Moss Stitch Hat

PDF Knitting Pattern

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A simple, textured, close-fitting, unisex hat for the whole family. Knit in #3 DK or #4 Worsted weight yarn, with instructions for 10 different sizes, from Preemie to Adult Large.

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Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Sizes (according to the wearer’s head circumference measurement): 
Preemie: 12” circumference 
0-6 Months: 13” circumference 
6-12 Months: 14” circumference 
12-18 Months: 16” circumference 
Child Small: 17” circumference 
Child Medium: 18” circumference 
Child Large: 19 ¼” circumference 
Adult Small: 21” circumference 
Adult Medium: 22” circumference 
Adult Large: 23” circumference

Hat is designed with negative ease, meaning the hat is a little smaller than the wearer’s head circumference, so it will stretch to comfortably stay on the head. 
Actual Finished Size (circumference / hat length): 
Preemie: 11” / 4 ½” 
0-6 Months: 12” / 5” 
6-12 Months: 13” / 5 ½” 
12-18 Months: 14 ½” / 6 ¾” 
Child Small: 15 ½” / 7 ¼” 
Child Medium: 16 ½” / 7 ½” 
Child Large: 17 ¾” / 7 ¾” 
Adult Small: 19” / 8” 
Adult Medium: 20” / 8 ¼” 
Adult Large: 21 ¼” / 8 ½”

For DK weight version: 

Needles: 
US Size 4 circular knitting needles, 16” long and 32” long (for magic loop instead of double pointed needles) OR 
US Size 4 double pointed needles, set of 5

NOTE: If working size Preemie or 0-6 Months, you must use double pointed needles, as a 16” circular needle will be too long. If you want to use a circular needle for those sizes, use a longer one with the magic loop method.

Yarn: 
#3 DK weight yarn, 38 (46, 57, 77, 88, 97, 106, 115, 126, 137) yards.

You will also need: 

  • 4 Locking or Split-Ring Stitch Markers (if using double pointed needles, only 1 stitch marker)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (for measuring gauge)
  • Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle

For Worsted Weight Version: 

Needles: 
US Size 8 circular knitting needles, 16” long 
and 32” long (for magic loop instead of double pointed needles) OR 
US Size 8 double pointed needles, set of 5

NOTE: If working size Preemie or 0-6 Months, you must use double pointed needles, as a 16” circular needle will be too long. If you want to use a circular needle for those sizes, use a longer one with the magic loop method.

Yarn: 
#4 Worsted weight yarn, 28 (33, 40, 55, 62, 68, 76, 82, 88, 95) yards.

You will also need:

  • 4 Locking or Split-Ring Stitch Markers (if using double pointed needles, only 1 stitch marker)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (for measuring gauge)
  • Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle

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