Create your own cosy and stylish, slouchy beanie with the Leith Hat pattern!
The Leith Hat is an easy to follow pattern in a classic watchcap style with a triple-layered brim. Perfect for knitters of all skill levels, whether as a beginner or anyone looking for a relaxing, palate cleansing project. Our accompanying video will guide you through each step which is particularly handy for those who are learning to knit and want to cast on their first hat.
Beginner knitter? In addition to the step-by-step tutorials in the pattern our free, easy to follow video tutorials will walk you through every step of knitting your first hat, from choosing materials to getting a professional finish. There's even a separate video for knitting the hat flat or in the round.
Choose whether to knit flat on two needles or in the round and use DK weight yarn to create a comfy and cool beanie. The pattern directions comes with lots of hand holding tips and a step by step tutorial to guide you through the process. Available to make in sizes baby to XL, download and print the pattern pdf today and start knitting your own stylish Leith Hat!
Build your skills by following the links to our clear step-by-step tutorials.
20 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10cm in stocking stitch
Leith hat includes 6 sizes from baby to adult xL
baby[toddler, child–adult small, adult medium, adult large, adult x-large] To fit head circumference of approx: 16[18, 20, 22, 24, 26]” / 40[45, 50, 55, 60, 65]cm
Shown in adult medium
DK/light worsted weight yarn
Wool, acrylic or blends are ideal
Yarn amount required
160[190, 225, 270, 315, 370] yds / 145[170, 205, 250, 290, 340]m.
James C. Brett Second Chance DK (100% acrylic, 306 yds / 280m, 100g) in Emerald
US 6 / 4mm needles. For knitting flat you can use straight needles or a 24" / 60cm or longer circular needle. For knitting in the round you will need a 16" / 40cm circular.
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