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Perfect for the winter months and gift giving, the Easy Peasy Knit Hat is sure to become your new go-to pattern during the upcoming season. Made with Patons Classic Wool Worsted yarn, this project can be made in a large array of different colors. With this kit, you can make one hat for yourself and one for gifting.

Now get your pattern to have at the ready while we walk you through step-by-step!

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Pattern Tutorial

Follow along to learn how to knit your own hat.

What You'll Need

  • 1 ball of Patons Classic Wool Worsted in shade Misty Lavender or shade of your choice
  • 1 ball of Patons Classic Wool Worsted in shade Pine or shade of your choice
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) Susan Bates Silvalume 10" Single Point knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Plus, additional craft supplies noted in the video below

If you haven't got your materials yet, you can grab them here

Note: In order to make a jumbo-sized pompom and two hats you’ll need some additional yarn and a fork! Learn how to make a pompom here

What You'll Learn

00:00 Intro
00:09 How to make a Slip Knot
00:52 How to Cast On
02:10 How to make a 1st Row - Purl 2 Knit 2
04:20 How to make a 2nd Row - Knit 2 Purl 2
06:26 How to make a 3rd Row - Stitching TIP!
07:35 How to Change Colors
09:44 How to Shape - 1st Row - Knit 2 / Purl 2 Together
11:39 How to Shape - 2nd Row
13:22 How to Shape - 3rd Row
14:24 How to Shape - 5th Row
16:17 How to Shape - 6th Row
17:34 How to Shape - 7th Row
18:26 How to Finish - Weave Ends
24:24 How to make a Reversing Seaming


Follow along at your own pace! Slow down or speed up the video by clicking the gear icon on the bottom right of the video player. Then click “Playback Speed” and adjust to your desired pace.

Stitches & Handy Tips

Need a little extra help? The diagrams and videos below help break down each individual technique, so you can master your new-found knit skills.

Slip Knot

A slip knot is the starting point for just about everything you'll do in knitting. It is also the basis for all casting on methods.

Step 1

Make a circle with yarn or thread.

How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

Step 2

Pull a loop through the circle.

How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

Step 3

Insert the needle into the loop.

How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting

Step 4

Pull the loop gently and evenly to tighten and slide the knot up to the needle.

How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting
Cast On

Broken down in very simple terms, knitting is just a matter of transferring loops from one needle to another. To get started, you'll need to put loops on one needle, and that process of creating loops is called casting on.

There are several methods of casting on. Each has a unique purpose and produces a different edge. Try different methods to find the one most comfortable and suitable for your project. Two common cast-on methods are the long-tail cast on and the backwards loop cast on.

Unless otherwise noted, the initial slip knot you use to start casting on counts as a stitch in the pattern. So if the pattern requires you to cast on 100 stitches, the slip knot would be stitch 1 and then you would cast on an additional 99 stitches.

When casting on, do not pull the yarn too tightly against the needle. When you start knitting you will be inserting one needle into the stitch you cast onto the other needle. If the cast-on stitches are too tight this process can become difficult and frustrating.

  • Step 1

    With the yarn at the front of the work, insert the tip of the right needle from right to left through the front of the first stitch on the left needle.

    How to Purl

    Step 2

    Wrap the yarn from the right to left under the tip of the right needle.

    How to Purl

    Step 3

    Pull the yarn back through the stitch, forming a loop on the right needle.

    How to Purl

    Step 4

    Slide the stitch off the left needle.

    How to Purl

    To purl the entire row, repeat Steps 1-4 until all of the stitches are transferred to the right needle.

    How to Purl

    Turn the work and place the needle with the stitches on it in the left hand to start the next row.

    Purling every row is also considered garter stitch and makes ridges on both sides of the knitted fabric. Purling is most often used with knit stitches.

Knit 2 Stitches Together

The simplest method of decreasing is to simply knit or purl two stitches together as one. This is known as a knit two together (k2tog) or purl two together (p2tog). A k2tog will lean to the right, while the slip, slip, knit (ssk), a similar decrease, will lean to the left. Designers will specify which decrease to use, since the different directions can be design elements in the pattern.

Knit two together (k2tog): On a knit row, insert the tip of the right needle from left to right through two stitches instead of one stitch, then knit them together as one stitch.

How to Graft (Kitchener Stitch)

Purl two together (p2tog): On a purl row, insert the tip of the right needle from right to left through two stitches instead of one stitch, then purl them together as one stitch.

Cast Off
  • Casting off for right handers (also known as binding off) is the process of putting a finishing edge on a piece to prevent it from raveling. It can occur at the end of a straight piece where all stitches are cast off, or at the beginning of a row where a specific number of stitches are cast off, or within a row when making buttonholes or shaping a neck. It is important to work cast off stitches loosely, so that the finished edge will have as much give as the knitted piece.

    Step 1

    Loosely knit the first two stitches onto the right needle. Insert the point of the left needle into the first stitch.

    How to Cast Off for Right Handers

    Step 2

    Pass this first stitch over the second stitch and off the right needle. One stitch remains on the right needle.

    How to Cast Off for Right Handers

    Step 3

    Knit the next stitch and repeat Step 2; repeat across all stitches.

    How to Cast Off for Right Handers

    Step 4

    Cast off all of the 15 stitches until 1 stitch remains on the right needle and the left needle is empty. Cut the yarn and draw the end through the remaining stitch.

    How to Cast Off for Right Handers

    This lesson is for casting off in knit for right handers. (You can find the lesson for casting off for left-handers here.) In most instances, however, you should cast off in the stitches that you have been working in. For example, if you have been purling, cast off by working each stitch in purl. If you have been working in ribbing, cast off by keeping the sequence of knit and purl.

Weave Ends knit
  • Weave in ends securely before blocking pieces or sewing seams. Securely woven ends will not come loose with wear or washing. It's best to work in ends as invisibly as possible.

    There are multiple options for yarn needles to use to weave in your ends: straight steel, straight plastic, and bent-tip steel. Use whichever one you prefer.

    A good method of weaving in ends is to run the end under several stitches, then reverse the direction and weave it back under several more stitches. Trim the end close to the work. Changing the directions keeps the yarn more secure.

    How to Weave Ends in Knitting

    Leave at least 6" on the end to weave in securely. If you only weave the end under a couple of stitches it will not be secure. If your yarn is quite thick, you may want to leave extra length.

    If you are working with multiple colors, for example in a striped pattern, keep the ends in the same color as you weave them in. Keeping them in their own color makes them more difficult to see.

    If you are not sure if the end will be visible on your fabric when you weave it in, use a yarn needle that is a different color from your fabric. Thread the yarn needle through the stitches, but then check the opposite side before you pull the yarn through. If the yarn needle is extremely exposed, your tail will be as well.

    If your tail is too short to weave in with a regular needle or too thick to fit into the eye, use a Susan Bates Finishing Needle. Finishing Needles have the eye all the way along the length of the needle, so it's easier to weave in short or extra thick tails.