Easiest Garter Stitch Hat
Beginner | 21 min 34 sec
If you're new to knitting, there's no better place to start than a garter stitch hat project. Worked as a flat piece in knit stitch (no purls required!) and seamed up at the end, this color-blocked hat is gender-neutral and anything but boring. You'll learn how to make a gauge swatch, cast on and bind off, change colors and seam – all in one little hat! Creativebug’s resident knitter, Faith Hale, designed this technique-packed cap to be worked on straight needles, making it easy for the beginner knitter. Keep the look of this hat graphic with two colors, or keep it simple with one bold solid. Either way, it looks great on both men and women, and is a quick-to-knit handmade gift.

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Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 ball Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird in main color (platinum); 1 ball in contrast color (poolside)
  • Size US 8 knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • 10 split stitch markers
  • Ruler
  • Pattern PDF
Learn how to:
  • Cast on and bind off
  • Make and measure a gauge swatch
  • Work garter stitch
  • Decrease using a knit 2 together (K2tog)
  • Read a knitting pattern
What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow class on how to knit an easy garter stitch hat
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and downloadable pattern PDF
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Faith Hale
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
197 users recommended this class to a friend
Susan Brown
I learned a lot of tips from this class. Thank you
More than 3 months ago
Barbara OConnor
So enjoyable to watch and she explained every stitch so there was no confusion. The camera work was so well-done! Thank you!
More than 3 months ago
Diane McCormick
I just made a simple garter stitch scarf for a charity so this was the perfect hat pattern to go with it. So simple and even picked up a couple of little tips like easy way to thread the yarn needle. Thanks!!
More than 3 months ago