The Perfect Basic Knit Hat
The Perfect Basic Knit Beanie Hat pleases the fingers of the beginning knitter and the expert knitter as you create whether it is a gift or for yourself, you can’t go wrong.
The perfect beanie starts with a good ribbing that secures the hat to your head just right. For this Basic Knit Beanie Hat pattern I chose to use a K2p1 ribbing. This rib stitch has a nice clean look to it and just the right amount of stretch. You also have to create a ribbed hat band that is wide enough. The pattern has you knit the ribbing for about two inches.
One of the best parts about making a simple hat, is how fast it knits up. On a good day, with few interruptions I can whip out a Basic Knit Beanie Hat in a few hours. Otherwise, it still only takes about a day to complete one as you get a chance to do a few rounds here and there. Another great thing about keeping your hat pattern simple, is that you can showcase a favorite yarn, or easily add a pop of color with a stripe or two.