Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Seed Stitch Hat (How to knit a Hat)


Seed Stitch Hat

If youo need help knitting this pattern, please click on the link below for full video tutorial:

Also Below you can find a link for a hat calculator in the case that you would like to make this hat in a different size:

-Yarn: Medium (#4) for the hat and Chunky (#6) for the pom pom
-Needles: US#8 & US#10 (Double Pointing)
-Stich marker
-Tapestry needle.
-Pom pom maker (Optional)

Stitches Used for this hat:
-Rib Stitch (k1, P1)
-Seed Stitch (Knit the purls and purl the knits)
K= Knit
P= Purl
Sts= Stitches
P2tog= Purl 2 together
K2tog= Knit 2 together

Cast on 72 sts with needle US#8
Work the Rib Stitch for 1’’

Body Section:
Row1: Change to US #10 needle and work the seed stitch
Row2: P2tog, Continue with the seed stitch until you have reached 61/2” in total.

Decreasing Section:
Row1: *K6, P2tog*, repeat from *to* until the end of the row, end with P1
Row2: Knit the seed stitch
Row3: *K5, P2tog*, repeat from *to* until the end of the row.
Row4: Repeat row 2
Row5: *K4, P2tog*, repeat from *to* until the end of the row, end with a P2tog.
Row6: Repeat row 2
Row7: Knit 3, P2tog, k3, P2tog, *k3, K2tog*, repeat from *to* until the end of the row
Row8: *P2tog, k2tog*, repeat from *to* until the end of the row.

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and threat your tapestry needle with it. Use the needle to place all the stitches left on the thread and then pull the threat to close the hole.
Create a pom pom and place it at the top of the hat.

If you need help creating a pom pom, click on the link below for full video tutorial.


  1. Do you continue in rows 1 AND 2 for 6 1/2" or simply do row 1 only one time? This is sweet - I usually don't like seed stitch because it's tedious but this is a really pretty hat! Jeannie

  2. Hi Jeannie,

    You have to work row 1 only, the P2tog was just to adjust the amount of stitches to make the seed stitch work. After you have reached 61/2" in total, you can start working on the decreasing section.

    1. Let me know if you have any more questions, you can also check the video tutorial for more detail explanation :)

      I am glad you liked this pattern

  3. Is it 1" of rib stitch and 6 1/2" of seed stitch. Thanks. This seems like a nice pattern for a hat.

  4. the way you have it written looks like decreasing every 2nd row during the body of the hat..
    do you need to correct this , or is it as planned ??

  5. What size head will this fit? Thanks in advance!