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American Girl Doll Garter Stitch Hat with Pompon

American Girl Doll Garter Stitch Hat with Pompon
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

Skills Required/Techniques Used:

-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off

-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog)

Materials: Regia (affiliate link) Sock yarn 209 m (229 yds)/50g - 1 ball.

Notions: yarn needle, pom-pom maker

Gauge: 24 st = 4" (10 cm)


K – knit

P – purl

St, sts – stitch, stitches

k2tog - knit 2 sts together

co – cast on

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

Pattern Notes:

Garter Stitch: all rows knit

Selvedge/edge stitches: The 1st and last stitches of the pattern are selvedge stitches. Here the edge sts are worked as follows: slip the first st knitwise and purl the last one.


The hat is worked back and forth on straight needles with back seam.

Cast on 72 sts

Row1 (RS): sl 1, k70, p1. Repeat row 1 15 more times. Even rows are WS.

Row 17 (RS, decrease row): sl 1, k5, (k2tog, k5) 9 times, k2tog, p1. (=62 sts)

Rows 18-20: sl1, k60, p1.

Row 21 (RS, decrease row): sl1, k4, (k2tog, k4) x 9 times, k2tog, p1. (=52 sts)

Rows 22 -24: sl1, k50, p1.

Row 25 (RS, decrease row): sl1, k3, (k2tog, k3) x 9 times, k2tog, p1. (=42 sts)

Rows 26-28: sl1, k40, p1.

Row 29 (RS, decrease row): sl1, k2, (k2tog, k2) x 9 times, k2tog, p1. (=32 sts)

Rows 30-32 (WS): sl1, k30, p1.

Row 33 (RS, decrease row): sl1, k1, (k2tog, k1) x 9 times, k2tog, p1. (=22 sts)

Rows 34-36: sl1, k20, p1.

Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through remaining sts and secure.

Join back seam. Weave in all yarn ends.
Make a pompon and sew it on at the top of the hat.


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Poster: MMM
November 4, 2013

How many rows per inch? I am adapting to a different yarn/needle and would like to know row gauge.
Poster: gudrun brunhuber
December 27, 2012

thank you. It made my grandaugther also very happy in the Holiday season.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 8, 2013

You have to achieve the same gauge to get the correct fit.
Poster: Alice
December 30, 2012

could I use worsted weight yarn for this hat?
Poster: Carol B
December 30, 2012

What does edge stitches mean? I have not heard this before.
Poster: kerry Joyce
October 6, 2012

thank you for sharing your pattern. it will make my grandchild very happy to put it on her doll.

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