Knitted Hat With Garter Stitch Brim and Flower

knit hat pattern with brim

I am crushing on this cute hat with flower embellishment, big time.  It is so fun to wear and simple to knit.  I knitted the hat last year, then crocheted the flower recently to jazz things up a bit.  It is the perfect addition and I am excited to share how I did it with you.  If you make your own, come share pictures with me, please!

how to knit a hat

***Pattern***

Worsted or aran weight yarns may be used, but please check gauge.
Gauge 17sts x 26 rows in stockinette stitch = 4 inches or 10cm
Gauge does not have to be exact, as the hat is stretchy.  This pattern makes a hat to fit most teens and adult females.

5.5mm (US #9) dpns or circular needles

If using circular needles, a length of 40 inches is recommended for magic looping throughout.

Garter Brim Hat

free winter hat knit pattern

Cast on  72 sts.  Join in the round, place marker for end of round.

BRIM:

Rows 1-8:  Begin working in stockinette stitch; knit one row, purl one row – for the brim of the hat.

BODY:

Rows 9-40:  Change to stockinette stitch (knit every row) and continue until the hat measures 6.5 inches from the cast-on edge (about 40 rows).

CROWN:

Decreasing for crown:  (switch to DP needles when necessary)
Row 1:   *K6, K2tog*  repeat to end of row
Row 2:    Knit (on this and all even numbered rows)
Row 3:   *K5, K2tog*  repeat to end of row
Row 5:   Knit across all stitches
Row 7:  *K4, K2tog*  repeat to end of row
Row 9:  *K3, K2tog*  repeat to end of row
Row 11: *K2, K2tog*  repeat to end of row
Row 13: *K1, K2tog*  repeat to end of row
Row 15:  *K2tog*  repeat to end of row
Row 16:  Knit across.  Break yarn leaving a tail for securing.

Run yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight to secure.   Weave in ends.

FLOWER (CROCHET)

free knitting patterns

Using Crochet hook size H, and the same yarn used for the hat:
ch 5. Join ch with a sl st
forming a ring.
Round 1 (right side) Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 21
dc in ring, join round with a sl st in 3rd ch of begin-
ning ch-3—22 dc.
Round 2 Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), skip next
st, *dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc; repeat from * 9
times more, join round with a sl st in 3rd ch of
beginning ch-6—11 ch-3 lps.
Back row of petals
Round 3 *Work (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-3
lp; repeat from * around, join round with a sl st in
first sc. Fasten off.
Front row of petals
Round 4 With right side facing, join CC with a sl st
in any skipped dc of round 2, ch 3, *sl st in next
skipped dc, ch 3; repeat from * 9 times more, join
round with a sl st in first sl st—11 ch-3 lps.
Round 5 *Work (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-3
lp; repeat from * around, join round with a sl st in
first sc. Fasten off.
Front row of petals
Round 6 With right side facing, join CC with a sl st
around post of any dc of round 1, ch 2, sk next 3 dc,
*sl st around post of next dc, ch 2, sk next 3 dc, sl st
around post of next dc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc; repeat
from * once more, join round with a sl st in last
dc—5 ch-2 lps.
Round 7 *Work (sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-2
lp; repeat from * around, join round with a sl st in
first sc. Fasten off

FINISHING
Weave in all loose ends and sew to hat.