With these super-simple knitting patterns, you can easily knit a blanket and 5 different sizes of hats!
Do you ever want to just skip the pattern altogether, when you’re eager to knit?
Maybe you’ve just bought a gorgeous yarn bursting with colors, and you don’t even want to fiddle with anything complicated. You just want to use that beautiful yarn and make a nice, simple hat to show off its beauty.
Or maybe you’ve been given a large quantity of yarn, and — wonder of wonders! — it’s all the same weight. It’s many different colors, but you have enough yarn to easily knit a blanket.
Again, you don’t want to mess with a complicated pattern. You just want to dive in and get ‘er done. It’ll probably have lots of different stripes and be bursting with color thanks to all this yarn… who needs anything complex?
If this is what you want or need, you’ve come to the right place!
Below you’ll find two knitting patterns — one for a blanket, one for a hat in 5 possible sizes — that are so easy, you’ll feel almost silly calling them “patterns.” You’ll memorize them in no time!
And if you need a little assistance along the way, no worries. You’ll find a special freebie: a PDF of this page. You can either save it to your smart phone for easy access, or print a copy and tuck it into your knitting bag.
That way, no matter where you are when the urge to knit a blanket or hat simply strikes, you’ll be ready to go!
Knit a Blanket – Super-Simple Style
The only thing you want to make sure of for this super-simple pattern is that you’re using nice long needles, or a long circular needle, to hold all the stitches. Gauge won’t matter much; you can use pretty much any yarn you want.
- Cast on 4 stitches.
- Knit into the front and back of the first stitch; knit to the end.
- Repeat step 2 until your blanket is half the length you want it to be.
- Knit until you get to 2 stitches before the end; knit two together.
- Repeat step 4 until you have 4 stitches left. Bind off.
That’s all there is to it! You can change this simple pattern however you want — maybe adding stripes or seed stitch. With this simple pattern, you’ll have ample opportunities to make it your own.
Knit a Super-Simple Hat in 5 Different Sizes
All you need for this hat is worsted weight yarn and US 7 straight needles. You’ll knit this hat flat and seam it up at the end.
This hat offers 5 size varieties: preemie, infant, child, pre-teen, and teenager/adult. The first number is preemie size; the other sizes are in parentheses.
- Cast on 32 stitches (40, 48, 60, 72).
- Begin rib stitch: either K1, P1, or K2, P2. Continue every row until the fabric measures 1 inch. This makes the hat brim.
- Switch to stockinette stitch. Knit 1 row, then purl 1 row; continue these 2 rows until the fabric is 3 (4, 5, 7, 8) inches long in total.
- Decrease for the crown: *Knit 6, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
- *Knit 5, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
- *Knit 4, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
- *Knit 3, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
- *Knit 2, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
- *Knit 1, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
- Knit two together; repeat until the end of the row. You’ll have 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) stitches left.
- Break yarn; with a yarn needle, pull through remaining stitches on your knitting needle. Turn the hat inside out and sew the seam.
Like the other pattern, you can easily add your own design elements, like stripes or texture, to make this simple pattern truly your own.
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