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Easy Breezy Bias Hat

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

This hat is fun and easy to knit, while the diagonal striping gives it a touch of modern style. It's perfect for the Fall and Winter.

The hat is knitted/worked sideways on a bias, in garter stitch. It features a rear seam. The crown is shaped with short rows. The size can be easily adjusted. This hat looks better if knit with self-striping yarn with short color changes, such as Noro (affiliate link) or similar.

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog)
-Increasing: make 1 (m1)
-Short rows

Size: Hat circumference is 19 1/2" (50 cm) unstretched; hat stretches to fit most adult heads
Height from edge of brim to top center of crown is 11" (27 cm)

Materials: Katia (affiliate link) Azteca aran weight yarn (53% Wool, 47% Acrylic), 197 yards(180 meters) / 100 gr – 2 balls, color 7845

Needles: straight US 8 (5.0 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 14 sts x 30 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) in garter st.

- Yarn/tapestry needle
- Stitch marker

K – knit
P – purl
k2tog - knit 2 sts together
St, sts – stitch, stitches
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
w&t – wrap and turn
m1 - - (Make 1 increase) - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row knit (purl) it as a regular stitch.
p2sso - Slip 2 stitches together, k1, then pass slipped stitches over

The selvedge/edge stitches are worked here as follows: slip the first stitch and purl the last one.

Wrap and turn in the short rows:
With yarn in front sl 1 stitch to the right needle
Move yarn between the needles to the back
Slip the stitch back to the left needle
Turn the work and bring yarn back to the wrong side between the needles.

Short Overview of the Pattern:

The hat is knitted sideways on a bias, in garter stitch. The hat begins from 3 st, then the increases are worked in every right side row, until the required number of sts is reached. Then the hat is worked as established, with increases at the beginning of the row and decreases at the end of the right side rows. The crown is shaped with short rows. The size can be easily adjusted. When the bottom edge is 19” (48 cm) the stitches are decreased by working k2tog at the beginning and the end of the row. The decreases are worked until there are 3 sts left. Place the stitch marker to mark the right side of the hat.


On straight needles, cast on 3 sts.

Row 1 (RS): sl, m1, k1, m1, p1. 5 sts.

Row 2 (WS): sl, k3, p1.

Row 3 (RS): sl, m1, k3, m1, p1. 7 sts.

Row 4 (WS): sl, k5, p1.

Row 5 (RS): sl, m1, knit to last st, m1, p1.

Row 6 (WS): sl, knit to last st, p1.

Repeat rows 5-6 until there are 59 sts. Total 56 rows.

Row 57 (RS): sl, m1, k55, k2tog, p1. 59 sts

Row 58 (WS): sl, k57, p1.

Row 59 (RS): sl, m1, k48, k2tog, w&t. 52 sts.

Row 60 (WS): k51, p1.

Row 61 (RS): sl, m1, k42, k2tog, w&t. 46 sts.

Row 62 (WS): k45, p1.

Row 63 (RS): sl, m1, k36, k2tog, w&t. 40 sts.

Row 64 (WS): k39, p1.

Row 65 (RS): sl, m1, k55, work wrapped stitches together with wrap, k2tog, p1. 59 sts.

Row 66 (WS): sl, k57, p1.

Repeat rows 59-66 four more times.

Row 99 (RS): sl, k2tog, k46, k2tog, w&t. 50 sts.

Row 100 (WS): k49, p1.

Row 101 (RS): sl, k2tog, k38, k2tog, w&t. 42 sts.

Row 102 (WS): k41, p1.

Row 103 (RS): sl, k2tog, k30, k2tog, w&t. 34 sts.

Row 104 (WS): k33, p1.

Row 105 (RS): sl, k2tog, k47, work wrapped stitches together with wrap, k2tog, p1. 51 sts.

Row 106 (WS): sl, k49, p1.

Row 107 (RS): repeat row 101. 42 sts.

Row 108 (WS): k41, p1.

Row 109 (RS): repeat row 103. 34 sts.

Row 110 (WS): k33, p1.

Row 111 (RS): sl, k2tog, k22, k2tog, w&t. 26 sts.

Row 112 (WS): k25, p1.

Row 113 (RS): sl, k2tog, k39, work wrapped stitches together with wrap, k2tog, p1. 43 sts.

Row 114 (WS): sl, k41, p1.

Row 115 (RS): sl, k2tog, k32, k2tog, w&t. 36 sts.

Row 116 (WS): k35, p1.

Row 117 (RS): sl, k2tog, k26, k2tog, w&t. 30 sts.

Row 118 (WS): k29, p1.

Row 119 (RS): sl, k2tog, k20, k2tog, w&t. 24 sts.

Row 120 (WS): k23, p1.

Row 121 (RS): sl, k2tog, k31, work wrapped stitches together with wrap, k2tog, p1. 35 sts.

Row 122 (WS): sl, k33, p1.

Row 123 (RS): sl, k2tog, k24, k2tog, w&t. 28 sts.

Row 124 (WS): k27, p1.

Row 125 (RS): sl, k2tog, k18, k2tog, w&t. 22 sts.

Row 126 (WS): k21, p1.

Row 127 (RS): sl, k2tog, k25, work wrapped stitches together with wrap, k2tog, p1. 29 sts.

Row 128 (WS): sl, k27, p1.

Row 129 (RS): repeat row 119. 24 sts.

Row 130 (WS): k23, p1.

Row 131 (RS): sl, k2tog, k16, k2tog, w&t. 20 sts.

Row 132 (WS): k19, p1.

Row 133 (RS): sl, k2tog, k12, k2tog, w&t. 16 sts.

Row 134 (WS): k15, p1.

Row 135 (RS): sl, k2tog, k17, work wrapped stitches together with wrap, k2tog, p1. 21 sts.

Row 136 (WS): sl, k19, p1.

Row 137 (RS): repeat row 133. 16 sts.

Row 138 (WS): k15, p1.

Row 139 (RS): sl, k2tog, k8, k2tog, w&t. 12 sts.

Row 140 (WS): k11, p1.

Row 141 (RS): sl, k2tog, k4, k2tog, w&t. 8 sts.

Row 142 (WS): k7, p1.

Row 143 (RS): sl, k2tog, k9, work wrapped stitches together with wrap, k2tog, p1. 13 sts.

Row 144 (WS): sl, k11, p1.

Row 145 (RS): repeat row 141. 8 sts.

Row 146 (WS): k7, p1.

Row 147 (RS): sl, k2tog, k5, work wrapped stitches together with wrap, k2tog, p1. 9 sts.

Row 148 (WS): sl, k7, p1.

Row 149 (RS): sl, k2tog, k1, k2tog, w&t. 5 sts.

Row 150 (WS): k4, p1.

Row 151 (RS): sl, sl2, k1, p2sso, p1. 3 sts.

Row 152 (WS): sl, k1, p1.

Bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 20" (50 cm) tail.


Fold the sides of the hat with right side to right side. Sew them together, starting from the top of the hat. Stop 3” (7.5 cm) from the bottom edge. Turn the hat right side out and finish sewing, this time on the outside of the hat. This is the brim portion that will be folded up, so the seam will not be visible

Weave in yarn ends.

Have fun!

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