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Basic Stocking Hat

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Sometimes simple is best! This stocking hat will become a staple of your wardrobe, and is great to make for gifts. It is easy to make and easy to wear. The Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed yarn gives it great visual texture and is a joy to work with. So grab your favorite DPNs and start knitting away!

White horizontal rectangle with purple boarder. On the left is text "Basic Stocking Hat", "a slouchy stocking hat knit pattern" and "Jessie At Home dot com." On the right is a photo of the side of glass mannequin head in an orange tweed knit stocking hat with rib stitches at bottom and stockinette stitches for rest of hat. Top is gathered to close.
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The products used in this pattern were provided by Universal Yarn and The Knitting Zone.

Basic Stocking Hat
Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

White vertical rectangle with purple boarder and line one third down. Top section has text "Basic Stocking Hat" and "a slouchy stocking hat knit pattern." Below purple line is a photo of the back side of glass mannequin head in an orange tweed knit stocking hat with rib stitches at bottom and stockinette stitches for rest of hat. Top is gathered to close. Along bottom is text "Jessie At Home dot com."

Supplies

Size

Child (Small, Medium, Large)
Fits head size 18 (20, 22, 24) inches

Yarn

Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash: (90% Super Wash Wool, 3% Viscose, 7% Acyrlic), Size 3 – Light/DK, 284 yds / 100 g, (2.84 yds/g)
Tiger 402 – 1 skein used in sample

Knitting Needles

4.0mm (US 6) – set of 5 DPNs (HiyaHiya Sharp used)
3.5mm (US 4)- set of 5 DPNs (Nirvana Needle Arts Mango used)

Gauge

Learn about gauge HERE
20 sts x 26 rows = 4″ in Stockinette

Other Supplies

Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations

click on highlighted sts for tutorial
co – cast on
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
st(s) – stitch(es)
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated

Pattern Notes

  • Read through all instructions before beginning.
  • The stitch count is at the end of each rnd after the period, usually only if the count has changed from the previous rnd. {count here}
  • Chs and sl sts are not included in stitch counts unless specified.

Pattern

Ribbing

CO 80 (92, 100, 112) on smaller needles

Rnd 1: [K2, p2] around.
Repeat row 1 until ribbed section measures 2″

Hat Body

Switch to larger needles

Rnd 1: K all.
Repeat row 1 until hat measures 8, (9, 9.5, 10) inches from cast on to needles (or desired hat length).

Decreases by size

Child Decreases

Rnd 1: (K2tog, k2) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 2&3: K all
Rnd 4: (K2tog, k1) around. (40 sts)
Rnds 5&6: K all
Rnd 7: K2tog around. (10 sts)
Bind off all sts

Small Decreases

Rnd 1: K8, (K2tog, k5) around. (80 sts)
Rnds 2&3: K all
Rnd 4: (K2tog, k2) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 5&6: K all
Rnd 7: (K2tog, k1) around. (40 sts)
Rnds 8&9: K all
Rnd 10: K2tog around. (10 sts)
Bind off all sts

Medium Decreases

Rnd 1: (K2tog, k3) around. (80 sts)
Rnds 2&3: K all
Rnd 4: (K2tog, k2) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 5&6: K all
Rnd 7: (K2tog, k1) around. (40 sts)
Rnds 8&9: K all
Rnd 10: K2tog around. (10 sts)
Bind off all sts

Large Decreases

Rnd 1: K4, (k2tog, k7) around. (100 sts)
Rnds 2&3: K all
Rnd 4:
(K2tog, k3) around. (80 sts)
Rnds 5&6: K all
Rnd 7: (K2tog, k2) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 8&9: K all
Rnd 10: (K2tog, k1) around. (40 sts)
Rnds 11&12: K all
Rnd 13: K2tog around. (10 sts)
Bind off all sts

Finishing

  • Cut yarn leaving a long tail
  • Sew tail through all 10 bind off stitches
  • Pull tail to close top opening
  • Weave in ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

Photo of back of glass mannequin head in an orange tweed knit stocking hat with rib stitches at bottom and stockinette stitches for rest of hat. Top is gathered to close.

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1 thought on “Basic Stocking Hat”

  1. Hi,Jessie I made the basic stocking cap in the child’s size. The last round 7 of the decrease rounds says that there will be 10 stitches remaining; however, there are 20 remaining. I opted to keep it that way though. I could have repeated round 7 to take it down to 10, but I liked the way it looked with 20 stitches. I did use the instructions for the child’s size, but I used worsted weight yarn, size 6 needles for the ribbing, and size 8 for the body. It’s a good fit for an adult female with a small head. I love the pattern.

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