches) | Ounces of yarn | Yards of yarn |

Newborn | 8.75 | 6.25 | 1.02 | 47.89 |

6 months | 9.75 | 6.75 | 1.24 | 57.95 |

12 months | 10.5 | 7.5 | 1.47 | 68.97 |

Toddler | 11.5 | 8. | 1.73 | 80.94 |

Child | 12.25 | 8.75 | 2.01 | 93.87 |

Teen | 13.25 | 9.25 | 2.3 | 107.76 |

Small Adult | 14. | 10. | 2.62 | 122.6 |

Medium Adult | 15 | 10.5 | 2.96 | 138.41 |

Large/XL Adult | 16. | 11. | 3.32 | 155.17 |

**Gauge:** 17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

**Materials:**

Aran (#4 medium) weight yarn (see chart above for amount)

Size 8 (5 mm) needles

Yarn needle

**Abbreviations:**

k = knit

k3tog = knit three together

p = purl

**s2kp2 **– slip2 (together, knitwise), k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over

**Pattern:**

Amount to cast on for the different sizes:

Newborn = 61

6 months = 67

12 months = 73

Toddler = 79

Child = 85

Teen = 91

Small Adult = 97

Medium Adult = 103

Large/XL Adult = 109

Repeat instructions between * across the row:

**Body:**

Row 1: * k1, p1 *, k1

Row 2: p1, * k1, p1 *

Continue this ribbing pattern until the hat measures as follows for size. Then complete the crown as given per size.

**Newborn Crown:**

Begin crown when body is 5″ high.

Row 1: * k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (49 stitches)

Row 2: p1, * k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 * (49 stitches)

Row 3: * k1, p1, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1 *, k1 (37 stitches)

Row 4: p1, * k1, p1 * (37 stitches)

Row 5: * k1, s2kp2, k1, p1 *, k1 (25 stitches)

Row 6: p1, * k1, p3 * (25 stitches)

Row 7: * s2kp2, p1 *, k1 (13 stitches)

**6 Months Crown:**

Begin crown when body is 5.25″ high.

Row 1: * (k1, p1) 7 times, k3tog, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (61 stitches)

Row 2: p1, * k1, p1 * (61 stitches)

Row 3: * k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (49 stitches)

Row 4: p1, * k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 * (49 stitches)

Row 5: * k1, p1, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1 *, k1 (37 stitches)

Row 6: p1, * k1, p1 * (37 stitches)

Row 7: * k1, s2kp2, k1, p1 *, k1 (25 stitches)

Row 8: p1, * k1, p3 * (25 stitches)

Row 9: * s2kp2, p1 *, k1 (13 stitches)

**12 Months Crown:**

Begin crown when body is 6″ high.

Row 1: * (k1,p1) 2 times, k3tog, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (61 stitches)

Row 2: p1, * k1, p1 * (61 stitches)

Row 3: * k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (49 stitches)

Row 4: p1, * k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 * (49 stitches)

Row 5: * k1, p1, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1 *, k1 (37 stitches)

Row 6: p1, * k1, p1 * (37 stitches)

Row 7: * k1, s2kp2, k1, p1 *, k1 (25 stitches)

Row 8: p1, * k1, p3 * (25 stitches)

Row 9: * s2kp2, p1 *, k1 (13 stitches)

**Toddler Crown:**

Begin crown when body is 6.25″ high.

Row 1: * (k1, p1) 8 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (73 stitches)

Row 2: p1, * (k1, p1) 3 times, p2, (k1, p1) 8 times * (73 stitches)

Row 3: * (k1, p1) 2 times, k3tog, p1, (k1, p1) 4 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (61 stitches)

Row 4: p1, * k1, p1 * (61 stitches)

Row 5: * k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (49 stitches)

Row 6: p1, * k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 * (49 stitches)

Row 7: * k1, p1, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1 *, k1 (37 stitches)

Row 8: p1, * k1, p1 * (37 stitches)

Row 9: * k1, s2kp2, k1, p1 *, k1 (25 stitches)

Row 10: p1, * k1, p3 * (25 stitches)

Row 11: * s2kp2, p1 *, k1 (13 stitches)

**Child Crown:**

Begin crown when body is 7″ high.

Row 1: * (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (73 stitches)

Row 2: p1, * (k1, p1) 3 times, p2, (k1, p1) 2 times * (73 stitches)

Row 3: * (k1,p1) 2 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (61 stitches)

Row 4: p1, * k1, p1 * (61 stitches)

Row 5: * k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (49 stitches)

Row 6: p1, * k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 * (49 stitches)

Row 7: * k1, p1, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1 *, k1 (37 stitches)

Row 8: p1, * k1, p1 * (37 stitches)

Row 9: * k1, s2kp2, k1, p1 *, k1 (25 stitches)

Row 10: p1, * k1, p3 * (25 stitches)

Row 11: * s2kp2, p1 *, k1 (13 stitches)

**Teen Crown:**

Begin crown when body is 7″ high.

Row 1: * (k1, p1) 10 times, k3tog, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (85 stitches)

Row 2: p1, * k1, p1 * (85 stitches)

Row 3: * (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (73 stitches)

Row 4: p1, * (k1, p1) 3 times, p2, (k1, p1) 2 times * (73 stitches)

Row 5: * (k1,p1) 2 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (61 stitches)

Row 6: p1, * k1, p1 * (61 stitches)

Row 7: * k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (49 stitches)

Row 8: p1, * k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 * (49 stitches)

Row 9: * k1, p1, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1 *, k1 (37 stitches)

Row 10: p1, * k1, p1 * (37 stitches)

Row 11: * k1, s2kp2, k1, p1 *, k1 (25 stitches)

Row 12: p1, * k1, p3 * (25 stitches)

Row 13: * s2kp2, p1 *, k1 (13 stitches)

**Small Adult Crown:**

Begin crown when body is 7.75″ high.

Row 1: * (k1, p1) 3 times, k3tog, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (85 stitches)

Row 2: p1, * k1, p1 * (85 stitches)

Row 3: * (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (73 stitches)

Row 4: p1, * (k1, p1) 3 times, p2, (k1, p1) 2 times * (73 stitches)

Row 5: * (k1,p1) 2 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (61 stitches)

Row 6: p1, * k1, p1 * (61 stitches)

Row 7: * k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (49 stitches)

Row 8: p1, * k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 * (49 stitches)

Row 9: * k1, p1, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1 *, k1 (37 stitches)

Row 10: p1, * k1, p1 * (37 stitches)

Row 11: * k1, s2kp2, k1, p1 *, k1 (25 stitches)

Row 12: p1, * k1, p3 * (25 stitches)

Row 13: * s2kp2, p1 *, k1 (13 stitches)

**Medium Adult Crown:**

Begin crown when body is 8″ high.

Row 1: * (k1, p1) 11 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 4 times *, k1 (97 stitches)

Row 2: p1, * (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, (k1, p1) 11 times * (97 stitches)

Row 3: * (k1, p1) 3 times, k3tog, p1, (k1, p1) 6 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (85 stitches)

Row 4: p1, * k1, p1 * (85 stitches)

Row 5: * (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (73 stitches)

Row 6: p1, * (k1, p1) 3 times, p2, (k1, p1) 2 times * (73 stitches)

Row 7: * (k1,p1) 2 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (61 stitches)

Row 8: p1, * k1, p1 * (61 stitches)

Row 9: * k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (49 stitches)

Row 10: p1, * k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 * (49 stitches)

Row 11: * k1, p1, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1 *, k1 (37 stitches)

Row 12: p1, * k1, p1 * (37 stitches)

Row 13: * k1, s2kp2, k1, p1 *, k1 (25 stitches)

Row 14: p1, * k1, p3 * (25 stitches)

Row 15: * s2kp2, p1 *, k1 (13 stitches)

**Large/XL Adult Crown:**

Begin crown when body is 8.5″ high.

Row 1: * (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 4 times *, k1 (97 stitches)

Row 2: p1, * (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times (97 stitches)

Row 3: * (k1, p1) 3 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (85 stitches)

Row 4: p1, * k1, p1 * (85 stitches)

Row 5: * (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 3 times *, k1 (73 stitches)

Row 6: p1, * (k1, p1) 3 times, p2, (k1, p1) 2 times * (73 stitches)

Row 7: * (k1,p1) 2 times, s2kp2, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (61 stitches)

Row 8: p1, * k1, p1 * (61 stitches)

Row 9: * k1, p1, k1, s2kp2, (k1, p1) 2 times *, k1 (49 stitches)

Row 10: p1, * k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 * (49 stitches)

Row 11: * k1, p1, s2kp2, p1, k1, p1 *, k1 (37 stitches)

Row 12: p1, * k1, p1 * (37 stitches)

Row 13: * k1, s2kp2, k1, p1 *, k1 (25 stitches)

Row 14: p1, * k1, p3 * (25 stitches)

Row 15: * s2kp2, p1 *, k1 (13 stitches)

Cut the yarn with several inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure, seam the side, secure, and weave in end.

Edits:

3/3/16 – Removed the references to rounds.