Seed Stitch Hat

How To Knit Seed Stitch Hat Pattern?

A seed stitch hat is a cozy and stylish accessory that you can make with basic knitting skills. The seed stitch is a simple pattern that creates a textured fabric with little bumps.

It is also reversible, so you can wear your hat inside out if you want.

In this article, we will show you how to knit a seed stitch hat with a ribbed brim and a pom-pom on top.

What You Need To Make Seed Stitch Hat?

To knit a seed stitch hat, you will need the following materials:

  • A pair of circular knitting needles in size US 8 (5 mm) or the size needed to obtain the gauge. You can use a 16-inch (40 cm) long circular needle for the main part of the hat, and a set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) for the crown shaping. Alternatively, you can use a longer circular needle and the magic loop method for the whole hat.
  • A tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.
  • A pair of scissors for cutting the yarn.
  • A pom-pom maker or a cardboard template for making the pom-pom. You can also buy a ready-made pom-pom if you prefer.
  • A stitch marker for marking the beginning of the round.
  • Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice. You will need about 150 yards (137 meters) of yarn for the hat, and another 50 yards (46 meters) for the pom-pom. You can use any type of yarn that is suitable for hats, such as wool, acrylic, cotton, or a blend.

Gauge And Size

The gauge for this hat is 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in seed stitch. To check your gauge, knit a small swatch in seed stitch and measure it with a ruler.

If your gauge is different, you may need to adjust your needle size or the number of stitches you cast on.

Seed Stitch Hat
Seed Stitch Hat is easy to make.

The finished size of this hat is about 20 inches (51 cm) in circumference and 9 inches (23 cm) in height, not including the pom-pom.

This size fits most adults, but you can easily modify it by adding or subtracting stitches in multiples of two.

For example, if you want a smaller hat, you can cast on 80 stitches instead of 90. You can cast on 100 stitches instead of 90 if you want a larger hat.

How To Knit The Seed Stitch Hat?

To knit the seed stitch hat, follow these steps:

Step 1: Cast On And Join In The Round

Using the circular needle, cast on 90 stitches using the long tail cast-on method or your preferred method.

Place a stitch marker on the right needle to mark the beginning of the round. Join in the round by knitting the first stitch on the left needle, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Step 2: Knit The Ribbed Brim

For the ribbed brim, you will knit in a 1×1 rib pattern, which means you will alternate between knitting one stitch and purling one stitch. To do this, follow this repeat:

  • Knit 1, purl 1. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round.

Repeat this round until the brim measures about 2 inches (5 cm) or your desired length.

Step 3: Knit The Seed Stitch Body

For the seed stitch body, you will knit in a seed stitch pattern, which means you will alternate between knitting and purling, but you will do the opposite of what the stitch below looks like.

To do this, follow this repeat:

  • Knit 1, purl 1. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round.

In the next round, you will do the opposite of what you did in the previous round. So, if you knitted the first stitch on the previous round, you will purl it on this round.

And if you purled the first stitch on the previous round, you will knit it on this round.

To do this, follow this repeat:

  • Purl 1, knit 1. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round.

Repeat these two rounds alternately until the hat measures about 7 inches (18 cm) from the cast-on edge or your desired length.

Step 4: Knit The Crown Shaping

For the crown shaping, you will decrease the number of stitches gradually to create a rounded top. You will use the knit two-together (k2tog) decrease, which means you will knit two stitches together as one.

To do this, insert the right needle into the next two stitches on the left needle as if to knit, then wrap the yarn around the right needle and pull it through both stitches, dropping them off the left needle.

To start the crown shaping, follow this repeat:

  • Knit 8, k2tog. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. You will have 81 stitches left.

On the next round, knit all stitches.

On the next round, follow this repeat:

  • Knit 7, k2tog. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. You will have 72 stitches left.

On the next round, knit all stitches.

Continue in this manner, decreasing 9 stitches every other round and knitting all stitches on the even rounds, until you have 18 stitches left. You will need to switch to the DPNs or the magic loop method when the stitches become too few for the circular needle.

Step 5: Cut The Yarn And Close The Top

When you have 18 stitches left, cut the yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread the tail through the tapestry needle and run it through the remaining stitches, pulling them tight to close the top of the hat.

Secure the yarn and weave in the ends on the inside of the hat.

Step 6: Make And Attach The Pom-Pom

To make the pom-pom, you can use a pom-pom maker or a cardboard template. Follow the instructions that come with your pom-pom maker or for the cardboard method.

Make sure to leave two long tails when you tie the pom-pom. Trim the pom-pom to make it fluffy and even.

To attach the pom-pom, use the tapestry needle and the two tails to sew it to the top of the hat. Tie a knot and weave in the ends on the inside of the hat.

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to knit a seed stitch hat with a ribbed brim and a pom-pom. You can complete This simple and fun project in a few hours.

You can use any worsted-weight yarn and circular knitting needles to make this hat. The seed stitch creates a textured and reversible warm and cozy fabric.

You can customize your hat by changing the color, size, or brim length. You can also make different pom-poms to match your mood or outfit.

Knitting a seed stitch hat is a great way to practice your knitting skills and make a beautiful accessory for yourself or someone you love.

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