This warm, cozy hat is quick and easy to knit.

Free Mohair-look Hat Knitting Pattern

This quick and easy-to-knit luxurious hat fits most sizes. In just a couple of hours you will have a warm, soft-as-a-cloud headpiece you will treasure. The lower edge of the hat rolls up, adding a cute design element to a very simple piece.

Size

Diameter: approximately 18" (45.5cm) without stretching, 22" (56cm) with some stretching to fit head

Length (from top of crown to cast-on edge): about 9" (23cm)

What You'll Need

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, about 175 yards (160m)

We used: Mountain Colors Mohair (78% mohair,13% wool, 9% nylon; 225 yards [206m] per 31/2oz [100g] skein): Ruby River (red hat), 1 skein; Coats & Clark Red Heart Symphony (100% acrylic; 310 yards [283m] per 31/2oz [100g] ball): 4901 River Blue (blue hat), 1 ball

Needles: US size 9 (5.5mm) double-pointed, set of 4

Notions: Open-ring stitch marker; tapestry needle

Gauge

14 stitches and 20 rows=4" (10cm) in circular stockinette stitch

Make the Hat

Cast on 60 stitches. Divide the stitches evenly among 3 needles (20 stitches on each needle). Join into a circle, being careful not to twist stitches. Place open-ring marker in first stitch to denote beginning of round, and move marker upward every few rounds. Work in circular stockinette stitch (knit every round) until hat measures 71/2" (19cm) from cast-on edge.

Shape the Crown

Round 1: (Knit 8, knit 2 together) to end of round. (54 stitches)

Round 2: (Knit 7, knit 2 together) to end of round. (48 stitches)

Round 3: (Knit 6, knit 2 together) to end of round. (42 stitches)

Round 4: (Knit 5, knit 2 together) to end of round. (36 stitches)

Round 5: (Knit 4, knit 2 together) to end of round. (30 stitches)

Round 6: (Knit 3, knit 2 together) to end of round. (24 stitches)

Round 7: (Knit 2, knit 2 together) to end of round. (18 stitches)

Round 8: (Knit 1, knit 2 together) to end of round. (12 stitches)

Round 9: (Knit 2 together) to end of round. (6 stitches)

Cut yarn leaving 12" (30.5cm) tail. Thread yarn tail onto tapestry needle and weave through 6 stitches of last round, pulling gently to close top. Cut yarn; weave in loose ends to wrong side of work.

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